Lymphoma Action | Hairy cell leukaemia

Quick overview of hairy cell leukaemia (HCL)

This section is an overview of the information on this page. There is more detail in the sections below.

What is it?

Hairy cell leukaemia is a type of cancer that develops from B lymphocytes (white blood cells that fight infection) and can affect the blood (‘leukaemia’). It is slow-growing and usually responds very well to treatment. Most people diagnosed with hairy cell leukaemia are treated successfully and have a normal life expectancy.
— Read on lymphoma-action.org.uk/types-lymphoma-non-hodgkin-lymphoma/hairy-cell-leukaemia

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.