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There are different treatments for hairy cell leukaemia. You might have one treatment, or a combination of treatments. Chemotherapy is the main treatment. 

Decisions about your treatment

Find out how your doctor decides which treatment you need and about the types of treatment you might have.


Read about what chemotherapy is and which chemotherapy drugs are used to treat hairy cell leukaemia.

Biological therapy

Biological therapies are drugs that change the way cells work and help the body control the growth of cancer.

Surgery to remove your spleen

Find out why you might have surgery to remove your spleen for hairy cell leukaemia.

Treatment for hairy cell leukaemia that has come back

Read about treatment for hairy cell leukaemia that has come back. This is called second line treatment.

Follow up

Find out about follow up appointments and tests after treatment for hairy cell leukaemia.

Research and clinical trials

Read about the latest research into hairy cell leukaemia and see how you can take part in clinical trials.

Last reviewed: 
21 Apr 2015

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