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Chemotherapy means treatment with cell killing (cytotoxic) drugs. The drugs work by disrupting the growth of cancer cells so that the cells die. The drugs travel through the body in the bloodstream.

Chemotherapy is the most common treatment for hairy cell leukaemia.

About chemotherapy

Find out when, where and how you have chemotherapy for hairy cell leukaemia, and read about possible side effects.

Chemotherapy drugs

Find out about the chemotherapy drugs for hairy cell leukaemia and their possible side effects.

Last reviewed: 
21 Apr 2015

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