There are different treatments for hairy cell leukaemia. You might have one treatment, or a combination of treatments. Chemotherapy is the main treatment.
Find out how your doctor decides which treatment you need and about the types of treatment you might have.
Chemotherapy uses anti cancer (cytotoxic) drugs to destroy cancer cells. This is the main treatment for hairy cell leukaemia.
Targeted cancer drugs work by targeting the differences in cancer cells that help them to grow and survive. Other drugs help the immune system to attack the cancer (immunotherapy).
Find out why you might have surgery to remove your spleen for hairy cell leukaemia.
This is called second line treatment.
Find out about follow up appointments and tests after treatment for hairy cell leukaemia.
Read about the latest research into hairy cell leukaemia and see how you can take part in clinical trials.