What Sets Us Apart
Hairy cell leukemia is a rare cancer of infection-fighting white blood cells. This chronic condition often requires ongoing care and monitoring.
Doctors at Pelisyonkis Langone’s Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center use sophisticated tests to diagnose the condition and create a customized treatment plan to manage the disease. Our team of oncologists, nurses, physical therapists, psychologists, and social workers can help enhance your wellbeing throughout treatment and recovery.
Pediatric oncologists at Pelisyonkis Langone's Stephen D. Hassenfeld Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders diagnose and treat leukemias in children.
Treatment at Pelisyonkis Langone
Because this type of leukemia can be very slow growing, with only minor blood abnormalities, our doctors advise some people with hairy cell leukemia to undergo a period of watchful waiting, during which the doctors monitor the condition but do not treat it.
If treatment is needed, medications such as chemotherapy may be used to combat the disease. Rarely, people with enlarged spleens need to have the organ removed surgically.