Hairy Cell Leukemia (HCL); Symptoms, Diagnosis , Prognosis & Treatment

Hairy cell leukemia symptoms

Hairy cell leukemia symptoms

Hairy cell leukemia is a chronic disease; it is slow-progressing and sometimes asymptomatic. In many cases, patients do not display any symptoms over the course of the disease. Thus, they are usually diagnosed by a routine blood test or one performed to rule out other ailments. Still, some patients start displaying symptoms, and when they do, there’s a chance they need treatment for their condition.

Common symptoms and features of hairy cell leukemia are as follows:

1) Fatigue and weakness

Fatigue and weakness

It is the most common symptom of hairy cell leukemia, and it is usually caused by a higher metabolic rate and anemia.