Patient handbook for hairy cell leukemia - Routine blood tests and cancer indicators

Hairy Cell Leukemia Symptoms Hairy Cell Leukemia Symptoms

Hairy cell leukemia is the condition where the bone marrow makes too many B cells. These B cells are a type of white blood cells that fight infection in the body. However, excess B cells are abnormal and look hairy under the microscope. Hairy cell leukemia is a very slow growing cancer.More...

Patient Handbook For Hairy Cell Leukemia

Patient Handbook For Hairy Cell Leukemia

Hairy cell leukemia in one type of blood cancer where the bone marrow makes too many B cells. These B cells are abnormal cells and as a result the number of red cells and white blood cells are reduced in the blood. This condition is more prevalent among men than women and occurs mostly in the middle aged and older adults.More...

Prognosis For Hairy Cell Leukemia

Prognosis For Hairy Cell Leukemia

Hairy cell leukemia is a very rare kind of adult leukemia. This condition is very difficult to diagnose as there are very few or no symptoms at all. This condition is mostly found in the age group above 50 and is more common in men.More...

 

Can You Have Cancer Even If Blood Work Is Normal ?

Can You Have Cancer Even If Blood Work Is Normal

Blood tests are not the only way to determine if a person has cancer. Sometimes, the blood tests of a patient may be absolutely normal but the person may still have cancer. Hence, there are other tests conducted for a complete diagnosis.More...

Esr Blood Test And Cancer

Esr Blood Test And Cancer

Though a blood test may not give an accurate result with respect to cancer, it still remains the first step of diagnosis. One such blood test is a test called ESR test which stands for erythrocyte sedimentation rate. This test is done to check the rate at which the red blood cells drop to the bottom of the tube. This rate is measured in terms of millimeters per hour.More...