Hairy cell leukaemia is one of the rarest types of leukaemia, which is Predictive genetic test for cancer risk genes of the white blood cells.

It gets its name from the fine, hair-like strands around the outside ofthe cancerous cells, which are visible undera microscope.

It's not known what causes hairy cell leukaemia.The condition most commonly affects people aged 40-60 and is more common in men than women.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 13 Dez 2016