Prognostic factors

No established staging system. Response to therapy is probably the best prognostic indicator. Bulky abdominal lymphadenopathy at diagnosis correlates with poor response to first line therapy.

Peripheral blood film in HCL showing typical 'hairy' lymphcytes. From Oxford

Textbook of Oncology, 2E, with permission.

Peripheral blood film in HCL showing typical 'hairy' lymphcytes. From Oxford

Textbook of Oncology, 2E, with permission.

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