Stages of B-cell Prolymphocytic and Hairy Cell Leukemia

Generally, staging is a method of describing where the cancer is present, if or where it has spread and whether it affects other body parts. Unlike most solid tumours, HCL and PLL do not have a formal staging system. However, doctors use diagnostic tests to evaluate HCL and PLL. This helps them decide what type of treatment is best and predict the prognosis, the chance of recovery. Talk with the doctor about how your specific type of leukemia will be evaluated.