Cancer prevention is action taken to lower the chance of getting cancer. By preventing cancer, the number of new cases of cancer in a group or population is lowered. Hopefully, this will lower the number of deaths caused by cancer.
To prevent new cancers from starting, scientists look at risk factors and protective factors. Anything that increases your chance of developing cancer is called a cancer risk factor; anything that decreases your chance of developing cancer is called a cancer protective...
Added text to state that hairy cell leukemia is an indolent, low-grade, B-cell lymphoma usually characterized by circulating B-cells with cytoplasmic projections, splenomegaly, absent lymphadenopathy, pancytopenia, and monocytopenia.
Added text to state that in addition to the B-cell antigens CD19, CD20, and CD22, the cells coexpress CD11c, CD25, and CD103. Also added that the BRAF-V600E mutation is a hairy cell leukemia–defining genetic lesion that can be used diagnostically (cited Tiacci et al. and Naik et al. as references 1 and 2, respectively).
Relapsed or Refractory Hairy Cell Leukemia
Added Gerrie et al., Ranvandi et al., and Else et al. as references 11, 16, and 17, respectively.
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