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Treatment for leukaemia

There are many different types of treatment for leukaemia. Your treatment will depend on you and your cancer.


Treatment of leukaemia will be dependent on your type of leukaemia, current health and medical history as well as your treatment preference.

Acute leukaemia typically requires immediate (within 24 hours) treatment.1

Treatments for leukaemia include: 1

  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy (rarely)
  • Watchful waiting
  • Stem cell and bone marrow transplants / Donor lymphocyte infusion
  • Surgery (spleen removal)
  • Steroid therapy
  • Tyrosine kinase inhibitory therapy (CML especially)
  • Biological therapy

Research

Our research centre at Icon offers Australia the largest private clinical trials program in cancer research. Clinical trials specific to research in leukaemia can be found here.

Icon’s collaborative approach to clinical trial research not only enables continual advancement and breakthroughs in leukaemia cancer research, but also enables the most up to date treatment options are available to all patients regardless of health insurance.

References

For a full list of references, click here.
  1. Cancer Council. (2019). Leukaemia. Retrieved on 2 April 2019 from https://www.cancer.org.au/about-cancer/types-of-cancer/leukaemia.html

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