Acute leukaemia

Treatment

Cancer treatment can be confusing. It is important to understand the purpose of your treatment and what it involves.

The best treatment for you depends on the type of acute leukaemia you have, your age and your general health.

Treatment for acute leukaemia usually begins soon after the diagnosis and often as an inpatient.

Use the information in this section to learn about treatment plans, what treatment involves, possible side effects, and what happens at the end of treatment.