Acute leukaemia

Types of treatment

Treatments for acute leukaemia can include:

  • chemotherapy
  • radiation therapy (radiotherapy)
  • targeted therapies
  • immunotherapy
  • stem cell transplant (bone marrow transplant)
  • palliative care.

Most people with acute leukaemia have one or more of these treatments. Not all treatments are suitable for every person or every type of acute leukaemia.