Treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)
Treatment usually begins as soon as a diagnosis has been made, and will depend on what type of ALL you have. Chemotherapy is the main treatment. Other treatments, such as a stem cell transplant, steroid therapy or targeted therapy, may be recommended depending on how the ALL responds to chemotherapy.
Learn more about:
- Making treatment decisions
- Stem cell treatment
- Targeted therapy
- Radiation therapy
- Palliative treatment
Dr Anoop Enjeti, Senior Staff Specialist Haematologist, Calvary Mater Newcastle, and Conjoint Senior Lecturer, The University of Newcastle; Ray Araullo, Deputy Head, Social Work Department, Royal North Shore Hospital; Shehaan Fernando, Consumer; Narelle Greentree, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Hunter Haematology Unit, Calvary Mater Newcastle; Yvonne King, 13 11 20 Consultant, Cancer Council NSW; Karen Maddock, Haematology Clinical Nurse Consultant, Westmead Hospital; Melanie Sexton, Consumer; Dr Jonathan Sillar, Haematology Registrar, Calvary Mater Newcastle, and Conjoint Fellow, The University of Newcastle.
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