Treatment options for leukemias may vary depending on the type of leukemia, age and overall health, as well as if the cancer has spread

Treatments for leukemia include:

Chemotherapy: the most common form of treatment.

Targeted therapy: which focus on blocking specific abnormalities present within cancer cells.

Radiation therapy: to either one specific area of the body or over the whole body.

Bone marrow transplant: or a stem cell transplant, re-establishes healthy stem cells by replacing unhealthy bone marrow.

Immunotherapy: using a patient’s immune system to attach the cancer cells.

Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T cell therapy: removing the body’s germ-fighting T cells, engineering them to attack the cancer cells and infusing them back into the body.