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.