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The main treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) is chemotherapy. You might also have other treatments including a targeted cancer drug or steroids.

Decisions about your treatment

Find out how your doctor decides which treatment you need and the types of treatment you might have.

Phases of treatment

Treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) is divided into 3 different phases, find out more about what treatment to expect.


Get information on types of chemotherapy treatment used for ALL and the possible side effects of the drugs used.


Find out more about using steroids as a treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). 


Find out about radiotherapy treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL).

Targeted cancer drugs

Find out what a targeted cancer drug is and some of the possible side effects. 

Growth factors

Information on having growth factors for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL), how you have them and the possible side effects.

Bone marrow or stem cell transplants

Learn more about bone marrow and stem cell transplants for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.

Side effects of treatment

Get information on the short and longer term side effects of ALL treatment.

Follow up

Find out about follow up appointments and tests after treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL).

Last reviewed: 
21 May 2015

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