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You might have radiotherapy as part of your treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. You might have radiotherapy to the brain if the leukaemia has spread to the brain or spinal cord. Or if there is a high chance that it could spread there.

You might have radiotherapy to the whole body (total body irradiation) as part of a stem cell transplant or bone marrow transplant.

Planning radiotherapy

Find out what happens at your radiotherapy planning appointment if you have acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL).

Radiotherapy to the brain

Get information on what happens when you have external radiotherapy to the brain for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL).

Total body radiotherapy (TBI)

Get information on what happens when you have total body radiotherapy (TBI) before a stem cell or bone marrow transplant.

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