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Chemotherapy is the main treatment for AML, you might also have a bone marrow or stem cell transplant.

Decisions about your treatment

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


Chemotherapy uses anti cancer (cytotoxic) drugs to destroy cancer cells. You might have it as part of your treatment for AML.

Growth factors

Read about AML growth factors.

Radiotherapy for acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)

Find out about what happens when you have radiotherapy for acute myeloid leukaemia (AML).

Bone marrow or stem cell transplants for acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)

You might either have a stem cell or bone marrow transplant. Find out more information on these here.

Treatment to remove abnormal white blood cells (leukapheresis)

Find out about leukapheresis treatment and how you have it.

Side effects of acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) treatment

Read more about the possible side effects from AML treatment.

Follow up

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

Last reviewed: 
03 Jun 2016

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