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Radiotherapy for acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)

You might have radiotherapy as part of your treatment for acute myeloid leukaemia.

If there is a high chance that the leukaemia could spread to the brain or spinal cord you might have radiotherapy to the brain.

As part of a stem cell transplant you might have radiotherapy to the whole body (total body irradiation).

Planning radiotherapy

Find out what happens at your planning appointment for external radiotherapy for acute myeloid leukaemia (AML).

Radiotherapy to the brain

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

Total body radiotherapy (TBI)

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

Last reviewed: 
18 Sep 2017

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