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Treatment

If you have very early stage CLL you may not need treatment straight away. If you do need treatment, you will have chemotherapy.

Treatment decisions

Information about how your doctor decides which treatment you need and treatment by stage.

Chemotherapy

When, where and how you have chemotherapy for chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, and the possible side effects.

Steroids

Read about steriod therapy for chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and how it is used for treatment.

Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy uses high energy waves similar to x-rays to kill cancer cells.

Surgery

Some people with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia need an operation to remove the spleen (splenectomy). 

Biological therapy

Biological therapies are treatments that act on processes in cells.

Stem cell and bone marrow transplant

A stem cell or bone marrow transplant aims to keep the leukaemia under control for as long as possible.

Follow up

Find out about follow up appointments and tests during and after treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.

Information and help