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Your treatment depends on the phase of your leukaemia, your general health, your age and level of fitness. The team caring for you will discuss the best treatment and care for you.

Decisions about your treatment

Find out how your doctor decides which treatment you need for chronic myeloid leukamia (CML) and the types of treatment you might have.

Biological therapy

Biological therapies are drugs that change the way that cells work and help the body control the growth of cancer.


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


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

Bone marrow and stem cell transplant

Read about a stem or bone marrow transplant, what happens and the side effects.

Follow up appointment

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

Last reviewed: 
24 Nov 2014

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