The main treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) is chemotherapy. But depending on your subtype of ALL you might have another treatment. This might include a targeted cancer drug, immunotherapy, or a stem cell or bone marrow transplant.
Some people might have their treatment as part of a clinical trial. If this is an option for you your doctor will talk you through it.
Find out about these different treatments for ALL in adults and your follow up appointments afterwards.
There are different types of treatment for ALL. Find out about these and how your doctor decides which treatment you need.
Treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) is divided into different phases: induction, consolidation, intensification and maintenance. Find out more.
Chemotherapy is the main treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). Get an overview of the phases of treatment and what to expect.
Doctors may use targeted cancer drugs or immunotherapy to help treat some types of ALL. Find out what these treatments are, and how and when you might have them.
A transplant allows you to have high doses of chemotherapy and other treatments. The stem cells are collected from the bloodstream or the bone marrow.
Leukaemia that does not go away with treatment is called refractory leukaemia. Leukaemia that comes back after treatment is called relapsed disease. Find out about the possible treatment options and ways to help cope with this news.
Your guide to short and long term side effects of ALL treatment.
You have follow up appointments and tests after treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). Find out what to expect.
Read about research into acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL), and find out what clinical trials are and how to take part.