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Chemotherapy

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

Chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)

Find out about chemotherapy, how you have it and the possible side effects.

Chemotherapy drugs

Read about the chemotherapy drugs for AML and their possible side effects.

Side effects of chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)

Find out about possible side effects of chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) and how to manage them.

Last reviewed: 
06 May 2020
Next review due: 
05 May 2023
Coronavirus and cancer

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