Radiotherapy for acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)

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

Planning radiotherapy

You usually have a separate appointment so that the team can work out how much radiation you need and exactly where you need it.

Radiotherapy to the brain

You might have radiotherapy to the brain if there is a high chance that the leukaemia could spread to your brain or spinal cord.

Total body radiotherapy (TBI)

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

Last reviewed: 
11 May 2020
Next review due: 
11 May 2023
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