If you have very early stage CLL you may not need treatment straight away. If you do need treatment, you will have chemotherapy.
Information about how your doctor decides which treatment you need and treatment by stage.
When, where and how you have chemotherapy for chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, and the possible side effects.
Read about steriod therapy for chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and how it is used for treatment.
Radiotherapy uses high energy waves similar to x-rays to kill cancer cells.
Some people with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia need an operation to remove the spleen (splenectomy).
Targeted cancer drugs work by ‘targeting’ those differences that help a cancer cell to survive and grow.
A stem cell or bone marrow transplant aims to keep the leukaemia under control for as long as possible.
Find out about follow up appointments and tests during and after treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.