Coronavirus and cancer

We know it’s a worrying time for people with cancer, we have information to help. If you have symptoms of cancer contact your doctor.

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If you have very early stage CLL you may not need treatment straight away. If you do need treatment, you will have chemotherapy.

Treatment decisions

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

Targeted cancer drugs work by ‘targeting’ those differences that help a cancer cell to survive and grow. 

Stem cell and bone marrow transplant

A stem cell or bone marrow transplant aims to keep the leukaemia under control for as long as possible.

Follow up

Find out about follow up appointments and tests during and after treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.

Last reviewed: 
05 Dec 2017

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