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There are different drug treatments for CML. The team caring for you will discuss the best treatment and care for you.

Decisions about your treatment

Find out about the types of treatment for CML, and how your doctor decides which treatment you need.

Targeted cancer drugs

Targeted cancer drugs change the way that cells work and help the body control the growth of cancer.


Chemotherapy uses anti cancer (cytotoxic) drugs to destroy cancer cells. You might have it as part of your treatment for chronic myeloid leukaemia.

Bone marrow and stem cell transplant

Read about a stem or bone marrow transplant, what happens and the side effects.

Follow up appointment

Find out about follow up appointments and tests after treatment for chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML).

Last reviewed: 
09 May 2019
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