Radiotherapy uses high energy rays, similar to x-rays, to kill cancer cells. It is only used in certain situations for CML. You might have it as part of a stem cell or bone marrow transplant. Or rarely you might have it to your spleen if it is very swollen (enlarged) and uncomfortable.

Last reviewed: 
24 Apr 2018
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