Acute Lymphatic Leukaemia – Treatment

Acute Lymphatic Leukaemia - a doctor consults her patientAcute lymphatic leukaemia treatment will continue intermittently or continuously for some years, and a wide range of drugs are used, including cytotoxics and immunosupressants, all of which have significant side effects. Constant monitoring and testing of the patient is required. Other treatments include blood transfusions, radiotherapy, spinal injections and bone marrow transplants.

Acute lymphocytic leukaemia can be cured in 60% of children, and 95% achieve some remission. Adults have slightly poorer results.

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