Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia

Treatment for Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia

Different types of treatment are available for patients with acute lymphocytic leukemia. Some types of treatment are standard (the currently used treatment), and some types of treatment are being tested in clinical trials.
 
Current acute lymphocytic leukemia treatment options include:
 
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy with stem cell transplant.
 
There are also three phases of ALL treatment, which include:
 
  • Induction therapy
  • Consolidation/intensification therapy
  • Maintenance therapy.
 
(Click Childhood ALL Treatment for more information.)
 
Current adult acute lymphocytic treatment options include:
 
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy with stem cell transplant.
 
There are also two phases of adult acute lymphocytic leukemia treatment, which include remission induction therapy and maintenance therapy.
 
(Click Adult ALL Treatment for more information.)
 
Choosing the most appropriate acute lymphocytic leukemia treatment is a decision that ideally involves the patient, the family, and the healthcare team.
 
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