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The exact treatment for leukemia that a healthcare provider recommends will depend on several different factors, which vary from person to person. However, in general, options include the following:
 
  • Chemotherapy
  • Other drug therapy
  • Biological therapy
  • High-dose chemotherapy with stem cell transplant
  • Donor lymphocyte infusion
  • Surgery.
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When discussing your specific leukemia treatment plan, keep in mind that it is okay to ask lots of questions, and you may even want to get a second opinion. Also, ask your healthcare provider about participating in clinical trials.
 
(Click Leukemia Treatment to learn more about this topic. This article describes the options listed here in detail and also covers the importance of supportive care and follow-up care.)
 
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