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Do they use radiation to treat leukemia, even though radiation also causes leukemia?

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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Yes, in some cases

Radiation can be used to treat leukemia in certain situations.
It can be used as part of the leukemia treatment in preparation for a stem cell transplant. It can also be used to treat leukemia that has spread to the spinal fluid or formed a mass of leukemia cells outside the bone marrow.

In brief: Yes, in some cases

Radiation can be used to treat leukemia in certain situations.
It can be used as part of the leukemia treatment in preparation for a stem cell transplant. It can also be used to treat leukemia that has spread to the spinal fluid or formed a mass of leukemia cells outside the bone marrow.
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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In brief: Not really

Pure leukemia's are not treated with radiation , but its complications are may be treated with radiation like when brain , spinal cord involved.
Or reduce the size of spleen, for large lymph nodes , joint pains etc, primary treatments is chemotherapy.

In brief: Not really

Pure leukemia's are not treated with radiation , but its complications are may be treated with radiation like when brain , spinal cord involved.
Or reduce the size of spleen, for large lymph nodes , joint pains etc, primary treatments is chemotherapy.
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