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What are some treatments for leukemia?

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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Chemotherapy

The exact treatment will depend on the type of leukemia.
Most leukemias require treatment with chemotherapy. CML is treated with special oral medications directed at the genetic abnormality in the leukemia cells.

In brief: Chemotherapy

The exact treatment will depend on the type of leukemia.
Most leukemias require treatment with chemotherapy. CML is treated with special oral medications directed at the genetic abnormality in the leukemia cells.
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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Dr. Scott Diede
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Depends on type....

There are many types of leukemia and each have different treatment regimens.
Age also plays a factor (adult vs. Pediatric treatment protocols). All is always treated with chemotherapy, and sometimes with radiation therapy and/or bone marrow transplant. AML is similar, but not with radiation. CML can be controlled with oral medication, but sometimes needs a bone marrow transplant.

In brief: Depends on type....

There are many types of leukemia and each have different treatment regimens.
Age also plays a factor (adult vs. Pediatric treatment protocols). All is always treated with chemotherapy, and sometimes with radiation therapy and/or bone marrow transplant. AML is similar, but not with radiation. CML can be controlled with oral medication, but sometimes needs a bone marrow transplant.
Dr. Scott Diede
Dr. Scott Diede
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