Find out about different treatments for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, and get help with treatment decisions you might need to make.

  • Making treatment decisions

    Your doctors may tell you there are different options for your treatment. Having the right information will help you make the right decision for you.

  • Chemotherapy

    Chemotherapy uses drugs to treat leukaemia. It is most commonly given as an injection into a vein or as tablets or capsules.

  • Radiotherapy

    Radiotherapy is the use of high-energy rays, usually x-rays and similar rays (such as electrons) to treat leukaemia.

  • Targeted (biological) therapies

    Targeted (biological) therapies interfere with the way cells grow and divide.

  • Stem cell and bone marrow transplants

    Stem cell and bone marrow transplants are used with high-dose chemotherapy to treat and control some leukaemias.

  • Supportive treatments

    Other treatments can be used as part of the main treatment for leukaemia and to treat side-effects.

  • Clinical trials

    Many people are offered a trial as part of treatment. Find out more to help you decide if a trial is right for you.

  • Life after cancer treatment

    You might be thinking about how to get back to normal following treatment. Find advice, information and support about coping with and after treatment for leukaemia.