The main treatment for ALL is chemotherapy. Some people may also have radiotherapy, targeted therapies or a stem cell transplant. This will depend on the type of ALL you have and how well treatment is working.
The aim of treatment for ALL is to get rid of the leukaemia cells and allow the bone marrow to work normally again. When there is no sign of the leukaemia and the marrow is working normally this is called remission. With treatment, more than 9 out of 10 adults (90%) with ALL will go into remission.