Supportive and other treatments

Supportive therapies

  • General information

    Blood transfusions

    Some cancers or cancer treatments can cause anaemia, which is a low number of red blood cells. Blood transfusions are used to treat anaemia.

  • Leukaemia, chronic lymphocytic (CLL)

    Supportive therapies for CLL

    Supportive therapies are treatments that help to control any symptoms caused by CLL or its treatment.

  • General information

    G-CSF

    Having chemotherapy can make you more prone to infections. G-CSF helps you make more white blood cells to reduce that risk.

  • General information

    Platelet transfusions

    Platelets are cells that help to stop bleeding. Some cancers or cancer treatments can lead to low platelets and you may need a platelet transfusion.

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    Steroids

    Steroids can be used as part of cancer treatment or to help with the side effects of treatment.