Treating

Find out about different treatments for acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), 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.

  • Stem cell transplants

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

  • Treatments for acute promyelocytic leukaemia

    People with acute promyelocytic leukaemia (APL) may be given all trans-retinoic acid (ATRA) or arsenic trioxide.

  • 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 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.