Supportive treatments

Supportive therapies

  • Leukaemia, acute lymphoblastic (ALL)

    Steroids for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

    Treatment for ALL includes steroids, which help get rid of leukaemia cells and reduce side effects.

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    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.

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