Treating

Find out about different treatments for chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML), and get help with treatment decisions you might need to make.

  • Decisions about treatment

    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.

  • Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs)

    Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) are a type of targeted therapy – they target specific proteins in the leukaemia cells.

  • Chemotherapy

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

  • Interferon Alpha

    Interferon is sometimes used to treat CML in the chronic phase.

  • Stem cell and bone marrow transplants

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

  • 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.