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Acute Leukaemia

Acute Leukaemia - Treatments

​The treatment of acute leukemia depends on the type and characteristics of the disease.
Some treatment options includes:

     

  • Chemotherapy, which are drugs that directly kill leukemia cells. This may be used in combination with targeted and immunotherapy and can take the form of injection and oral therapy.
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  • Haematopoietic stem cell transplantation may be appropriate for selected patients after initial chemotherapy. <Link to Transplant Page>

  • Cellular therapy may be an option for some patients where germ-fighting T cells are re-engineered to fight cancer. <Link to Cellular Therapy Page>

Supportive therapy in the form of blood transfusion, infection prevention and early treatment and management of side effects of treatment is also very important.

In SGH, we have a comprehensive inpatient and outpatient chemotherapy service and offer various options for acute leukemia treatment.

Acute Leukaemia - Preparing for surgery

Acute Leukaemia - Post-surgery care

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