Treatment for leukaemia

There are many different types of treatment for leukaemia. Your treatment will depend on you and your cancer.

Treatment of leukaemia will be dependent on your type of leukaemia, current health and medical history as well as your treatment preference.

Acute leukaemia typically requires immediate (within 24 hours) treatment.1

Treatments for leukaemia include: 1

  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy (rarely)
  • Watchful waiting
  • Bone marrow transplants/donor lymphocyte infusion
  • Surgery (spleen removal)
  • Steroid therapy
  • Tyrosine kinase inhibitory therapy (CML especially)
  • Biological therapy

Treatment at Icon

Bowen Icon Cancer Centre offers a range of leukaemia treatments to ensure a personalised treatment plan for every patient. Visit our treatments page to find out more information about the range of treatment methods and technology available at Icon.


For a full list of references, click here.
  1. Cancer Council. (2019). Leukaemia. Retrieved on 2 April 2019 from

Understanding fees

We will work with you to ensure you’re aware of any out-of-pocket expenses and make sure there are no surprises throughout your treatment.
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Our doctors

Our centre brings together a dedicated team of experienced medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and haematologists.
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Care team

Every member of our team are here to help you. Here are some of the people you may meet and the role they have in your care.
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Contact us

  • 04 896 0200
  • Level B3, Bowen Specialist Medical Centre 98 Churchill Drive Crofton Downs Wellington 6035