- How is childhood leukemia treated?
- Immediate treatment of childhood leukemia
- Surgery for childhood leukemia
- Radiation treatment for childhood leukemia
- Chemotherapy for childhood leukemia
- Targeted therapy for childhood leukemia
- High-dose chemotherapy and stem cell transplant for childhood leukemia
- Treatment of children with acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL)
- Treatment of children with acute myeloid leukemia (AML)
- Treatment of children with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL)
- Treatment of children with juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML)
- Treatment of children with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML)
Immediate treatment of childhood leukemia
Some children are very ill when they are found to have leukemia. Low blood counts can result in serious problems such as infections, bleeding, and even heart failure. Antibiotics, other drugs, and blood transfusions might be needed right away to treat or prevent some of these problems before the leukemia treatment begins.
Last Medical Review: 05/13/2015
Last Revised: 02/03/2016