For many people with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), starting treatment helps them focus on moving ahead and looking forward to their disease's remission.
Types of AML Treatment
Doctors use several types of treatment for adults with AML, some at different stages:
- Chemotherapy. Most patients with AML start chemotherapy right away.
- Stem cell transplantation. This may be used with a second phase of chemotherapy.
- Other drug therapies. Some different anticancer drugs are used to treat acute promyelocytic leukemia (subtype M3).
Your doctor may suggest that you participate in a clinical trial. Clinical trials can involve therapy with new drugs and new drug combinations or new approaches to stem cell transplantation.