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Types of Treatment

The factors that will determine your treatment regimen may include:

  • The type of blood cancer
  • Your disease's subtype, phase, category and/or stage
  • Your cytogenetic analysis results
  • Your overall health
  • Your symptoms
  • Your white cell count
  • The cancer cells' location
  • Your rate of disease progression
  • Whether you've had cancer in the past and subsequent chemotherapy to treat it
  • Whether you've had another blood cancer in the past
  • Whether the cancer is in your central nervous system
  • Whether you have an infection in your bloodstream (systemic infection)
  • Whether you're pregnant
  • The effect treatment may have on the quality of your life

After considering the above factors, your doctor will recommend one or more of the following treatments: