Treatment of leukemia
The goal of treatment is to destroy leukemia cancer cells to normal cells can grow back into the bone marrow, and prevent recurrence. In general the treatment of leukemia based on chemotherapy and bone marrow transplants. The chemotherapy regimens vary depending on the type of leukemia, so that should be individualized for each patient. During treatment may require the patient transfusions to correct anemia and bleeding, and administer antibiotics to treat infections. In chemotherapy are often used drug combinations, and if leukemia cells reappear over time, the bone marrow transplant may be the best alternative to cure the patient.However, for this to be possible it is necessary to obtain bone marrow from a compatible person (HLA-compatible) with the patient, usually a close relative.