Leukaemia is usually treated with chemotherapy. Chemotherapy uses various anti-cancer drugs that forestall the growth of cancerous cells and prevent cancer metastasis. Your oncologist may administer a combination of two or more chemotherapy drugs or a single drug over a period of a few weeks or months. These drugs can be given intravenously or orally.[Read: How do Doctors Decide Which Chemotherapy Drugs to Give?]
Your oncologist will decide the dosage of the drugs and frequency of chemo sessions on the basis of the cancer stage and response to the treatment.
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