Your team of doctors, called a multidisciplinary team (MDT), will care for and treat your child, and will ensure that all your child’s needs are considered while they have cancer treatment.

Treatment for leukaemia depends on:

  • the age of your child
  • how well it responds to the initial treatment
  • whether it has spread into the fluid around the brain and spinal cord
  • other factors.

Your doctor will suggest treatments based on your child’s situation. Treatment may involve one or more of the following:

  • chemotherapy
  • radiation therapy
  • targeted therapy
  • stem cell transplant
  • other treatments.

The section called The treatment team has further information about this.