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Leukemia is a cancer of the blood or marrow-forming cells. There are several different types of leukemia, typically described as being either "acute" (fast growing) or "chronic" (slow growing).

Treatment for leukemia typically involves destroying the abnormal cells to allow the healthy cells to grow and flourish—but different types of leukemia (listed below) have their own treatment protocols. Individual treatment decisions are based on the type of leukemia you have, your age and overall health.

  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia (CMML)

At Torrance Memorial Physician Network - Cancer Care, our experienced physicians are board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Hematology/Oncology. We emphasize a multidisciplinary approach to care. Patient benefit from our collaborative expertise as we meet as a team regularly to discuss each patient's care and progress.


Treatment options for leukemia may include:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Intrathecal Chemotherapy
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Stem Cell Transplant (Torrance Memorial Physician Network - Cancer Care refers patients to an affiliated center for this procedure)