If leukemia is in remission for more than five years after treatment, it is considered cured. There is no guarantee that the disease will not return, or relapse, but the five-year mark is considered a very positive sign. Treatment to prevent such a relapse may be given even if the person is considered cured.
- Q How is leukemia treated?
- Q What are the benefits and side effects of radioimmunotherapy for leukemia?
- Q What are the types of stem cell transplants for leukemia?
- Q Should I get a second opinion before leukemia treatment?
- Q What happens during chemotherapy for leukemia?
- Q How is a relapse of leukemia treated?