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 What is monoclonal antibody therapy for leukemia?
- Q How does immunotherapy for leukemia work?
- Q How do medications treat leukemia?
- Q What happens during chemotherapy for leukemia?
- Q How can targeted therapy treat chronic myeloid leukemia?
- Q How has the treatment for leukemia progressed and improved?