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Leukaemia

If you, or someone you know has leukaemia, and you are looking for information about care or treatment, the links below will take you to reliable and evidence-based services and resources.

What to expect

The leukaemia cancer pathway is a guide developed by the Victorian Government and Cancer Council Victoria, to help you know what to expect at every step after a diagnosis of leukaemia.

Diagnosis information

The links below will take you to information about leukemia and the most recent approaches to treatment. It is important to remember that your doctor will prescribe the best treatment for you as an individual, or the person you care for.

Therefore, the treatment you receive, may be different to that described in some of the links below.

If you have any questions about your treatment, ask your treating team. They will be happy to help explain everything to you.

The Cancer Council Victoria provide an overview of leukaemia, types of leukaemia and how it is commonly treated. 

Leukaemia Foundation Australia provides information about the many different types of leukaemia, both acute and chronic and the common treatments.

The acute leukaemia Common Path video provides people with an opportunity to learn from others who have already experienced a cancer diagnosis.

Support information and services

Many people say that being diagnosed with leukaemia can be stressful and frightening. Knowing how to access services that can support you, if you need them, is important. The links below will take you to a range of sites that provide information to support people affected by leukaemia.

Leukaemia Foundation Australia provides practical and emotional support to patients and carers with leukaemia. 

The Rare Cancers Australia’s Patient Support Program provides patients with a centre of knowledge, guidance, advice and hope.