Goal of Chemotherapy for Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)
Chemotherapy is the use of drugs to kill cancer cells. It’s a type of systemic treatment, which means the drugs travel throughout your body in your bloodstream. Chemotherapy works by disrupting cell growth, preventing cell reproduction, and causing the body’s immune system to destroy the “invading” cancer cells. The goal of chemotherapy is to kill enough leukemia cells to put the disease into remission and keep it there. Remission is when the signs and symptoms of cancer respond to treatment either partially or totally.