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Goal of Radiation Therapy for Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)

Radiation therapy uses high-energy X-rays to kill cancer cells. It may be used in a variety of ways. It can kill leukemia cells concentrated in one part of your body or kill leukemia cells throughout your body before a stem cell transplant. Your doctor may also use it to relieve symptoms such as bone pain from the cancer.