Leukaemia treatment near Watson

A person with suspected or confirmed leukaemia should:

  • have their care overseen by a specialist who is a member of a multidisciplinary cancer care team
  • attend their first specialist appointment within two weeks of being referred by the general practitioner (GP).

Who to see

Please note the nearest cancer specialist for leukaemia may be over 100 kms from Watson ACT. Support may be available for transport and accommodation.

The diagnosis and treatment of leukaemia involves a team of specialists. Initial referral should be to a haematologist

A referral from a general practitioner (GP) is required for an appointment. 

Where to have treatment

Treatment for leukaemia may include chemotherapy, immunotherapy or targeted therapy. Many people with leukaemia have a combination of these treatments.

Haematology for leukaemia

Haematology services for leukaemia are listed below. Results are ordered by distance from Watson ACT.

Other treatment centres

Results are ordered by distance from Watson ACT.

Find a cancer care team

All people with leukaemia in NSW should have their treatment overseen by a multidisciplinary cancer care team (MDT).

A multidisciplinary cancer care team is a group of health care professionals who work together to ensure that a patient receives the best care and outcomes. 

Children and youth services

There are services that provide specialised treatment and support to children and young people with cancer.

Tests and timeframes

National optimal care pathways have been developed to guide recommended care at each stage of the cancer pathway.

Initial tests may be organised by the general practitioner (GP) and should include a full blood count.

  • People with acute myeloid leukaemia should have initial tests and their results followed up on the same day.
  • A new diagnosis of acute myeloid leukaemia (confirmed or suspected) requires immediate discussion with a haematologist.
  • Initial treatment should commence immediately.

More information about the leukaemia care pathway is available in these fact sheets:

  • Optimal care pathway for acute myeloid leukaemia Quick reference guide for health professionals
  • Fact sheet for patients in plain English and seven other languages.

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