Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant

What is bone marrow transplant?

The Bone Marrow transplant or Stem Cell transplant is a surgery done to replace your damaged bone marrow cells with healthy bone marrow stem cells.  The flexible tissue inside ...

How does it help?

Bone Marrow transplant or Stem Cell transplant is an effective treatment to different kind of cancers such as Leukaemia and  Lymphoma, and Myeloma and Neuroblastoma. The purpos...

How is it done?

What are the benefits and risks of this treatment?

Bone Marrow transplant or stem cells transplant is a far-reaching medical process that has many advantages. But, unlike any treatment, it has a few risks associated with it which a patient must be aware of. 

The advantages of this treatment are:

  • The treatment helps to recharge the body with new and healthy blood cells after radiation therapy.
  • Decreased risk of graft rejection.
  • New cells also destroy any remaining cancer cells.

The risks associated with Bone Marrow transplant are:

  • Stem cell failure.
  • Organ damage.
  • Graft-versus-host disease.
  • Uncontrolled bleeding.
  • Infertility.
  • Reaction to anaesthesia.
  • Death.

The limitations of Bone Marrow or Stem Cell transplant are:

  • Cancer can recur.
  • New cancers can form.

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