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How long after bone marrow transplant does a patient stay in the hospital

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 31 years experience
Depends: It depends on things such as the type of transplant (autologous with the patient's own cells or allogeneic with a donor's cells), chemotherapy regimen... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
Varies alot: It depends upon engraftment (when the blood count rises enough to be safe) and on complications. Usually no less than about 3 weeks.
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 25 years experience
Hospital stay : Allo transplant 3-4 weeks; auto transplant 1 week on an average.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
This varies: With many of the peripheral blood stem cell transplants, some programs do the whole procedure as an outpatient, keeping the patient close to the cente... Read More
Dr. Noah Federman
20 years experience
It depends 30-60 day: For an allogeneic stem cell transplant one is generally in the hospital for 30-60 days. This could be slightly shorter or longer if there are complica... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 47 years experience
Speak with Team: You really need to speak directly with the team doing your bone marrow transplant for their advice and recommendations.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 19 years experience
Adjust immune meds: We don't have much options when it comes to bk virus - it doesn't cause much robles except when it comes to transplants. The simplest solution most te... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
Hematology and Oncology 39 years experience
Not Necessarily: Following autologous bone marrow/stem cell transplantation, no immunosuppressive drugs are prescribed because there is no risk of graft-versus-host di... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Yes: Bone marrow transplantation is often used as therapy for patients who are unresponsive to standard therapy.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Yes: Bone marrow transplants have been used to treat refractory lymphoma with some degree of success.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
A Verified Doctoranswered
30 years experience
Intense regimen...: Typically bone marrow transplants completely destroy (ablate) your marrow, usually using a combination of intense chemo and radiation. The new marrow ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Hematology and Oncology 46 years experience
It's complicated.: There are different protoclos but generally it starts with drugs to supress or destroy recipient bone marrow, and drugs to block the immune system so ... Read More