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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
33 years experience in Medical Oncology
Low doses of chemo: Doctors want to capture the anti-tumor effect of the donor's immune cells and they do not need to totally kill all the patient's cancer cells at the t ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
See:: http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/organ-donation-facts
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
They are not: Much better than indefinite hemo-dialysis or peritoneal dialysis ; far better than dying of uremia (kidney failure). Kidney transplants are associated ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Friedman
38 years experience in Transplant Surgery
Healthy new organ!: When your own organ(s) don't work they fail to perform the key functions that keep you alive. Replacement parts (from another human) are connected to ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
29 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Myeloma : There are many things that go into predicting life expectancy of somebody with myeloma who has an autologous stem cell transplant. The rough estimate ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in Pathology
Donor matching.: This involves two people: the (healthy) donor and the (patient) recipient. Donors must have a tissue (hla) type that matches the recipient. Matching i ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
35 years experience in Pulmonology
Transplant : You are asleep and pain-free (under general anesthesia). A surgical cut is made in the chest. Lung transplant surgery is done with the use of a heart- ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Johnson
25 years experience in Aesthetic Medicine
Yes...so far: While current data does not indicate use of adult stem cells, more appropriately called progenitor cells, is dangerous, it is also true that there has ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Yes: Chemotherapy is used to induce remission before stem/hematopoietic precursor cell transplantation.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
42 years experience in Ophthalmology
Corneal transplant: Most transplants are successful technically. After, likeany other transplant, rejections can occur for a number of reasons. However, newer technology ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. james Chon
24 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Depends: Eligibility and allocation varies by organs. For example, kidneys are allocated based on waiting time whereas liver, heart, lungs are allocated based ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
45 years experience in Urology
Very successful: When one considers that lung recipients have no other real alternative for survival they are very successful. Currently the 1, 5, and 10 year patient ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
33 years experience in Medical Oncology
Rarely: If it is an allogeneic or unrelated stem cell tranplant, there is a small chance.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Tholen
40 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Unproven, and . . .: Risky (results, and safety). Though stem cells are now available, and fat grafting to the breast is possible and controversial (results no bigger than ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in Pathology
Relatively lower.: Hematopoetic stem cell transplant (hsct) is done a atherapy for blood diseases like cll. This is not always done because there are risks and complica ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Autologous transpant: When patient own cells are infused back to patient.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
37 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
BMT from a donor: Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (bmt) uses another person as the source of stem cells (bone marrow) as opposed to autologous bmt which uses the ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
19 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Yes: Hair transplant surgery, if done by a person who is well versed in the technique, is very successful and can provide excellent results.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
8 years experience in Urology
Kidney transplant: Once the kidney is removed from the donor eithe living or cadaver, the kidney is placed through a lower abdominal incision iusually into the right sid ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Unrelated treatments: Gene therapy is an experimental type of therapy which is used to manipulate functions of group of cells(Like Lymphocytes). Bone marrow transplantation ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Complex problem: Cannot comment with 2 lines of information. Need the entire clinical context. If you seek more detailed information get a formal second opinion.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
41 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: To this date I am not aware that stem cell transplant helps kidney disease.You need a organ transplant to replace kidney function when the native kidn ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
26 years experience in General Surgery
The donor gives part: And keeps the rest, enough to live on. The liver that remains regenerates almost to 100% of original size and function.

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