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A 37-year-old member asked:

How can stem cell transplants actually cure leukemia?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
It is one of the bes: Stem cell transplants do indeed cure some leukemias. The procedure requires total body radiation, high dose chemotherapy to kill all blood cells(including leukemia cells) and then we use stem cells to regenerate the normal bone marrow in order to form new healthy blood cells.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

Are stem cell transplants safe?

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Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
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 been insufficient time to evaluate long term risks. Embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells have risk of inducing cancers including teratomas.
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