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How can stem cell transplants actually cure leukemia?

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Dr. Sewa Legha answered

Specializes in Medical Oncology

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.

Answered Mar 23, 2018

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