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How will we know if the blood and bone marrow transplant is working?

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Dr. Stephen Noga
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
Doctors will know: This is one where it would be impossible to know on your own. Doctors depend on a whole serious of tests and later possibly imaging studies and bone marrow tests to know if the transplant is working. They should tell you how your progress is going.
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A 21-year-old member asked:

How long will I be in the hospital after a blood and bone marrow transplant?

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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 center because they will need daily followup for awhile. Other programs have the patients in hospital for about 2 weeks. Patients with other serious problems may end up staying for longer times...4-6 weeks, but this is not as common as it used to be.
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A 21-year-old member asked:

What changes in normal activities will be necessary after a blood and bone marrow transplant?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
See below: After being discharged from the hospital, a patient continues recovery at home (or at lodging near the transplant center if the patient is from out of town) for two to four months. Patients usually cannot return to full-time work for up to six months after the transplant. Other minor duty could done if the patient condition permit?
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A 21-year-old member asked:

What are the benefits of a blood and bone marrow transplant?

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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
Treatment: The point of a bone marrow transplant (there is no "blood" transplant) is to allow your bone marrow to produce red and white blood cells. This is typically done for a disease of the bone marrow that has resulted in marrow failure or a hematologic malignancy that requires treatment that essentially wipes out the bone marrow. Your hematologist should be able to tell you more.
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