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Is it possible to treat tumoral calcinosis by stem cells transplantation?

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Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
No, not a tumor: Despite the name, tc is not a tumor, but deposits of calcium which form for various reasons. Stem cell transplants are used to either regrow damaged/missing tissue (mostly experimental) or in cancer treatment when the entire immune system is purposely killed off by intensive chemo, and then replaced with a bone marrow transplant. For tc treatment, see a rheumatologist or endocrinologist.

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