A 45-year-old member asked:
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Will a bone marrow transplant cure bone marrow cancer?

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Dr. Matthew Fero
30 years experience in Medical Oncology
Often yes: Bone marrow transplants are often curative for cancers of the bone marrow, i.e. leukemia. It is even more highly curative of benign bone marrow diseases, such as aplastic anemia. Bone marrow transplants are less useful for other types of cancer (e.g. breast or lung) that has spread to the bone marrow.
Answered on Dec 4, 2019

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