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what is an autologous bone marrow transplant and when is it used?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
5 kind of Bone M T: Autologous transplant—transplanted cells come from the body of the transplant recipient. Allogeneic transplant—transplanted cells come from a donor who may be related to the recipient (a family member) or unrelated. The advantage to using the child’s own stem cells is that he or she will not face the complications of graft-versus-host disease. However, with an autologous transplant the child does.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
High dose chemo: This is a treatment that uses very high doses of chemotherapy and/or radiation to treat cancers. The doses are so high that the normal bone marrow is destroyed. The patient's own bone marrow or stem cells are then reinfused to allow the bone marrow to recover. It is used for certain cancers and some autoimmune diseases.
Answered on Feb 12, 2012

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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Autologous transpant: When patient own cells are infused back to patient.
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Dr. David Rizzieri
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
About 4-6 weeks: There are 2 steps- the first is to collect your stem cells which usually is a 5-15 day process. Then the next step is the transplant phase which usual ... Read More
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Dr. Charles Zaroulis
56 years experience Hematology
Therapy : The treatment is called marrow ablation & takes 3 to 7 days depending on the treatment regimen & the diagnosis.
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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Certain cancers: Blood stem cell or bone marrow transplantation is used to treat certain hematologic malignancies (blood cancers) such as leukemia. They can also be ... Read More

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