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What do i need to do after a bone marrow transplantation for myeloma?

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Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 25 years experience
Post transplant rx: The trend nowadays is to go on maintenance Revlimid (lenalidomide) or maintenance velcade for 2 years after an autologous sct stem cell transplant.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

When should bone marrow transplantation be performed?

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Dr. Michael Carson
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Leukemia/Marrow Dis.: The actual indication depends on if it's a child or an adult. Common reasons are red blood disorders (aplastic anemia where red cells aren't made) and cancers of white blood cells (leukemia or lymphoma), multiple myeloma, very aggressive cancer treatments, inherited (genetic) diseases (such as thalassemia), and immune-system disorders (such as congenital neutropenia/low white cell count.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Which is the procedure of bone marrow transplantation?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Two types of procedu: There are 2 types; autologous(using your own marrow) and allogeneic(using a donors marrow). The marrow is taken either from the bones(hip bone) or from the peripheral blood. For allogeneic marrow transplant, a heavy dose of immune suppressive chemotherapy or radiotherapy is given prior to infusing the marrow. This leads to complete wipe out of blood cells and risk of serious infections for 3-4 wks.

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