U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 41-year-old member asked:

What are the risks and benefits of bone marrow transplants?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Hematology and Oncology 45 years experience
Life saving.: Benefit is not dying from the disease being treated with transplant. Risks are death from infection, or organ damage from treatment. Later on, risk is graft vs host disease (gvhd) where the new immune system attacks the recipient. Common sites are skin, mucus membranes, GI tract, liver. Infection also more likely with gvhd. Drugs can damage joints, esp. Hips and shoulders. Varies how severe.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Related questions

A 25-year-old member asked:
3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
A 32-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 21-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 38-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 39-year-old member asked:
3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Last updated May 5, 2018

People also asked

Related topics

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.