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A 43-year-old member asked:

can someone transplant cancer organs into healthy humans?

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Dr. Ralph Layman
Transplant Surgery 20 years experience
No: Because immunosuppression will allow the cancer grow uncontrollably and the recipient will die.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

What are the odds of surviving cancer after a marrow transplant?

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Dr. William A Biermann
Medical Oncology 46 years experience
It depends: Marrow transplants can use your own cells or someone else's. These treatments have become very safe in many centers. Some centers even do this with your own cells in an outpatient setting. The benefit as a cancer treatment depends on the disease that this therapy is given for.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to get cancer from a transplant?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Shaiman
Radiation Oncology 41 years experience
Lymphoma: The immuno -suppressive medications, that prevent organ transplant rejection, also can cause a premalignant lymphoproliferative disorder, that can progress to lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph nodes. Temporarily discontinuing these medications, sometimes is the treatment necessary for this condition.

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