A 43-year-old member asked:
Life expectancy of myeloma patients after autologous stem cell transplant?
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Hematology and Oncology 31 years experience
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A 21-year-old member asked:
What is an autologous stem cell transplant and am I a candidate for one?
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Medical Oncology 35 years experience
Means of treatment: In some cases, the best way to treat the disease, especially if it has come back after initial treatment is to use doses of chemotherapy or radiation which is high enough to destroy normal bone marrow cells. To "rescue" these cells, they are stimulated with drugs before high dose therapy that cause very immature cells called stem cells to enter the blood where they can be collected and given back.
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Last updated May 10, 2019
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