A 47-year-old member asked:
Please describe the types of stem cell transplants for treating cancer?
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Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Two types: Only blood cancers can be treated with stem cell transplants. There are two sources for stem cells. Your own stem cells(if the bone marrow is healthy and uninvolved with cancer) or a matched donor stem cells. The stem cells can be colelcted from the bone marrow or from the peripheral blood(more modern technique).
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