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Doctor insights on: Are You Fertile After A Bone Marrow Transplant

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Are you fertile after a bone marrow transplant?

Are you fertile after a bone marrow transplant?

Very likely: Bone marrow transplantation require total body irradiation and/ or high dose chemotherapy prior to the transplant. This will render the vast majority of women and men infertile due to damage to germ cells (eggs and sperm cells). Fertility preservation should be discussed prior to treatment. Options for men sperm freezing or testicular tissue freezing, or women egg/embryo or ovarian tissue freezing. ...Read more

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Transplant (Definition)

In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more


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Can bone marrow transplant affect fertility?

Can bone marrow transplant affect fertility?

Yes: Both male and female fertility can be affected with either temporary or permanent infertility resulting. Many patients undergoing transplant are already infertile due to the treatment already given for their cancers. There are strategies to preserve sperm or eggs before transplant if desired. ...Read more

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What are things you can't do after a bone marrow transplant?

What are things you can't do after a bone marrow transplant?

Depends: This depends on the type of transplant, and the time since the transplant. Most of the precautions are to prevent infections, such as not working in soil (earth), avoiding crowds and sick people. ...Read more

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How long do people generally live after a bone marrow transplant?

Varies: This varies but for people who are cured of their cancer and don't die from a complication of the transplant they are expected to have a normal life expectancy. ...Read more

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After a bone marrow transplant is there anyway you can still have kids?

After a bone marrow transplant is there anyway you can still have kids?

Yes you can: depends on many factors though, but the majority can conceive, and should treated as high risk pregnancies, please checkthos link: http://www.motherisk.org/prof/updatesDetail.jsp?content_id=727 ...Read more

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What is the probability of surviving cancer after a bone marrow transplant?

What is the probability of surviving cancer after a bone marrow transplant?

Good odds: Bone marrow transplants are commonly done for the treatment of blood cancer. The success rate is between 60-70 percent depending on the type of cancer and the general condition of the recepient.. If there is a good match chances of cure go up into 80-90% range. ...Read more

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When after a bone marrow transplant does a patient has to stay in the hospital?

When after a bone marrow transplant does a patient has to stay in the hospital?

Varies alot: It depends upon engraftment (when the blood count rises enough to be safe) and on complications. Usually no less than about 3 weeks. ...Read more

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What is the percentage of people who live cancer free 5-10 years after a bone marrow transplant?

What is the percentage of people who live cancer free 5-10 years after a bone marrow transplant?

It depends: Bone marrow transplants are currently done for many different types of cancers. The type of cancer, the number of relapses, the age of the patient, the previous responses to treatment, and the type of transplant all factor into how successful a bone marrow transplant is likely to be. ...Read more

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What occurs after a bone marrow transplant is needed for chronic myeloid leukemia?

What occurs after a bone marrow transplant is needed for chronic myeloid leukemia?

Hopefully cure: CML is a major success story. About 30 years ago up until about 2000, the standard for cure was allogeneic bone marrow transplantation. Now, new drugs can achieve long term remissions of a decade or more. This is the new standard of care but despite this, when these drugs fail, bone marrow transplant is still the gold standard and still the only curative therapy. There are many complications. ...Read more

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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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Bone Marrow Transplant (Definition)

This refers to using chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy to treat patients and then replacing their bone marrow cells with their own stem cells (autologous transplant) or a donors stem cells (allogeneic transplant). Bone marrow transplant generally refers to using bone marrow cells but is often used when using stem cells collected ...Read more


Bone Marrow (Definition)

Bone marrow is the flexible tissue found in the interior of bones. In humans, red blood cells are produced in the heads of long bones, in a process known as hematopoesis. On average, bone marrow constitutes 4% of the total body mass of humans; in an adult weighing 65 kilograms (140 lb), bone marrow accounts for approximately ...Read more