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Doctor insights on: Autologous Stem Cell Transplant Success Rate

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I am going to have an autologous stem cell transplant what is my survival rate?

I am going to have an autologous stem cell transplant what is my survival rate?

About 97%: In a standard risk situation only 2-3% of patients die from complications related to the transplant. The intermediate and long term survival is a function of the underlying disease and thus comment is not possible without the entire clinical context. ...Read more

Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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Stem Cell Transplantation (Definition)

A stem cell transplant may be needed if you have a disease that damages the cells in the bone marrow or if your received high doses of chemotherapy or radiation. Depending on the type of transplant, your procedure may be called a bone marrow transplant, a cord blood transplant, or a peripheral blood stem cell transplant. All three use stem cells, which are immature cells that give rise to specific cell types. Stem cell transplants are similar to blood transfusions and generally ...Read more


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What is an autologous stem cell transplant and am I a candidate for one?

What is an autologous stem cell transplant and am I a candidate for one?

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. ...Read more

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Is it reasonable to have second autologous stem cell transplant for myeloma?

Is it reasonable to have second autologous stem cell transplant for myeloma?

Yes: This is a very difficult question today because every situation with myeloma is different. We do not double transplant all myeloma patients like we have done in the past. It is sometimes reasonable if the first was previously successful and donor cells remain. We now have so many treatments for myeloma that sometimes we do an allogeneic transplant or treat with other drugs (velcade, carfilzomab. ...Read more

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Life expectancy of myeloma patients after autologous stem cell transplant?

Myeloma : There are many things that go into predicting life expectancy of somebody with myeloma who has an autologous stem cell transplant. The rough estimate for somebody getting a transplant in first remission is about 6-7 years now. However, this is something your oncologist or transplant doctor can talk to you about with more specific information. ...Read more

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Is there a centre for autologous stem cell transplantation in mumbai?

Is there a centre for autologous stem cell transplantation in mumbai?

Probably: Asia is amongst the leaders in development of adult stem cell centers and applications. ...Read more

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What is the goal/ predicted outcome of autologous stem cell transplantation studies for ms?

What is the goal/ predicted outcome of autologous stem cell transplantation studies for ms?

Multiple sclerosis : Researchers are optimistic. Yet, no proven efficacy as of yet. Mortality is down to 1-2%. Check following site: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/m/pubmed/18565456/. ...Read more

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Dear dr's. I have been recently diagnosed with plasma cell leukemia. I have been advised to have autologus stem cell transplant. Really beneficial?

Dear dr's. 
I have been recently diagnosed with plasma cell leukemia.  I have been advised to have autologus stem cell transplant. Really beneficial?

Yes: This is likely a form of myeloma from your description. This is a more aggressive form of that disease. There are a number of therapies to control this disease. Stem cell therapy is one that is often recommended. ...Read more

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What are the survival rates for cll cancer after donor stem cell transplant?

What are the survival rates for cll cancer after donor stem cell transplant?

Select patients: Allogeneic (donor) stem cell transplants can be conducted using less intensive (non-ablative) regimens with excellent results for patients with CLL. It is not the first line of therapy, since patients can have remissions of several years with simpler therapies. Fatal complications still may occur in 25% of patients, but unlike other treatments, the remainder have a good chance of being cured. ...Read more

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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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


Autologous (Definition)

Autologous means derived from your own body rather than from another person/donor. Often used to mean using your own red blood cells for transfusions after elective surgery or using your own stem cells for ...Read more