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Can A Bone Marrow Transplant Save A Terminally Ill Lymphoma Patient
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
Recover?: What do you mean by recover? A bone marrow or stem cell transplant can be part of the therapy for lymphomas. For some types of lymphoma it can help improve the chances of curing the cancer. It's role is depedent on many factors that would need to be discussed with an oncologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be curative: There are a small percentage of hodgkin lymphoma patients who do not respond to standard therapy or relapse after it. For those, stem cell transplant may be an option that can provide cure. We have learned to offer the transplant earlier in the course before a patient has too many failed treatments because there are more complications and a higher death rate in late treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is potentially cu: Using bone marrow transplant to treat hodgkin disease is commonly done procedure and has high success rate. It is typically done in patients who do not achieve good results with first line of chemotherapy.It is a curative procedure in more than half of such patients. ...Read more
My cousin has hodgkins lymphoma and he had a bone marrow transplant and got gvhd, Will he be okay?
Depends: depends on ntensity of GVH can be morbid not necessarily fatal ...Read more
What do you suggest if my brother has hodgkins lymphoma and he had a bone marrow transplant and got gvhd, what will happen now?
Immune reaction: Graft versus host disease (GvHD) occurs following an allogeneic bone marrow transplant where donated marrow cells view your brothers body as foreign, and attack his body. A Factor that increase acute GvHD, is the HLA match, which causes donor cells to recognize recipient cells as foreign, leading to an immune response.This causes an increased risk of infection, rash etc treated with steroids ...Read more
Boyfriend has sunburn. He had bone marrow transplant as kid for Burkitt's Lymphoma. Sunburn could cause blood to react. What should he look out for?
Nothing special: I'm happy for this young man, both for his having gotten a second chance at life through scientific medicine, and that he has you. Thankfully, there's nothing special that he needs to worry about, given that he's done so well over all these years. Sunburn actually has negligible impact on any chemical or immune parameters. Perhaps he would enjoy having you rub sunscreen all over him. Best wishes. ...Read more
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 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
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