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How big is the chance of any one person needing a bone marrow transplant?

How big is the chance of any one person needing a bone marrow transplant?

15,000 a year: It is hard to answer because the number of diseases that require bone marrow transplant vary, and the types of cells used also very. It is estimated that about 15, 000 patients need a bone marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant in the us each year; according to the health resources and services administration. http://bloodcell.transplant.hrsa.gov/about/general_faqs/index.html. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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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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Does the chances of surviving a bone marrow transplant reduce if you have no spleen?

Does the chances of surviving a bone marrow transplant reduce if you have no spleen?

No: Patients who have had a splenectomy can be at increased risk for some bacterial infection, but such problems would be carefully followed in a patient after bmt. ...Read more

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My 7 year old has been diagnosed with fanconi aneamia will a bone marrow transplant cure it ? What are the chances of developing cancers? Help

My 7 year old has been diagnosed with fanconi aneamia will a bone marrow transplant cure it ? What are the chances of developing cancers? Help

Fanconi anemia: This genetic disorder eventually causes bone marrow failure, and approximately 10% will develop other types of cancers such as leukemia. Bone marrow transplant can prolong life but risk of cancers remains. ...Read more

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Any advice to a person who is getting a bone marrow transplant next week?

Any advice to a person who is getting a bone marrow transplant next week?

Be ready : Be ready physically and mentally. Keep your positive attitude. Also, you may want to pack some personal items, including things like books, laptop, music/gadgets, bible etc- things that you can do to kill some time. You would be in the hospital for a few weeks by yourself in an isolated room. You will need to have something to kill your boredom and keep your sanity. Good luck and god bless you. ...Read more

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How does a bone marrow transplant affect a person with hodgkin's lymphoma?

How does a bone marrow transplant affect a person with hodgkin's lymphoma?

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 more

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How can a bone marrow transplant affect a person with hodgkins lymphoma?

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

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What are the effects of a bone marrow transplant on a person with hodgkins lymphoma ?

What are the effects of a bone marrow transplant on a person with hodgkins lymphoma ?

Sometimes: A transplant is typically is used for lymphoma that has relapsed. It can be effective as long as the lymphoma is responsive to chemotherapy. The percentage of cure is dependent on type of lymphoma. ...Read more

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Might there be any reasons, other than cancer, to need a bone marrow transplant in a shoulder?

Might there be any reasons, other than cancer, to need a bone marrow transplant in a shoulder?

Unclear?: The shoulder part of your question makes no sense? Bone marrow transplants are delivered iv. ...Read more

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What is a bone marrow transplant?

What is a bone marrow transplant?

See below: A bone marrow transplant is the replacement of blood forming elements. The transplant is actually done with peripheral blood stem cells, and infused like a blood transfusion. The need for a transplant is because the treatment for certain diseases requires high doses of chemotherapy or radiation therapy that will destroy one's marrow completely. This then requires replacement with another's marrow. ...Read more

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Does a bone marrow transplant hurt?

Bone marrow : The actual infusion of the cells does not hurt. The side effects of the chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy that are part of the preparative regimen of the transplant can be unpleasant. This can include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, mouth sores, infections. ...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