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

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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Dr. Scott Keith
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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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Help please? How long does it take to know if a bone marrow transplant has worked?

Help please? How long does it take to know if a bone marrow transplant has worked?

4-6 weeks: The treating doctors would answer simple questions like this....but you have got to ask them what you need to know. ...Read more

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How long after bone marrow transplant does a patient stay in the hospital?

Depends: It depends on things such as the type of transplant (autologous with the patient's own cells or allogeneic with a donor's cells), chemotherapy regimen used for the transplant, the patient's health status, and also the transplant center. At some centers a transplant can be done as an outpatient. For inpatient transplants the stay is generally 3-6 weeks. Discuss with your bmt physician. ...Read more

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How long will I be in the hospital after a blood and bone marrow transplant?

How long will I  be in the hospital after a blood and bone marrow transplant?

It depends 30-60 day: For an allogeneic stem cell transplant one is generally in the hospital for 30-60 days. This could be slightly shorter or longer if there are complications like infection or graft versus host disease. For an autologous stem cell transplant generally the stay is much shorter on average 14 days. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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

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