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How often does a bone marrow transplant not get rid of the leukemia?

How often does a bone marrow transplant not get rid of the leukemia?

Variable: The success rate of a transplant is dependent on many factors: the type of leukemia, some genetic factors about the leukemia, current remission status, prior therapies, type of transplant and other medical problems of the patient. ...Read more

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Dr. Corey Clay
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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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How often does a bone marrow transplant not work, and the leukemia cells come back?

How often does a bone marrow transplant not work, and the leukemia cells come back?

Please give more inf: Depends on many factors including the type of leukemia, age, type of transplant. A more specific question would be easier to give an adequate response. In general allogeneic transplants for AML in remission usually have a leukemia free relapse rate of greater than 50%. ...Read more

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How often does a bone marrow transplant not help with leukemia?

How often does a bone marrow transplant not help with leukemia?

It depends.: The risk of relapse depends on a number of factors, such as whether the patient is in remission, the type of leukemia, and pre-transplant prognostic factors. It also depends upon whether the transplant is autologous (from themselves as donor) or allogeneic (from someone else). The relapse risk can be from modest to almost certain depending on these factors. ...Read more

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Can i get advice? I've got all a type of leukemia. How painful is a bone marrow transplant?

Can i get advice? I've got all a type of leukemia. How painful is a bone marrow transplant?

Marrow transplant: Chemotherapy is given first, to try to wipeout as much leukemia as possible from your marrow, then as it is recovering from the chemo, the marrow is infused into your body through the veins, to help you recover faster. Other than the needlestick, there should be very little pain. ...Read more

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How often could a bone marrow transplant not make leukemia go away?

How often could a bone marrow transplant not make leukemia go away?

Highly dependent: On the specific details, but in high risk situations the relapse rate can be as high as 80%. ...Read more

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Stem cell apheresis for bone marrow transplant? How does this work and is it safe? I thought bone marrow stem cells were inside your bones, so how can you collect them from your blood? Also, can your body make more bone marrow without the stem cells?

Stem cell apheresis for bone marrow transplant? How does this work and is it safe? I thought bone marrow stem cells were inside your bones, so how can you collect them from your blood?  Also, can your body make more bone marrow without the stem cells?

Most : Most bone marrow stem cells are inside you bones, some are floating around. When given a medication/natural substance called gcsf or Neupogen more stem cells are found in the peripheral blood. These can be removed by a machine that filters your blood. An IV is placed in two places, your blood is removed, filtered and returned. You are left with stem cells so you too continue to make blood. ...Read more

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Leukemia is a type of cancer.. So if it is then how does bone marrow stop the cancer?

Leukemia is a type of cancer.. So if it is then how does bone marrow stop the cancer?

Two Ways: Bone marrow transplants help cure aggressive leukemia in two ways. First, it allows doctors to give high dose chemotherapy and sometimes total body radiation therapy therapy that have a higher chance of killing every last leukemia cell. Second, it essentially gives the patient a new immune system that will hopefully recognize and kill any remaining leukemia cells. ...Read more

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What will a disease that affects bone marrow do to the body?

What will a disease that affects bone marrow do to the body?

Many things: There are many diseases that affect the bone marrow and have different consequences, e.g., leukemia, anemia, low platelet count and bleeding, low white blood count and infections etc. ...Read more

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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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How will we know if the blood and bone marrow transplant is working?

How will we know if the blood and bone marrow transplant is working?

Doctors will know: This is one where it would be impossible to know on your own. Doctors depend on a whole serious of tests and later possibly imaging studies and bone marrow tests to know if the transplant is working. They should tell you how your progress is going. ...Read more

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What is the name of the condition that the bone marrow stops producing platlets? Is it a disease? How does one get it? Cures? Treatment?

What is the name of the condition that the bone marrow stops producing platlets? Is it a disease? How does one get it? Cures? Treatment?

Several causes: Bone marrow may fail to make platelets, however, there are reasons for low platelets other than bone marrow failure. A health evaluation will show whether the bone marrow is failing, or if there is another cause. Bone marrow failure states include myelodysplasia, myelofibrosis, leukemia, lymphoma, aplastic anemia, cancer. Some are curable. Certain medications can also lead to low platelets. ...Read more

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How does a bone marrow transplant work and is it painful?

BMT: A bone marrow or stem cell transplant works in different ways depending on where the cells come from and what the disease is being treated. Autologous transplants use the patient's own stem cells and the transplant works by treating the cancer with high doses of chemo. Donor transplants work by changing the immune system which can attack cancer cells. There are side effects that may cause pain. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of mds. Other than bone marrow boopsy how can it be diagnosed. How much anemia does it cause. How much decrease in hgl per year?

What are the symptoms of mds.  Other than bone marrow boopsy how can it be diagnosed. How much anemia does it cause. How much decrease in hgl per year?

Bone marrow: The only way to diagnose a myelodysplastic syndrome completely an accurately including prognostic factors is by performing a bone marrow biopsy and aspiration with subsequent multi-pronged assessment: morphology, flow cytometry, cytogenetics, and molecular studies. Some changes in the peripheral blood may suggest mds but a complete diagnosis still relies on bone marrow examination. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get results of a bone marrow biopsy?

How long does it take to get results of a bone marrow biopsy?

Typically: 2 to 3 working days. A rapid preliminary result can be available in hours with a concern for acute leukemia. If a reference lab is used it can take 7-10 days. ...Read more

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How do you treat a bk virus in a bone marrow transplant patient?

Adjust immune meds: We don't have much options when it comes to bk virus - it doesn't cause much robles except when it comes to transplants. The simplest solution most teams will consider attempting, is to adjust the medications used for immunosuppression - however, this will be weighed against the risk of the organ being rejected. Hope this explanation helps! ...Read more

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After what figure of plasma cells in the bone marrow does it affects the cbc?

After what figure of plasma cells in the bone marrow does it affects the cbc?

Multiple myeloma: Over 10% of plasma cell in the bone marrow may show mild anemia. However diagnosis of multiple myeloma is based on the presence of monoclonal protein in the serum and urine along with Plasmacytosis .myeloma affects the bone marrow , bones and kidneys. Screening measures for myeloma not beneficial. As disease advances, plasma cells may show in the peripheral blood. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about mds rars and is it a sign of bone marrow failure?

Can you tell me about mds rars and is it a sign of bone marrow failure?

See below...: Myelodysplastic syndrome (mds) is a form of bone marrow cancer that is generally less aggressive than leukemia but still malignant. Refractory anemia with ringed sideroblasts (rars) is a form of mds that is generally low grade. In mds the bone marrow generally has high cellularity whereas in bone marrow failure (aplastic anemia, aa) it has low cellularity. Aa is usually not clonal (not cancer). ...Read more

Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Leukemia (Definition)

A malignant hematologic neoplasm that originates in the bone marrow and represents a clonal proliferation of hematopoietic elements belonging to any of the myeloid, lymphoid, erythroid, and megakaryocytic lineages. Of note, other hematologic neoplasms like lymphoma or myeloma may demonstrate a leukemic phase without actually originating in the bone marrow ...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