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Stem cell transplant for ovarian cancer--will it prolong survival rate?

Stem cell transplant for ovarian cancer--will it prolong survival rate?

Yes possible: With out knowing stage and cell type of ovarian cancer , in general high dose chemotherapy with autologous ( patients own ) stem cell transplantation is promising to prolong the life, cure is not near yet, as most of the tumors are drug resistant ( or right drug is not there ) and have residual tumor in the body. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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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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Chemotherapy for ovarian cancer with a liver transplant patient?

Chemotherapy for ovarian cancer with a liver transplant patient?

If needed yes: Liver transplant patients need chemotherapy will be given with close monitoring , working as team . Interesting observation, in liver transplant patients the incidence of ovarian cancer is less than the normal population. ...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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How often are pancreas transplants rejected?

How often are pancreas transplants rejected?

Graft survival: Over all graft survival at 3 months is 85%, 1 year is 77%, 5 years is 54% and 10 years is 36%. These don't mean all were rejected. They could stop working for a lot of different reasons but rejection is one of them. ...Read more

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What happens in a living donor liver transplantation?

What happens in a  living donor liver transplantation?

The donor gives part: And keeps the rest, enough to live on. The liver that remains regenerates almost to 100% of original size and function. ...Read more

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Can animal organs be used for human transplant surgery?

Can animal organs be used for human transplant surgery?

Xenotransplantation : They have been used but not very often and not with very much success. Xenotransplantation has been one of the holy grails of transplant surgery since its inception. Through genetic modification of porcine donors, however, researchers are getting closer to mitigating the violent antibody response that is one of the major roadblocks. ...Read more

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How is ovarian cancer different from metastatic ovarian cancer?

How is ovarian cancer different from metastatic ovarian cancer?

Related to spread: Metastatic refers to a cancer that has spread from the original site that it originated from to a more distant site in the body. For example, if a woman had ovarian cancer and it spread to the lungs then this would be consider metastatic disease. ...Read more

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Pancreatectomy with autologous islet cell transplantation: what does this mean?

Pancreatectomy with autologous islet cell transplantation: what does this mean?

Saving insulin: When an islet cell transplant has to be performed it means that the pancreatectomy was total. The pancreas is an exocrine (digestive juice) and endocrine gland from the Islets of Langerhans. When all are removed, islet transplant helps retain endocrine activity including insulin production. ...Read more

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What kind of organ transplants/other donatable body parts require only biological family members?

Not really: Today, successful transplant outcomes can be obtained using organs from friends or strangers. Obviously, hearts only come from deceased donors, most are unrelated. ...Read more

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How is a dcd liver transplant different from other transplants?

How is a dcd liver transplant different from other transplants?

Cardiac Death Occurs: The term dcd (donation after cardiac death) means the donor died of cardiac failure rather than brain death. In either case the donor suffered an irreversible brain injury and are kept alive by mechanical life support. The dcd donors also undergo a period of low blood pressure when taken off life support and their organs may sustain further injury. Properly selected dcd organs can work fine. ...Read more

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What causes depression in kidney transplant recipients ?

What causes depression in kidney transplant recipients ?

May be: From fear from the fact of possible body rejection to the kidney as well as from the meds taken to reduce immune system reactions.. ...Read more

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Life expectancy of myeloma patients after autologous stem cell transplant?

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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What is stem cell transplantation's status in the u.S. Now?

What is stem cell transplantation's status in the u.S. Now?

Used non-manipulated: Use of adult mesenchymal stem-stromal cells (mscs) are currently in clinical trial in us/internationally. Trend is toward use of fat derived mscs, havested by liposuction, isolated and concentrated in tissue culture. Early reports suggest significant improvement in neurological, autoimmune and organ functions. Many more mscs in fat than bone marrow making ad-msc the center of most research now. ...Read more

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How are organ transplants done?

How are organ transplants done?

See:: http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/organ-donation-facts

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Are animal livers used in human transplants?

Are animal livers used in human transplants?

Not successfully: Animal organs have been used - in experimental circumstances - for a variety of human transplants, without long-term success. Remaining obstacles of rejection are major. When a winning strategy is developed, you will know because we will suddenly be able to address the organ shortage. We can use animal heart valves (usually pig) because they are treated + no longer stimulate an immune response. ...Read more

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Disseminated adehocarcinoma this along with immunosuppressed + renal transplant is on my fathers death certificate?

Disseminated adehocarcinoma  this along with immunosuppressed + renal transplant is on my fathers death certificate?

Was this a surprise?: I am going to assume this was completed by his physician and that this physician was reasonably competent. If some or all of this was news to you, then probably dad had health issues that he concealed from you, probably because he cared and wanted you to go on with your life untroubled. Now that he is gone, set up a conference with his physician. I wish you comfort. ...Read more

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What is survival rate/prognosis for ovarian cancer that has spread to liver?

What is survival rate/prognosis for ovarian cancer that has spread to liver?

Sadly, not good: If ovarian cancer has spread to the liver, the long-term medical prognosis is not good at all. Make sure you or your loved one has some good personal support in place. Mu heart goes out to you. ...Read more

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Chemotherapy for ovarian cancer with a liver transplant patient?

If needed yes: Liver transplant patients need chemotherapy will be given with close monitoring , working as team . Interesting observation, in liver transplant patients the incidence of ovarian cancer is less than the normal population. ...Read more

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Stem cell transplant for ovarian cancer--will it prolong survival rate?

Yes possible: With out knowing stage and cell type of ovarian cancer , in general high dose chemotherapy with autologous ( patients own ) stem cell transplantation is promising to prolong the life, cure is not near yet, as most of the tumors are drug resistant ( or right drug is not there ) and have residual tumor in the body. ...Read more

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Are animal livers used in human transplants?

Not successfully: Animal organs have been used - in experimental circumstances - for a variety of human transplants, without long-term success. Remaining obstacles of rejection are major. When a winning strategy is developed, you will know because we will suddenly be able to address the organ shortage. We can use animal heart valves (usually pig) because they are treated + no longer stimulate an immune response. ...Read more

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If humans evolved from apes, then can transplantation occur with a human and an ape?

Yes, but won't last : Transplant between different species, or xenotransplantation can be done, but the organ will be rejected in a short time, as in days to weeks. The antigen is in the blood vessel lining, so as blood passes through them, the host will recognize the organ as foreign and mount a response against it. This does not happen with cells transplanted from organs if there is no vascular tissue attached. ...Read more

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Can you get a pigs heart transplanted into a human?

Can you get a pigs heart transplanted into a human?

Not today: Using animal organs for transplant, xenotransplantation, is a future consideration once the rejection barrier is better understood and controlled. There is ongoing work using porcine organs placed into primates, since they are close to human in tissue structure . An intriguing possibility is genetically engineering donor animals so that they will be less prone to trigger human immune responses. ...Read more

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Can animal organs be used for human transplant surgery?

Xenotransplantation : They have been used but not very often and not with very much success. Xenotransplantation has been one of the holy grails of transplant surgery since its inception. Through genetic modification of porcine donors, however, researchers are getting closer to mitigating the violent antibody response that is one of the major roadblocks. ...Read more

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Eagle eyes are sharp, why no transplant of corneal for human?

Eagle eyes are sharp, why no transplant of corneal for human?

Raptor eyes: Not quite. Raptors have two foveas connected by a visual streak. Their eyes are so large they cannot move. Fovea #1 is for far vision (seeing prey), and as they dive, the image goes down the visual streak until imaged on fovea #2 at the level of the talons. This allows them to catch their prey. Focusing has little to do with it. ...Read more

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What are some of the benefits of a human heart transplant?

What are some of the benefits of a human heart transplant?

Live longer: Heart transplantation is reserved for end stage heart failure where the quality of life is poor (patients have symptoms with minimal exertion or at rest) and death is imminent (usually one year survival less than 50%). A new heart gives patients an excellent quality of life and longevity (average person survives ~ 12 years after a transplant, with some surviving close to 20 years). ...Read more

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What is ovarian new growth?

Can't answer: Not aware of any such thing. Perhaps you misunderstood what someone said? ...Read more

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What is the meaning of ovarian reserve?

What is the meaning of ovarian reserve?

Ovarina reserve : Ovarian reserve refers to the potential of a woman's ovaries to release mature eggs at her age. This directly relates to the chance to become pregnant. Those women will lower ovarian reserve have less of a chance to conceive either naturally or by ivf. ...Read more

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What can I expect after an organ transplanted?

What can I expect after an organ transplanted?

Depends : It depends on the organ but everyone will have some level of pain. You will be on medication for the rest of your life to prevent rejection. You will be at a higher risk for infection and certain types of cancers. You will still have to see your doctor on a regular basis. Each organ transplanted has its own unique expected recovery. ...Read more

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What is a mini-allo transplant?

What is a mini-allo transplant?

Low doses of chemo: Doctors want to capture the anti-tumor effect of the donor's immune cells and they do not need to totally kill all the patient's cancer cells at the time of transplant. These cells will do it over time. Therefore the transplant itself is not as dangerous as a full or standard transplant. However, the serious complications that occur from these same cells causing gvhd are still present. ...Read more

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How are organ transplants done?

See:: http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/organ-donation-facts

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How common are kidney transplants?

How common are kidney transplants?

~17,000 a year in US: In 2013, there were 16,895 kidney transplants in the U.S. About 11,000 of them were deceased donor kidney transplants; the rest were living donor transplants. ...Read more

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What age is too old for transplant?

What age is too old for transplant?

No fixed age: It is hard to fix on a number because there are broad differences between two individuals. It is better to categorize the physiological age rather than the chronological age of a patient. The question to really ask is "does the risk of transplanting a solid organ outweigh the benefit of receiving that organ?" the answer can be subjective and viewed differently among professionals. ...Read more

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Is cofee causes ovarian dysfunction?

Is cofee causes ovarian dysfunction?

Definitely, no: Coffee is the biggest source of antioxidants in the daily diet. There is no credible evidence that coffee causes ovarian dysfunction. ...Read more

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Dr. Amy Friedman
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Transplantation (Definition)

Transplantation is the process of transplanting organs from a donor to a recipient and includes surgery ...Read more