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Doctor insights on: Stem Cell Transplant For Ovarian Cancer Survival Rate

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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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Stem Cell Transplantation (Definition)

A stem cell transplant may be needed if you have a disease that damages the cells in the bone marrow or if your received high doses of chemotherapy or radiation. Depending on the type of transplant, your procedure may be called a bone marrow transplant, a cord blood transplant, or a peripheral blood stem cell transplant. All three use stem cells, which are immature cells that give rise to specific cell types. Stem cell transplants are similar to blood transfusions and generally ...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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I am going to have an autologous stem cell transplant what is my survival rate?

I am going to have an autologous stem cell transplant what is my survival rate?

About 97%: In a standard risk situation only 2-3% of patients die from complications related to the transplant. The intermediate and long term survival is a function of the underlying disease and thus comment is not possible without the entire clinical context. ...Read more

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Has anyone had a successful stem cell transplant for cancer?

Has anyone had a successful stem cell transplant for cancer?

For certain diseases: Stem cell transplants (bone marrow transplants) are often successful at treating cancers of the blood and bone marrow such as leukemias, lymphomas and multiple myeloma. They can also be used to treat some disorders of the red blood cells and immune system. ...Read more

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Brother died of mediastinal germ cell cancer. How can I be sure we did everything? Had chemo, radiation, stem cell transplant, and surgeries.

Brother died of mediastinal germ cell cancer. How can I be sure we did everything? Had chemo, radiation, stem cell transplant, and surgeries.

Forgive my frankness: I'm sorry about your brother. We cure around 90% of these nowadays and the treatments you've listed are the right ones. Sadly, cancer quackery is protected by free speech. Whenever a young person dies, you will be approached by charlatans or their dupes and told, 'if only you had done thus-and-so.' it's hard to respond and simply adds to your pain. You didn't miss an easy 'natural' cure. Peace. ...Read more

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What is my mother in laws survival rate? She has ovarian cancer and found out four months ago, and has not been back to the doctor. We are trying to get her to go back

What is my mother in laws survival rate? She has ovarian cancer and found out four months ago, and has not been back to the doctor. We are trying to get her to go back

A : A little more information would be needed to answer that very important question. First, are we sure it's cancer? If it truly is, the most important predictors of survival are the type of ovarian cancer (there are several), the stage (how far has it spread) and the grade (how many dividing cells are seen under the microscope) of her tumor. Many times, this information is not available until surgery is done and a final tissue report is available. Choosing the correct surgeon is critical, and gynecologic oncologists have the highest success of surgery. Another important predictor is how much cancer is left behind by surgery. Nevertheless, many many many women have been completely cured of ovarian cancer. Even when not cured, women given the best ovarian cancer care may survive for many years with their cancer. Though doctors respect your mother in law's decision to not seek additional care, the consequences of not doing so will be deadly. If she truly has ovarian cancer, and it is not treated, surely this will result in the tumor progressing soon. I recommend that your mother in law seek the care of an experienced gynecologic oncologist to get these questions answered for her, at her earliest opportunity. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate for stage II low grade ovarian cancer?

What is the survival rate for stage II low grade ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer: The survival rate for completely staged, completely cytoreduced, treated with chemotherapy after surgery stage ii disease is >80% at 5 years. Without all of those qualifications, it is about 65% at five years. This means if 3 women have the disease, one will die before five years and 2 will be living at 5 years. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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