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What are the odds of surviving cancer after a marrow transplant?

What are the odds of surviving cancer after a marrow transplant?

It depends: Marrow transplants can use your own cells or someone else's. These treatments have become very safe in many centers. Some centers even do this with your own cells in an outpatient setting. The benefit as a cancer treatment depends on the disease that this therapy is given for. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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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What are the chances of no complications from bone marrow biopsy?

What are the chances of no complications from bone marrow biopsy?

Low complication : The potential complications from bone marrow biopsy include bleeding and infection. A physician who does the procedure often will have, usually, a low complication rate. In general the rate should be very low (my guess is less than 1%). Remember, the procedure gives information not otherwise obtainable. Discuss with you physician and if you need it- go for it. ...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

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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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What are the chances of needing a bone graft for an implant?

What are the chances of needing a bone graft for an implant?

Depends: If there is adequate alveolar bone present, then no bone grafting is required. A cat scan of the jaw bones will determine the amount of bone present. Consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the next steps after getting a failed bone marrow transplant (bmt)?

Failed BMT: Please provide more details. The answer to this is dependent on many factors which you did not provide--what type of transplant was done, who was the donor or was it the patient's own cells, what specifically was the cause of failure (recurrent cancer, bone marrow never grew, loss of the graft). ...Read more

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What outcome can I expect from a bone marrow transplant? What is the success rate for bone marrow transplants?

What outcome can I expect from a bone marrow transplant? What is the success rate for bone marrow transplants?

BMT: It depends upon underlying condition for which sct (stem cell or bone marrow transplant) is being performed. Broadly speaking sct can work more than 50% time. ...Read more

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What are the risks of a bone biopsy? I have a weakened immune system and am concerned about the risk of getting an infection during my bone biopsy. What are the risks? .

With : With any surgical procedure there is the risk of damage to adjacent structures (nerves, blood vessels, internal organs) , bleeding and infection. Your statement that you have a weakened immune system is a clue to why the bone biopsy is being done, since some of the blood cells that are responsible for mounting an immune response start life in the bone marrow. I am sure your doctors have weighed the risk vs. Benefits in recommending this procedure and will take the necessary precautions to prevent an infection. ...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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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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What are the chances of survival for bone marrow cancer?

Variable: There are many cancers that can involve the marrow, some have good prognosis while some do very poorly. Need more info to answer this question. ...Read more

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Are the age restrictions on getting a bone marrow transplant?

Are the age restrictions on getting a bone marrow transplant?

Age is a number: Depends on the type of transplant and patient's condition and disease. It is harder to transplant an 80 year old. Have ppl done autos on them . Yes. ...Read more

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What are the chances of someone dying while having a hip replacement?

What are the chances of someone dying while having a hip replacement?

0.1 percent: According to a study published in the january 2010 issue of the journal of bone and joint surgery (jbjs), the risk of early postoperative mortality -- or death following surgery -- was slightly increased for the first 26 days after the elective surgery. The risk of mortality was estimated to be 0.1 percent. ...Read more

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What is the recovery period of bone marrow transplant?

What is the recovery period of bone marrow transplant?

It depends what you: Mean by recovery. Recovery takes many forms after a stem cell transplant. Neutrophil recovery tends to preceed platelet recovery. There are other issues thatnaffect recovery, such as the nature of the prep regimen, the stem cell dose, auto vs unrelated donor, the degree of immune suppression required to maintain the graft, etc. Work closely with your transplant docs during this period of recovery. ...Read more

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If a stage four lung cancer patient is spread to the bones, would having a bone marrow transplant increase the likelihood of survival?

If a stage four lung cancer patient is spread to the bones, would having a bone marrow transplant increase the likelihood of survival?

No: Bone marrow transplant would not treat the primary tumor and would be ineffective. A bone marrow transplant would introduce such high risks that it would most likely hasten the patient's demise. ...Read more

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What's the probability of me being a match for donating bone marrow?

What's the probability of me being a match for donating bone marrow?

It depends: Chances of you being a match are low but real. So be prepared to keep your commitment in case you receive a call to be the real donor because they have someone whose hla typing matches yours...The chances are less than one in a thousand unless you are blood related with the donor. ...Read more

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What are the chances of bone cancer for anyone?

What are the chances of bone cancer for anyone?

Rare: Primary bone cancer is rare. It accounts for much less than 1 percent of all cancers. About 2, 300 new cases of primary bone cancer are diagnosed in the United States each year. ...Read more

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Are you fertile after a bone marrow transplant?

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 are the benefits of a blood and bone marrow transplant?

What are the benefits of a blood and bone marrow transplant?

Cure diseases: A bmt or stem cell transplant replaces a patient's bone marrow with that of someone else (allogeneic transplant) or by a patient's own marrow as a rescue from very high dose chemotherapy. With allogeneic transplant for cancers, the new bone marrow can attack and destroy cancer cells that it recognizes as bad, even though the patient's immune system failed to do that. ...Read more

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What are the negative effects of ear piercing after having a liver transplant?

What are the negative effects of ear piercing after having a liver transplant?

Infection: Potential infection . Transplant patients are very prone to infections, initial small infection may lead to life threatening septicemia, due to immuno suppression. And an unnecessary risk, they do under go needed procedures. ...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