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Why Is Bone Marrow Transplant So Painfull
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
No: Bone marrow transplants are generally reserved for younger, otherwise healthy patients. Such patients who have an excellent response to induction and favorable molecular/cytogenetic risk may be able to avoid a transplant from a donor and may be able to just get high dose consolidation chemotherapy or an reinfusion of their own stem cells. ...Read more
Why do they give chemo if myelofibrosis isn't cancer? Also, i've had dr's refer to my "malignancy". Is bone marrow transplant an inevitably?
Misnomer & reason: Neoplasia , new cell growth , the frightening term cancer in relatively benign conditions. In this case of myelofibrosis , progression does not take naive benign course , will take lethal destructive course on bone marrow , the sap of life , all functional cells of bone marrow replaced by fibrous collagen tissue, may not be called malignancy , acts like ca , treated like ca , follow drs advise. ...Read more
Sometimes shorter: It depends on the type of transplant. If you get your own cells (autologous) recovery is generally 3-6 months. For a transplant from a donor (allogeneic) some patients are back to work in 6 months but more typically return to work is 6-12 months but it can be longer if there are delayed complications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bone marrow : The actual infusion of the cells does not hurt. The side effects of the chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy that are part of the preparative regimen of the transplant can be unpleasant. This can include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, mouth sores, infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Marrow transplantati: While this is commonly used for the leukemias, lymphomas and aplastic anemias, a variety of other condtions are being tested including inherited immune deficiency, blood dyscrasias and some other inherited systemic diseases. Ask your doctor if your condition qualifies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: A bone marrow or peripheral blood (pb) stem cell transplant (sct) is not painful. There are various "induction" treatments that depend on the type of cancer or disease to "condition" or get rid of the cancer (& normal) cells. A sct then "rescues" the bone marrow by returning self (autologous sct) cells or cells from another (allogeneic sct). The sct itself is similar to a blood infusion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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
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