My 7 year old has been diagnosed with fanconi aneamia will a bone marrow transplant cure it? What are the chances of developing cancers? Help

Fanconi anemia. This genetic disorder eventually causes bone marrow failure, and approximately 10% will develop other types of cancers such as leukemia. Bone marrow transplant can prolong life but risk of cancers remains.

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Will a bone marrow transplant cure bone marrow cancer?

Often yes. Bone marrow transplants are often curative for cancers of the bone marrow, i.e. leukemia. It is even more highly curative of benign bone marrow diseases, such as aplastic anemia. Bone marrow transplants are less useful for other types of cancer (e.g. breast or lung) that has spread to the bone marrow. Read more...
Yes. However it depends on the type of cancer, if it is in remission or not ,age of the patient and the type of donor. It also depends on the type of transplant, from self or another donor. Read more...

Please help me in this. Tell me what is considered the best next step to cure blood cancer after the bone marrow transplant fails.?

I am afraid, not man. Not many options , if one gets to this stage. However bone marrow trasplant can be repeated. If this is not possible, then you are at the mercy of some brand new phase 1 or phase 2 clinicla trials which are often running in major cancer centers like md anderson or sloan kettering cancer center. Fred hutchinson cancer center in seattle is another well known place to search for any good options ther. Read more...

What is the percentage of people who live cancer free 5-10 years after a bone marrow transplant?

Depends. This is dependent on the reason for the transplant. Transplants for some diseases are highly successful while transplants for refractory cancers like leukemia have a low success rate. Please ask this question again with more specific information about the disease. Read more...
It depends. Bone marrow transplants are currently done for many different types of cancers. The type of cancer, the number of relapses, the age of the patient, the previous responses to treatment, and the type of transplant all factor into how successful a bone marrow transplant is likely to be. Read more...

Is aml cancer cured by getting bone marrow transplant?

Yes, but... Depending on the age of the patient and characteristics of aml, a bone marrow transplantation may be warranted in order to cure a patient. However, in some situations, some subtypes can be cured with chemotherapy alone. Read more...
Yes. It can be . In poor risk aml that is the only curative option albeit with risk of complications. Chance of cure is bw40-50 percent. Read more...

My daughter has sickle cell anemia we tested for bone marrow transplant no matches is there anything else that might cure my daughter?

Bone Marrow transpl. Ask your church community to host a blood drive and encourage people to be swabbed for the bone marrow transplant data base. Cure of ss is only by marrow transplant. If more people are in the registry, you may find a match. Read more...
I agree. I agree with Dr. Keimowitz's response. In order to expand the Bone Marrow Donor pool for you, you need to host a donor drive which you can do in your community. Read more...