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After high dose chemotherapy, is your marrow destroyed, so you would need a bone marrow transplant?
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Not really like that
If the person needs high dose chemo to treat underlying acute leukemia or other kind of blood cancer for instance- the bone marrow transplant is aimed to cure the leukemia/blood cancer-not really to treat the destroyed marrow from chemo.
Certain chemo however can cause myelodysplastic syndrome which later can transform into leukemia, and transplant-if possible- would be the treatment option.

In brief: Not really like that
If the person needs high dose chemo to treat underlying acute leukemia or other kind of blood cancer for instance- the bone marrow transplant is aimed to cure the leukemia/blood cancer-not really to treat the destroyed marrow from chemo.
Certain chemo however can cause myelodysplastic syndrome which later can transform into leukemia, and transplant-if possible- would be the treatment option.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Romeo Mandanas
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Autologous BMT/SCT
Autologous bmt or stem cell transplant uses the patient's own bone marrow or stem cells to "repopulate" the bone marrow after giving high-doses of chemotherapy or radiation (hdc/rt).
The actual treatment is provided by the hdc/rt to eradicate residual cancer cells and the "transplanted" bone marrow/stem cells are just to support the patient from the sure consequence of hdc/rt - marrow failure.

In brief: Autologous BMT/SCT
Autologous bmt or stem cell transplant uses the patient's own bone marrow or stem cells to "repopulate" the bone marrow after giving high-doses of chemotherapy or radiation (hdc/rt).
The actual treatment is provided by the hdc/rt to eradicate residual cancer cells and the "transplanted" bone marrow/stem cells are just to support the patient from the sure consequence of hdc/rt - marrow failure.
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
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