How long do people generally live after a bone marrow transplant?

Varies. This varies but for people who are cured of their cancer and don't die from a complication of the transplant they are expected to have a normal life expectancy.
It depends? Prognosis in hsct varies widely dependent upon disease type, stage, stem cell source, hla-matched status (for allogeneic hcst) and conditioning regimen. A transplant offers a chance for cure or long-term remission if the inherent complications of graft versus host disease, immuno-suppressive treatments and the spectrum of opportunistic infections can be survived.[19][20] in recent years.

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Help please? How long does it take to know if a bone marrow transplant has worked?

4-6 weeks. The treating doctors would answer simple questions like this....but you have got to ask them what you need to know. Read more...

If I am coming from another city for a bone marrow transplant, how long do I need to stay near the hospital?

Speak with Team. You really need to speak directly with the team doing your bone marrow transplant for their advice and recommendations. Read more...
Ask the center. It will definitely depend on the center and your distance from the transplant center so ask your doctor or nurse. In general most transplant centers will want patients getting their own cells (autologous) in the area for about 1 month. With a donor transplant (allogeneic) it is typically around 100 days but can be longer if there are complications. Read more...

How long after bone marrow transplant does a patient stay in the hospital?

Depends. It depends on things such as the type of transplant (autologous with the patient's own cells or allogeneic with a donor's cells), chemotherapy regimen used for the transplant, the patient's health status, and also the transplant center. At some centers a transplant can be done as an outpatient. For inpatient transplants the stay is generally 3-6 weeks. Discuss with your bmt physician. Read more...

How long will I be in the hospital after a blood and bone marrow transplant?

This varies. With many of the peripheral blood stem cell transplants, some programs do the whole procedure as an outpatient, keeping the patient close to the center because they will need daily followup for awhile. Other programs have the patients in hospital for about 2 weeks. Patients with other serious problems may end up staying for longer times...4-6 weeks, but this is not as common as it used to be. Read more...
It depends 30-60 day. For an allogeneic stem cell transplant one is generally in the hospital for 30-60 days. This could be slightly shorter or longer if there are complications like infection or graft versus host disease. For an autologous stem cell transplant generally the stay is much shorter on average 14 days. Read more...

What are things you can't do after a bone marrow transplant?

Depends. This depends on the type of transplant, and the time since the transplant. Most of the precautions are to prevent infections, such as not working in soil (earth), avoiding crowds and sick people. Read more...

After a bone marrow transplant is there anyway you can still have kids?

Yes you can. depends on many factors though, but the majority can conceive, and should treated as high risk pregnancies, please checkthos link: http://www.motherisk.org/prof/updatesDetail.jsp?content_id=727. Read more...

Are you fertile after a bone marrow transplant?

Sometimes. It depends on the treatment, but most women with bone marrow transplants lose their menstrual cycles. Men often have some detectable sperm after treatment, but fertility rates are likely relatively low. Fertility preservation is important to consider before treatment. Read more...
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...