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Are stem cell transplants for multiple myeloma effective?

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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Yes.

Autologous stem cells transplants (from yourself as donor when in near remission) result in improved progression free survival and probably overall survival.
Allogeneic transplant (from someone else) is more complex, and many would consider it experimental. Although the procedure may cure the disease, there are significant complications and risks that may offset the benefits.

In brief: Yes.

Autologous stem cells transplants (from yourself as donor when in near remission) result in improved progression free survival and probably overall survival.
Allogeneic transplant (from someone else) is more complex, and many would consider it experimental. Although the procedure may cure the disease, there are significant complications and risks that may offset the benefits.
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