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How far along in leukemia can a bone marrow transplant be helpful?

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Dr. Stephen Noga
Internal Medicine - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Balancing act

Certainly one wants to try standard therapy first in most cases because it has less complications.
If this approach is unsuccessful or the patient is very high risk, transplant is considered. The decision to go forward is complicated by such things as the patient's performance status, their prior treatments and the amount of disease. These way into the final decision of when it can be helpful.

In brief: Balancing act

Certainly one wants to try standard therapy first in most cases because it has less complications.
If this approach is unsuccessful or the patient is very high risk, transplant is considered. The decision to go forward is complicated by such things as the patient's performance status, their prior treatments and the amount of disease. These way into the final decision of when it can be helpful.
Dr. Stephen Noga
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Dr. Michael Thompson
I certainly agree with Dr. Noga, but the real answer is too hard to fit in 400 characters and needs much discussion with your primary oncology team.
Dr. Martin Andreansky
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: It depends

There is no one answer. It depends on the type of leukemia, patient's age etc.

In brief: It depends

There is no one answer. It depends on the type of leukemia, patient's age etc.
Dr. Martin Andreansky
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