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What if leukemia returns after bone morrow transplant?

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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Limited treatments

This depends on the type of leukemia and prior treatments but often when leukemia recurs after a bone marrow transplant the treatment options are limited.
In many situations the treatment is focused on controlling the leukemia and symptoms since cure is rare at that point. This is something that should be discussed with the transplant physician.

In brief: Limited treatments

This depends on the type of leukemia and prior treatments but often when leukemia recurs after a bone marrow transplant the treatment options are limited.
In many situations the treatment is focused on controlling the leukemia and symptoms since cure is rare at that point. This is something that should be discussed with the transplant physician.
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Difficult case

Need to get salvage therapy.
Option would be salvage with a second allo transplant ( myeloablative or reduced intensity) or donor lymphocyte infusion can be considered. Salvage chemo and clinical trials also will be considered.

In brief: Difficult case

Need to get salvage therapy.
Option would be salvage with a second allo transplant ( myeloablative or reduced intensity) or donor lymphocyte infusion can be considered. Salvage chemo and clinical trials also will be considered.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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