It depends. Bone marrow transplants are currently done for many different types of cancers. The type of cancer, the number of relapses, the age of the patient, the previous responses to treatment, and the type of transplant all factor into how successful a bone marrow transplant is likely to be.
Depends. This is dependent on the reason for the transplant. Transplants for some diseases are highly successful while transplants for refractory cancers like leukemia have a low success rate. Please ask this question again with more specific information about the disease.
My 7 year old has been diagnosed with fanconi aneamia will a bone marrow transplant cure it? What are the chances of developing cancers? Help
Fanconi anemia. This genetic disorder eventually causes bone marrow failure, and approximately 10% will develop other types of cancers such as leukemia. Bone marrow transplant can prolong life but risk of cancers remains.
Good odds. Bone marrow transplants are commonly done for the treatment of blood cancer. The success rate is between 60-70 percent depending on the type of cancer and the general condition of the recepient. If there is a good match chances of cure go up into 80-90% range.
Unclear? The shoulder part of your question makes no sense? Bone marrow transplants are delivered iv.
Often yes. Bone marrow transplants are often curative for cancers of the bone marrow, i.e. leukemia. It is even more highly curative of benign bone marrow diseases, such as aplastic anemia. Bone marrow transplants are less useful for other types of cancer (e.g. breast or lung) that has spread to the bone marrow.
Yes. However it depends on the type of cancer, if it is in remission or not, age of the patient and the type of donor. It also depends on the type of transplant, from self or another donor.
Leukemia. It depends to kind of cancer in pediatrics leukemia relapse, after heavy chemotherapy bone marrow transplant can save them.
Please help me in this. Tell me what is considered the best next step to cure blood cancer after the bone marrow transplant fails.?
I am afraid, not man. Not many options, if one gets to this stage. However bone marrow trasplant can be repeated. If this is not possible, then you are at the mercy of some brand new phase 1 or phase 2 clinicla trials which are often running in major cancer centers like md anderson or sloan kettering cancer center. Fred hutchinson cancer center in seattle is another well known place to search for any good options ther.
Why do they give chemo if myelofibrosis isn't cancer? Also, I've had dr's refer to my "malignancy". Is bone marrow transplant an inevitably?
Misnomer & reason. Neoplasia, new cell growth, the frightening term cancer in relatively benign conditions. In this case of myelofibrosis, progression does not take naive benign course, will take lethal destructive course on bone marrow, the sap of life, all functional cells of bone marrow replaced by fibrous collagen tissue, may not be called malignancy, acts like ca, treated like ca, follow drs advise.
I have stage 4 breast cancer. Its at the bones and on my lungs. Is a bone Marrow transplant possible?
It is possible! You might have been receiving chemotherapy. The BMT will be determined based on you response, disease status and your body conditions.
No. High dose chemotherapy associated with a bone marrow transplant is no longer recommended for metastatic breast cancer. Trials have shown this approach to be ineffective. Newer immunochemotherapy trials are now in play and should be investigated/
Might be. Acute myelogenous leukemia (aml). Is curable and may require marrow or stem cell transplant.
Yes, but... Depending on the age of the patient and characteristics of aml, a bone marrow transplantation may be warranted in order to cure a patient. However, in some situations, some subtypes can be cured with chemotherapy alone.
Yes. It can be. In poor risk aml that is the only curative option albeit with risk of complications. Chance of cure is bw40-50 percent.