• Do you have a Stem Cell Transplant in your future? Our blog post today has what you need to know about them.

    Asked by GregP_WN on Thursday, October 10, 2019

    Do you have a Stem Cell Transplant in your future? Our blog post today has what you need to know about them.

    Also known as a bone marrow transplant, stem cell transplants are done on a certain group of cancer diagnoses of mainly blood cancers. Take a look at the article here>>http://bit.ly/2My3IiA after you read it please use the share buttons below or above the article to share on your social media pages. Thank you for your support of each other!

    3 Answers from the Community

    • po18guy's Avatar
      po18guy

      An excellent primer on the process - although there is nothing of which I am aware that can fully prepare one to undergo a transplant. Specifically in the case of allogeneic transplants, the lifetime of palliatve care for Graft-versus-Host-Disease must be taken into account. The potential 30% mortality rate within three years also looms heavily over one's head. An allo transplant is a bridge of sighs from which there is no return. Autos are a quite different situation.

      However, in many if not most cases, there currently is little alternative to transplantation. Options are increasing and those should certainly be considered prior to transplant. I have found https://www.bmtinfonet.org/ to be an excellent resource. For any who care to read War and Peace, my transplant history is posted here: https://www.cancerforums.net/threads/46035-One-haploidentical-transplant-experience-(ongoing)

      13 days ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      Po, Thanks for your insights on this, we appreciate your experiences.

      13 days ago
    • po18guy's Avatar
      po18guy

      You are welcome, Greg. The bookend to my case is a man in Wyoming who received an allo transplant for Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma and recovered with GvHD so mild that it is undetectable. He is running 5Ks. To quote Rod Stewart: "Some guys have all the luck..."

      13 days ago

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