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What is a Stem Cell Transplant?

  • A stem cell transplant is used to increase the chance of a cure or remission for various cancers and blood disorders.
    • A stem cell transplant may be necessary if your bone marrow stops working and doesn't produce enough healthy stem cells.
      • A transplant may occasionally be required to suppress an overactive immune system
      • A stem cell transplant also may be performed if high-dose chemotherapy or radiation therapy is given in the treatment of blood disorders such as leukaemia, lymphoma or multiple myeloma.
  • The treatment requires close nursing and medical care for a number of weeks. It is an intensive treatment and there are risks involved in undergoing this therapy.

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