Treatment for Blood Cancers
An introduction to allogeneic bone marrow or stem cell transplant. In this type of transplant, cells from a donor are infused into a patient after the patient has received chemotherapy and in some cases radiation. It is used to treat some cases of leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, aplastic anemia and sickle cell disease.
An autologous stem cell transplant, which uses the patient's own blood cells, can be used to treat a variety of illnesses including leukemias, MDS, multiple myeloma, Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, testicular cancer and neuroblastoma.