Understanding Blood and Marrow Transplant
To understand the process of blood and bone marrow transplant, it is necessary to understand the functions of bone marrow and blood and how those functions can go wrong.
Autologous Stem Cell Transplant
Autologous stem cell transplant is a procedure where a patient's own healthy bone marrow stem cells are collected before high-dose chemotherapy and then given back after the treatment.
Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant
An allogeneic stem cell transplant is a procedure where the stem cells are taken from another individual who is genetically similar or matched to the patient.
Leukemia occurs when the bone marrow makes large numbers of abnormal white blood cells.
Hodgkin's lymphoma is cancer that begins in cells of the immune system called lymphocytes. This type of cancer is also called Hodgkin's disease or Hodgkin lymphoma.
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is a group of cancers that begin in white blood cells called lymphocytes.
Myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells, which are white blood cells that produce antibodies to help fight infection.
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