- Bone marrow
- What is a Bone marrow transplant
- Bone Marrow Transplant Procedure
- Recovery after Bone Marrow Transplant
- Risks of Bone Marrow Transplant
- Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Bone marrow transplant?
Why is a Bone marrow transplant performed?
- Acute or chronic leukemia
- Hodgkin's lymphoma or non-Hodgkin's
- Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia
- Multiple myeloma
- Aplastic anemia
- Myeloproliferative disorders
- Germ cell tumors
- Some autoimmune diseases like lupus.
- Cancer treatments, such as high-dose chemotherapy or radiation.
Bone marrow transplant Procedure
- Mouth ulcers
- Nausea and vomiting
- Eating problems
- Hair loss
- Breathing or lung problems
- Premature menopause
- Fertility problems
Recovery after Bone Marrow Transplant
- The condition being treated
- compatible donor
- where the transplant is performed
- There is a chance that some of the symptoms you experience after transplant will stay with you for the rest of your life.
Risks of Bone Marrow Transplant
- Graft versus host disease (allogeneic transplant only)
- Stem cell (graft) failure
- Organ damage
- New cancers
Frequently Asked Questions:
Patients who have lived for at least 5 years after hematopoietic cell transplantation without recurrence of the initial disease have a good risk of living for another 15 years, but life expectancy is not completely recovered.
Hair usually grows back about 3 months after transplantation. Your hair can grow back with a different texture. Although rare, hair loss can occur months or years after transplantation.
When it comes to identifying a bone marrow donor, doctors weigh many factors and exempt donors in the 18-44 age group 86% of the time.
Doctors generally advise against traveling abroad for at least 6 months after a bone marrow or stem cell transplant. Most people need regular checkups and may need blood transfusions during this time. Once your blood counts have returned to normal, you can travel.
Most medications and treatments for multiple myeloma do not cause hair loss The majority of multiple myeloma drugs and therapies do not cause hair loss. avenues chemotherapy (such as melphalan), the answer is yes.