There are many illnesses treated by bone marrow transplants. This section focuses on 2 main areas: blood cancers and disorders. Your doctor will also be able to tell you more about the conditions and advise you accordingly. Every patient is different, and treatments for each condition vary.
For certain conditions such as Acute Myelogenous Leukaemia (AML), Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL), the need for a transplant is mostly determined by the likelihood of the disease returning – which is affected by the patient’s general health, some of the leukaemia’s features, and the risk factors.
Whereas for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and Multiple Myeloma, factors including age, overall health, stage and growth speed of the disease will determine the risks and benefits of having a transplant. The doctor will thus determine whether a transplant is an option. When it comes to deciding on the best treatment, it all depends on what type of blood disease you have, how advanced and aggressive it is and your general health. Your doctor will suggest the most effective course of treatment for you.
Common treatments are chemotherapy, radiotherapy and, in some cases, a stem cell or bone marrow transplant.
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