Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Cancer of the Bone Bone Marrow Transplant

During bone marrow transplantation, a sample of bone marrow cells are taken from the patient's body, and the cells are saved. Then, the patient is treated with high-dose of chemotherapy. The chemotherapy is very effective at killing the cancer cells, but the chemotherapy also destroys the bone marrow. After chemotherapy, the saved bone marrow cells are returned to the bone marrow, in order to restore normal bone marrow function.

Bone marrow transplant complications:

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Last Updated: Dec 2, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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