What is a Stem Cell Transplant?
- A stem cell transplant is used to increase the chance of a cure or remission for various cancers and blood disorders.
- A stem cell transplant may be necessary if your bone marrow stops working and doesn't produce enough healthy stem cells.
- A transplant may occasionally be required to suppress an overactive immune system
- A stem cell transplant also may be performed if high-dose chemotherapy or radiation therapy is given in the treatment of blood disorders such as leukaemia, lymphoma or multiple myeloma.
- The treatment requires close nursing and medical care for a number of weeks. It is an intensive treatment and there are risks involved in undergoing this therapy.