A stem cell transplant is when you get high dose chemotherapy to destroy your cancer cells and your bone marrow. After your bone marrow is destroyed, you get new stem cells back. The purpose of the stem cell transplant is to cure or control your disease, or to put it into remission.
Types of Stem Cell Transplant
Depending on your disease, there are 2 types of stem cell transplants:
Both types of transplants require a lot of time and commitment. Transplant is an intensive treatment with many important steps. Review the book that matches the type of transplant you will be receiving.
Autologous Stem Cell Transplant Information Series
What is an Autologous Stem Cell Transplant?
Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant Information Series
What is an Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant?
Cross Cancer Institute – Autologous Stem Cell Transplant Contact Card
Calgary Stem Cell Transplant Contact Card
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