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Understanding High-Dose Therapy with Stem Cell Rescue

This booklet explains the rationale for, and process of, receiving high-dose therapy (HDT) with stem cell rescue as a treatment option for myeloma. As part of a first treatment regimen or at the time of disease relapse, HDT with stem cell rescue (often called “stem cell transplant”), can provide significant remission and survival benefits. 

06.16.14
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This booklet explains important details about the transplant of blood stem cells. Questions addressed include:
  • What are blood stem cells?
     
  • Why are blood stem cells collected and used for transplant?
     
  • What are the benefits and risks of high-dose chemotherapy with blood stem cell rescue as part of the treatment for myeloma?
     
  • What is the role of high-dose chemotherapy since the introduction of novel therapy approaches in the last decade? Can they be used in combination?
The booklet is meant to provide you with general information only. It is not meant to replace the advice of your doctor, nurse, or other healthcare practitioners. Your healthcare team can answer specific questions related to your personal treatment plan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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