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Can a stem cell transplant be used for non Hodgkins lymphoma?

Can a stem cell transplant be used for non Hodgkins lymphoma?

Stem Cell Transplantation for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. High doses of chemotherapy can be an effective way to destroy lymphoma cells that have come back after conventional doses. However, high-dose chemotherapy can also destroy the healthy bone marrow cells that produce your blood and immune system cells.

Why did I have a stem cell transplant?

This is the first time I have posted on this forum, but my nervousness is overcome by curiosity and hope. I had a stem cell transplant a long time ago now, it was after many rounds of chemo/radiotherapy. It was to treat non Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and I am very lucky in that now I don’t have non Hodgkin’s lymphoma any more.

How does autologous stem cell transplantation work for lymphoma?

Many factors influence the decision to use autologous stem cell transplantation, including the lymphoma subtype and the response of the cancer to the initial therapy. In some forms of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, this transplant can result in a lasting remission, where signs and symptoms of the disease go away.

Can a bone marrow transplant be used for slow growing lymphoma?

This form of transplant can be quite effective with either slow-growing or more aggressive forms of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Stem Cell Transplantation for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. High doses of chemotherapy can be an effective way to destroy lymphoma cells that have come back after conventional doses. However, high-dose chemotherapy can also destroy the healthy bone marrow cells that produce your blood and immune system cells.

Can a stem cell transplant be done for NHL?

An autologous stem cell transplant is done most often for NHL. It may not be possible to do this type of transplant for some types of NHL if they have spread to the bone marrow or blood because it can be difficult to get enough normal stem cells.

This is the first time I have posted on this forum, but my nervousness is overcome by curiosity and hope. I had a stem cell transplant a long time ago now, it was after many rounds of chemo/radiotherapy. It was to treat non Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and I am very lucky in that now I don’t have non Hodgkin’s lymphoma any more.

Can a bone marrow transplant kill stem cells?

You may also have radiotherapy to your whole body. This is called total body irradiation or TBI. The radiotherapy and chemotherapy has a good chance of killing the lymphoma cells. But it also kills the stem cells in your bone marrow.