bone marrow transplantation


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(BOAN MAA-row trans-plan-TAY-shun)

Bone marrow can be destroyed by high doses of cancer drugs. This is a procedure in which new marrow is put in place of the destroyed marrow. There are three places to get new marrow cells for a transplant: 1) your own bone marrow that was saved before cancer treatment (autologous); 2) bone marrow given by someone else (allogeneic); and 3) bone marrow given by an identical twin (syngeneic).

For more information, visit Breastcancer.org's Breast Cancer Treatment and Bone Loss page.

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Audio contributed by: Richard Roundtree

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