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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Hello and Welcome to my Multiple Myeloma Blog


Yvon Papillon said...

Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is the transplantation of Pluripotential hemopoietic stem cell or blood, often derived from bone marrow, umbilical cord blood or hemopoietic stem cells derived from a placenta. Stem cell transplantation is a medical procedure in the fields of hematology and oncology, most often performed for people with diseases of the blood, bone marrow, or certain cancer.

With the availability of the stem cell growth factors GM-CSF and G-CSF, most hematopoietic stem cell transplantation procedures are now performed using stem cells collected from the peripheral blood such as cord blood or placenta derived stem cells, rather than from the bone marrow. Collecting peripheral blood stem cells[1] provides a bigger graft, does not require that the donor be subjected to general anesthesia to collect the graft, results in a shorter time to engraftment, and may provide for a lower long-term relapse rate.

Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation remains a risky procedure with many possible complications; it has traditionally been reserved for patients with life-threatening diseases. While occasionally used experimentally in nonmalignant and nonhematologic indications such as severe disabling auto-immune disease and cardiovascular disease, the risk of fatal complications appears too high to gain wider acceptance

Ben said...

Looks like you're a Survivor and a strong fighter !!!

All this seems a little bit complex for me but I'm proud of you brother!

Don't give up!

Anonymous said...

I found it Yvon. I have the Http address added to my internet. I will be keeping taps on your progress. Much Healing to you. Something you have really not spoken about is the pain. Mine's is overwhelming in my back and spine.