Reasons To Have Your Stem Cell Transplant In Mexico

If you are in a position where you are looking for the best and safest bone marrow transplant centers, it is likely that you and your family are under a lot of stress. In some cases time is of the essence; the sooner a bone marrow or stem cell transplant can be conducted, the better… Read more »

Spread The Word On Rare Disease Day

Rare disease day is celebrated around the world on the last day of February. A rare disease, often known as an orphan disease, is one that only diagnosed in a few people every year. In America, a rare disease means that fewer than 200,000 are affected by it at any given time. Whilst rare diseases… Read more »

A Step Closer To The Cause Of AML?

AML, or acute myelogenous leukemia, is a type of blood cancer. Until now, the origins of this type of cancer have been unknown. However, for many people diagnosed with the disease, it would appear that the cancer could originate from a mutation in the patient’s bone cells. In a new study published on 21st January… Read more »

In The News: HIV Remission Patients Relapse

In August 2013 we reported on news that two HIV positive individuals who had been treated for blood cancers with bone marrow transplant appeared to be free of the HIV virus following the transplantation procedure. Reports last summer told of how, two and four years after their bone marrow transplant, each man appeared to have… Read more »

What Is Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia

Recent news reports how a bone marrow transplant to treat a ten year old boy with acute lymphocytic leukemia (or ALL) also appears to have cured him of his peanut allergy. But what is ALL and how can a bone marrow transplant help? Get the facts here. Called Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia or Acute Lymphoid Leukemia,… Read more »

Bone Marrow Transplant Cured Leukemia and Peanut Allergy!

As bone marrow transplantation increases in frequency across the world, we are continually learning more about the benefits and, sometimes surprising, side effects of the treatment. Once considered a last resort, bone marrow transplant is now, in many instances, considered to give individuals with bone marrow malfunction disorders the best chance of long term survival…. Read more »

Life After BMT: What You Need To Know About Vaccinations

If you have had a bone marrow transplant you probably know all about the extra precautions you need to take to avoid infection in the months before and after your transplant. As the flu season is upon us we talk about vaccinations after stem cell transplantation and why you need to be careful. Why are… Read more »

Bone Marrow Transplantation – Does Age Really Matter?

According to the American Cancer Society, many bone marrow transplant units set an upper age limit that excludes some patients from being able to have a bone marrow or stem cell transplant due to their age. In some cases, this age limit is as young as 50 for allogeneic bone marrow transplantation and 60-65 for… Read more »

Beating Breast Cancer With Bone Marrow Transplantation

Being diagnosed with any type of breast cancer will lead to life-changing decisions that will impact on your future. This Breast Cancer Awareness Month we look at why some people choose to have a bone marrow transplant to treat their cancer. The use of bone marrow transplant or peripheral blood stem cell transplant to treat… Read more »

Neutropenic Diet At A Glance

After a bone marrow transplant to treat breast cancer, lymphoma, aplastic anemia, or a range of otherwise untreatable conditions, an individual will have a low white blood cell count and will be at a greater risk of developing an infection. Food that our bodies can normally process quite happily could be potentially fatal without the… Read more »