Bone Marrow Transplants and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplants are used in Cancer Treatment to allow patients to receive high doses of chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
Chemotherapy and radiation therapy generally target cells that divide rapidly. Most cancer cells reproduce much more quickly than healthy cells, but bone marrow cells divide at a high rate too so chemotherapy damages the cells in the bone marrow, affecting blood cell production and occasionally causing blood cancers later in life.
BMT and PBSCT restore the healthy stem cells that have been destroyed by intense doses of chemotherapy. With a transplant, patients with cancer are able to have high doses of chemotherapy and radiation therapy as the damaged stem cells in the bone marrow will be replaced with the patient’s own stem cells that were harvested, either from their bone marrow or their peripheral blood, prior to the treatment.
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