Should I under go Stem Cell Transplant or NOT

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Should I under go Stem Cell Transplant or NOT


In 2009 I was diagnosed with Stage IV Lymphoma.  I had an ABVD chemo in 2009 and then a Bone Marror Transplant (BMT) in 2012.  I handled ABVD well, but BMT knocked me around.  I have to give up my lucrative professional practice, due to cancer and betrayl by my business partners.  For about 18 months I suffered with deep depression.  Howver, since then I had best time of my life.  I have seen my both kids complete school.  One in the final year of university and other in the first year.


About two months ago, I was diagnosed with Myelodysplasia (side effect of intensive chemo in 2012).  Now I am told that I have 1.6 years, if I am untreated. 5.5 years if I undergo highly risky Allogeniec Stem Cell Transplant.


I am thinking is it worthwhile going through the Allogeniec Stem Cell Transplant.  Any advice?

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Re: Should I under go Stem Cell Transplant or NOT

Hi @Mani!


How have you been doing the past few weeks?


I'm not sure if you've made a decision regarding your treatment as yet, but here's a few places that have a bit more information about Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplants:

You may find our podcast on Making Treatment Decisions helpful as well.


Has anyone else here had experience with stem cell transplants? Or perhaps a family member or friend has?



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