The success of an autologous stem cell transplant depends on the type and stage of the disease and your general health and your age. The original disease may come back after the transplant. Using your own stem cells in a transplant is safer than using someone else’s, because your body will not reject your own stem cells. But stem cells from our own marrow or blood may still contain some cancer cells. So the stem cells may be treated to get rid of any cancer cells before being put back into your body. This, of course, is crucial to make sure that the cancer is not put back into the body through the stem cells that have been frozen. Every precaution will be taken to make this process completely successful.
At Progenicare we are the leader in BMAC or regeneration through autologous stem cells delivered through bone marrow aspirate. The bone marrow fluid and cells are checked for problems with any the blood cells made in the bone marrow. Cells can be checked for chromosome problems. Cultures can also be done to look for infection. A bone marrow aspiration can be done to collect bone marrow for medical procedures, such as stem cell transplant or chromosomal analysis.
The iliac crest is located at the top of the ileum, known to laypeople as the pelvis. The crest is rounded and thick, making it a popular donor site for fusion surgery. It is easy to access and recovery is usually uneventful. The bone graft is inserted in between two vertebrae in the spine and secured with pins, plates and screws. Another reason for the procedure is to see if the leukemia cells are gone, which means that the treatment is working. It is done to find out if the cancer has spread and how much it has spread. This helps plan cancer treatment. It can also be used to find infections or tumors that may start in or spread to the bone marrow. If you have an infection, a culture and sensitivity test of the bone marrow sample may be used to find out which antibiotics will work best to treat the infection.
Cancer advancement treatments are a result of modern scientific technology. We are very blessed to live in a time in history when there are so many options to treating cancer. Some cancers are more serious than others. If caught early, these more serious cancers can be treated successfully. That is why it is so important to catch these cancers early. Don’t ignore warning signs. Sores that don’t go away, unusual moles with odd shapes, bleeding where you shouldn’t have bleeding, undiagnosed chronic pain, changes in bowel habits, or feelings of unusual or extreme fatigue. It’s always good to have a yearly check-up. You should discuss any changes in your health with your doctor. Even if you don’t think it’s important, you need to have it checked. Many times a doctor has been able to save a life by being cautious.