Stem Cell Transplant (Peripheral Blood, Bone Marrow, and Cord Blood Transplants)

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Weigh the risks before transplant

Despite the possible short-term problems and those that can crop up after a while, stem cell transplant has been used to cure thousands of people with otherwise deadly cancers. Still, the possible risks and complications can threaten life, too. The expected risks and benefits must be weighed carefully before transplant. Research today is being done to not only to cure cancer, but also to improve transplant methods and reduce the risks.

Last Medical Review: 10/02/2013
Last Revised: 10/02/2013