They are the same...parts of one process of harvesting our stem cells, destroying our bone marrow, and then re-introducing our stem cells back into our bodies. I am on Day 44 after my transplant and… read more
My doc is encouraging a transplant and not giving me much info about where to do it. Should I get a second opinion as to whether I need one
I understand that SCT is standing with treatment.. induction then SCT. It is practiced for all MM Patients. So most likely all MM doctors are going to use this for standard treatment. I was told it… read more
So I have some questions on stem cell transplants. Do they do the harvest even if you don't need one yet just to have or do they wait till you need one and then do the harvest? I'm just wondering when my Dr said you need to get a stem cell transplant team together just in case you need one. She said you don't want to have to find one when you actually need it. So I was wondering if it meant I would just meet with them and they would have my records or what. And yes I know next time I see her I… read more
They can harvest stem cells for later treatment of a stem cell transplant freezing the cells or harvest in conjunction and transplant right away or immediate future.
My doctor says I’m stage two and must have high-dose chemo, then a stem cell transplant, and will not discuss other options. What have you tried?
You should have a doctor that will discuss other options. They will always try to get you to do what they feel is best but you have the ultimate decision. My husband's doctors were talking stem cell… read more
I have stem cells collected and stored since May 2018. Waiting for transplant. Do I have to get a dental Clarence done?
I had all my upper teeth pulled by a Dental Surgeon in steps of a few at a time too see how well I healed in between which went well. He sewed the holes in the gums so less chance of bacteria getting… read more
Thank you Pap, my shots begin next month which will make it six months from my SCT. And I’m starting with either the Flu, pneumonia or Covid Shot. My SCT Doctor doesn’t care which one I start with… read more
I am newly diagnosed I have stage 1 MM. doctor is putting me a few meds which is saying is a low form of chemo. and Suggested I go get stem cells ready in case I may need a SCT. Is it inevitable that as this progresses I will definitely have to do the stem cell transplant?
All I can say is that I had a bad reaction to the first round of shots for the stem cell transplant
Has anyone had the donor stem cell transplant for mm? My mom is potentially doing this and would love to know if anyone has been through it or know someone?
She had one stem cell already with her own but only last 6 months in remission.
My onoglist opp out stem call ,becaue i was 69 when i was diagnosed,i know several people that had the transplant that only had remission for 6 months or maybe a year,yet i have had remission for 5… read more
did any of u my friends, had a sct with 3 kids at home, I ask bec my doctor told me I should isolated with my care giver only, that's make me feel very bad, how I will not see my kids for 2 or 3 months, that's very hard,thx in advance.
I was fortunate. My wife works with disabled so she was worried about dragging something home. She came in the back door, put her clothes in the washer and went directly to the shower for 3 months… read more
Oncologist preparing for stem cell transplant for my husband, but after careful research, he does not know if he wants to undergo such a grueling procedure which has no guarantee of remission. He is doing quite well with his weekly chemo treatments which have astounded his doctors. Has anyone used alternative measures other than stem cell transplant, and instead decided on another version of treatment. We are so overwhelmed and indecisive about this.
Hi Barb5 - A clonoSEQ MRD test can be done with a blood test. You do need to have had a bone marrow biopsy prior to any treatment. There should be an archive of it where the clonoSEQ people will… read more