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
My husbans doc calls it a rainy day harvest. You bank the cells for up to 10 years and use them when you need them.
My husband got CDE chemo on October 21 and started Neupogen shots on October 26. His stem cell harvesting was started on November 01. He has NOT been given a catheter. His collection is being done using peripheral veins. The aim was to collect 12 million cells in 4 collections, but he has yielded only 6.5 million cells in the first three days of collection. We are not expecting a miraculous harvest today
He has been told to come for harvesting on day 5 (November 07) also. The… read more
A friend of mine had too go twice and barely gave them enough stem cells and they were ready too keep on harvesting. I was lucky that I gave them more than enough cells the first session.
I have stem cells collected and stored since May 2018. Waiting for transplant. Do I have to get a dental Clarence done?
How long does it take for the immune system to rebound?
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?
I never had stem cell therapy. I am on carfill and dex
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.
Living Life so sorry that your circumstances are keeping you from having a SCT and it’s really sad that you have nobody too help you with your children. Good luck in the future .
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.
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.
How much of Stem Cell Transplant and Stem Cell Collection/ Storage does Medicare pay for and how much is the patient's responsibility?
Thanks for the information. Talk about cost prohibitive. We'll have to think about that one.