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A bone marrow transplant may help you by:

  • Safely allowing treatment of your condition with high doses of chemotherapy or radiation
  • Replacing diseased or damaged marrow with new stem cells
  • Providing new stem cells, which can help kill cancer cells directly

Stem cell transplants can benefit people with a variety of both malignant (cancerous) and nonmalignant (noncancerous) diseases, including:

  • Acute leukemia
  • Adrenoleukodystrophy
  • Aplastic anemia
  • Bone marrow failure syndromes
  • Chronic leukemia
  • Hemoglobinopathies
  • Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • Immune deficiencies
  • Inborn errors of metabolism
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • Plasma cell disorders
  • POEMS syndrome
  • Primary amyloidosis
May 05, 2015