Conditions that may benefit from a bone marrow transplant
Bone marrow and stem cell transplantation offers new hope to patients with blood-related diseases. If you have one of the following conditions you may be a good candidate for a BMT procedure at Florida’s leading bone marrow transplant center, the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute.
- Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) - This is the most common type of cancer in children, affecting the blood and bone marrow (specifically the the white blood cells called lymphocytes). The disease progresses quickly and produces immature blood cells instead of mature ones. However, with proper treatment, chances for a cure are very good. It can also occur in adults.
- Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) - This cancer affects the a group of white blood cells called the myeloid cells, which normally develop into the various types of mature blood cells (such as red and white blood cells, and platelets).
- Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) - This cancer typically progresses slower than other types of Leukemia and most commonly affects older adults.
- Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML) - An uncommon form of cancer, this progresses slowly and affects a group of white blood cells called the myeloid cells.
- Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia (CMML) - A cancer type in which there is a high number of monocytes present in the blood, often resulting in a much higher white blood cell count.
- Essential Thrombocytosis (ET) - An uncommon disorder in which the body produces too many blood platelets (called thrombocytes). It is most common in people over 50 and more common in women. If there are no symptoms, treatment may not be necessary. Abnormal blood clotting or bleeding however will require treatment.
- Ewing's Sarcoma - A rare type of cancer that occurs most often in and around the bones. It typically affects children and young adults, most often beginning in the leg and hipbones, as well as the bones in the arms, chest, skull and spine.
- Hodgkin's Disease (HD) - A type of cancer that affects the lymphatic system, causing cells to grow abnormally and spread beyond the lymphatic system. This affects the body's ablity to fight infection.
- Multiple Myeloma (MM) - A cancer of the plasma cells. Plasma cells normally make proteins called antibodies to help fight infection. Since the abnormal plasma cells continue to reproduce, the amount of abnormal protein cells in the body increase, affecting the bones, immune system, kidneys and red blood cell count.
- Myelodysplastic Syndromes - A group of disorders resulting from poorly formed or dysfunctional blood cells. A bone marrow transplant for myelodysplastic syndromes may help prolong life.
- Myelofibrosis - An uncommon but serious bone marrow disorder that interrupts the body's normal production of blood cells.
- Myeloproliferative Disorders - A disease in which the bone marrow makes too many red blood cells, platelets, or white blood cells.
- Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL) - A cancer that begins in the cells called lymphocytes and typically affects younger children.
- Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH) - A disease in which blood cells are missing a gene called PIG-A, which helps certain proteins stick to cells. It can affect people of any age.
- Primary Amyloidosis - A disorder in which abnormal proteins build up in organs and tissues.
- Severe Aplastic Anemia (SAA) - A rare and serious disease that occurs when the body stops creating enough new blood cells. It can occur suddenly or slowly. Treatment may inlcude a bone marrow transplant for severe aplastic anemia.
- Testicular Cancer - One of the most common types of cancer in men between the ages of 15 and 34. It is highly treatable, even when the cancer has spread beyond the testicles. Treatment may inlcude a bone marrow transplant for testicular cancer.
- Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemi - A type of cancer of the B lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell). This is associated with the overproduction of IgM antibodies (a form of proteins).
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