Medicines For Autologous stem cell transplant

Autologous stem cell transplant

An autologous stem cell transplant is a procedure in which healthy stem cells are collected from the blood or bone marrow before Patient treatment, stored, and then given back to the patient after patient treatment because An autologous stem cell transplant is used to treat blood cancers, such as lymphoma and leukemia.

Procedure – Blood is drawn from a vein in the patient’s arm that flows through an apheresis machine that removes the stem cells from the blood and the remaining blood is returned to the vein in the other arm. When a patient is given chemotherapy for cancer, healthy cells, including blood-forming cells, are destroyed by the cancer treatment. In this case, after the chemotherapy or radiation therapy, the stem cells are given back to the patient to remove the destroyed blood-forming cells by the cancer treatment.