The stem cell transplant team at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Eastern Regional Medical Center (Eastern) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, treats blood and lymphatic system cancers, including leukemia, multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma and Hodgkin lymphoma. Stem cell transplants may also help the body recover after high doses of radiation therapy or chemotherapy.
A healthy body has three main types of blood cells: white blood cells, which help the body fight infection; red blood cells, which carry oxygen throughout the body; and platelets, which help the blood to clot. A stem cell transplant procedure infuses healthy blood-forming stem cells into the body. These healthy stem cells travel to bone marrow through the bloodstream and replace damaged or destroyed cells. The blood-forming stem cells that are used in transplants may come from the patient or from a donor whose tissue closely matches the patient’s.
Stem cell transplant doctors at Eastern meet with patients to discuss their diagnosis, offering a variety of treatment options. The team of doctors and clinicians at our hospital in Philadelphia provide comprehensive care by listening to patients, educating them and working together to recommend innovative, evidence-based treatment plans. Stem cell transplants can be complex and may take a few months to complete. For stem cell transplant patients traveling to Pennsylvania from other areas, our guest services team helps arrange travel and lodging accommodations. Eastern offers guest rooms on-site at our Philadelphia hospital for patients and caregivers, as well as lodging options at nearby hotels with negotiated discounted rates.