Peripheral Stem Cell Transplant
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Peripheral Stem Cell Transplant - A type of stem cell transplant which uses stem cells (immature blood cells) extracted from the peripheral (circulating) blood supply. In a peripheral stem cell transplant, stem cells are collected from the circulating blood of the patient themselves (autologous), or from a matching donor (allogeneic). The stem cells are harvested, stored, and, after intensive chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy, transplanted back into the body. Replacing unhealthy stem cells can help restore the bone marrow's ability to produce healthy blood cells, and help the body's immune system better recover from cancer treatments.
Peripheral stem cell transplantation may be a treatment option for cancers like leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma. Similarly, a bone marrow transplant (BMT) involves removing blood-forming stem cells from the bone marrow of the patient themselves, or from a matching donor. Also called peripheral blood stem cell transplant (PBST).
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