Leukemia Total Marrow Irradiation (TMI)
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Total Marrow Irradiation for Leukemia
Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) cancer experts offer leukemia patients an innovative form of total body irradiation (TBI) called total marrow irradiation (TMI). TMI is commonly used for patients undergoing stem cell transplantation.
This radiation therapy allows us to deliver precisely focused radiation to the major marrow sites where the leukemia cells reside. Marrow is the soft, sponge-like tissue found inside most bones.
TMI treatments for leukemia target the radiation dosage to the skeletal bone structure, helping to improve recovery time and reduce radiation exposure to healthy organs.
When used before a stem cell transplant, total marrow irradiation can help the body make room for new, healthy bone marrow cells and help prevent the body’s rejection of the donated stem cells.
Helping You Maintain Your Quality of Life
Your experts at CTCA proactively manage radiation-induced side effects. Throughout your TMI treatment for leukemia, you will receive supportive therapies, such as such as nutrition therapy, naturopathic medicine, pain management and mind-body medicine. These therapies can help keep you strong, avoid treatment interruptions and improve your quality of life throughout your care.
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