A stem cell transplant may be an option for some hematologic cancer patients, including those with leukemia, multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma or Hodgkin lymphoma. It may also be an option for cancer patients whose stem cells have been damaged by cancer treatment. A stem cell transplant infuses healthy blood-forming stem cells into the body. At Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern), our stem cell transplant doctors in Zion, Illinois, meet with patients to discuss their treatment options in detail.
Stem cell transplants may be an option for treating cancers, blood disorders and other conditions. A stem cell transplant infuses healthy blood-forming stem cells into the body. Stem cell transplant physicians at CTCA® at Midwestern meet with patients to discuss their health history and review medical records. They may also conduct physical exams and order tests and blood work to make an informed recommendation. One of the hematologic oncologists at our cancer center in suburban Chicago is Istvan Redei, MD. He heads the Stem Cell Transplant and Cell Therapy Program at CTCA at Midwestern and also leads the enterprise-wide development of stem cell and transplant services at CTCA. Dr. Redei and the stem cell transplant team in Zion guide patients in finding treatment options tailored to them.
Our stem cell transplant team works with patients to reduce the risk of complications and side effects from stem cell transplants. These cancer experts work with other members of a patient’s care team, including supportive care clinicians, helping them manage pain and other complications. Our hospital in Zion offers a range of evidence-informed supportive therapies, including mind-body medicine, oncology rehabilitation, nutrition therapy and chiropractic care.