Bone marrow transplant (BMT) can strengthen the body to fight cancer by replacing the blood building cells in the body that are destroyed by chemotherapy and radiation treatments, which are used to kill the cancer cells, with healthy stem cells found in bone marrow.
In a bone marrow transplant, the patient's diseased bone marrow is destroyed and healthy bone marrow stem cells are infused into the patient's blood-stream. In a successful BMT transplant, the new bone marrow migrates to the cavities of the large bones and begins producing healthy, normal blood cells.
Bone Marrow & Stem Cell
About Bone Marrow Stem Cell Transplant
There are several types of bone marrow transplants, also referred to as stem-cell transplants. Which type is used for any given patient depends on the specific patient's disease as well as other factors such as the patient's age and the availability of a suitable donor. Learn more >>
Here at Winship Cancer Institute Bone Marrow Transplant Center we believe patient information is a vital part of the transplant process. This gives you the knowledge necessary to make informed decisions regarding your treatment plan. Your increased knowledge, paired with our center's experts, fills the prescription for transplant success.