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What Is Chronic Graft-Versus-Host Disease?

Chronic graft-versus-host disease occurs if immune cells from a bone marrow transplant attack the recipient's body, causing skin, eye, lung, and digestive problems. Graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) is a condition in which the immune cells of a...

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Causes and Risk Factors of Graft-Versus-Host Disease

Genetics play a major role in graft-versus-host disease if the transplant donor and recipient aren't an identical match. Other risk factors can contribute. Graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) is a complication of a stem cell or bone...

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What Is Engraftment Syndrome?

Engraftment syndrome is one of the possible complications following a bone marrow transplant, also called a hematopoietic stem cell transplant. Engraftment syndrome is a complication that can occur after a bone marrow transplant, a procedure also...

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How Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) Is Staged

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is one of the most common types of leukemia. Its prognosis can be determined using Rai or Binet staging systems. Being diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is likely to leave you with more questions...

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How Acute Myeloid Leukemia Is Treated

Acute myeloid leukemia is treated with chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and supportive treatments. A stem cell transplant may also be needed. Treatments for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) are better than ever. Chemotherapy is the standard treatment,...

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Lung Damage Following Blood Cancer Treatment

Learn about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of pulmonary toxicity during blood cancer treatment One of the lesser-known side effects of treatment for blood and marrow cancers is lung damage. This type of lung damage may also be called...

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Hair Loss Following Blood Cancer Treatment

Hair loss is one of the most common side effects after cancer treatment. Learn what causes it and what to expect. One of the most common and outwardly noticeable side effects of cancer treatment is hair loss or alopecia. Many people, women,...

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Response Means in Cancer Treatment

Learn about what partial response (PR) means in reference to patients undergoing cancer treatments. After treatment completion, an individual is generally assessed for a response after a period of time to allow the maximal regression of the tumor....

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What Are Bone Marrow Stimulators Used For?

What are bone marrow-stimulating medications, and how are they used? Here, an overview of agents like filgrastim, erythropoietin, and romiplostim. A blood test known as a complete blood count, or CBC, counts your levels of red blood cells,...

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