BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT FOR CHILDREN: THE TREATMENT PLAN FOR BONE MARROW CANCER AND OTHER DISEASES
Bone marrow transplant is the treatment plan of choice if your child has cancer or an immune disease that affects the bone marrow.
Indeed, words like “leukemia” and “non-Hodgkin lymphoma” can be painfully linked to children with cancer.
The Sant Joan de Déu Children’s Hospital (Barcelona, Spain) is a world reference center for bone marrow transplant (hematopoietic stem cell transplantation) with a great team of qualified specialists.
You can only hope for the best after carefully putting your child in the best capable hands. The Sant Joan de Déu Children’s Hospital have a high success rate for bone marrow transplants, so you can rest assured that your child will get the best care.
Also, as a responsible parent, you should be well informed about the therapeutic options available, with their benefits and risks included.
So, the first step as the parent of a child with bone marrow cancer is to fully understand the disease and the process of a bone marrow transplant.
What Is a Bone Marrow Transplant?
A bone marrow transplant also called stem cell transplant, replaces diseased blood cells with healthy ones within the bone marrow.
The replacement cells can come from your child’s own body or a matching donor (parent, sibling, or unrelated volunteer).
Written by Dr Osama Bahsas Zaky
Updated on September 9, 2021