Bone Marrow Transplant
Bone Marrow Transplantation, also called Stem Cell Transplantation, is the preferred treatment for some cancers, including acute and chronic leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma. During the procedure, a physician withdraws stem cells from either the patient or donor, administers chemotherapy and sometimes radiation to the patient, and then injects the previously collected stem cells into the patient. The stem cells make their way through the bloodstream and into the center of the bones, where they begin to grow. This process, called engrafting, can take from two to four weeks. Learn more about our Bone Marrow Transplant program.