Can Blood Cancer Be Cured With A Bone Marrow Transplant?
Good morning. Sorry I want to ask. My friend has done a bone marrow transplant what can it cure completely ?. What percentage for the chance of total recovery. The thing is the cancer cells are still there after the operation. Thank you…
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Blood cancer (leukemia) results from excessive, abnormal, and uncontrolled growth of body tissues that are responsible for producing blood cells, including the spinal cord and lymphatic system. There are various types of blood cancer, including ALL (acute lymphocytic leukemia), AML (acute myelogenous leukemia), CLL (chronic lymphocytic leukemia), CML (chronic myelogenous leukemia), and so on.
The type of cancer, the age of the patient, and the extent to which the spread of cancer cells themselves in the body of the patient also influence the potential for healing of patients with blood cancer. Among all types of cancer above, the best prognosis (cure potential) is blood cancer type ALL (5 years survival rate reaches 71%), while the worst is AML (5 years survival rate is only 27%).
Not only that, the type and speed of treatment given, as well as the patient's body response to such treatment can also affect the prognosis in patients with blood cancer. Based on statistical data, after a bone marrow transplantation procedure, the improvement in prognosis can reach 30 to 50% compared to the previous one. If after 2 years after undergoing a bone marrow transplant the patient does not experience a recurrence, then the potential for total remission in a long time can reach 80%.
Unfortunately, you did not explain in detail, what type of blood cancer is meant, how severe the cancer is, and how the patient's condition in general. Therefore, we cannot give a detailed picture related to the potential for recovery.
Better, you consult directly with a specialist oncology surgeon relating to the condition of your colleague.
I hope this helps.