Bone Marrow Transplant for Leukemia | Robert and Jamie’s Story

Robert thought he just had a cold that wouldn’t go away, but it turned out to be acute leukemia. He came to Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center, where he underwent chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant before finally getting a match for a bone marrow transplant. Today, he is cancer free.

“Penn treated my cancer through the whole three year process like I was the only patient in the entire hospital,” Robert says.

Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center has one of the oldest and largest bone marrow and stem cell transplant programs in the county.

A bone marrow transplant is a procedure to replace the bone marrow that has been destroyed during chemotherapy or radiation treatment. Stem cell transplant is very similar to bone marrow transplant except that the stem cells are harvested from the patient’s bloodstream rather than the bone marrow. The healthy, transplanted stem cells can restore the bone marrow’s ability to produce the blood cells the patient needs.

Diseases treated with bone marrow and stem cell transplant include:
-Multiple Myeloma

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