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Does Stem Cell Transplant Helps With Mantel Cell Lymphoma?

Hi my father was diagnosed with mantal cell lymphoma 4 and a half years ago and was in remission until this past june he was started on DHAP with hopes for a stem cell transplant according to specialist he is not a candidate so due to second line treatment ...he was hospitalized with problems from the treatment and is now on FCM plus Rituxin....he has had 2 treatments with little side effects...he also was treated 3 and a half years ago by his family dr for skin eruptions on his head...i read that this is a sign of mantal cell lymphoma...he was treated for the past 3 years every few months..the skin eruptions stopped since DHAP treatment and now they r back is this a sign his cancer is aggressive and the tx is doing nothing
Tue, 22 Sep 2015
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Hello dear. I have gone through your case. So in your father case options are either chemotherapy some other regimen 9 aggressive one if he is fit) or to go for an autologous stem cell transplant. Please discuss this with your hematologist. Thanks
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Does Stem Cell Transplant Helps With Mantel Cell Lymphoma?

Hello dear. I have gone through your case. So in your father case options are either chemotherapy some other regimen 9 aggressive one if he is fit) or to go for an autologous stem cell transplant. Please discuss this with your hematologist. Thanks