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When Can We Go For BMT In ALL Patient?

my younger 12 yrs brother has ALL,doctor has advised for BMT after 1 week chemo induction saying it as a case of poor steroid response.a matched donor is available.when can we expect the procedure to take place? or will he continue the rest chemo of induction phase?
Thu, 5 Feb 2015
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Welcome to H.C.M. I am Dr Krishna Dubey.
ALL is a most common leukemia found in children.Your consulting doctor is going in right way.After induction therapy your doctor will do B.M.T.
It is very nice and that you got matched donor. B.M.T has very good results so wait for finishing of induction phase chemotherapy.
Thanx and All the best.
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Hematologist Dr. Hardik Sanghvi's  Response
Hi, dear
I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern.
Treatment of choice for ALL patient is bone marrow transplantation. You can go for it any time. If HLA matched donor is available then he should go for bone marrow transplantation as early as possible.

Hope I have answered your question, if you have any doubts then contact me at bit.ly/Drsanghvihardik, I will be happy to answer you.
Thanks for using health care magic.
Wish you a very good health.
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Hematologist Dr. Hardik Sanghvi's  Response
Hi, dear
I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern.
He has poor response and matched donor is available. So he should go for bone marrow transplantation as early as possible.
It provides lowest risk of relapse and highest disease free survival.

Consult your doctor and plan accordingly.
Hope I have answered your question, if you have doubt then I will be happy to answer. Thanks for using health care magic. Wish you a very good health.
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When Can We Go For BMT In ALL Patient?

Welcome to H.C.M. I am Dr Krishna Dubey. ALL is a most common leukemia found in children.Your consulting doctor is going in right way.After induction therapy your doctor will do B.M.T. It is very nice and that you got matched donor. B.M.T has very good results so wait for finishing of induction phase chemotherapy. Thanx and All the best.