“Not Too Old for a Stem Cell Transplant”

Stem cell transplantation may be an effective treatment for elderly patients with myelodysplastic syndromes

(dailyRx News) Age can impact a patient’s treatment options, but when it comes to stem cell transplants, a recent study showed that being old may not be something to be worry about.

Stem cell transplants may be an effective treatment for patients whose body is not able to produce healthy blood cells, as occurs in patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS).

However, stem cell transplants have many risks for complications, and it is important to know whether older patients can benefit from these transplants.

This recent study found that nearly half of patients who underwent stem cell transplants were alive after four years of treatment, regardless of their age.

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