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FYI: Three Types of BMT

Allogeneic: Transplantation  of bone marrow or blood cells from a person other than the patient.  The donor is usually a close relative, such as parent or sibling of the patient. 

Autologous: Transplantation of patient's own bone marrow or blood cells taken before high-dose chemo- therapy or radiation.

Syngeneic: Transplantation of  bone marrow or blood cells taken from the identical twin of the patient.  Syngeneic BMT is often the most effective type of BMT. 

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Suggested Readings
1.Click for cancer Books recommended by our Oncologists.  You may purchase these books with discount price directly through our links with Amazon .com.

2.Bone Marrow Transplant: A guide for cancer patients and their families. By Marianne L., R.N. Shaffer, George W. Santos.
BMT Talk - BMT Talk home page helps  patients looking to talk to others who have received BMT.

BMT Support Group
The BMT Support site caters for bone marrow and stem cell transplant patients and their families, providing information and links to other resources, empathy and support.

Patient's Financial Guide - Booklet (PDF format) developed to provide information and guidance to anyone involved in planning for expenses of a BMT.

Cancer Support Group Mailing List
- This is a mailing list for general cancer information, include lung cancer.
FAQs about Bone Marrow Transplant - University of Michigan provides this informative lecture hitting all the major points.
  Q and A about BMT from the NCI - Do you have specific questions or concerns? Click here to ask a specialist, or browse frequently asked questions about cancer.
Clinical Trials

European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplants - a non-profit organization to allow  physicians involved in clinical BMT to share their experience and develop co-operative studies.

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