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How can stem cell transplants help with treating non-Hodgkin's lymphoma?

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In some rare cases, stem cell transplants are used to treat people with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma who are in remission or have a relapse.

These transplants give you new stem cells for your bone marrow -- the place inside bones that makes blood cells. The procedure lets your doctors give you higher doses of chemotherapy, which normally destroys the stem cells found in bone marrow.

SOURCES:

Medscape: "Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment & Management."

American Cancer Society: "How is non-Hodgkin lymphoma treated?" "Chemotherapy for non-Hodgkin lymphoma," "Radiation therapy for non-Hodgkin lymphoma," "Immunotherapy for non-Hodgkin lymphoma," "Targeted therapy drugs for non-Hodgkin lymphoma," "High-dose chemotherapy and stem cell transplant for non-Hodgkin lymphoma."

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: "Chemotherapy and Drug Therapy," "Radiation Therapy."

Lymphoma Association: "Watch and wait for lymphoma."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on April 25, 2018

SOURCES:

Medscape: "Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment & Management."

American Cancer Society: "How is non-Hodgkin lymphoma treated?" "Chemotherapy for non-Hodgkin lymphoma," "Radiation therapy for non-Hodgkin lymphoma," "Immunotherapy for non-Hodgkin lymphoma," "Targeted therapy drugs for non-Hodgkin lymphoma," "High-dose chemotherapy and stem cell transplant for non-Hodgkin lymphoma."

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: "Chemotherapy and Drug Therapy," "Radiation Therapy."

Lymphoma Association: "Watch and wait for lymphoma."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on April 25, 2018

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