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What are some risks from having a stem cell transplant to treat acute myeloid leukemia (AML)?

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After you have a stem cell transplant to treat acute myeloid leukemia, you may have health risks such as:

  • Infection
  • Bruising or bleeding
  • Pneumonia
  • Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD)

SOURCES:

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: "Stem Cell Transplantation."

Be The Match National Donor Program: "Acute Myeloid Leukemia."

American Cancer Society: "Why Are Stem Cell Transplants Used as Cancer Treatment?" "What's It Like to Get a Stem Cell Transplant?" "Types of Stem Cell Transplants for Cancer Treatment," "Stem Cell Transplant Side Effects."

MedlinePlus: "Stem cells."

University of Rochester Medical Center: "Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML): Stem Cell Transplant."

NYU Langone Health: "Stem Cell Transplantation for Acute Myeloid Leukemia in Adults."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on October 1, 2019

SOURCES:

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: "Stem Cell Transplantation."

Be The Match National Donor Program: "Acute Myeloid Leukemia."

American Cancer Society: "Why Are Stem Cell Transplants Used as Cancer Treatment?" "What's It Like to Get a Stem Cell Transplant?" "Types of Stem Cell Transplants for Cancer Treatment," "Stem Cell Transplant Side Effects."

MedlinePlus: "Stem cells."

University of Rochester Medical Center: "Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML): Stem Cell Transplant."

NYU Langone Health: "Stem Cell Transplantation for Acute Myeloid Leukemia in Adults."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on October 1, 2019

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