NCLEX RN Practice Question # 837

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Practice Question # 837.

 

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Bone marrow transplantation

Patients with certain immune disorders may be candidates for bone marrow transplant. This procedure also is being explored as a treatment of certain hematologic disorders and cancers, such as multiple myeloma and some solid tumors.

Bone up on transplantation

In bone marrow transplantation, bone marrow cells are collected from the patient or another donor and then administered to the patient after his diseased bone marrow is destroyed by chemotherapy or total body radiation. The goal is to allow the patient to resume normal blood cell production.

The preferred treatment for aplastic anemia and severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome (SCID), bone marrow transplantation also is used to treat leukemia patients who are at high risk for relapse or who have undergone high-dose chemotherapy and total body radiation therapy.

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