I have been on gleevec he took me off of it for a week to see if my body doesn't want it the next step is a bone maroon transplate has anyone else heard of this
I'm not sure what your question is. Gleevec is used to treat some kinds of leukemia. Bone marrow transplants are fairly common considerations in the children's hospital where I worked. Your bone marrow is where your blood cells are made. With leukemia your bone marrow is full of leukemia cells instead of red and white cells and platelets and other normal cells in your blood. Your leukemic bone marrow is killed or reduced as much as possible and you receive healthy, donated bone marrow from someone who is matched closely to you. The new cells grow and repopulate your body with the normal blood cells you need. You must always be on anti-rejection drugs so your body doesn't reject the new healthy bone marrow that it knows isn't yours.
It's the last step in trying to beat the leukemia. You would be easy to infect with any germs because of the drugs you must take to keep your body from rejecting the new bone marrow. It's a compromise to keep you alive. You will have to follow directions on how not to get infections.
- Gleevec Information for Consumers
- Gleevec Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Gleevec (detailed)
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