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5 time metastatic breast cancer
Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplants
Receive bone marrow from a donor (often a sibling)
- Donor placed under gen’l anesthesia
- Doctor does series of needle sticks
- Marrow extracted from both hip
particularly Native Americans
Lower mortality rate compared to bone
-Catheter placed in patient’s chest (Vas Cath)
-Vas Cath used to collect patient’s stem cells
-Isolate immature bone marrow cells
here in Flagstaff.
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►Breast and Ovarian Cancer:
Stem Cell Transplant often 1st choice
- Stem Cells extracted before chemotherapy
- High doses of chemotherapy are then given
Not scientifically proven methods but can help
in treating symptoms, address emotional
Imbalance, stress, side effects, etc.
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46 yr. old diagnosed with brain cancer
Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer at age 40
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Alex's gift - his story - will have lasting impact on countless survivors. With the PBS broadcast of this documentary in 2006, his impact will only grow.
Shelby is the first National Spokeskid for Sunshine Kids, an international nonprofit organization focused on creating positive and exciting experiences for children with cancer.
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