BMT involves many risks but is the only known way to cure myelofibrosis.
Bone marrow transplant (BMT) is the only treatment that can cure myelofibrosis. A transplant works by using healthy bone marrow cells from a donor to replace the diseased cells of the recipient. The donor may be related or may be an unrelated volunteer whose blood matches the patient well. Blood samples from the patient and the donor are taken to check that their tissue typing matches when planning a transplant.
Bone marrow transplants have significant complications during and after the process. Bone marrow transplants are best suited for patients who are healthy enough to undergo the transplant and yet have a severe disease that requires such intensive treatment.
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