Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
An autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT) is a procedure in which high-dose chemotherapy is used to treat certain cancers. The procedure was formerly known as a bone marrow transplant. However, as hematopoietic (blood-forming) stem cells from the blood are now used, the procedure is referred to as a peripheral blood stem cell transplant.
A stem cell transplant “rescues” your body with an infusion of healthy blood-forming cells following high dose chemotherapy. The infused stem cells migrate to the bone marrow where they produce blood cells that your body and immune system require.
We offer a patient-centered approach that is comprehensive and caring. Our goal is to provide our patients and their families mental, physical and emotional support during a very stressful time. During the hospitalization, a number of doctors participate in the care of transplant patients. Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a teaching hospital, and inpatients may be seen by physicians-in-training (interns, residents, and fellows) and medical students. In all cases, however, their involvement will be supervised by a physician on the staff of Lahey Hospital & Medical Center.
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