What are the immediate and long-term side effects of an autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT)?

 

In this video, Dr. Brian G.M. Durie explains how high-dose melphalan therapy that precedes an ASCT may cause some side effects and how an ASCT itself may result in some low-risk complications.

BOTTOM LINE:
Autologous stem cell transplant is still a recommended therapy, if feasible, and it is mostly manageable.

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