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Leukemia Treatment with Bone Marrow Transplants
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Patients who have bone marrow transplants face an increased risk of infection, bleeding, and other side effects of the large doses of chemotherapy and radiation they receive. In addition, graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) may occur in patients who receive bone marrow from a donor. In GVHD, the donated marrow reacts against the patient's tissues (most often the liver, the skin, and the digestive tract). GVHD can be mild or very severe. It can occur any time after the bone marrow transplant (even years later). Drugs may be given to reduce the risk of GVHD and to treat the problem if it occurs.
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