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- RD123.5.T180.1 - Stem Cell Transplantation: Survivors Concerns
D. Kathryn Tierney, RN, PhD and Ranjana Advani, MD
- Autologous and allogeneic stem cell transplantation issues - fatigue, decreased physical stamina, anxiety about relapse, fear of secondary malignancies, infertility, premature menopause, struggles to reintegrate lives, and the unique problem faced by allogeneic SCT survivors chronic graft versus host disease (GVHD). Health care providers can help those SCT survivors facing ongoing health problems with coping and adaptation by providing education, counseling and aggressively treating active health problems.
First appeared 2007-12-28; updated 2008-08-02
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