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Hi, I'd like to know what's the best route to stem cells transplant - i've got a twin brother. Can't convince doctors for the procedure.
Stem cell transplant is a dangerous and highly complex procedure and patients must fit certain criteria for it to be safe. You dont say what your diagnosis is, but it is also not appropriate for every disease.
Doctors look at your disease, age, fitness and other illnesses before proceeding to transplant. A twin isnt always the best donor depending on the disease either.
Make an appointment with your doctors and specialist nurses and have them explain exactly why they dont recommend stem cell transplant.
Come back to me if you have any other questions...
Caroline - Macmillan Information Nurse Specialist
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