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How can a stem cell transplant help my child's neuroblastoma?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

A stem cell transplant can help your child's neuroblastoma by providing them with fresh, healthy blood stem cells. The procedure requires that your doctor collect a certain amount of stem cells from your blood. Your child will then undergo large amounts of chemotherapy to kill cancerous blood cells. Those cancer cells are then replaced with the cleaned collection of healthy stem cells.

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