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stem cell transplants and bone marrow transplants
Bone marrow is the tissue in the center of bones responsible for making red blood cells in the body.  Blood cells develop from immature cells in the body, called stem cells.  If a cancer destroys bone marrow or if bone marrow is damaged from treatment, doctors may recommend a stem cell transplant or a bone marrow transplant.  This treatment is often used for cancers that do not respond to normal doses to chemotherapy.  After a person receives high doses of chemotherapy, they are given an infusion of stem cells to replace those that were lost.

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