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#41 Green Lantern

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 10:20 PM

You must be referring to bone marrow transplantation.

Bone marrow transplantation is the generic term used to describe the collection and transplantation of hematopoietic stem cells. The procedure is usually carried out for one of two purposes: (1) to replace an abnormal but nonmalignant lymphohematopoietic system with one from a normal donor, or (2) to treat malignancy by allowing the administration of higher doses of myelosuppressive therapy than would otherwise be possible. The use of bone marrow transplantation has been steadily increasing, both because of the its demonstrated effectiveness in selected diseases and because of increasing availability of donors. The International Bone Marrow Transplant Registry estimates that about 50,000 transplants were performed during 1999.

The other stem cell therapy being referred to was in conjunction with gene cell therapy wherein these proginator cells will be made to differenciate to specific cells for therapeutic purposes.

In short, you can use bone marrow transplantation to help recover from the toxicities brought about by chemotherapy. Normally when dealing with the big "C" Chemotherapy is done initially to try and reduce the size of the tumor and its activity, followed by excision (surgery), followed by chemotherapy again to try and eliminate any cells that may have spread (metastasis). All this chemotherapy is toxic to the non malignant cells of the body as well.

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 03:12 AM

no comment :) :mtc:

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 05:44 AM

Hello Jo6789,
Can you ask your friends what their take is on the new bill for stem cell research.
This is the new bill proposed by congress but is expected to be vetoed by Pres. Bush.
Personally, I don't see the problem with the research but I guess some people have some bio-ethical issues with it.
If the research will do good for mankind then I'm all for it.

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 08:51 AM

Hello Jo6789,
Can you ask your friends what their take is on the new bill for stem cell research.
This is the new bill proposed by congress but is expected to be vetoed by Pres. Bush.
Personally, I don't see the problem with the research but I guess some people have some bio-ethical issues with it.
If the research will do good for mankind then I'm all for it.

hello there green lantern

Ithink Pres. Bush vetoed the embryonic stem cell research but not the entire stem cell research, its my fault that when i commented regarding the query of our fellow mtc'er i forgot to ask what kind of malignancy is he or she referring to, im quite in a hurry to back read those thread ( medyo busy po ). Actually im working in a research instituition dealing with this different kind of stems cells what we are doing right now is to improve the technology in several stem cell therapies which include the Bone marrow stem cells, PBCS and the Umbilical Cord Blood stem cell,..we usually do this kind of treatment/procedure to those with leukemias other types of cancer and some various blood disorder...i think the issue about the embryonic stem cell will go back to the issue of human cloning...those who are against the human cloning will definitely be against this kind of stem cell research...If you will ask me about if it is beneficial for the humankind in pursuing this kind of researches then the answer will be obvious... :)

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 05:47 AM

Jo6789, no faults here. We are all just trying to help diba.
Wow, you have a great job, you work directly with the people who are in need of help, you must be a sympathetic and caring person.

I saw an Ad on Fox, they were advertising storage of cord blood from newborns, the thing about this is that you would have to suspect that your child will have some need for his/her cord blood in the future.

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Posted 09 August 2006 - 09:13 PM

hello i dont knowif this is the right forum, but hope some one can help me out.

my gf recently found a small lump bet her breast and underarm. we just want to make sure what it is? what kind of specialist should we go to? can u recommend a doctor? medyo wer on a tight budget lang.

thnks in advance.

#47 Green Lantern

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Posted 09 August 2006 - 10:22 PM

See a General Surgeon.
Try Saint Martin in SanJuan, it is a charity hospital.

Make sure that your GF is in the mid cycle of her period when she has the check up.

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 05:49 AM

Jo6789, no faults here. We are all just trying to help diba.
Wow, you have a great job, you work directly with the people who are in need of help, you must be a sympathetic and caring person.

I saw an Ad on Fox, they were advertising storage of cord blood from newborns, the thing about this is that you would have to suspect that your child will have some need for his/her cord blood in the future.


hi Mr. Green lantern,

yes they are storing now the cord blood using liquid nitrogen at below 0...but this can be use not only by the child itself but can be used by anyone who is in need of stem cell transplant but unfortunately only pediatrics cases can avail of such transplant kunti lang kasi ang nahaharvest nating blood sa isang cord approximately 100 cc...wala pa kaming case na adult ang nag benefit ng cord stem cell tansplant...

We are using the cord blood stem cell transplant because it is less prone to rejection ung mga cell kasi ay primative pa or "naive"...they lacks well develop immune cells so less chance that they will attack the recipients body ( GVHD ).

magandang pakinggan ang stem cell transplant but on my personal opinion marami pa ding studies na dapat i conduct regarding this technology... :(

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 08:32 AM

Yup yup, we are still years and years away from any real benefit save for the treatment of blood pathologies.

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 10:30 PM

See a General Surgeon.
Try Saint Martin in SanJuan, it is a charity hospital.

Make sure that your GF is in the mid cycle of her period when she has the check up.


ok thnks for the info. thnks very much

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 03:03 AM

Don't forget to tell the Surgeon about your family history, if any of your relatives has been diagnosed with breast CA in the past.

Edited by Green Lantern, 11 August 2006 - 03:04 AM.


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Posted 11 August 2006 - 10:57 AM

Don't forget to tell the Surgeon about your family history, if any of your relatives has been diagnosed with breast CA in the past.


ok thnks . is jose reyes hospital in manila ok?

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 05:06 AM

Ok din, but, be prepared to wait on line because that is a goverment hospital, medyo madaming tao.

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 05:48 PM

ok thnks . is jose reyes hospital in manila ok?



if you have the money to spend I suggest go to a private hospital.

#55 LovenFaith

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 04:52 PM

Jo6789, no faults here. We are all just trying to help diba.
Wow, you have a great job, you work directly with the people who are in need of help, you must be a sympathetic and caring person.

I saw an Ad on Fox, they were advertising storage of cord blood from newborns, the thing about this is that you would have to suspect that your child will have some need for his/her cord blood in the future.



according to that documentary po where i've heard this matter,
the parent of the newborn where the stem cell came from can benefit
from it...
well, i just wanna know lng nmmn po on which kind of stem cell
we could count on as we're already on the stage 2 of a loved one's colon cancer...

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 04:56 AM

according to that documentary po where i've heard this matter,
the parent of the newborn where the stem cell came from can benefit
from it...
well, i just wanna know lng nmmn po on which kind of stem cell
we could count on as we're already on the stage 2 of a loved one's colon cancer...

anyone can benefit from this cord stem cell but usually they are using this for leukemias and other blood disorders. for solid tumor chemotheraphy plus surgery radiotheraphy is still the best choice in treating such ( paging our oncologist here tama po ba ito )., I have attended a lecture which briefly touch on the stem cell that are implanted on the cancer site then this stem cell will be recognize by the body as its own that is without any rejection from the host then they will repair and will mature and grow as healthy cell but again this is still an ongoing research and will take years before na maging realidad ito, as for our institution just want to give an idea ( best is to consult your oncologist )..we are using the folfox erbitux protocol ( for colon cancer ) it is a combination of cetuximab, oxaliplatin and 5 FU..I believe na maraming magagandang ospital at magagaling na mga doctor dyan sa atin, lets just pray and hope na malagpasan ng iyong mahal sa buhay ang krisis na ito...

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 08:05 PM

anyone can benefit from this cord stem cell but usually they are using this for leukemias and other blood disorders. for solid tumor chemotheraphy plus surgery radiotheraphy is still the best choice in treating such ( paging our oncologist here tama po ba ito )., I have attended a lecture which briefly touch on the stem cell that are implanted on the cancer site then this stem cell will be recognize by the body as its own that is without any rejection from the host then they will repair and will mature and grow as healthy cell but again this is still an ongoing research and will take years before na maging realidad ito, as for our institution just want to give an idea ( best is to consult your oncologist )..we are using the folfox erbitux protocol ( for colon cancer ) it is a combination of cetuximab, oxaliplatin and 5 FU..I believe na maraming magagandang ospital at magagaling na mga doctor dyan sa atin, lets just pray and hope na malagpasan ng iyong mahal sa buhay ang krisis na ito...


thanks so much po...
more than your advises is your wisdom of his wellness...
and that's what i'm grateful so much about...!

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Posted 21 September 2006 - 03:15 AM

thanks so much po...
more than your advises is your wisdom of his wellness...
and that's what i'm grateful so much about...!

wala pong anuman...

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Posted 01 October 2006 - 05:57 PM

well, hope that breakthrough will be amended soonest...
i'm ready to do anything just fro him to live longer...
even if it means my own life...!

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Posted 01 October 2006 - 11:22 PM

It's hard if people are uneducated about this matter.
Generally, they think that stem cell research is like playing God.
What they fail to realize is that, the benefits of stem cell won't make you immortal
It'll just give you a better life, not an everlasting one.

Just my two cents. -_-




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