• By Jen O'Hara

Mayo Clinic Radio

October 22, 2015

medical illustration of stem cells
Stem cell transplantation
, also known as bone marrow transplantation, has come a long way since it was first tried in the early part of the 20th century. Since then, stem cell transplants have become standard treatment for a number of cancers and other blood-related diseases and conditions. On the next Mayo Clinic Radio, pediatric oncologist Dr. Shakila Khan explains how stem cell transplantation works. Also on the program, dermatologist Dr. Dawn Davis has advice on what to do when your child comes home with head lice. And thorough hand-washing is still the best way to prevent getting a cold or the flu. Infectious disease specialist Dr. Priya Sampathkumar has tips for staying healthy during cold and flu season.

Myth or Matter-of-Fact: If you have a stem cell transplant and it doesn't work, you can have another one.

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