- By Jennifer O'Hara
Mayo Clinic Radio: Bone marrow transplant / retinoblastoma / cardio-oncology rehabilitation
A bone marrow transplant is a procedure that infuses healthy blood-forming stem cells into your body to replace your damaged or diseased bone marrow. Bone marrow transplants may use cells from your own body (autologous transplant) or from a donor (allogeneic transplant). Bone marrow transplants can benefit people with a variety of both cancerous (malignant) and noncancerous (benign) diseases. On the Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. William Hogan, director of the Mayo Clinic Bone Marrow Transplant program, discusses bone marrow transplant. Also on the program, Dr. Lauren Dalvin, a Mayo Clinic ophthalmologist, and Dr. Waleed Brinjikji, a Mayo Clinic radiologist, explain treatment for retinoblastoma, the most common form of eye cancer in children. And Adam Shultz, a Mayo Clinic cardio-oncology rehabilitation specialist, explains how cardio-oncology rehab can help cancer patients recover and deal with treatment side effects.