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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Trasplante de célula madre

Stem cell transplantation (stem sel tranz-plan-TAY-shun)
A method of replacing immature blood-forming cells that were destroyed by cancer treatment. The stem cells are given to the person after treatment to help the bone marrow recover and continue producing healthy blood cells.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.