Auto stem cell transplant: What can we expect for timing?
My son (26) is going to have an auto stem cell transplant for relapsed lymphocyte predominant Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He is currently undergoing pretreatment chemo – they anticipate 2 or 3 rounds will be needed to get him in remission before extracting stem cells.
A question. I’m trying to get a better handle on timing – and the variables that can affect timing. For those who have been through this – what was the time period between when a decision was made for you to have a transplant – and having your stem cells removed? Were you given a window of time for all this to happen, or were you told that specific steps needed to happen in a specific schedule?
How long in the hospital?
Thank you for your insights.