What to Expect
Deciding to have a transplant is the first step in a new and challenging phase of your treatment. There will be much to prepare for, not only for your transplant, but also for your recovery. The information below will help guide you. You can also read about the transplant process and view our book Preparing for Transplant. Your transplant team will provide you with more details once you are a patient at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA).
Deciding to have a transplant is a significant event in your life, and planning for your transplant is important.
Some of your care will take place at the SCCA Transplant Clinic, and some may take place at University of Washington Medical Center.
Call us about scheduling an initial consultation for a transplant, and find out what happens during your first visit to the Transplant Clinic.
Caregivers are essential to helping transplant patients through the treatment process.
This teams helps you with transitions that will occur throughout your transplant process—such as from your inpatient hospital stay, if you have one, to outpatient care.
Your care doesn’t end when you leave SCCA. We have a dedicated Long-Term Follow-Up Program designed to provide lifelong consultation and support to transplant recipients.
If you are having an allogeneic bone marrow transplant, you may experience acute or chronic graft-versus-host disease in the first few months to years after your transplant.