Bone Marrow Transplant Survivor: Tips to Stay Healthy This Winter

Are you a bone marrow or stem cell transplant survivor? Congratulations! You belong to a growing group of individuals treated for a variety of disorders of the blood and bone marrow such as myelofibrosis, leukemia, and lymphoma. You may have received an allogeneic, or an autologous stem cell transplant. You may be within weeks of your transplant, or months out. Remember that your immune system may not be fully recovered. Immune recovery may be even slower after allogeneic transplantation, and if chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) develops. As we head into the winter, here are some tips to help you stay healthy:

Do you have any other thoughts? Please feel free to comment below. Please note that this article is not a substitute for medical advice from your physician. This information is meant to be a general guide and not intended to establish a patient-physician relationship.

Uchenna Njiaju is a Hematologist and Medical Oncologist, blogger, and speaker. She blogs at EricaOncMD. Her articles have also appeared in and

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