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The Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplant Program of BC

Patient Education
CP6 Leukemia/BMT Daycare Outpatient Unit

What Happens in Leukemia/BMT Daycare

The reasons for your visits to BMT Daycare will depend on your individual needs. Each patient is monitored and treated according to their specific history and current condition. For this reason, monitoring and treatment activities will vary from patient to patient. Your visits may include any the following:

  • Blood tests to monitor the growth of your new bone marrow or to assess other organ functions.
  • Vital signs and weights
  • Blood and/or platelet transfusions
  • Fluid and electrolyte infusions
  • IV medications or treatments such as antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals
  • Chemotherapy such as Melphalan or Cyclophosphamide
  • Blood or marrow transplant as an outpatient
  • Post transplant care
  • Bone marrow aspirates and biopsies
  • X-rays, CT scans and other diagnostic tests
  • Krall Centre Treatment Room PhotoHickman® line insertion
  • Pamidronate infusions to strengthen bones and prevent osteoporosis that can be caused by steroids
  • To have any health problems or concerns assessed and treated

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