Before treatment, planning around the stem cell transplantation must be finalized.
- The indication for hematopoietic stem cell transplant must be determined by a team with experience in this treatment. The general health status of the team and complicating comborbidity must also be evaluated by the team.
- Stem cells must be available and ready for use by harvesting from the patient or a donor.
- Days before radiation therapy starts, plans must be made for admission, transport to and from treatment, days for chemotherapy, and planned stem cell reinfusion, as well as necessary follow-up during the aplasia period.
- Due to the complexity of the procedure, morbidity and mortality, adequate information for the patient and loved ones from the oncologist responsible for treatment is very important.
- A close dialog between the hematologist and oncologist is also very important.