Sometimes great discoveries are made accidentally. Scientists sometimes make fascinating observations without knowing how to explain such findings or their future implications. Astute analysis and innovative thinking can transform these curious moments into profound advances in medicine. Initially conceived to reverse radiation injury in the 1950’s, bone marrow – or onomatopoetic stem cell – transplantation represents just such an advance in the treatment of blood cancers including leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma. Although it means a second chance for many patients and enables some to even beat their cancer, it is a therapy with serious risks. The treatment itself as well as the long-term consequences of transplantation presents hazardous challenges.
Anita M’s book fills this void by guiding the reader through the process of bone marrow transplantation. Her photographs illustrate the preparatory stages, the procedure itself, and the period following the infusion of the blood stem cells that constitutes the actual “stem cell transplantation”. She captures every aspect of the transplantation process and transforms it into an intimate, personal story.
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