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Bone marrow transplants change lung cells

February 13, 2006 3:24 PM

I just found this from a BBC article over a year old:

Doctors have shown that people who have had bone marrow transplants develop lung cells that resemble the genetic make up of the donor rather than themselves.

8 yeas ago I had a bone marrow transplant. Today I have massive scarring in my lungs. What if this is the link? Maybe the bone marrow donor's cells have some weird incompatibility with my lungs that is causing my scarring?

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omg! i'm speechless - what a connection, is there any way your doctor can check this out and if so is there anything that can be done?

still praying.

Mon Feb 13 2006 4:10 PM

Jim Gilliam:

Even if it were true..I can't imagine it would have any impact on treatments. It's just interesting.

I have an appointment on Thursday, I will let my doctor hear my theory. He'll probably think I'm nuts.

Tue Feb 14 2006 1:35 AM


This is an interesting scientific theory, but I don't think it's useful information for you.

Thu Mar 2 2006 12:26 AM

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