These are cells in your blood and bone marrow that havent matured into their final form. The doctor uses them to replace cells in your bone marrow that other treatments kill. That means you can get higher doses of those therapies. Sometimes, stem cells can find and kill cancer cells. You get stem cell transplants through a catheter, much like a blood transfusion.
Alcohol use and cigarette smoking are two major causes of chronic pancreatitis. Abdominal pain may be persistent or come and go. The diagnosis is based on the s... more