Comprehensive Information Guide
Stem cell/bone marrow transplant is a lengthy and complex experience. To help you and your caregivers understand the procedure and help you feel as comfortable as possible through every step of care, we have developed the comprehensive, printed education guide,
Adult Stem Cell Transplantation: An Information Guide for Patients and Caregivers. Information from this guide
is also online on our private Stem Cell Transplant Patient Education website. Your Dana-Farber oncology nurse navigator will review these resources with you.
Dana-Farber has created educational videos to help patients better understand key phases of the stem cell transplant process:
Additional video resources are available through our private patient education website. Information for accessing the website is available from your Dana-Farber oncology nurse navigator. On the website, you will find:
- How to eat safely after stem cell transplant
- How to take tacrolimus/sirolimus (for allogeneic stem cell transplant patients)
As you prepare for your stem cell transplant, you may also need to plan accommodations for your family or caregivers who will stay in Boston during your admission. Our resource specialists are here to help you learn about available housing options.
We recommend you begin researching options as soon as it is clear you will be receiving your transplant, as housing options in Boston and the Longwood Medical Area are limited.
We understand that cancer affects patients and their families in many ways. We offer a wide range of support services — from financial planning to creative arts
to spiritual counseling — to support our patients and caregivers through their cancer experiences.
Here are some of the services we provide: