Before Treatment: The patient will first be evaluated for eligibility. The physician will decide the type of treatment, set a treatment plan for before transplantation, and use chemotherapy and/or radiation in the preparation process.
During Treatment: The patient will be admitted to a special sterile room to reduce the risk of infection. The patient will then receive chemotherapy and/or radiation to kill abnormal cells (normal cells can also be damaged by the treatment). After the chemotherapy and/or radiation, the peripheral stem cell transplantation will be administered. It also takes time for the bone marrow or stem cells to work properly. The patient will need to be under close observation and take precautionary measures so as to prevent possible complications.