The high-dose chemotherapy and total body irradiation required for a blood or marrow transplant can have serious side effects. You should discuss the expected side effects, toxicities, and risks associated with bone marrow transplant with your clinician before deciding to undergo the procedure. You will be asked to sign a consent form indicating that you have received verbal and written information to understand the risks and benefits of the proposed treatment, possible treatment alternatives, and that all your questions have been answered.

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