Dr Isabel White is a clinical research fellow in psychosexual practice at the Royal Marsden Hospital, London. Here she talks about how she helps men who have had a stem cell transplant to overcome concerns about their sexual health in her clinic. Why do men come to see you? Their most common sexual difficulties…
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The side effects of a transplant can affect your sex life and relationships, whether you’re single or in a couple. Issues like GvHD of the genitals, fatigue, emotional problems and the general stress of a life-changing event can all have an impact. We want to make it easier for all patients and families to talk openly…
In today’s blog, Billie in our Patient Services team spoke to five stem cell transplant recipients about their experiences of infections after a stem cell transplant – and how best to manage them.
Concerns about infection control is something that many transplant recipients and those close to them can relate to.
We asked our Anthony Nolan Lead Nurse, Hayley Leonard to share some of the guidance she gives patients about managing infections.
Rayhan was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (Stage 3A) in March 2014 at the age of 26. A year ago this month he had a cord transplant.
Rayhan spoke with Billie in Patient Services, about what his recovery has been like and what he has achieved.
Supanya’s daughter Lara was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) when she was 24 years old. Due to Lara’s Thai-Italian heritage, she faced a ‘needle in a haystack’ search – only three per cent of the worldwide stem cell donor registers are mixed race, and Lara’s match was most likely to come from someone with a similar ethnic background to herself.
It’s been one and half years since Lara’s transplant, and Supanya spoke to Billie in Patient Services about her experiences as a mother, caring for a grown-up daughter after a stem cell transplant.