What disease did my friend have? They took out some of her bone marrow from one of her long bones, cleaned it of the disease with radiation, used some other method to iirc kill all the bone marrow still in her body, and then injected back the clean marrow or its cells (which iirc you only have to put in the blood stream and it magically knows to make its home in the long bones, esp. maybe the femurs). So what did she have.
IIRC, this therapy only works for 10 or 11 years, but she's on her 16th year and still going strong. Her doctor says she's setting records, so I wanted to read more** about it, and I wanted to not sound like I don't pay attention when I talk to my close friend, her husband.
**One thing I'd like to know and maybe you folks know. If it can work for 10 years, why doesn't it work forever? Is it the original problem that recurs or something else. If the original problem, do they kill almost all the bad cells and it take up to 10 years for them to multiply enough and regroup?
Also I wonder if they can just do the treatment again.