Joe Savarese Team Joe

First post: Feb 6, 2022
Joe was diagnosed with Stage 1 Multiple Myeloma and will undergo an “Autologous” Stem Cell Transplant, also known as a Bone Marrow Transplant.

In an autologous transplant, your own stem cells are taken before treatment, then given back to you after chemotherapy and radiation.

He will be having the procedure done at the City of Hope Cancer Institute in L.A. where in 1976 became one of the first six medical centers in the country to begin treating leukemia patients with blood and marrow transplantation. Today, City of Hope is the largest provider of these services in California and one of the most advanced blood and marrow stem cell transplant research and treatment centers in the world.

Today he is getting chemotherapy treatments to prepare for the transplant.

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Thank you all and love you! Go Team Joe!

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