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Author: Susan Stewart
Illustrations: Norm Bendell
Medical Advisors: Stephanie J. Lee MD, MPH, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Navneet Majhail MD, MS, Cleveland Clinic; Steven Z. Pavletic MD, MS, National Cancer Institute; Jeanne M. Palmer MD, Mayo Clinic; and Nathaniel S. Treister DMD, DMSc, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is a complication that often occurs after a transplant using cells from a donor (an allogeneic transplant). This booklet will help you understand:
- the symptoms of GVHD
- the organs it can affect
- treatment options
- steps you can take to minimize the impact of GVHD on your daily life.
Managing GVHD requires a close working relationship between you and your healthcare team. The more you know, the better equipped you will be to take charge of your GVHD.
Many thanks to Pharmacyclics, an Abbvie Company and Janssen Biotech Inc. for their support of this publication.