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© August, 2022
Author: Susan Stewart
Illustrations: Norm Bendell
Medical Advisors: Amin Alousi MD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; Michelle Bishop PhD, Coping with Cancer and Caregiving; Joseph Bubalo PharmD, Oregon Health & Science University; Corey Cutler MD, MPH, FRCPC, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Sharon Hymes MD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; Stephanie J. Lee MD, MPH, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center; Zhongui Katie Luo MD, PhD, Massachusetts Eye and Ear; Navneet Majhail MD, MS, Sarah Cannon Transplant and Cellular Therapy Network; Steven Z. Pavletic MD, MS, National Cancer Institute; 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.
Click here to order a GVHD booklet in Spanish.
Many thanks to Syndax Pharmaceuticals whose support, in part, made this publication possible.