Graft-versus-Host Disease: What to Know, What to Do

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Author:   Susan Stewart

Illustrations:  Norm Bendell

Medical Advisors: Jospeh Bubalo PharmD, Oregon Health & Science University; Stephanie J. Lee MD, MPH, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Navneet Majhail MD, MS, Sarah Cannon Transplant and Cellular Therapy Network; Jeanne M. Palmer MD, Mayo Clinic; 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.

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Many thanks to Pharmacyclics, an Abbvie Company and Janssen Biotech Inc. for their support of this publication.