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'My Cancer Was Cured - Thanks To a Tiny Baby'

After being diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, Judy Knight, 53, a practice nurse from Northamptonshire, was unable to find a match for a critically needed bone marrow transplant. Judy spent weeks in the hospital undergoing chemotherapy to control the cancer. However, to cure the cancer, Judy needed a bone marrow transplant to allow her body to start producing healthy blood. No family members proved to be a match and after months of chemotherapy, there seemed to be no hope. Judy’s doctor decided to seek matches from umbilical cord blood. Stem cell transplants from umbilical cords have shown to be an increasingly successful alternative to bone marrow transplants for leukemia patients.

After being diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, Judy Knight, 53, a practice nurse from Northamptonshire, was unable to find a match for a critically needed bone marrow transplant. Judy spent weeks in the hospital undergoing chemotherapy to control the cancer. However, to cure the cancer, Judy needed a bone marrow transplant to allow her body to start producing healthy blood. No family members proved to be a match and after months of chemotherapy, there seemed to be no hope. Judy’s doctor decided to seek matches from umbilical cord blood. Stem cell transplants from umbilical cords have shown to be an increasingly successful alternative to bone marrow transplants for leukemia patients.  

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