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Teen to receive Stem Cell Transplant Treatment

Cedric Hopkins, a nineteen-year old from Fredericksburg, Virginia, recently received word from his doctors that he can have a transplant using the umbilical cord blood stem cells of a newborn baby instead of bone marrow stem cells. Hopkins, diagnosed with stage four non-Hodgkins lymphoma in August 2007, was slated to receive a bone marrow transplant twice earlier this year, but doctors were unable to find a match. However, Hopkins recently received word from his doctors that he can have a transplant using the umbilical cord blood stem cells of a newborn baby instead.

Cedric Hopkins, a nineteen-year old from Fredericksburg, Virginia, recently received word from his doctors that he can have a transplant using the umbilical cord blood stem cells of a newborn baby instead of bone marrow stem cells. Hopkins, diagnosed with stage four non-Hodgkins lymphoma in August 2007, was slated to receive a bone marrow transplant twice earlier this year, but doctors were unable to find a match. However, Hopkins recently received word from his doctors that he can have a transplant using the umbilical cord blood stem cells of a newborn baby instead.

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