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"Life-saving cancer treatments can occasionally cause distressing or uncomfortable side effects that patients can find difficult to cope with. Extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP) is a relatively new treatment that’s helping to improve the quality of life for dozens of cancer patients every year ... ECP is most commonly used to treat two conditions - Cutaneous T cell Lymphoma (CTCL) and Chronic Graft versus Host Disease (GvHD)."


Skin Signs of Graft Versus Host Disease

Graft-versus-host disease: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

A good match is needed between host and donor to reduce the risk of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). As more transplants were performed for CML, a curious phenomenon was seen. If people survived GVHD, they typically did better and were less likely to suffer a relapse of their ‪#‎CML‬. Read more about the the graft vs. leukemia effect: