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People aged 60 and older generally have low distress after BMT

Age60 - 81 years old
Number of Participants567
Research GoalImprove Quality of Life
Blood or marrow transplant (BMT) can cure blood cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma, and myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). However, it can have serious effects. 

A study of 567 people who were alive and cancer-free 1 year after BMT found that most were highly confident about knowledge in their survivorship. All the people in the study were aged 60 or older. They had all participated in earlier clinical trials that included surveys about quality of life. 

The most common problem people had was feeling tired or having low energy. 

Researchers said doctors should ask patients about their energy level after transplant, encourage them to use community services, and also to keep getting regular checkups. 

Keep in mind 

This study did not check whether people’s race, ethnicity or type of cancer affected their health.