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Hien K Duong, MD  
Female
Cleveland, OH

Specialties: acute leukemia, chronic leukemia, stem cell transplant

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Hematologic Oncology/Taussig Cancer Institute
216-444-6833
Cleveland, OH
My Posts
Dec 19, 2012 in the Bone Marrow Transplant Expert Forum - 2
Hi sanantokat -- You should discuss this with your Ob/Gyn physician or your family care physician. Many things can cause difficulty with breathing and I recommend that you be evaluated soon. I'm sorry, I'm an adult bone marrow transplant physician so I don't think I will be very helpful to you. Hope that you feel better.
Oct 03, 2012 in the Bone Marrow Transplant Expert Forum - 1
Hi Kimmie_Girl13, Either an inner cheek swab or a blood sample will be requested from siblings and occasionally from parents. We start off with checking whether a sibling is a possible match. Each sibling has 25% chance of being a perfect match. If your grandson has more than one sibling, the chance that he will have a sibling match is higher. Th...
Sep 29, 2012 in the Bone Marrow Transplant Expert Forum - 1
Hi koneofthree, There are primary immune deficiencies of agammaglobulinemia (x-linked agammaglobulinemia, autosomal recessive agammaglobulinemias, etc) that are present from childhood. There are acquired causes of agammaglobulinemia. Anything that impairs your ability to make antibodies can contribute to agammaglobulinemia - such as immune suppressive t...
Sep 29, 2012 in the Bone Marrow Transplant Expert Forum - 1
Hi Wobbly, It is uncommon to find granulomas in the bone marrow. When we do see them, there can be many different potential causes including: various types of infection, autoimmune diseases, medications, or malignancies. In the majority of patients, MGUS (monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance) is a benign condition, but in some it can pro...
Sep 29, 2012 in the Bone Marrow Transplant Expert Forum - 1
Hi 06121971, I'm sorry I can't help with this. I recommend you look for a rheumatologist, this is the physician specialist who would best treat anklylosing spondylitis. Good luck.
Sep 29, 2012 in the Bone Marrow Transplant Expert Forum - 1
Hi little_miss_Lois, It is great that you are interested in becoming a bone marrow donor. The first step is to sign up and register - it's very simple to do and you can do so on line or find the nearest Registry drive. You can visit the Be The Match website for more information: http://marrow.org/Join Thank you again for your consideration ...
Jul 30, 2012 in the Bone Marrow Transplant Expert Forum - 1
Hi JBG5162, Many patients feel the same anxiety you have about asking family members to be tested as potential donors. While there can be uncomfortable and sometimes painful side effects from donating stem cells, these symptoms do not last long. Most donors feel fully recovered within a few days to a week's time. If your family member is a m...
Jul 30, 2012 in the Bone Marrow Transplant Expert Forum - 1
Hi sk123, The Be The Match website (http://marrow.org) website is a great resource and will give you all the information you need about what is involved with registering to be a donor. It's simple to do so on-line or to find a Registry event near you. Registering typically involves just a swab from the inside of your cheek. If it turns out that ...
Jul 30, 2012 in the Bone Marrow Transplant Expert Forum - 1
Hi Snowwhite_0704, So happy to hear that you are interested in becoming a bone marrow donor. The first step is to sign up and register - it's very simple to do and you can do so on line or find the nearest Registry drive. You can visit the Be The Match website for more information: http://marrow.org/Join Thank you again for your consideratio...
Aug 10, 2011 in the Bone Marrow Transplant Expert Forum - 2
Dear Byfield, It is wonderful that you are interested in registering to become a bone marrow donor! There is a definite need for generous people like you. I would recommend you visit the National Marrow Donor Program website at www.marrow.org. There is a lot of information on what it means and how to become a bone marrow donor (to search for local marr...