Medical Questions? Ask a Doctor Online!
The views expressed by me are for educational purposes only and do not establish a doctor patient relationship.
This is Dr. D.J., experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.
I do understand your concerns regarding bone marrow transplantation and Procrit.
Both can increase the risk of stroke and thrombosis at your age.
On the other hand, iron transfusion and occasional blood transfusion may be relatively safer except for the small risk of infection.
But the risk of infection does not significantly increase with repeated transfusions.
Hence, this should be borne in mind as well.
So, I think your decision to continue with current treatment plan should be fine.