parotid gland Engraftment syndrome Capillary leak syndrome Lung problems Kidney problems Nerve and muscle problems Graft failure Graft rejection Heart problems Central nervous system problems Fertility problems Secondary cancer Development problems Thyroid problems Cancer: Since stem cells are cells that change (mutate) , they might cause cancer to develop. It all depends on the persons genetics and how the body reacts to the stem cells. Usually, tumors are composed of cancer stem cells (found within tumors or hematological cancers) that possess characteristics associated with normal stem cells, specifically the ability to adapt or mutate into all cell types found in cancer samples. However, stem cells can also cure cancer. Stem cell transplants are widely used in therapy to cure a few types of cancers, for example leukemia and lymphomas (both are blood cancers). How this works, is that you get very high doses of chemotherapy, sometimes with whole body radiotherapy. Cloning: Ultimately, stem cell research can lead to cloning if scientist find a way to develop a human by only using stem cells. Hopefully more research comes out on this topic in a few years so we can be closer to breaking through a milestone for mankind.
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