Should my husband have a stem cell transplant?
My husband (59 years old) has been recently diagnosed with myelofibrosis and has been given a life expectancy of two and a half years, much shorter than we thought. He is well and active at the moment. His symptoms are some night sweats and that he is unable to eat large meals. He was losing weight but has altered his diet and has managed to gain a few pounds. He is generally well at the moment and we are continuing life as "normal". We have seen a transplant specialist she said he should have a transplant within the next 6 months. His siblings have been tested and are not a match. He is not sure whether the transplant route is the one to take, firstly because of the risks and potential problems after and secondly as he has never been ill before and he is worried about spending a long time in hospital and then to recover. I am not sure how to support him with his choice any advice please.