It’s important for graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) to be detected and treated right away. When GVHD is found earlier, successful treatment is more likely. If acute or chronic GVHD goes untreated, it can cause severe, irreversible damage to the organs. Sometimes this can become very serious, requiring admission to the hospital and prolonged care and a decreased quality of life.
MSK’s multidisciplinary GVHD clinic is made up of doctors and nurses who are experts in diagnosing and treating the different forms of GVHD. During a visit, we perform a comprehensive exam to evaluate which parts of the body may be affected.
Many different kinds of doctors may be needed to manage a person’s care. In our clinic, patients see these experts at the same time, and work together to provide combined recommendations about which treatments are needed.
MSK’s GVHD clinic is open to people who had a BMT here as well as people who had a BMT at another hospital.