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will i be able to become a doctor after having a bone marrow transplant?

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    I've just had a bone marrow transplant due to a blood disorder. I am worried I will never be able to complete my dream to become a doctor and study medicine because of my health. I'm worried my immune system will not be strong enough and will put me at high risk of getting ill. Is it a impossible dream should I just give up?
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I've just had a bone marrow transplant due to a blood disorder. I am worried I will never be able to complete my dream to become a doctor and study medicine because of my health. I'm worried my immune system will not be strong enough and will put me at high risk of getting ill. Is it a impossible dream should I just give up?
    I think you should have a discussion with your doctor about it. They will know more about your case and the risks of the medical field better than anybody on here. I would hate for you to give up your dream when there could be something you can do about it and I think having that discussion is your best way to find out what options you have.

    I know it may not be the same to you, but there are fields of medicine where you won't have such risky contact- like mental health or vetinary work. It depends on what it is you want, but those sorts of options could be worth looking into as a compramise between your health and your passion.
 
 
 
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