In the context of stem cell therapy, supportive care may involve using stem cells to help manage symptoms such as pain, inflammation, or fatigue, or to help promote healing and tissue repair. For example, stem cells may be used to help manage the side effects of chemotherapy or radiation therapy, which can damage healthy tissues in addition to cancerous cells. Stem cell therapy may also be used as supportive care for conditions such as heart disease, stroke, or neurodegenerative diseases. In these cases, stem cells may be used to help promote tissue repair and regeneration, reduce inflammation, or modulate the immune response.
Overall, the use of stem cell therapy as supportive care is an area of ongoing research. Supportive care is a type of medical care that focuses on managing the symptoms of a disease or the side effects of medical treatments. Supportive care is often used in conjunction with other types of medical treatment, such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy, to help manage symptoms and improve overall quality of life.