Blood Cancer Treatment in India

Blood cancer treatment in India

Overview

Blood cancer

Blood cancer is known as the cancer of blood cell and the organ that forms blood.

It is basically a hematological cancer which is of three types ie leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma.

Leukemia cancer starts in the bone marrow where blood cells are made. Bone marrow starts making abnormal white blood cells and multiplies faster than normal cells which can affect other blood cells in the body. It can also cause problems like bleeding anemia and infections in the body. These cells spread to the lymph nodes or other organs and cause swelling or pain.

Signs and symptoms:

Though the symptoms vary as per the type of leukemia, but followings are the common symptoms.

Signs and symptoms of Leukemia
Signs and symptoms of Leukemia
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Recurrent nose bleeding
  • Fatigues and weakness
  • Bone pain and swelling
  • Enlarged liver or spleen
  • Frequent fever or chills
  • Infections
  • Anemia
  •  Nausea
  •  Diarrhea

Causes and Risk Factors:

The following are the strongly suspected causes and risk factors of blood cancer

  • Viruses, such as the human T-lymphotropic virus (HTLV-1) andHIV
  • Petrochemicals like benzene
  • Poor blood clotting
  • Artificial ionizing radiation
  • Genetic disorders such as Downs Syndrome
  • Smoking
  • Hair dyes
  • Chemotherapy agents such as alkylating

Genetic predisposition because of certain chromosomal changes.

Electromagnetic energy also suspected causes to leukemia, but no enough evidence is available to confirm this.

Types of Leukemia

Leukemia can be divided in 4 major types which can be distinguish into acute, chronic, lymphocytic, and myelogenous leukemia

 

  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)
  • Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
  • Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML)

 

Treatment Options:

Treatment For Leukemia
Treatment For Leukemia

Treatment options may vary as per the type of leukemia and the person’s age. Doctor determines treatment option depending upon overall condition of health and weather it has spread to the other parts of the body or not.

We aim for complete remission which show the progress in medicine and cancer goes away at least for 5 years. If treatment starts at early stage, the chance of remission is always higher.

  • Chemotherapy-Its basically use of anti-cancer drug and aim to destroy all cancer cells. Some chemotherapy is in tablet form or given as injections.
  • Radiation therapy- Uses of high energy radiation to destroy cancer cells and aim to shrink the tumor. The area treated with  radiation therapy and the dose given is based on specific leukemia diagnosis
  • Bone marrow transplant- It is most frequently performed procedure. In this the damaged bone marrow is replaced with the new and healthy one from either a donor or from own body.

Bone marrow transplant can be of 3 types.

  • Autologous BMT: In autologous bone marrow transplant, stem cells are removed from the body before undergoing the chemotherapy or radiation therapy and are preserved.
  • Allogenic BMT:In allogenic bone marrow transplant, stem cells are taken from the donor whose genes are partly matching like siblings can be the best match.
  • Stem cell transplant:This is also known as umbilical cord transplant. Stem cells are taken from the umbilical cord (which were preserved when the patient was born) and there is no need for matching.

Bone marrow transplant is a complex procedure done in several steps. This includes following stages.

  • Clinical/physical examination
  • Stem cell extracting from the donor body part
  • Prepare the recipient body for transplant
  • Check for rejection or any complications while procedure

In some types of chronic leukemia do not need treatment in the early stages, but clinical regular monitoring and frequent doctor visit is important.

Treatment Offered in India with MedicoExperts

At MedicoExperts, our objective is to provide best blood cancer treatment in India at affordable cost. Our association with top cancer hospital and oncologist helps us to advice best leukemia treatment in India.

Our aim is to provide you the best experience for your Blood cancer treatment in at our top associate hospitals in India. We would also provide you end to end assistance for your medical trip to India and shall provide complete solution for your treatment – right from assisting you with the visa, hotel arrangements, airport pick up and drop, inland transfers, money exchange or sight-seeing and all other concierge services. We thus assure you hassle-free arrangements for evaluations, surgery, recuperation, stay and travel in India. For more information and getting a tailor made treatment plan for your treatment in India, please mail us your details and medical history at enquiry@medicoexperts.com.

Cancer is known as the cancer of blood cell and the organ that forms blood.

It is basically a hematological cancer which is of three types ie leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma.

Leukemia cancer starts in the bone marrow where blood cells are made. Bone marrow starts making abnormal white blood cells and multiplies faster than normal cells which can affect other blood cells in the body. It can also cause problems like bleeding anemia and infections in the body. These cells spread to the lymph nodes or other organs and cause swelling or pain.

Signs and symptoms:

Though the symptoms vary as per the type of leukemia, but followings are the common symptoms.

  •         Sudden weight loss
  •         Recurrent nose bleeding
  •         Fatigues and weakness
  •         Bone pain and swelling
  •         Enlarged liver or spleen
  •         Frequent fever or chills
  •         Infections
  •         Anemia
  •         Nausea
  •         Diarrhea

Causes and Risk Factors:

The following are the strongly suspected causes and risk factors of blood cancer

  • Viruses, such as the human T-lymphotropic virus (HTLV-1) andHIV
  • Petrochemicals like benzene
  • Poor blood clotting
  • Artificial ionizing radiation
  • Genetic disorders such as Downs Syndrome
  • Smoking
  • Hair dyes
  • Chemotherapy agents such as alkylating

Genetic predisposition because of certain chromosomal changes.

Electromagnetic energy also suspected causes to leukemia, but no enough evidence is available to confirm this.

Types of Leukemia

Leukemia can be divided in 4 major types which can be distinguish into acute, chronic, lymphocytic, and myelogenous leukemia

  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)
  • Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
  • Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML)

 

Treatment Options:

Treatment options may vary as per the type of leukemia and the person’s age. Doctor determines treatment option depending upon overall condition of health and weather it has spread to the other parts of the body or not.

We aim for complete remission which show the progress in medicine and cancer goes away at least for 5 years. If treatment starts at early stage, the chance of remission is always higher.

  • Chemotherapy-Its basically use of anti-cancer drug and aim to destroy all cancer cells. Some chemotherapy is in tablet form or given as injections.
  • Radiation therapy- Uses of high energy radiation to destroy cancer cells and aim to shrink the tumor. The area treated with radiation therapy and the dose given is based on specific leukemia diagnosis
  • Bone marrow transplant- It is most frequently performed procedure. In this the damaged bone marrow is replaced with the new and healthy one from either a donor or from own body.

Bone marrow transplant can be of 3 types.

  • Autologous BMT: In autologous bone marrow transplant, stem cells are removed from the body before undergoing the chemotherapy or radiation therapy and are preserved.
  • Allogenic BMT:In allogenic bone marrow transplant, stem cells are taken from the donor whose genes are partly matching like siblings can be the best match.
  • Stem cell transplant:This is also known as umbilical cord transplant. Stem cells are taken from the umbilical cord (which were preserved when the patient was born) and there is no need for matching.

Bone marrow transplant is a complex procedure done in several steps. This includes following stages.

  • Clinical/physical examination
  • Stem cell extracting from the donor body part
  • Prepare the recipient body for transplant
  • Check for rejection or any complications while procedure

In some types of chronic leukemia do not need treatment in the early stages, but clinical regular monitoring and frequent doctor visit is important.

Treatment Offered in India with MedicoExperts

At MedicoExperts, our objective is to provide best blood cancer treatment in India at affordable cost. Our association with top cancer hospital and oncologist helps us to advice best leukemia treatment in India.

Our aim is to provide you the best experience for your Blood cancer treatment in at our top associate hospitals in India. We would also provide you end to end assistance for your medical trip to India and shall provide complete solution for your treatment – right from assisting you with the visa, hotel arrangements, airport pick up and drop, inland transfers, money exchange or sight-seeing and all other concierge services. We thus assure you hassle-free arrangements for evaluations, surgery, recuperation, stay and travel in India. For more information and getting a tailor made treatment plan for your treatment in India, please mail us your details and medical history at enquiry@medicoexperts.com.

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