Leukemia: How Bone Marrow Transplant Helps?


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A bone marrow or cord blood transplant is a process to replace unhealthy bone marrow with healthy bone marrow. Bone marrow transplants can be used to treat patients with: life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia. For more information visit our website: https://travcure.com/


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What is Leukemia (Blood cancer)?


Leukemia is a cancer which starts in blood-forming tissue, usually the bone marrow. It leads to the over-production of abnormal white blood cells, the part of the immune system which defends the body against infection.


Types of Leukemia Acute lymphocytic (or lymphoblastic) leukemia (ALL) Acute myeloid (or myelogenous ) leukemia (AML) Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) Chronic myeloid (or myelogenous ) leukemia (CML)


Symptoms of Leukemia Anaemia – due to lack of red blood cells Fever, malaise (general feeling of illness) and sweats Infections – due to lack of normal white blood cells Infections are more frequent, more severe and last longer Weakness, tiredness, shortness of breath, light-headedness, palpitations Bleeding and bruising – due to lack of platelets Purpura (small bruises in skin), heavy periods, nosebleeds, bleeding gums


Donors between the ages of 18 & 44 provide the greatest chance for transplant success . Patients are most likely to match someone of the same ancestry. Leukemia Facts


Leukemia Facts All donors are carefully prescreened to ensure that they are healthy and the procedure is safe for them. Donors sometimes pay to donate marrow.


Treatment Options Bone Marrow Transplant Biological Therapy Chemotherapy Radiation Therapy Targeted Therapy


Cost of Treatment India – USD 25,000 United States – USD 800,000 Rest of Europe – USD 600,000 United Kingdom – USD 320,000 Africa – USD 680,000


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