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)?

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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.

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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)

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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

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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

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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.

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

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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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Medical Tourism in India

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