Bone marrow transplant in India: Everything you need to know

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Bone marrow transplant is a successful and sometimes the only possible cure for many malignant and non-malignant diseases. Bone marrow transplant is now routinely carried out in almost all the major hospitals in India. Bone marrow transplant in India is cost-effective and the success rates are quite high. RA: Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic auto-immune inflammatory disease effecting the joints of our body. Rheumatoid Arthritis treatment in Ayurveda has provided several patients with long-lasting relief from their symptoms and pain. In fact, patients have seen 30% - 40% reduction in their symptoms through Ayurvedic treatments. For More: https://www.indheal.com/blog/bone-marrow-transplant-in-india

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Bone Marrow Transplantation

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What is Bone Marrow Transplantation ? The spongy tissue inside the bone is known as the bone marrow. Bone marrow is responsible for the generation of various types of blood cells like RBCs, WBCs and platelets that carry out various important functions. Due to certain diseases affecting the bone marrow, the production of blood cells is interfered with, leading to various serious and potentially fatal complications. In these situations, bone marrow transplantation is the only option to save one’s life .

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What are the various disorders that can affect the bone marrow? The most common disorders that affect the bone marrow are the various types of bone marrow cancer. Some of the most important types of Bone Marrow Cancer are: Multiple Myeloma occurs in the plasma cells and is the most common. It is predominantly seen in males over the age of 65. Lymphomas are of two types- Hodgkin’s and Non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas. Increased age, exposure to chemicals, radiation, chemotherapy, HIV infections, obesity etc. are known risk factors. Leukemia is of two types, Myeloid or Lymphocytic and could be either acute or chronic - acute myeloid leukemia (AML), chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).

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What are the symptoms of Bone Marrow cancer? Symptoms may vary depending upon the type of cancer and may vary from person to person. Some of the common symptoms are: • Persistent and recurrent fever • Loss of weight • Loss of appetite • Fatigue • Pain in the back • Tenderness of the bones • Swelling of the bones • Increased susceptibility to fractures of the bone • Anemia • Recurrent infections • Shortness of the breath

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Types of bone marrow/Stem cell transplant and bone marrow transplant procedure: There are various methods of bone marrow transplant depending on the source of the bone marrow: • Autologous transplant: In an autologous transplant, the bone marrow is sourced from one’s own body and is ideal for situations where the patient may suffer from bone marrow depression because of radiation or chemotherapy. • Allogeneic transplant: In an allogeneic transplant, bone marrow donation is done by another person who is genetically similar to the person who needs the transplant. • Cord blood transplant: Placental cord blood is harvested and stored for potential use in the future. • Peripheral blood stem cell transplant: Peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) donation is a nonsurgical procedure to collect blood-forming cells for bone marrow transplants.

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Cost of Bone Marrow Transplantation Treatment in India Typical treatment duration will be between 21 - 28 days in the hospital. If the patient has come to India for the transplant, 60 – 75 days of stay will be required. Bone marrow transplant cost in India will be typically between 28,000 – 40,000 USD and would depend on the duration, type of hospital and the type of room chosen in the hospital, along with the city where the hospital is located.

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Bone Marrow Transplantation Treatment in India If you are planning to travel to India for Bone Marrow Transplantation, please do get in touch with INDHEAL Solutions. INDHEAL helps you get information on the best Hospitals with doctor profiles. You will also be provided with the costs & time of treatment. This helps you to plan on the time needed to stay in India with a cost estimate. This estimates include the complete cost package including travel & stay outside the Hospital.

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