Duration of Treatmentusually takes 15 to 20 days

Days of Stayusually 20 days in the hospital and 3 months outside the hospital.

Anesthesialocal anaesthesia or no anaesthesia

CostOn Request

What is Bone Marrow Transplant?

A bone marrow transplant is a treatment procedure that replaces damaged marrow with a healthy bone marrow. It’s also called a stem cell transplant. Bone marrow is the soft, fatty tissue inside your bones; contain stem cells that produce WBC, RBC, and platelets. Some of the diseases that can be treated with a bone marrow transplant are Leukemia, Lymphomas, Aplastic anaemia, Sickle cell disease, Thalassemia, Diamond Blackfan anaemia and Cancer of the kidneys

There are four kinds of bone marrow transplants:

  1. Autologous Bone Marrow Transplant:  In this process patient’s own stem cells are a transplant.
  2. Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplant: In this process, the patient gets the stem cells from a donor.
  3. Umbilical Cord Blood Transplant:  In this process, the patient gets stem cells from a new-born baby's umbilical cord right after birth.  
  4. Haploidentical Bone Marrow Transplant: In this process, the patient gets half-matched or partially-matched stem cells from a donor.

Bone Marrow Transplant signs include:

  • Leukaemia
  • Lymphomas
  • Aplastic anaemia
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Thalassemia
  • Diamond Blackfan anaemia
  • Cancer of the kidneys

 

Bone Marrow Transplant risk factor includes:-

  • Fever and Pain
  • Graft-versus-host disease (allogeneic transplant only)
  • Stem cell (graft) failure
  • Organ damage
  • Infections
  • Cataracts
  • Infertility
  • New Cancers
  • Death

 

  • The patient is required to go for to do some blood test, ECG and ECH for Cardiac check-up and urine tests to know he /she is fit for BMT or not.
  • Before the BMT you’ll be asked to sign a consent form, which gives the oncologist permission to carry out the treatment.
  • The doctor should be informed about any medication that the patient may be taking.
  • The patient is admitted to the hospital one or two days before the procedures.

 

Bone marrow transplant varies depending on the type of transplant and the disease, usually given after the chemotherapy or radiation therapy.  The bone marrow transplant given through the central venous catheter into the bloodstream usually through a tube called a central venous catheter. BMT is not a surgical procedure but it is similar to getting a blood transfusion and it's painless. Patients are awake during the procedure. The stem cell goes into the bone marrow and starts reproducing new and healthy blood cells.  The patient will be in the hospital for around 20 days.

  • The doctor will give complete information about post care of BMT regarding recovery; proper caring of infection, taking medications and managing.
  • After a bone marrow transplant, the patient immune system becomes very weak, so patients should pay attention to hygiene and avoid sick people, or places that might make you sick.
  • After discharge from the hospital, the patient needs special care at home for another 2-3 months for full recovery. For complete recovery usually takes up to 6-12 months. The patient can go back to work after 3 months.  

The success rate depends on patient, oncologist experience and BMT centre but the predicted rate of survival 70% and in some patients there is an excellent success rate.

  • Are you board-certified Bone Marrow Transplant oncologist?
  • How many years’ experience of you has in this field?
  • How many Bone Marrow Transplants are you doing every day?
  • Does your hospital certify to perform Bone Marrow Transplant?
  • Am I a good patient for you to this procedure?
  • Let me know success rates and how long time will take for recovery?
  • What treatment plan do you recommend and Why?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of Bone Marrow Transplant?
  • What are the symptoms of bone marrow failure?
  • What is a Graft-versus-Host disease (GVHD) and can it be prevented?
  • How long does it take for a bone marrow transplant to be effective?
  • How long I have to stay in the hospital and outside the hospital?
  • When can I go for normal activities, including exercise?

 

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BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT

Duration of Treatmentusually takes 15 to 20 days

Days of Stayusually 20 days in the hospital and 3 months outside the hospital.

Anesthesialocal anaesthesia or no anaesthesia

CostOn Request

What is Bone Marrow Transplant?

A bone marrow transplant is a treatment procedure that replaces damaged marrow with a healthy bone marrow. It’s also called a stem cell transplant. Bone marrow is the soft, fatty tissue inside your bones; contain stem cells that produce WBC, RBC, and platelets. Some of the diseases that can be treated with a bone marrow transplant are Leukemia, Lymphomas, Aplastic anaemia, Sickle cell disease, Thalassemia, Diamond Blackfan anaemia and Cancer of the kidneys

There are four kinds of bone marrow transplants:

  1. Autologous Bone Marrow Transplant:  In this process patient’s own stem cells are a transplant.
  2. Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplant: In this process, the patient gets the stem cells from a donor.
  3. Umbilical Cord Blood Transplant:  In this process, the patient gets stem cells from a new-born baby's umbilical cord right after birth.  
  4. Haploidentical Bone Marrow Transplant: In this process, the patient gets half-matched or partially-matched stem cells from a donor.

symptoms

Bone Marrow Transplant signs include:

  • Leukaemia
  • Lymphomas
  • Aplastic anaemia
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Thalassemia
  • Diamond Blackfan anaemia
  • Cancer of the kidneys

 

risk factors

Bone Marrow Transplant risk factor includes:-

  • Fever and Pain
  • Graft-versus-host disease (allogeneic transplant only)
  • Stem cell (graft) failure
  • Organ damage
  • Infections
  • Cataracts
  • Infertility
  • New Cancers
  • Death

 

preparation

  • The patient is required to go for to do some blood test, ECG and ECH for Cardiac check-up and urine tests to know he /she is fit for BMT or not.
  • Before the BMT you’ll be asked to sign a consent form, which gives the oncologist permission to carry out the treatment.
  • The doctor should be informed about any medication that the patient may be taking.
  • The patient is admitted to the hospital one or two days before the procedures.

 

procedure

Bone marrow transplant varies depending on the type of transplant and the disease, usually given after the chemotherapy or radiation therapy.  The bone marrow transplant given through the central venous catheter into the bloodstream usually through a tube called a central venous catheter. BMT is not a surgical procedure but it is similar to getting a blood transfusion and it's painless. Patients are awake during the procedure. The stem cell goes into the bone marrow and starts reproducing new and healthy blood cells.  The patient will be in the hospital for around 20 days.

post procedure

  • The doctor will give complete information about post care of BMT regarding recovery; proper caring of infection, taking medications and managing.
  • After a bone marrow transplant, the patient immune system becomes very weak, so patients should pay attention to hygiene and avoid sick people, or places that might make you sick.
  • After discharge from the hospital, the patient needs special care at home for another 2-3 months for full recovery. For complete recovery usually takes up to 6-12 months. The patient can go back to work after 3 months.  

success rate

The success rate depends on patient, oncologist experience and BMT centre but the predicted rate of survival 70% and in some patients there is an excellent success rate.

faqs from doctor

  • Are you board-certified Bone Marrow Transplant oncologist?
  • How many years’ experience of you has in this field?
  • How many Bone Marrow Transplants are you doing every day?
  • Does your hospital certify to perform Bone Marrow Transplant?
  • Am I a good patient for you to this procedure?
  • Let me know success rates and how long time will take for recovery?
  • What treatment plan do you recommend and Why?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of Bone Marrow Transplant?
  • What are the symptoms of bone marrow failure?
  • What is a Graft-versus-Host disease (GVHD) and can it be prevented?
  • How long does it take for a bone marrow transplant to be effective?
  • How long I have to stay in the hospital and outside the hospital?
  • When can I go for normal activities, including exercise?

 

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