Stem cell transplant, also known as bone marrow transplant, is a medical procedure that replaces a patient's damaged or diseased bone marrow with healthy stem cells. This treatment is commonly used in the treatment of various blood cancers, such as leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma.
Stem cell transplant works by first destroying the patient's diseased bone marrow with high-dose chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. Once the diseased bone marrow is destroyed, healthy stem cells are transplanted into the patient's body, where they can begin to produce new blood cells.
Stem cell transplant can be done using stem cells from a donor, which is known as an allogeneic transplant, or using the patient's own stem cells, which is known as an autologous transplant. The type of transplant used will depend on various factors, including the type and stage of the cancer, the patient's age and overall health, and the availability of a suitable donor.
Stem cell transplant is a complex procedure that requires specialized expertise and infrastructure. At Sterling Hospitals Ahmedabad, we have a dedicated stem cell transplant team that includes hematologists/oncologists, transplant nurses, and other healthcare professionals who work together to provide comprehensive care for our patients.
While stem cell transplant can be an effective treatment option for certain blood cancers, it can also cause side effects, such as infections, bleeding, and graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). Our team is experienced in managing these side effects and providing supportive care to ensure the best possible outcome for our patients.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a blood cancer, contact us at Sterling Hospitals Ahmedabad to learn more about our stem cell transplant services and how we can help in your cancer journey.