Plan Blood Cancer Treatment in India

Blood cancer refers to the uncontrolled multiplication of blood-forming cells and tissues. The inadequate development of blood cells also disturbs the health and the immunity of the patient. While there can be different types of blood cancers, the treatment of each depends on the stage and the type of cancer along with the overall health of the patient.  Each type of blood cancer treatment has different benefits, side effects, and the presence of associated risks.

Blood cancer as a whole can include different types of malignancies. The treatment can thus vary. Besides, in India, constant research improves the quality of cancer treatment provided here each day. Your doctor can manage the slow-growing blood cancer by prescribing daily medications. Blood cancer that grows at a faster pace requires extensive and intensive cancer treatments.

It affects the patient harshly to know that he or she is suffering from blood cancer. For this reason, your patient can go through huge emotional havoc along with a complete physical breakdown. The diagnosis consequently  interferes with the routine work of your patient. Death may undoubtedly seem near to your patient but appropriate treatment can improve the quality and length of your patient’s life. In many cases, blood cancer can be completely treated. The coexistence of any other disease with your blood cancer can change the course of your treatment.

Taking your hope forward for treatment, Al Afiya Medi Tour will further introduce you in this article to the best hospitals for blood cancer treatment in India.

Types of Blood Cancer

Do you know how many types of blood cells you have? There are majorly three types of blood cells you have:

  • White Blood Cells: These blood cells help in fighting infections in your body. They constitute the immune system of your body.
  • Red Blood Cell: These cells play an essential role in carrying oxygen from your lungs to different tissues and organs of your body. Further, they bring back carbon dioxide from organs and tissues to the lungs so that they can be expelled.
  • Platelets: These cells function to help your blood clot in case you have an injury.

Apart from the above three types of blood cells, there is a liquid part of blood known as plasma. It helps in transporting nutrients, waste products, and proteins, and other molecules responsible for affecting the function of various parts of the body. The molecules transferred can affect the functioning, such as regulating body temperature and fluid balance.

Accordingly, there are majorly three types of blood cancer:

  • Leukemia: There are more than the required number of white blood cells which make your body unable to fight the infection.
  • Lymphoma: This cancer develops in the lymphatic system. This can also include the cancer growth in lymph nodes, spleen, and thymus gland. In normal health, the vessels usually store and carry white blood cells to help your body fight infections.
  • Myeloma: This cancer affects the plasma cells in the bone marrow.

Cause of Blood Cancer

The specific cause of blood cancer is not known to date. However, certain risk factors can predispose you to blood cancer. Also, there are combinations of environmental and genetic factors that can predispose you to cancer. They include:

  • Active and passive smoking
  • Exposure to radiation
  • Exposure to different chemicals, such as a widely used industrial chemical called benzene
  • Presence of virus, such as Epstein-Barr virus, HIV, Human T-cell lymphoma/leukemia virus infection
  • Family history of blood cancer or any other type of cancer
  • Genetic mutations

Symptoms of Blood Cancer

Each patient can suffer mentally, emotionally, physically, and socially from the adverse effects of blood cancer. Although the individual experience of each symptom and its intensity can vary on the type of body, type, and stage of cancer, the presence of common symptoms can evidently be similar. However, the common symptoms include:

  • Weakness
  • Bleeding in gums
  • Recurrent infections
  • Presence of rashes
  • Easy tendency to bruise
  • Intense pain in joints and bones
  • Nausea
  • Blood in urine
  • Blood in stool
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pale complexion
  • Ulcers in mouth

In case you are experiencing any of the above symptoms or a combination of the above symptoms, you shall consult your doctor at the earliest. Your doctor will conduct a physical examination and tests that can either confirm blood cancer or rule out the same.

How will your doctor diagnose blood cancer?

Your different types of cancer can be diagnosed according to the type of cancer you have. The tests can include the following:

  • For Leukemia

By advising complete blood count, your doctor can identify if you have abnormally increased levels of white blood cells as compared to red blood cells and platelets.

  • For Lymphoma-

Your doctor will additionally advise a biopsy of tissue. The medical professionals will confirm the diagnosis by examining the tissue area under a microscope and further advising an X-ray, CT, MRI, and PET scan to confirm the swollen lymph nodes.

  • For Myeloma-

 By advising complete blood count, or other blood and urine tests to detect chemicals or proteins produced as a function of myeloma development. Your doctor can additionally advise bone marrow biopsy, X-ray, MRI, PET, and CT scans to confirm the presence and extent of the spread of myeloma.

Treatment for Blood Cancer

There are many options of blood cancer treatment in India and the world that your doctor can consider. However according to your current health, some may not be suitable for you or may harm you more than they provide the benefits. Certain people can avail more benefit from less intensive treatment. However, others can require strong intensity treatment to avail different benefits. Complete cure may not be the aim in all types of blood cancer treatment. Your doctor can provide treatment for palliation.

The factors such as type of cancer, age, how fast the cancer is progressing, where cancer has spread and other factors will also determine the course of your blood cancer treatment.

The important types of blood cancer treatment can include the following:

Stem cell transplantation

In this type of blood cancer treatment, your doctor will provide high doses of chemotherapy to kill the abnormal cells in your bone marrow or lymph nodes. During the next step, your doctor will make you receive healthy blood-forming stem cells by inserting a needle in your vein. Further, the injected stem cells will later form new blood cells in your body. The doctor wants and aims for production of healthy blood cells from the new stem cells.  Your doctor can take the blood-forming stem cells for transplants either from another individual, or from your relative’s bone marrow, or from the peripheral regions, or even from the blood of the umbilical cord.

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is a non-intensive treatment that your doctor may advise. It is usually gentler and causes fewer side effects. Mostly, this treatment does not cure the cancer but various chemotherapy sessions may help to keep your cancer in remission. It also helps in managing your symptoms for a good length of time. In this treatment, your doctor uses anticancer or cell-killing drugs that interfere with and halt the growth of cancer cells in your body. The aim of chemotherapy is to kill cancerous cells and to stop their rapid growth in your body. It is usually given before or after stem cell transplants, and can have a set of combinations of several drugs. These drugs can take a toll on your body.

Radiation Therapy

Your doctor gives radiation therapy to destroy cancer cells or to relieve pain or discomfort. Your doctor can give radiation therapy before a stem cell transplant to kill the cancer cells by using high-energy radiations. The rays used in radiation therapy are high energy X-rays or other particles from an external machine. These rays have the ability to kill cancerous cells and shrink tumors.

What is the cost of blood cancer treatment in India?

The cost of blood cancer treatment in India can vary according to the type of cancer you have. It can also vary according to the stage of your cancer. Moreover, the co-existence of any other disease and your current general health can determine the need for various other medications that can increase the cost of your blood cancer treatment in India.

The number of attendants that accompany you also adds to your expenses. The quality of living and food required can also cause variation in the expense. A hotel near the hospital can cost you around 50$. Besides, you can have additional miscellaneous expenses of around 20 dollars daily apart from food and living.

Al Afiya Medi Tour can help you have food of Ethiopian interest for nearly 10-20 dollars per day.

The general cost of blood cancer treatment can begin around INR one lakh. It can increase according to the number of chemotherapy sessions or radiation therapy sessions required.

Why should you from Ethiopia come to India for blood cancer treatment?

India is considered among the best countries for treatment in cases of medical emergencies like blood cancer. Various reasons include:

  • Best Blood Cancer Hospitals are present in India
    India has well-facilitated and completely equipped blood cancer hospitals in India. The presence of hygiene and cleanliness make them attractive and trustworthy. Further, the government of India has set rules to allow strictness of functioning of hospitals. The private and government hospitals are required to strictly adhere to these rules
  • Highly-skilled blood cancer doctors in India
    India has well-skilled blood cancer doctors, surgeons, and oncologists in India. These medical staff perform activities under high responsibility and complete care of patients. They hold themselves responsible for each step they take. These doctors undertake years of studies and have years of experience. Moreover, the paramedical staff is highly trained as well including the hematologists, anesthetists, lab technicians, and nurses.
  • Great Investment for GOI
    GOI invests in large amounts in the sector of medical tourism every year.  These investments help in increasing facilities, research and international standards of treatment. Moreover, national and international research help in improvement in tests and medicines. The doctors in India remain updated about the types of equipment and new developments in the sector of blood cancer treatment.
  • Indian Hospitals follow International Standards of Treatment
    The doctors in Indian hospitals are highly particular about the way the treatment is offered. Therefore, all the hospitals in India for blood cancer treatment follow international standards for treatment.  Also, we cannot afford any compromise in the treatment of medical emergencies like blood cancer as this can cost the life of a patient.
  • Easy travel via air transport
    Countries like Ethiopia can easily connect with India via air travel. Al Afiya MEdi Tour can help you connect with highly trustworthy and safe airlines so that you and your family can have a safe and comfortable journey from Ethiopia to India and back.
  • Warm Welcome
    Indians welcome their guests well. Al Afiya Medi Tour helps you find hotels and food along with hospitals for great receptivity. The ancient culture of India helps in providing this kind of welcome.
  • Easy availability of Medical Tourist Visa
    With your genuine documents, we can help you avail a medical tourist visa by helping you enter correct information on the website. We can help you check visa status from time to time.
What are the best hospitals in India for blood cancer treatment?

India is a hub of hospitals for blood cancer treatment. Al Afiya Medi Tour lists some of them here. However, we can also connect you with the hospital you have finalized other than these.

  • Artemis Hospital
  • Manipal Hospital
  • BLK Hospital
  • Apollo Hospital
  • Fortis Hospital
  • Max Hospital
  • Medanta Hospital
  • Yashodha Hospital
  • Global Hospital
  • Narayana Hospital
  • Tata Memorial Hospital
  • Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital
  • Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Hospital
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