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Stem Cell Transplant Can Be The Best Option For Treating Cancer

Stem cells are basic cells that are developed into different kinds of cells and have different jobs. Leukaemia is a cancer that starts with a blood cell. The key role begins when the blood stem cells in bone marrow change and no longer grow, and does not behave how it usually would. Those cells are called leukaemia cells.

Over a period of time, the white blood cells clot up in blood cells so that they can’t do their jobs. In every 4 minutes someone is diagnosed with blood cancer, thus implying leukaemia is very common in the world. Leukaemia needs immediate treatment and, there are many options like chemotherapy and stem cell treatments.

Chemotherapy is one of the healthy treatment and has cured many patients, however, it also damages many number of blood forming cells in bone marrow. Hence stem cell treatments are considered as the safest where stem cells are collected from bone marrow of healthy donor. The transplant not only includes stem cells but also includes important immune cells that help in curing blood cancer cells.

Stem cells make 3 types of cellsĀ 

  • Red blood cells – they transport oxygen from the lungs to other parts of body and get carbon dioxide from other cells back to the lungs so that we can exhale out.
  • White blood cells – help fighting infections caused due to bacteria and viruses.
  • Platelets – they are bits of cells that cure damaged blood cells and help in clotting blood.

The decision of the transplant is not easy. Always take a review with your doctor before going for transplant. Before going for this treatment find all the risks and benefits involved and then take a decision.

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