Autologous Stem Cell Transplant is used for treating patients with lymphomas. Autologous Stem Cell Transplant is now becoming more popular and many patients are opting for this transplant to treat lymphomas. A very high dosage of chemotherapy and even radiations, beyond the usual limit are used to kill the cancer cells in the patients body. Since there is a very high dosage usage besides the cancer cells the healthy blood cells are also killed. These cells are located in the bone, blood and arteries and are required for continued production of blood in the body. Without them a patient can’t leave. Therefore, Autologous Stem Cell Transplant is used in which the healthy blood cell tissues are taken from the patients bone marrow or blood and reintroduced into the body. This helps in starting the production of healthy blood cells.
Autologous Stem Cell Transplant is different from Allogenic Stem Cell Transplant since in an allogenic case the new cells are harvested from a matching donor and not the patient itself. For lymphoma cases Autologous Stem Cell Transplant is the standard treatment method and not any other type of transplant. But in cases where the lymphoma cells have reached the patients bone marrow and blood in that case the new stem cells can only be bought from a donor. In such cases Allogenic Stem Cell Transplant is the only available option.
Autologous Stem Cell Transplant is highly complex and delicate procedure that requires high degree of expertise since there are life threatening side effects. Your doctor will recommend you for Autologous Stem Cell Transplant only after due consultation and consideration. The cost of Autologous Stem Cell Transplant in India can be upwards of $24,000 USD with a stay of 21 days in hospital. Another 28 days of stay in India will be required by the patient.