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Cancer Treatment Patient Testimonial in India

Cancer Treatment Patient Testimonial in India

The feeling of getting afflicted with cancer was devastating and heart breaking. Everyone in our family was very surprised that I was suffering from cancer. I’m living in Abuja, Nigeria where healthcare facilities are in much better than other parts of Nigeria. Abuja has some of the best cancer diagnostic facilities. But still for cancer treatment we usually travel abroad and the choice is India. Owing to good cancer treatment options including affordable cost and a very friendly country. After discussion with my doctors and going for a second re-test just to reconfirm I made the decision to get cancer treatment without any further delay. I contacted Medicure Medical Travels through their representative office in GRA area of Abuja. Mr. Kenneth was very helpful and knowledgeable in terms of getting  treatment in India. Recently his own father had travelled to India for cancer treatment.

Thankfully I had stage-1 cancer  and there were many treatment options available. After discussions and deliberations the Medicure Team shared with me the complete treatment plan including the cost and other secondary details. I was very satisfied with the choice of hospital, it was one the best cancer hospital in India. Also the total cost of cancer treatment was quite affordable beyond my expectations. I had a detailed conversation Dr. Sunil, my treating doctor. He gave very detailed insights about what to expect during the treatment and post surgery. I was quite relieved after this much needed discussion.

After 2 weeks I undertook my medical tour to India accompanied by my wife. The team was waiting for us at the airport. We were taken to comfortable hotel which amazingly was walking distance from the hospital. I was highly impressed with the hospital , it’s staff and the cancer technology it was using. While I was just going through the information brochures in the hospital waiting area, I read about the hospitals strides in treating cancer and it’s international JCI certification. This further strengthened my belief. Post discussion with doctor my IGRT therapy for cancer treatment was scheduled to start after 3 days. Post the therpay I was advised one chemotherapy session. Since it was a daycare procedure I had all the time to explore Delhi.

The cancer treatment went pretty smooth, though initially there were the usual problems of nausea and vomiting. I stayed in India for a complete month. During this time we also went to see Taj Mahal, visited many historical monuments in India, did lot of shopping and explored the city. Dr. Sunil was very happy with my progress and told me that there is no need to worry. I decided to stay a couple of more days in India before going back to Nigeria after the cancer treatment. I would like to thank each and everyone be it Medicure Medical Travels, the hospital, Dr. Sunil, Mr. Kenneth, my lovely wife, my family and each everyone who made complete the cancer treatment journey. It was truly a worthwhile experience and journey. I did get cancer treatment in India but more than that I learned alot along the way to my cancer cure.

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Patient Testimonial – Brain Tumor Surgery in India

Patient Testimonial – Brain Tumor Surgery in India

I was diagnosed with a brain tumor and the doctors advised with immediate surgery to prevent further spread of tumor in the brain and other parts of the body. Our local hospital in Baghdad had a long wait time for getting the surgery. Most of patients from Iraq get treatment in India. Owing to shorter travel time, good environment and excellent treatment facilities. I too made up my mind to get treatment in India. I contacted Medicure Medical Travels local office and enquired about the procedure to get brain tumor surgery in India. The people at the office were very helpful and patient. They first got me the complete details about the surgery and how much it will cost.Then my family had a long discussion with the neurologist sitting in India. The office also gave me the details of previous patients whom they have helped in getting brain tumor surgery in India. I spoke to 3 previous patients and everyone of them was all praise for Medicure Medical Travels especially for Mr. Omar.

Convinced with the information and interaction I flew to India for surgery. The Medicure Team picked our family from the airport and took us to our hotels. The hotels were very clean and nice. The price was also within our budget. Then after taking some rest and freshening up we went to see our doctor. The doctor was very happy to receive us and told us about the whole brain tumor surgery procedure. Then the next day I was admitted to the hospital and some of the tests were done. On the second day the operation was done. I gained conciousness on the 3rd day and though there was pain in my head the doctor told me that the tumor has been successfully removed completely. I stayed in the hospital for 7 days. The nurses and the staff were very polite, helpful and cheerful too. I was discharged from the hospital after a week and then stayed in Delhi for another week. Post our meeting with the doctor he told me that I can fly back to home. The brain tumor surgery in India was a complete success. I’m very thankful to Medicure Medical Travels and the hospital for helping us in the time of need. We can never forget the warmth and hospitality received.

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Mandibular Or Jaw Reconstruction Surgery In India

Mandibular Or Jaw Reconstruction Surgery In India

Mandibular Or Jaw Reconstruction Surgery is one of the most complex reconstruction cosmetic surgery that is performed by cosmetic surgeons. Mandible is the largest bone of the face and requires immense precision and expertise to begin with. The Mandibular Or Jaw Reconstruction Surgery is used to surgically reconstruct the mandible defects that may have occurred due to various factors.

Mandible Or Lower Jaw Reconstruction SurgeryThe mandibular is referred to the lower jaw. To begin with the mandible is first cut with the help of a saw. To access the mandible an incision is made behind the molar teeth where the gum starts. Through this the surgeon accesses the mandibular bone. Once the surgeon has accessed the lower jaw bone then the jaw is cut in a controlled precision manner to align in a particular manner as it had been earlier decided during the trial. Once the mandibular is in position it is fixed into its place with the help of titanium plates that are very inert and safe to be used in the human body. The surgeon then closes the incision in the gums with the help of dis solvable stitches.

Post Mandibular (Lower Jaw) Osteotomy surgery when patients wake up they will have a plastic clip inserted between their teeth this is to enable very little movement of the mandible. Initially the patients will not experience any pain due to the usage of anaesthetic in Mandibular Or Jaw Reconstruction Surgery. But gradually the pain will increase and also swelling will be seen in the jaw for 4-5 days. After 4-5 days the swelling will start to decrease. But the pain in the jaws will remain for the next 2-4 weeks which will be also be reduced by taking painkillers and medicines. For the initial 4-6 weeks the patients will be fed a watery diet so that there is minimum jaw movement. Normal eating can be reduced after 6 weeks of watery diet.

Mandibular Or Jaw Reconstruction Surgery Cost In India will be upwards of $7500 with a hospital stay of 3 days and stay in India of 5 days. It is very important to get Mandibular Or Jaw Reconstruction Surgery In India under experienced and trained professionals only. Mandibular (Lower Jaw) Osteotomy Surgery requires usage of high quality implants and precision placement of plates and sawing of the mandible.

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Getting Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant In India

Getting Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant In India

Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant are transplants in which the new cells are taken from a matching donor instead of the patient itself. Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant is a fairly complex treatment process which requires proper planning and implementation.

Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant is used to treat various medical conditions such as leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes, aplastic anaemia and other serious bone marrow related diseases.It is very important to get a healthy donor with similar matched stem cells. This is the most crucial and important requirement of this transplant.

When patients undergo very high doses of radiations and chemotherapy, these radiations also destroys the healthy cells besides the diseased cells. The healthy cells are important in formation of blood and therefore are required to be replaced. But allogeneic cases due to the high radiations the healthy cells that are formed inside the bone marrow are also affected rendering the usage of these cells. Therefore, in this case a suitably matched donor is identified and the healthy cells from the bone marrow of the donor are extracted. These extracted cells are then injected into patient which kick-starts the introduction of healthy cells in the blood. During the injection process a conditioning therapy is used which is basically the immune suppressant to enable the newly injected stem cells from the donor to become compatible with the patients immune system. This completes the Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant treatment process.

Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant in India is now offered in many medical centres and is now fast becoming popular than the regular Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplant treatment method and has been considered to be an effective treatment for curing various types of blood cancers. The approximate cost of Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant in India is upwards of $20000 USD with a stay of 21 days in hospital. Post hospital stay patients are required to stay for another 90 days in India.

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Autologous Stem Cell Transplant For Treating Lymphomas

Autologous Stem Cell Transplant For Treating Lymphomas

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.

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