Lymphoma - Leukemia Clinic
Lymphoma - Leukemia Clinic
at Dharamshila Hospital And Research Centre provides specialized care for all types of Leukemia & Lymphoma patients under the leadership of Dr. Suparno Chakrabarti (Programme Director, BMT).
Patients suspected or diagnosed with Lymphoma / Leukemia require expert care and intervention. Dr. Suparno Chakrabarti has special interest in diagnosis and management of Leukemia & Lymphoma.
The Clinic is supported by Bone Marrow / Stem Cell Transplantation Programme, which is first of its kind in India. Our specialized team of professionals is dedicated to preventing, diagnosing, treating, and managing all types of Leukemia and lymphoma patients. We have developed, comprehensive treatment plans for all our patients, offering latest therapies and supportive care.
The team brings together expertise in Haemato-oncology, Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplantation, Radiology and Imaging, Pathology, Transfusion Medicine, Orthopaedics and Nursing. Availability of Multidisciplinary facilities and services under same roof saves time, money and energy to cope with the disease.
Aplastic Anemia Clinic
Aplastic Anemia Clinic
at Dharamshila Hospital And Research Centre provides expert care and intervention to the patients of Aplastic Anemia under the guidance of Dr Sarita Jaiswal, who has special interest in diagnosis and management of Aplastic Anemia.
Patients with Aplastic Anemia need leucoreduced red cells and platelets which are available at few centres only. In addition, they need regular monitoring to look for transfusion transmitted antibodies and red cell antibodies. If they receive ATG or BMT, they require stringent monitoring before and after such treatments. The Aplastic anemia clinic has been developed to cater to the specific needs of patients suffering from this disease.
There is no such dedicated clinic for patients with Aplastic Anemia anywhere else in the country and we hope this effort shall go a long way to impact the development of research facilities for this disease and improve the cure rates.
Thalassemia & Sickle Cell Clinic
Thalassemia and Sickle cell disease are genetic disorders caused by errors in the genes for haemoglobin that is responsible for carrying oxygen within the red blood cell. These disorders can cause fatigue, jaundice, and episodes of pain ranging from mild to very severe. They are inherited for a child to develop this disease pass on an abnormal gene. When this happens, the resulting diseases are serious and, at times, fatal.
Patients suspected or diagnosed with Thalassemia and Sickle cell disease require expert care and intervention.
Pre BMT Clinic
Patients needing BMT require a detailed assessment of their physical condition. The outcome of BMT depends on the adequate function of heart, lungs, liver, kidneys and the brain. If any organ is affected, adequate measures need to be taken to improve its function and also tailor the transplant to reduce complications and mortality. Donor also undergoes similar detailed workup.
Post BMT Clinic
The patient undergoes the most challenging phase of his life during the stay in the BMT unit. The air, water and environment in the BMT unit is the purest under the sun. Once the patient is discharged from the BMT unit, it takes time for both the body and the mind to adjust back to the normal environment. The body’s immune system takes a long time to become normal. First three months after BMT is very crucial. This is the time when many viral and fungal infections can cripple the patient and even result in death. In addition, the donor cells might attack the patient’s body in the form of Graft Versus Host Diseases (GVHD). This needs immediate detection and aggressive treatment to avoid serious complications.
Very close monitoring by experts and regular blood tests can prevent these unfortunate complications. The post BMT clinic has been developed to meet these challenges.
Long Term Follow up Clinic
Even if the patient is relatively free from acute complications after the first three months, the body and its various organs still recover from the process of accepting the high dose chemo-radiotherapy and the blossoming of donor cells in the patient’s body. This can present as heart, lung or bone problems and chronic GVHD even after 3 months. The long term follow up clinic ensures close and regular monitoring for various organ functions as timely interventions can prevent any long term complication that might happen.
Comprehensive Diagnosis of blood cancers
The BMT Research Lab is equipped with the most modern technology for diagnosis and prognosis of blood cancers
Accurate HLA Typing is an essential part of the BMT process. The BMT Research Lab provides rapid and precise HLA Typing facility for the patient and the family members using PCR – SSOP Techniques.
Long Term Storage of Stem Cells at -1960C
As a patient gets older the stem cells reduce multiplication. Mobilization of stem cells is often difficult after a lot of chemotherapy or radiation therapy, especially in older patients. Timely collection of stem cells and long term storage can enable BMT at a later date from patient’s own cells (Autologous BMT), if the disease comes back.