The bone marrow transplant and hematology department at HCG Manavata Cancer Center isequipped with advanced, state-of-the-art, and global standard facilities and healthcare services to deliver excellent care to patients with blood disorders. In addition, the center provides accurate and early diagnosis, which is important for the effective management of cancerous and non-cancerous blood disorders.
HCG Manavata Cancer Center is among the best bone marrow transplant hospitals in Nashik, Maharashtra. The center houses highly experienced hematologists, BMT specialists and pediatric onco-hematologists along with a team of trained nurses, dietitians, and psychological counselors for delivering comprehensive care to the patients.
The following services are available at the department of bone marrow transplant and hematology at HCG Manavata Cancer Center:
- General Hematology Services: All the facilities related to general hematology services are available at the department of bone marrow transplant and hematology at HCG Manavata Cancer Center. Advanced treatment options are available for the management of several blood disorders. The center also has a daycare chemotherapy unit and chemotherapy inpatient unit. We are also capable of diagnosing and treating bone marrow failure syndrome.
- Bone Marrow Transplant: Advanced facilities for optimum care before, during, and after bone marrow transplants are available at HCG Manavata Cancer Center. Both allogeneic and autologous transplants are performed at the center. The bone marrow transplant team here is extensively experienced and has performed several successful bone marrow transplants.
- Blood Cancer Management: Treatment facilities for all blood cancer diseases are available at the HCG Manavata Cancer Center. State-of-the-art diagnostic facilities are provided to the patients for early and accurate blood cancer diagnosis. In addition, appropriate consultation, care, and management of blood cancer are provided at the center.
- In-house Blood Bank: HCG Manavata Cancer Center has a blood bank facility at the premises so that the patients do not need to search for blood at other hospitals or blood bank centers.
- Pediatric Hematology: Specialized pediatric hematology facilities are available at HCG Manavata Cancer Center. The center is equipped with HEPA filters to prevent infection in children. All pediatric cancers, such as acute leukemia, are diagnosed and managed at the center.
The following facilities are made available by the department of bone marrow transplant and hematology at HCG Manavata Cancer Center:
- Bone Marrow Biopsy: HCG Manavata Cancer Center has the facility to perform bone marrow biopsy. It allows the oncologists to determine the health and functioning of the bone marrow cells. This facility allows more convenient sample collection with minimum pain and tissue damage.
- Blood Transfusion: Several types of blood transfusion are performed at the center. These include red blood cell transfusion, platelet transfusion, other blood products, and administration of intravenous immunoglobulins. The center also has technological equipment to monitor the complications and deliver iron chelation in patients with prolonged transfusion.
- Advanced Imaging Techniques: Technologically advanced imaging techniques are available in the department of bone marrow transplant and hematology at HCG Manavata Cancer Center. The imaging techniques include ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) scan, and positron emission tomography (PET) scan.
- Clotting Screens: The HCG Manavata Cancer Center is also equipped with coagulation screening technology. It comprises a series of screening laboratory tests. It is the initial test done to obtain quick non-specific information. In addition, it allows the clinicians to broadly categorize the hemostatic problems.
- Blood Tests: Blood cancer management requires continuous and accurate monitoring of the level of blood cells and other blood components. HCG Manavata Cancer Center has advanced machines to perform blood tests. The tests include complete blood count, smear test, cytogenetic analysis, fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), flow cytometry, and white cell differentials.
- Diagnostic Molecular Techniques: Molecular diagnostic tests help in assessing if an individual is at risk of developing a particular cancer type. These tests are done with the samples of saliva, blood, and tissues. Some tests available at the center are immunophenotyping, immunohistochemistry, molecular profiling, polymerase chain reaction, next-generation sequencing, and karyotype test.
- Stem Cell Harvesting: Advanced stem cell harvesting technique is available at HCG Manavata Cancer Center. The stem cell harvesting is done through bone marrow and peripheral blood. The center also has a facility for donor screening and selection facilities.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the difference between hematological cancer and solid organ cancer?
Cancers present in the blood are known as hematological cancers. These cancers are different from solid tumors. Solid cancers form a solid mass of tissue in the various organs.
2. Do onco-hematologists also treat diseases other than cancer?
Cancer is not the only blood disorder, and there are several other malignant and non-malignant blood disorders. These disorders may occur in children, the elderly, or adults. In some cases, these conditions are more complicated than cancers. Consultation with an onco-hematologist or hematologist is required in such cases. Such conditions include pancytopenia, aplastic anemia, hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura.
3. Is blood cancer a treatable condition?
The primary aim of the onco-hematologists in treating blood cancer is to completely cure the disease. However, if the disease is not cured, the doctor prescribes the medications that keep the disease in remission.
4. What are the conditions that can be treated with bone marrow transplantation?
Several diseases can be cured with bone marrow transplantation. These are leukemia, lymphomas, aplastic anemia, histiocytosis, thalassemia, Wilms' tumor, sickle cell disease, neuroblastoma, and Blackfan-Diamond anemia.