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Dr AVS Suresh discusses Blood Malignancies

Dr AVS Suresh is is a senior medical oncologist and hemato-oncologist at Onco.com. He has got expertise in stem cell transplantation, hematological Cancers, pediatric and adult solid tumors. He has been part of 81 clinical trials and is also a member of various international bodies including the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), American Association of Cancer Research (AACR), European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), and the Indian Society of Medical and Paediatric Oncology.

Blood cancers are not a death sentence,’ says Dr AVS Suresh.

Discover information and support about this challenging group of diseases. Blood cancer occurs when something goes wrong with the development of the blood cells. With a rise in the number of transplantations and treatment, find simple answers to complex questions. The following are a few questions Dr AVS Suresh responds to.

  1. What are the different types of bone marrow transplant?

Here, Dr Suresh explores even the causes for which different bone marrow transplantations are carried out.

2. How do you find the optimum donor for umblical cord transplantation?

Dr Suresh discusses both protocols and the Human Leukocyte Antigen compatibility. He also drops a hint about graft versus host disease (GvHD) which he clarifies in the next question.

 

3. What is graft versus host disease?

Watch the video to find out more about GvHD and immune borrowing.

4. How long before we find out that transplantation was successful?

Dr Suresh neatly draws out a timeline of milestones to keep an eye out for before arriving at a conclusion about the success of the transplantation.

5. When a patient’s bone cells are used, how does the patient feel after harvesting?

Dr Suresh explains why the patient can bounce back to good health in no time. The donation procedure is largely painless except for the side effects that the drugs that are administered cause. Watch the video to find out more.

Blood cancers affect the production and the function of the blood cells. To know more about causes, symptoms, treatment, and related issues, watch the complete video. Thanks for tuning in!

 

 

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