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Leukemia Treatment in Asia

Hospitals and medical centers in Asia who treat Leukemia patients.

Assuta Hospital

The new Assuta Hospital was opened in 2009, and claims to be the most modern hospital in the middle east.

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Leukemia is treated at Assuta Hospital

11 listed oncologists:

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Columbia Asia Hospitals

A 200-bed facility located at Gateway Center in Northwest Bangalore. The hospital opened in 2008 and provides comprehensive tertiary-level services, such as cardiac operations, orthopedics and neuroscience, as well as secondary-level medical care.

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Leukemia is treated at Columbia Asia Referral Hospital

15 listed oncologists:

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Dr. Govind Nandakumar

Chief of Gastrointestinal Surgery

Dr. Shalini Govil

Senior Advisor and Quality Controller, Lead Abdominal Radiologist

Bangkok Hospital Pattaya

This multi-specialty tertiary hospital offers various medical services as well as dental procedures to local and overseas patients. It serves over 100,000 international patients every year.

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Leukemia is treated at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya

9 listed oncologists:

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Dr. Napaporn Ketvatanawes

Gynecological - Oncology

Hadassah University Medical Center

Hadassah medical institution includes two university hospitals in Jerusalem – on Mt. Scopus and in Ein Kerem. Both provide advanced tetriary healthcare services in all medical specialties.

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Leukemia is treated at Hadassah Hospital

40 listed oncologists:

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Dr. Ayala Hubert

Medical Oncology & Radiotherapy

Chiangmai Ram Hospital

Being established in 1993, this tertiary private medical institution offers a wide range of medical care services. It has 350 in-patient bed capacity and is accredited by the Hospital Accreditation of Thailand.

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Leukemia is treated at Chiangmai Ram Hospital

3 listed oncologists:

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Dr. Pawares Isariyodom

General Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialist

Dr. Rattiya Cheewakraingkrai

Medical Oncologist/Hematologist

Apollo Hospital Chennai

The Apollo Hospital Chennai is part of the Apollo Hospitals group. The hospital is JCI accredited and considered as one of the best hospitals in India.

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Leukemia is treated at Apollo Hospital Chennai

19 listed oncologists:

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Gleneagles Medical Centre Penang

An acute care general hospital in Penang with advanced facilities and healthcare professionals specializing in a wide range of medical areas.

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Leukemia is treated at Gleneagles Medical Centre Penang

Listed oncologists:

Dr. Leong Kin Wah

Consultant Haemato-Oncologist / Physician

Dr. Adel Zaatar

Consultant Radiotherapist & Oncologist

Bumrungrad Hospital

Bumrungrad International is an internationally accredited, multi-specialty hospital located in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand.

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Leukemia is treated at Bumrungrad Hospital

26 listed oncologists:

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Assoc. Prof. Wichean Mongkonsritragoon

Hematology
Oncology (Cancer)

Dr. Thongbliew Prempree

Radiation Therapy

Gleneagles Intan Medical Centre

A tertiary care hospital servicing local and international patients with modern facilities and over 110 consultants that cover a wide array of specialties.

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Leukemia is treated at Gleneagles Intan Medical Centre

4 listed oncologists:

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Dr. Albert Lim Kok Hooi

Breast & lung Cancer

Dr. Suseela Nair

Breast Cancer Management

National Cancer Centre

A comprehensive cancer centre providing a full range of clinical services to its patients.

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Leukemia is treated at National Cancer Centre

75 listed oncologists:

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Dr. Koong Heng Nung

Head, Department of Surgical Oncology

Dr. Alethea Yee

Head of the Department of Palliative Medicine

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About Leukemia Treatment

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.


What is Leukemia?

Leukemia is a condition where the blood-forming tissues become cancerous including the lymphatic system and the bone marrow. In other words, it is the cancer of the blood cells. There are different types of leukemia, and some exist in children while others exist in adults. Leukemia is mostly common with the white blood cells, which are the infection fighters. Normally, these cells grow and divide in an orderly manner, as the body requires. However, with leukemia, the bone marrow produces white blood cells, which are abnormal and do not function properly. These cancerous cells eventually crowd out the healthy cells in the bone marrow.


Types of Leukemia

The four main types are:

  • Chronic lymphoblastic leukemia (CLL)
  • Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML)
  • Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)
  • Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML)

Symptoms of Leukemia

There are several symptoms, and they depend on the type of leukemia you have. These are:

  • Bone pain
  • Feeling tired without known reasons
  • Pain and swelling on the left side of the belly
  • Weight loss
  • Swollen gland in the neck, your groin, or your neck
  • Frequent fevers
  • Frequent nosebleeds, bleeding from the rectum or gums

As a general advice, do not ignore any symptoms as leukemia symptoms are vague and resemble other common illness.


Risk factors

These factors increase the chances of getting leukemia. However, some people get this cancer without these risk factors. They include:

  • Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML): Exposure to chemicals like formaldehyde and benzene
  • Chronic lymphoblastic leukemia (CLL)
    -Being of middle age, older, white, and male
    -Presence of a virus known as HTLV-1
  • General factors
    -Exposure to radiation levels
    -Conditions due to abnormal chromosomes such as Down syndrome
    -Radiation or chemotherapy used to targets previous cancer conditions

Treatment

The aim of treating leukemia patients is to kill these cells and facilitate the formation of new normal cells. Treatment will depend on your general health factors, stage of leukemia, and your age.

  • Induction Therapy: It involves the use of corticosteroids and chemotherapy and aims to kill leukemia cells available in the bone marrow and blood to induce remission. The procedure occurs in a hospital and lasts for about 4 weeks.
  • Consolidation therapy: The procedure uses more chemotherapy and sometimes includes stem cell transplant and some preventive treatment using radiation and chemotherapy. The procedure ends up killing all the leukemia cells present, though not detected via tests.The process does not require the patient to stay overnight at the hospital, but takes several months to complete the sessions.
  • Maintenance therapy: This process uses lower doses of chemotherapy than the other processes and prevents any of the remaining leukemia cells from regenerating. Treatment involves a monthly intravenous treatment with chemotherapy and pills.
  • Biological therapy: It involves the use of medications that help the immune system to recognize and attack leukemia cells.
  • Stem cell transplant: This is procedure undertaken to replace a diseased bone marrow with a healthy one. The procedure is preceded by high doses of radiation and chemotherapy to destroy the affected bone marrow followed by infusion of blood-forming stem cells.

Duration of procedure/surgery : Induction Therapy occurs in a hospital and lasts for about 4 weeks. Consolidation Therapy does not require the patient to stay overnight at the hospital, but takes several months to complete the sessi

Risks : Tiredness, nausea, loss of hair due to chemotherapy, mouth sores loss of appetite and bleeding, swelling it the injected areas for the infusion of IV therapeutic agents, headaches, fever, muscle aches, graft-versus-host disease where the donor and the patients’ blood cells and tissue reacts

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