What is a Bone Marrow Transplant?
A bone marrow transplant is also known as stem cell transplant. It is a type of treatment used to replace an unhealthy marrow with a healthy one. It is used to treat diseases such as blood cancers like leukaemia or lymphoma, bone marrow diseases such as aplastic anaemia and other immune systems or genetic disease like sickle cell disease. If you are searching for Best Oncology Hospital in Bangalore, then visit Aster International Institute of Oncology. We are located in Aster CMI Hospital in Hebbal, Aster Whitefield Hospital and Aster RV Hospital in JP Nagar, Bangalore.
Can I walk in without an appointment for an assessment?
Absolutely, Yes, You and members of your family may assess our facility at any time.
How long it will take to get my report?
You will be getting your report based on the tests done and their reporting time which will be intimated to you while the samples are collected.
How can I schedule my medical appointment?
You can download the "one aster" app and complete the scheduling person and then else you can call us at 0483-2488000, 0483-3531000. We will help in guiding you through the registration process and book an appointment.
Do gynecologists screen for cancer?
Cancer screening is a normal part of a well-woman's appointment with your gynaecologist. your gynaecologist can perform a breast exam, feel your Ovaries, and examine the cervix.
What is Surgical Oncology?
Surgical oncology is a treatment method where your oncologist will make use of surgery to treat cancer. This type of treatment method also involves the application of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery, hormone therapy, bone marrow transplant, immunotherapy, targeted drug therapy and more. In surgical oncology, your oncologist will perform the following procedures - Performs biopsy to diagnose and determine the stage and type of cancer. Surgically removes the tumour or a part of it along with other affected body parts. Reconstructs the parts that are affected by the surgical treatment.
What are the symptoms of cancer?
The symptoms of cancer can vary widely depending on the type and stage of cancer, and some types of cancer may not cause any symptoms at all in the early stages. However, some common symptoms of cancer may include: Fatigue or weakness that does not improve with rest. Unexplained weight loss or gain. Persistent pain or discomfort that stays for a long. Changes in the skin, such as a new mole or a change in the colour, size, or shape of an existing mole. Persistent coughing or hoarseness. Difficulty swallowing or persistent indigestion. Persistent or recurring infections or fevers. Unusual bleeding or discharge, such as from the rectum, vagina, or nipples. Swelling or lumps in the neck, underarm, groin, or other parts of the body. Changes in bowel or bladder habits, such as constipation, diarrhoea, or frequent urination. It's important to remember that these symptoms can also be caused by other medical conditions, and having one or more of these symptoms does not necessarily mean that you have cancer. However, if you experience any of these symptoms, especially if they persist or worsen over time, you should talk to your doctor to determine the underlying cause and get appropriate treatment.
What are the most common types of cancer?
Non-melanoma Skin Cancer Breast Cancer Leukemia Kidney Cancer Pancreatic Cancer.
When to see a cardiologist?
If you notice a pattern of heart disease, chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations or dizziness including high cholesterol and high blood pressure, take action and get checked by a cardiologist.
What are the types of liver cancer (Hepatocellular carcinoma)?
There are mainly five types of liver cancer based upon the type of cell in the liver. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a common type of primary liver cancer which affects the main liver cells called hepatocytes. People with cirrhosis and men are more prone to get Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Fibrolamellar carcinoma Fibrolamellar carcinoma is rare liver cancer, it comes as a subtype of Hepatocellular carcinoma and usually seen in healthy teens and adults under 40 years old. Interestingly, people diagnosed as Fibrolamellar carcinoma is not usually associated with liver cirrhosis or Hepatitis B or C infection. Cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer) Cholangiocarcinoma is a rare liver cancer of the bile ducts, also categorized under primary liver cancer. The carcinoma begins in the section of ducts inside the liver is called intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma. Angiosarcoma Angiosarcoma a type of rare liver cancer affects the blood vessels of the liver; it is commonly seen in the elderly population. Angiosarcoma is also known as soft tissue sarcoma or haemangiosarcoma. Hepatoblastoma: Hepatoblastoma is a kind of rare primary liver cancer that mainly affects children under 3 years old.