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Apollo Hospitals Celebrates Life with Over 1500 Patients Who Have Undergone Successful Bone Marrow Transplants (BMT)


By Vivek K. Mobile: 09920183006 Email:indianshowbusiness@gmail.com

Apollo Hospitals, India’s first multispecialty chain of hospitals reached a new milestone with over 1500 successful Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) procedures conducted on patients across the Apollo Hospitals Group. The 1500 patients treated at Apollo BMT units have come from all over India including Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Kozhikode, Gujarat, West Bengal as well as from foreign countries like Oman, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Dubai, UAE, and Mauritius. Apollo Hospitals, Chennai was the first hospital to conduct India’s first cord blood transplant and unrelated transplant, and the 1500 BMT landmark carried out successfully across the group hospitals endorses the success of these high end procedures for both children and adults with survival rates comparable to western centres. Bone marrow transplantation saves the lives of patients with blood cancer and serious blood disorders like thalassemia major, aplastic anemia and primary immune deficiency.  Read more

Apollo Hospitals launches online clinical opinion service for cancer patients


By Vivek K. Mobile: 09920183006 Email:indianshowbusiness@gmail.com

The Apollo Hospitals Group announced the launch of a unique online cancer opinion service for patients and those seeking medical opinion on cancer from its specialists.

Through this service, patients anywhere in the world can login to the Apollo Cancer Opinion website at www.apollocanceropinion.com, upload their medical reports and have their cases reviewed by best oncologists in Asia across Apollo Hospitals network. With its large network of 71 hospitals, and 7 comprehensive cancer centers, Apollo aims to provide patients the best possible treatment plans keeping in mind the latest cancer research, before providing cutting edge treatments at its cancer centers.  Read more

More than 2000 patients were examined in ‘Ekata Manch’s ‘Free Health Checkup Camp’ at Mumbai


By K Ashwin Mobile: 09920183006 Email:indianshowbusiness@gmail.com

Bharati Lavekar, Yogiraj Dabhadkar, Dr.Wani, Ranjana tai Patil, Ajay Kaul, Prashanat Kashid

‘Ekata Manch’ successfully organized a colossal and grand ‘Free Health Checkups, Cancer Detection Camp and Blood Donation Camp’, which included cancer and blood donation drive on 14th April 2018 at Children Welfare Centre High School ground , Yari Road, Andheri (West), Mumbai. More than 160 doctors from various hospitals were present and examined more than 2000 patients.In this camp, eye checkup and distribution of spectacles, blood tests, sickness related to children and women, dental checkup, ENT (ear, nose and throat), ECG,Skin checkup,Gynaec checkup, cancer tests and various other ailments were examined free by different doctors. Also a blood donation drive was held. Read more

Bead Chemo Embolisation becoming the most preferred way of treatment for Liver cancer patients


By Vivek K. Mobile: 09920183006 Email:indianshowbusiness@gmail.com

Hepatocellular carcinoma or HCC is a Primary Liver Cancer (which means it originates in liver and is not because of cancer spread) and is the sixth commonest cancer and the third largest cause of cancer deaths in the world. Treatment of this lethal disease has always been painful, expensive and time consuming. Now with evolving of much safer and targeted intra-arterial treatment called Drug Eluting Bead Chemo Embolisation, also known as DEB-TACE, more and more patients are opting for this revolutionary method.

Trysacryl speheres and Hydrogel spheres made from polyvinyl alcohol are the two types of Drug Eluting Beads available and essentially both work on the same principle. The beads are like “Sago” (Sabudana) seeds that absorb chemotherapy drug called doxorubicin and are released directly in the blood stream into the blood circulation that goes inside the primary liver cancer tumor. They get distributed in capillaries in the entire tumor thus the blood flow to this circulation is blocked by these spheres and they stay inside the tumor and release a very high concentration of chemotherapy drug that kills the tumor cells.

Speaking about this treatment, Dr. Sandip Jhala, Interventional Specialist, Apollo Hospitals-Ahmedabad said “The reason why drug eluting bead chemo-embolisation is fast becoming the most acceptable line of treatment is because these beads have been shown in several studies to effectively destroy the tumor and very little drug goes into circulating blood stream. Read more