Bone Marrow Transplant for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at Sheba
4 Reasons Why Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Patients Choose Sheba for Bone Marrow Transplants
With world-renowned cancer experts and cutting-edge technologies, Sheba Medical Center is the ideal choice for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma patients requiring a bone marrow transplant.
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) is a type of cancer that develops in the lymphatic system, a network of delicate tubes throughout the body playing an important role in the immune response. The 6th most common type of cancer among the elderly, NHL can also develop in children with a weakened immune system.
There are about 60 known types of NHL, which make the diagnosis complex, as a treatment plan cannot be created until the specific subtype of lymphoma is identified. In order to diagnose NHL, specialists consider several factors, including:
- The type of lymphocyte affected (either B-cells or T-cells)
- The appearance of the lymphocyte under a microscope
- Chromosomal features of the lymphoma cells
- Presence of certain proteins on the surface of the cancer cells
- Maturity of the cells when they become dangerous
- The aggressiveness of the lymphoma
Regardless of the NHL subtype, the cancer can spread to other parts of the body when left untreated.
Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Treatments
Depending on the diagnosis, several therapies are commonly used when treating NHL, including chemotherapy, radiation therapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy, and a bone marrow transplant, which might serve as the treatment for certain types of B-cell NHL that haven’t responded to the other treatments.
Types of Bone Marrow Transplants for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Bone marrow transplants fall into several categories, depending on the source of the donor. When a suitable donor cannot be found, autologous transplants are taken from the patient’s own stem cells, usually from their peripheral blood. Allogeneic transplants, performed with donor tissue from a genetically suitable family member or unrelated donor, involve using either peripheral blood, cord blood, or bone marrow tissue.
Why Choose Sheba for Bone Marrow Transplant
Cutting-edge HLA laboratory
Sheba has an in-house molecular laboratory used to identify a perfect bone marrow donor match.
The highly experienced physicians of Sheba’s Hemato-Oncology Division performed over 2,000 bone marrow transplants.
Sheba provides tailored care that includes clinical treatment as well as other supporting therapies, including art therapy, group therapy, psychological sessions, nutritionist counseling, and more.
A recognized leader in healthcare
Sheba is one of the top 10 hospitals in the world according to Newsweek magazine, with highly-qualified experts, cutting-edge technologies, and a wide range of healthcare services: Sheba is a trustworthy choice for bone marrow transplants.
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