How do stem cells can help me?
Stem cells have the ability to turn into any type of cell, such as blood cells, to obtain platelets, red and white blood cells. Stem cells in the body that are destroyed by different diseases require a bone marrow transplant in order to restore them.
Some diseases that can use stem cells as part of their treatment are:
Immune system diseases.
Spinal cord injuries
Prevention saves lives!
The use of stem cells could eventually be used in regenerative medicine, because these cells can grow into new tissue.
Stem cells are an essential element of regenerative medicine, they have the potential to repair, restore, replace and regenerate cells; many diseases and medical conditions can be treated.
At Galenia Hospital we perform stem cell treatments.
Leukemia is a type of blood cancer that begins in the spinal cord, can affect children and adults, and is divided into two types: water, which progresses rapidly, and chronic, which progresses slowly.
Before, a bone marrow transplant was performed, but now a peripheral blood stem cell transplant is performed, that is, blood-forming cells.
Receiving a stem cell transplant allows high doses of chemotherapy to be used without seriously damaging the spinal cord.
Lymphoma is a type of cancer that develops in a part of the immune system called the lymphatic system. It is usually classified into Hodgkin's lymphoma and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
This type of cancer begins when there is a failure in the way the lymphocytes, the white blood cells that help fight infection, work.
Stem cell transplantation is used for non-Hodgkin lymphoma, allowing doctors to give higher doses of chemotherapy, sometimes along with radiation therapy.
Blood disorders can cause serious health problems. Some hematological diseases are anemia, multiple myeloma, clotting factor disorders, including kidney failure, liver cirrhosis, and human immunodeficiency syndrome, among others.
Stem cells can be applied for the treatment of various hematological diseases, transplantation helps to obtain better results in treatments.