Patients of blood cancer in Etwah and nearby districts will have facilities of treatment of their ailment in Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Sciences in Saifai.
University vice-chancellor Dr T Prabhakar here on Friday told UNI that patients of blood cancers had to run Lucknow or Delhi for treatment but now our university has started separate branch for treatment of such patients.
Blood transfusion medicine and blood bank in-charge Dr Abhay Singh said one patient admitted here in medical university was suffering from essential thrombocythemia and for further treatment he has to go to Lucknow frequently. Now he can be treated here with latest equipment and facilities.
Blood is made up of different cell types including red blood cells for carrying oxygen, platelets to help blood clot and white blood cells that fight infections. They all originally come from stem cells, which have the potential to develop into any type of blood cell as they divide and mature. Problems in this process, known as ‘differentiation’, are at the route of all blood cancers. Different types of blood cancer depend on when and how these problems occur.
Its treatment is highly variable and available in selected hospitals especially in big cities. Now local patients suffering from this decease will have option of their treatment from this university. (UNI)