Rishi Kapoor succumbs to Leukemia: Here is all we know about the condition and treatment – Times of India

Posted: May 2, 2020 at 1:41 pm

In an unfortunate development, actor Rishi Kapoor lost his long battle with Leukemia. As we all know, the actor had travelled to the US for his treatment earlier and came back looking younger and healed. But he has had his share of health issues ever since. The family had been referring to the treatment as marrow and today the family confirmed that the actor was struggling with leukemia. Let us first understand what leukemia is - Leukemia is cancer of the body's blood-forming tissues, which includes the bone marrow as well as the lymphatic system. There are several types of leukemia, and some even affect the children, however, mostly leukemia occurs in adults. According to Cancer.org, most often, AML develops from cells that would turn into white blood cells (other than lymphocytes), but sometimes AML develops in other types of blood-forming cells. . To understand the course of treatment that the actor may have undergone, we spoke exclusively to subject matter expert Dr Rahul Bhargava, Director, Haematology, Haemato - Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram. The doctor says the way it appears, the star must have suffered from Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) which is a cancer that starts in the bone marrow, which is the soft inner part of certain bones, where the body makes new blood cells. This often quickly moves into the blood, as well. Talking about the treatment for this particular illness, Dr Bhargava said, There is a possibility that he underwent a MUD (Match unrelated donor) transplant with reduced intensity conditioning (RIC), which basically means that he was given a lower intensity treatment, considering his age. How does MUD work?In MUD, stem cells from outside are injected in the body, and mature stem cells are targeted and removed. A person has to be in the hospital for close to 21-25 days for this procedure and then we wait and see how the body responds to the treatment. The doctor adds that clearly the treatment couldnt control his disease and he succumbed to it.

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