November 21, 2018

 

Stem Cell Treatment-Frequently Asked Questions-Hope Medical Group

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Q: I would like to see if I am eligible for stem cell treatment. How do I do
that?

A: We accept patients for stem cell therapy on a regular basis. If you would like to send us a quick and simple form to start the free evaluation process, please click here.

Our medical consultants will reply to you within 24 hours.


You can also email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or call ☎Tel: International   Toll free 1 855 517 5550

also add us on SKYPE for video,phone or conference calls at username the_stem_cell_guardian



Q: How much does stem cell treatment cost?


A: The cost of our packages differs depending on your condition, what procedures the doctors will use to deliver the stem cells and how many stem cells will be delivered. Please write to us regarding your specific condition and we will be able to get back to you with an exact price quote. Expect to pay $24,000 to $32,000.


Q: If I choose Hope Hospital for stem cell treatment, how long do I have to be in China for?


A: Most of our packages are 12 days long for most conditions and 9 days for cancer. Please contact us for an evaluation and to find out more.


Q: Can you give us any statistical information?


A: Yes, we can provide basic and statistical information depending on your requirements, please contact us and let us know your condition, we will reply to you with detailed information.


Q: What types of Stem Cells do you use in your facility?


A: We use 4 types of Stem Cells for different conditions:

1&2. Human Umbilical Cord derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells (hUCMSC) & Umbilical cord blood derived stem cells (UCBSC):

These cells are used clinically as an alternative treatment for hBM-MSC.

3&4. Dendritic cells (DC) and Cytokine Induced Killer cells (CIK):

Dentritic cells are the most powerful antigen-presenting cells in human body. It is the major antigen-presenting cell in innate immunity and plays an important role in cancer suppression. Cytokine Induced Killer (CIK) is the lymphocyte present in human blood. After a certain time developing an immune active cells.

The DC-CIK cancer treatment Immunotherapy is called the fourth cancer treatment modality.


Q. If used on a recipient to whom they do not belong, is there a possibility of stem cells getting rejected by the body or a chance of the stem cells morphing? How is this controlled?


A: No. As the Mesenchymal Stem Cell is a primitive cell, it has a very low immunogenicity. It is unnecessary to have matching tests before transplantation. After the stem cell injection, patients needn’t take anti-immunologic suppressive medication.



Q. Have there been any negative side effects from stem cell treatment? Has any patient died, become disabled or developed cancer?


A: We have treated patients from all over the world (including Chinese patients) and followed them for about 5 years. There have been no patients with long term side effects such as tumors, disability or death. There have been over 40,000 cases treated world wide.


Q: Is there a risk of getting an infectious disease from the treatment for example HIV or Hepatitis?


A: The stem cells we produce at our stem cells laboratory undergo several tests for quality control, which include and provide:

1. Safety control of original material:
We test for the following infectious diseases of the donor, including HIV, HAV,
HBV, HCV, Syphilis etc. All the results are required to be negative.

2. Filtration of the cultured cell:
We filter cells by checking the surface antigen and immunogenicity through inducing cell differentiation and testing FACS regularly.

3. Double checking of Safety before clinical use:
Before we deliver the stem cells to patients, we do a series of tests to avoid viral infection, bacillus, tumor growth, mycoplasma, mutation, residual culture medium, etc.


All these tests are done to ensure the safety of the Stem Cells.

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Q: What is the delivery method of the stem cells?

A: We transplant stem cells by Lumbar Puncture, IV injection,and interventional therapy to inject stem cells into an artery of a certain organ.


Q: How can I communicate with my Chinese doctors, nurses and therapists?


A: Most doctors, nurses and all International Service coordinators are bilingual and speak English and Chinese.
Before you arrive in China, you will be assigned an English speaking service coordinator who will be in charge of you all throughout your stay at the hospital. She/he will pick you up from the airport and help you with everything from translating to going to the supermarket. Should you have inquiries or problems that the service coordinators cannot help you with please feel free to contact the service manager at any time. When required, Hope Hospital can help finding interpreters for a number of foreign languages.

Ask your International Service Coordinator if you need to arrange for an interpreter to assist you.
Many of our medical professionals and administrative staff come from different parts of the world. Some of our Chinese doctors and nurses have studied or worked abroad. In urgent cases for assistance with translation to other languages, ask if there is someone on duty who can speak your language.


Q: How long before I notice improvement after stem cell treatment?

A: The response from stem cell treatment is different from patient to patient, theoretically speaking, it takes 2-3 months for stem cell treatment to take effect. However,most of our patients have significant improvement during their stay in the hospital after the 2nd or 3rd injection of stem cells.


Q: Do I need to repeat stem cell treatment? If yes, how often?


A: It depends on both the disease itself and the patient’s response from the first round of stem cell treatment. For example, if the patient suffers from a genetic degenerative disease and gets obvious improvement from stem cell treatment, then we will suggest they do a second round of treatment 6 months to 1 year later to consolidate the improvement.

For other neurological diseases, such as CP, brain injury etc. We also suggest patients who got obvious improvement come for a 2nd round of treatment 1-2 years later to promote the improvement.

For patients who suffer from some early-stage neuropathy like Parkinson Disease, if the patient’s symptoms almost disappear after the first circle of treatment, then it’s not necessary for the patient to come for a second treatment until he is attacked by the disease again.


Packing for your travel


Q: Do I need to get a vaccine before I come to China

A: While no vaccinations are required by the Chinese government for entry into China, it is recommended by many travel organizations that visitors get the standard inoculations for polio, diphtheria, and tetanus and sometimes additional inoculations against meningococcal meningitis, cholera, typhoid fever, hepatitis A and B and Japanese B encephalitis before coming. We however do not recommend vaccinations due to research on side effects caused by such vaccinations.

 

Q: Can I get an invitation letter from your hospital for visas application?

A: Yes, once you make the final decision to come, Hope Hospital will prepare an invitation letter for you.
You can acquire a visa at your nearest Chinese embassy or consulate. Regulations and visa procedures differ from country to country so we advise you to contact the mission nearest to you for accurate information.

A complete list of Chinese missions abroad can be found at:
http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/eng/wjb/zwjg/default.htm


Q: What things do I need to bring from home?


A: During much of your stay you will wear your own clothes, nightclothes, robe, slippers and shoes. You will also use your own sanitary and toiletry items (including items such as diapers). You need to bring (or buy locally) clothing and shoes that are suitable for the season, personal hygiene articles (toothbrush, hairbrush, comb etc.) any other personal items that you wish to use while in China from home. If you are bringing children, some favorite toys, games and reading material will help them pass the time. Also, feel free to bring your laptop computer, digital camera, mobile phone and personal music player etc. The hospital does not provide hair dryers. If you need a hair dryer we suggest you bring one (220 V only) or that you buy one locally. Please ask your International Service Coordinator if you need help.

 

Q: Please tell me more about the inpatient room? What things can the hospital provide us?

A: Your room is a private, modern and functional hospital room with an in suite bathroom. Our larger rooms consist of two adjoining rooms with one room for the patient and the other for accompanying relatives or caregivers. There is also a small pantry and a private bathroom with shower facilities in the room.

Our standard rooms contain one bed and one sofa bed, a small cooking area and private bathroom facilities for you and your relative or caretaker. Each room has an LCD television, computer,a small microwave, a small stove, a DVD and a small fridge. English Channels and Arabic channels are available.

Hope Hospital supplies bed clothes and a patient’s kit that includes; a toothbrush, toothpaste, slippers, tissues and a washbowl; two cutlery sets includes knives, forks, spoons, a towel, dishes and cups.


Q: Does your hospital have WiFi in patient’s room?


A: We provide complimentary wireless Internet (WiFi) service for visitors and patients. WiFi connectivity is available everywhere within the hospital campus.You can access our free Internet using the SSID/network and passwords listed on the patient card. Skype, Google Voice, QQ and similar voice-over-internet services are popular in China and generally work well.

Please be aware that some Internet services are blocked or restricted from time-to-time.

 

For more information on stem cell treatment or stem cell immunotherapy for cancer, please complete a medical form here or visit http://hopestemcell.com/


 

 

 

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