How Much Does A Cancer Treatment Cost in India

How Much Does A Cancer Treatment Cost in India

When we are hear the most feared news about our health from our doctor, in the form of a cancer diagnosis, the last thing we need is to worry about our finances.

Cancer treatment is one of the most expensive medical treatments in India, and the higher the stage is, the worse is the scenario. Today we are going to discuss the details of the cost of the treatments of the most common types of cancer in India.

However, before we get to that, fortunately, we know a way for you to raise these costs and ensure the best quality treatment. Our solution? Crowdfunding India.

For decades now, financially well-off people have been donating any sum of money they are capable of, in order to ultimately raise a huge amount for people who are in need. Once you create your campaign, with the exact amount of money you need, you have to share it with your friends on social media or elsewhere, and your campaign is going to gradually snowball to achieve your purpose. All of your expenses will then be funded through crowdfunding, and you can relax and let go of ne of your biggest worries about cancer treatment.

 Here is our list of the most common cancer in India and the cost of treatment.

Lung cancer: Surgeries, in the form of wedge resection, lobectomy, and pneumonectomy, chemotherapy and radiation therapy are the treatments most often recommended.

The cost of surgery for lung cancer treatment ranges from 2 lakh to 5 lakh INR.

The cost of chemotherapy for lung cancer ranges from 70k to 1 lakh INR per cycle.

The cost of radiotherapy ranges from 3 lakh to 4 lakh INR.

Blood Cancer: Treatments can include the following, apart from chemotherapy, radiation therapy, biological therapy, bone marrow transplants.

Autologous Bone Marrow Transplant: Stem cells are removed from the patient’s own body before undergoing the chemotherapy or radiation therapy and are preserved. After the chemo/radiation they are put back in the body to produce normal blood cells.

The cost of Autologous Bone Marrow Transplant ranges from 14 lakh to 18 lakh.

Allogenic Bone Marrow Transplant: Stem cells are taken from the donor whose genes are partly matching the patient, like a brother or sister can be the best match for the patient.

The cost of Allogenic Bone Marrow Transplant ranges from 18 lakh to 22 lakh.

Umbilical Cord Blood Transplant: Stem cells are taken from the umbilical cord (which were preserved when the patient was born) and there is no need for matching.

The cost of Umbilical Cord Blood Transplant ranges from 20 lakh to 22 lakh.

Breast Cancer: Breast cancer can be treated by surgery using following two approaches depending on the extent and stage of cancer.

Breast Conserving Surgery

  • Partial mastectomy
  • Lumpectomy/ quadrantectomy

The cost of Breast Conserving Surgery ranges from 2 lakh to 3.5 lakh.

Breast Removal Surgery

  • Simple mastectomy
  • Skin sparing mastectomy
  • Radical mastectomy
  • Modified radical mastectomy

Cost of Breast Removal Surgery with Reconstruction varies from 3.5 lakh to 5 lakh.

Oral Cancer: Oral cancer can be treated either by surgery alone or surgery combined with chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy depending on the extent and stage of cancer.

Surgery to remove the tumor in mouth is the most common treatment for oral cancer.

Cost of Chemotherapy varies from 70k to 1 lakh per cycle.

Cost of Radiotherapy varies from 3 lakh to 4 lakh.

However, do not let these costs frighten you and let this article be only informative, not scary. With crowdfunding India to the rescue, all you have to do is focus on your health and treatment and look forward to a better, healthier future.

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