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Cost of Cancer Treatment

Cancer treatment is a very expensive affair in most of the developed countries of America, Europe & Australia. Fortunately however, India remains perhaps the only country in the world that offers excellent care at relatively low cost.

Unlike procedures like CABG, Angioplasty etc where we can easily put a package cost for procedure, in cancer treatment it is next to impossible to put up a cost rate because, every cancer case is different. Difference arises from the organs affected (primary organ & secondary organs that cancer has metastated to). Further, the mode of treatment and drugs usage changes as per stage of cancer. Hence, the closest estimate of treatment can be provided only after evaluation of your medical reports like CT scan, USG, Biopsy reports etc.

Hence, for  closest possible estimate of treatment, you can fill the contact form at the bottom of the page, and we will send you the cost estimate asap.

Cost estimate for treatment

Nevertheless, we will try to understand the key components of cancer treatment. The following are the key factors of cancer treatment:

  • Evaluation: USD 1000-2500
  • Surgery: USD 4000-10,000 (most surgeries, if applicable, come within this range)
  • Radiation: USD 4000-6000
  • Chemotherapy – varies as per cancer type & stage. The following section expands this a little further on a broader level.

Cost of Lung Cancer Treatment

400-600 $ PER CYCLE.TOTAL 5-6 CYCLES +  radiotherapy

4500-5500 US$ for lung surgery

Also read: Lung Cancer Treatment: Best Hospitals, Doctors & Cost in India

Cost of Breast Cancer Treatment

Stage I/II non metastatic disease-Surgery(Mastectomy/MRM)(4500-5500 US$) IS THE BEST TREATMENT

In III/IV metastatic disease chemotherapy  -500-800 $ PER CYCLE   MINIMUM OF 3 CYCLES…MAXIMUM OF 6-8 CYCLES.IF TARGETED THERAPY USED THEN CHEMOTHERAPY COST WILL BE APPROXIMATE 1200-1500 PER CYCLE

+ (followed by)

Surgery if lesion is operable (4500-5500US$)

+ chemotherapy/radiotherapy(with weekly chemotherapy 200-400 US$ PER WEEK)

Also read: Breast Cancer Treatment: Best Hospitals, Doctors & Cost in India

Cost of Pancreactic/Gall Bladder/ Liver Cancer treatment

400-500 US$ PER CYCLE 3-6 CYCLES

Also read: Liver Cancer Treatment: Best Hospitals, Doctors & Cost in India

Cost of Head & Neck Cancer Treatment

Stage I/II NON METASTATIC DISEASE –SURGERY (4000-6500 US$)

Stage III/IV  METASTATIC DISEASE   400-600 US$ PER CYCLE…3-6 CYCLES(NEOADJUVANT CHEMOTHERAPY)   +

SURGERY(4000-6500 US$)/  RADIOTHERAPY  WITH WEEKLY CHEMOTHERAPY(200-400US$ WEEKLY)

Cost of Ovarian Cancer Treatment

STAGE I/II NON METASTATIC-SURGERY BEST OPTION(3500-5500 US$)

STAGE III/IV METASTATIC DISEASE -400-700 US$ PER CYCLE    3-6 CYCLES IN TOTAL

*Please note; the given cost estimate is a very general one. Every cancer case is unique, and your oncologist will advise best treatment plan after evaluation of case. This is just to give you a basic first level idea.

Also read: Ovarian Cancer Treatment: Best Hospitals, Doctors & Cost in India

Cost of Cervical Cancer Treatment

SURGERY IS FIRST LINE OF TREATMENT IN STAGE 1 & STAGE 2.(3000-5000 US$)

IN STAGE 3 OR STAGE 4 WEEKLY CHEMOTHERAPY(200-400 US$ per cycle  6-8 cycles) ALONG WITH RADIOTHERAPY IS GIVEN

*Please note; the given cost estimate is a very general one. Every cancer case is unique, and your oncologist will advise best treatment plan after evaluation of case. This is just to give you a basic first level idea.

Also read: Cervical Cancer: Best Hospitals, Doctors & cost in India

Cost of Oesophagus Cancer Treatment

STAGE I/II NON METASTATIC DISEASE-BEST OPTION –SURGERY(6000-8000 US$)

STAGE III/IV METASTATIC DISEASE-800-1200 $ PER CYCLE  TOTAL 6 CYCLES(NEOADJUVANT CHEMOTHERAPY) +

SURGERY(6000-8000 US$)/  RADIOTHERAPY  WITH WEEKLY CHEMOTHERAPY(200-400US$ WEEKLY)

*Please note; the given cost estimate is a very general one. Every cancer case is unique, and your oncologist will advise best treatment plan after evaluation of case. This is just to give you a basic first level idea.

Cost of Stomach Cancer treatment

800-1000 $ PER CYCLE .MINIMUM OF 3 CYCLES.MAXIMUM OF 6 CYCLES +

SURGERY(5000-7000 US$)

Cost of Large Intestine (Colon) Cancer Treatment

IN CASE OF 1ST OR 2ND STAGE SURGERY(5500-7500 US$)  + WEEKLY CHEMOTHERAPY IS GIVEN ALONG WITH RADIOTHERAPY

STAGE III/IV: GENERALLY 1000-1200 $ PER CYCLE.TOTAL OF 6 CYCLES, IF TARGETED THERAPY USED THEN CHEMOTHERAPY COST WILL BE APPROXIMATE 1200-1500 PER CYCLE +

RADIOTHERAPY  WITH WEEKLY CHEMOTHERAPY(200-400US$ WEEKLY)

Also read: Colon Cancer: Best Hospitals, Doctors & Cost in India

*Please note; the given cost estimates are very general averages. Every cancer case is unique, and your oncologist will advise best treatment plan after evaluation of case. This is just to give you a basic first level idea.

Best Cancer Hospitals in India

HospitalCityHospital Page link
Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon Gurgaon, IndiaVisit hospital page, contact
Apollo Hospital, Chennai Chennai, IndiaVisit hospital page, contact
Medanta – The Medicity, Gurgaon Gurgaon, IndiaVisit hospital page, contact
Kokilaben Hospital, Mumbai Mumbai, IndiaVisit hospital page, contact
Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi New Delhi, IndiaVisit hospital page, contact
Artemis Hospital, GurgaonGurgaon, IndiaVisit hospital page, contact
Max Super Specialty Hospital, New Delhi New Delhi, IndiaVisit hospital page, contact
BLK Super Specialty Hospital, New Delhi New Delhi, IndiaVisit hospital page, contact
Global Hospital ChennaiChennai, IndiaVisit hospital page, contact
Fortis Malar Hospital, Chennai Mumbai, IndiaVisit hospital page, contact
Global Hospital, Mumbai Mumbai, IndiaVisit hospital page, contact

Note (for foreign patients):

Besides South Asian countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka), every year, India gets thousands of medical tourists from African countries- Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan, Uganda, Ghana, Somalia,Gambia etc and Middle Eastern countries like Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Oman, UAE, Yemen etc. Hence, if you are a citizen of any of these countries, there is good likelihood that you will be meeting some fellow citizens or same language speakers in the major hospitals in India. Almost all the top hospitals have translators for people of these region. Our patient support team is also well placed to assist you.

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