Radiation Therapy

In this article, we have covered the following aspects of Radiation Therapy:

  • Best Hospitals in India for Radiation Therapy
  • Top Radiation Oncologists in India
  • Cost of Radiation Therapy in India
  • Understanding Radiation Therapy

Best Doctors and Hospitals in India for Radiation Therapy

Following is a list of the most reputed specialists in India for Radiation Therapy.
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Doctor ImageDr. NameSpecialtyHospital AssociatedContact DoctorCity
Dr. B K MohantiDr. BK MohantiRadiation OncologistFortis Memorial Research InstituteGurgaon
Dr. Tejinder KatariaDr. Tejinder KatariaRadiation OncologistMedanta - The Medicity Gurgaon
Dr Subodh Chandra PandeDr. Subodh Chandra PandeRadiation OncologistArtemis HospitalGurgaon
Dr Kaustav TalapatraDr. Kaustav Talapatra Radiation OncologistKokilaben Dhirubai Ambani HospitalMumbai
Dr. Anil Kumar AnandDr. Anil Kumar AnandRadiation OncologistMax Super Specialty HospitalDelhi
Dr. Sudarsan DeDr. Sudarsan DeRadiation OncologistJaypee HospitalNoida

Cost of Radiation Therapy in India

Radiation therapy is normally given for 4-5 weeks (5 days a week) and costs approximately USD 3000-4000. Medical oncologist and radiologists determine the cycle and intensity based on medical condition. Please share your reports for best cost estimate.

Understanding Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy (radiotherapy/ RTx) uses high energy ionizing radiations to destroy cancerous cells or tumors. The therapy can destroy the DNA of cancerous cells thus controlling the cells growth. It is mostly given in combination with chemotherapy during a cancer treatment. You may get radiation therapy before, after, and during the cancer surgery.

Radiation therapy treatment starts with simulation. Your imaging scans like CT scan, MRI, PET scan and ultrasounds will be taken out. The exact location of the tumor is identified. Your position and area of treatment needs to be exactly same everyday during the therapy. For this, the doctor may use customized body molds, masks etc. After simulation, set radiation dose is delivered to the target area.

Radiations are administered in two ways:

External-beam radiation therapy – Radiations delivered by a machine outside the body

Internal radiation therapy (brachytherapy) – Radiations delivered from radioactive material inserted in the body through mouth or veins

When is Radiation Therapy given?

  • When Cancer is localized to one area in the body
  • To prevent recurrence of tumors after cancer surgery
  • Used as Palliative treatment to relieve symptoms of cancer

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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