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Cost of cancer treatment in India

Cost of cancer treatment in India will start from $5350 USD and can go up to $48,000 USD. Cost of treatment varies from type of cancer, patient to patient and hospital to hospital. Cancer treatment in India is done by team of super specialist and board certified medical oncologist, surgical oncologist & radiation oncologist. Check below top doctors and hospitals for cancer treatment in India.

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About cancer treatment in India

Cancer treatment may involve following procedures:

  • Surgery
  • Ablation therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • CAR T-cell therapy
  • Embolization therapy
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Targeted Therapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Stem Cell or Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Hormone Therapy
  • Proton therapy

The goal of cancer treatment is to achieve a cure for your cancer, allowing you to live a normal life span. This may or may not be possible, depending on your specific situation. If a cure isn’t possible, your treatments may be used to shrink your cancer or slow the growth of your cancer to allow you to live symptom free for as long as possible.

Cancer treatments may be used as:

  • Primary treatment. The goal of a primary treatment is to completely remove the cancer from your body or kill all the cancer cells.Any cancer treatment can be used as a primary treatment, but the most common primary cancer treatment for the most common types of cancer is surgery. If your cancer is particularly sensitive to radiation therapy or chemotherapy, you may receive one of those therapies as your primary treatment.
  • Adjuvant treatment. The goal of adjuvant therapy is to kill any cancer cells that may remain after primary treatment in order to reduce the chance that the cancer will recur.Any cancer treatment can be used as an adjuvant therapy. Common adjuvant therapies include chemotherapy, radiation therapy and hormone therapy.Neoadjuvant therapy is similar, but treatments are used before the primary treatment in order to make the primary treatment easier or more effective.
  • Palliative treatment. Palliative treatments may help relieve side effects of treatment or signs and symptoms caused by cancer itself. Surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and hormone therapy can all be used to relieve symptoms. Other medications may relieve symptoms such as pain and shortness of breath.Palliative treatment can be used at the same time as other treatments intended to cure your cancer.

Advance stage cancer / Stage 4 cancer treatment

For advance stage or stage 4 cancer treatment patients can enquire for applicability of CAR T-cell therapy. For CAR T-cell therapy enquiries please call +91 96 1588 1588 or email to info@cancerfax.com.


FAQ’s on cancer treatment in India


Q: What is the cost of cancer treatment in India?

A: Cost of cancer treatment in India starts from $ 2400 and goes up to $ 28000 USD. Cost depends upon stage of cancer, hospital and doctor chosen for the treatment.

Q: Is cancer curable in India?

A: If detected and treated early cancer has very high rate of cure.

Q: Is cancer treatment possible in India?

A: Cancer treatment is very much possible in India. Hospitals & doctors in India use latest drugs, methods and technology to treat all forms of complex and recurring cancer.

Q: How many rounds of chemo is normal?

A: You may need four to eight cycles to treat your cancer. A series of cycles is called a course. Your course can take 3 to 6 months to complete — and you may need more than one course of chemo to beat the cancer.

Q: How can you tell if chemo is working?

A: Your oncologist will watch your body’s response during and after chemotherapy. She’ll use tests like physical exams, blood tests, or imaging scans like X-rays to determine if your tumor is shrinking or growing.

Q:What happens if I miss a chemo treatment?

A: Cancer treatment is designed to kill as many cancer cells as possible. If you miss treatments, the cancer cell killing does not happen. The cancer cells have an opportunity to continue to grow. In case you have missed any chemo cycle you can consult the doctor and take it again.

Q: Is stage 2 cancer curable in India?

A: Stage II Cancer s is curable with current multi-modality treatment consisting of treatment, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and hormonal therapy. Effective treatment of stage II Cancer  requires both local and systemic therapy.

Q: Which stage of cancer is curable?

A: Because stage 3 cancer has spread outside the lung, it’s harder to treat than early stage Cancer . With aggressive treatment, stage 3 cancer is curable, but the risk that the cancer will grow back after treatment is high.

Q: How many days I have to stay in India for cancer treatment?

A: For cancer treatment you need to stay for 7-10 days in India. For complete treatment involving chemotherapy & radiotherapy you may be required to stay up to 6 months in India.

Q: Can I take chemotherapy at my home country after my treatment?

A: Yes, our doctor can prescribe you a chemotherapy plan and the same plan you can take in your home country.

Q: Where can I stay in India outside hospital?

A: Many hospitals in India have guest houses in the hospital premises where international patients are allowed to stay. Cost of these guest houses ranges between $30-100 USD per day. There are guest houses and hotels near to the hospital in the same range.

Q: Can my attendant stay with me during my hospital stay?

A: Yes, one attendant is allowed to stay with the patient during hospital stay.

Q: What kind of food is served in the hospital?

A: Hospital provides all kinds and variety of food in India. A dedicated dietitian will be there to help you out with your choice of food.

Q: How can I take doctor appointment?

A: CancerFax will arrange for your doctor appointment. You need not worry about this.

Q: Which are the best hospitals for cancer treatment in India?

A: Check below the list of top hospitals for cancer treatment in India.

Q: Who is the best doctor for cancer treatment in India?

A: Check below the list of top doctor’s for cancer treatment in India.

Q: Can I live normal life after cancer treatment?

A: Studies have shown that cancer patients, after completion of therapy, seek to move on and return to a “normal way of life.” Studies show that a desire for “normality” is a key factor in coping with Cancer .

Q: Will my cancer come back?

A: Cancer can recur at any time or not at all, but most recurrences happen in the first 5 years after cancer treatment. Cancer can come back as a local recurrence (meaning in the treated lung or near the mastectomy scar) or somewhere else in the body.

Q: Can I get local sim card in India? What about local help and support? How much are the charges?

A: CancerFax will provide all kind of local help and support in India. CancerFax do not charge any fees for these services in India. We also arrange for local site seeing, shopping, guest house booking, taxi booking and all kind of local help and support is provided.

Top Doctors for cancer treatment in India

Dr T Raja Apollo proton Centrre Chennai
Dr. T Raja

Chennai, India

Director - Medical Oncology , Experience: 18 Years
Dr Amit Agarwal Medical Oncologist Delhi
Dr. Amit Agarwal

Delhi, India

Consultant - Medical Oncologist , Experience: 25 Years
Dr Vikas Mahajan Surgical Oncologist Chennai
Dr. Vikas Mahajan

Chennai, India

Consultant - Surgical Oncologist , Experience:
Dr. Veda Padma Priya S

Chennai, India

Senior Consultant - Breast oncology & oncoplasty , Experience: 12 Years
DR. VAITHISWARAN VELAYOUDAM Apollo proton centre Chennai India
Dr. Vaithiswaran Velayoudam

Chennai, India

Consultant - GI & Colorectal Surgeon , Experience: 26 Years
Dr Neha Kumar Gynec Cancer Specialist Delhi
Dr. Neha Kumar

Delhi, India

Consultant - Gynecology Oncologist , Experience: 16 Years
Dr Hari Goyal cancer specialist in delhi
Dr. Hari Goyal

Gurugram, India

Consultant - Medical Oncologist , Experience: 36 Years
Dr Anitha Ramesh Radiation Oncologist in Chennai
Dr. Anitha Ramesh

Chennai, India

Consultant - Radiation Oncologist , Experience: 19 Years
Dr Mani C S Surgical Oncologist Chennai Apollo
Dr. Mani C S

Chennai, India

Consultant - Surgical Oncologist , Experience: 16 Years
Dr Rakesh Jalali Apollo proton centre
Dr. Rakesh Jalali

Chennai, India

Medical Director & Head - Radiation Oncology , Experience: 24 Years

Top Hospitals for cancer treatment in India

Apollo Cancer Institute, Chennai, India
  • ESTD:2003
  • No. of beds300
Apollo Cancer Centre, NABH accredited and India's first ISO certified healthcare provider is ranked among the top super Specialty hospitals in the country offering advanced tertiary care in Oncology, Orthopedics, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Head and Neck surgery and Reconstructive and Plastic surgery.
Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, India
  • ESTD:1983
  • No. of beds710
Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi is the first hospital in India to be Internationally Accredited by Joint Commission International (JCI) consecutively for the fifth time.
BLK Hospital, New Delhi, India
  • ESTD:1959
  • No. of beds650
BLK Super Speciality Hospital has a unique mix of the best in class technology, put to use by the best names in the professional circles to ensure world-class health care to all patients.
Artemis Hospital, Gurugram, India
  • ESTD:2007
  • No. of beds400
Artemis Health Institute, established in 2007, is a healthcare venture launched by the promoters of the Apollo Tyres Group. Artemis is the first Hospital in Gurgaon to get accredited by Joint Commission International (JCI) (in 2013). It is the first Hospital in Haryana to get NABH accreditation within 3 years of start up.
Medanta Medicity, Gurugram, India
  • ESTD:2009
  • No. of beds1250
Medanta is an institution which not only treats, but trains and innovates too, while providing international standards of technology, infrastructure, clinical care, and a fusion of traditional Indian and modern medicine.

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