Cancer treatment is highly varied and vast depending upon the type of cancer, stage of cancer and cancer treatment process being followed. When we talk about cost of cancer treatment in India we can differentiate the cancer treatment into two major categories :
- Surgical cancer treatment in India
- Non-surgical cancer treatment in India
A. (Surgical) Cost of cancer treatment in India
Surgical cancer treatments are usually done in highly complex and high risk cancer patients. And these cancer treatment are usually followed by non-surgical cancer treatment. Depending upon the location of cancer in the body the cost of cancer treatment in India varies accordingly. Cost of brain tumor surgery are usually between $8000 to $10000, followed by complex cancer cases in bladder, liver , lung, bone etc.
Cost of cancer treatment in India : $8000 USD to $10,000 USD
Cost of CyberKnife Surgery in India: $10,500 USD
B. (Non-surgical) Cost of cancer treatment in India
Non surgical cost of cancer treatment in India is referred to radiation based cancer treatments where there is no immediate risk to patient and also the intensity of cancer in patient is not high risk. The radiation based cancer treatments can be chemotherapy , pallete based IGRT radiation therapy etc.
Cost of Chemotherapy in India : $1200 USD per cycle
Cost of Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) in India: $3800 USD
Cost of Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) in India: $5400 USD
( Please not that depending upon the cancer stage multiple chemo cycles will be prescribed by your doctor)
On an average a cancer patient can expect 2-3 chemotherapy cycles before there is complete elimination of cancer cells in the body.