The diagnosis and treatment of cancer, in other words, malignant tumors in the body is known as oncology. Cancer is a disease that needs to be cured as early as possible lest it spreads throughout the body and pushes the person towards his or her end. Though the cost of oncology treatments abroad is high, in India you will find them to be affordable even when the treatment is no less than the international standards.
Cancer can be caused to anyone due to broadly two factors: environmental and genetic. Your lifestyle, habits, diets and infections are the environmental factors that lead to cancer. In such case the cancer is not genetically inherited but is caused by external attributes. Whereas, the other reason can be it was present in your genes.
The symptoms of cancer are hard to find especially in its initial stage. Though different cancers have different symptoms but the most common of them are a lump, abnormal bleeding, persisting coughs, abnormal weight loss and irregular bowel movements.
As said earlier cancer is detected after its symptoms starts to show, but an initial screening can be done through endoscopy, CT scan, blood tests, urine tests, X-rays and medical imaging. Depending on the stage which you are at or how much the cancer has spread across your body and the type of cancer, the most common treatments are surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormonal therapy, targeted therapy and palliative care.
Several years of experience backed with medical training from the best institutes and hospitals in India has made the Indian oncology doctors some of the best cancer specialists and surgeons in the world. They not only hold MS and MBBS degrees but some of them have also obtained DM and M.Ch. Members of numerous eminent oncology organizations, the oncology doctors have also bagged many awards for their contribution and receive a lot international patients all the year.
The Indian oncology doctors are not only experts in Radiation oncology, brachytherapy procedures, surgical oncology, head and neck cancer, micro vascular reconstruction and rehabilitation, post mastectomy reconstruction and breast oncoplasty but also specializes in genetic impact in head, neck and breast cancer, haematology, bone marrow transplantation, medical oncology, lung cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, upper G.I onco-surgery, image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT),orthopedic oncology, laparoscopic surgery in gynaecological oncology, robotic oncological surgery and hemato oncology.
In spite of advanced infrastructure coupled with the latest technologies and equipment provided by the oncology hospitals and the accurate diagnosis and treatment by the oncology doctor, the cost of cancer treatment in India is far lesser than in other countries round the world. India provides their patients with cost-effective treatment because of which it is also one of the most preferred medical tourism countries in the world. The cost of brain cancer treatment, for example costs approximately USD 7000 – 9000 in India whereas in other countries it is around USD 50,000.