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Medullary Carcinoma Treatment in India

Medullary Carcinoma Treatment in India

The term medulla refers to the mid-layer of different organ tissues. Medullary carcinoma is a broad term of cancer in which malignant tumors grow from the mid-layer tissues of the relevant organs in our body.

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Medullary Carcinoma Treatment Cost In India

For A Patient From United States

Medullary Carcinoma Treatment Price USD 2,050 No. of Travellers 2 Days in Hospital 2 Days Outside Hospital 8 Total days in India 10

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Doctor for Medullary Carcinoma - Dr Harit Chaturvedi

Dr Harit Chaturvedi

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Doctor for Medullary Carcinoma - Dr. Kapil Kumar

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Doctor for Medullary Carcinoma - Dr. PL Kariholu

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34 years of experience , New Delhi

More About Medullary Carcinoma

Types of Medullary Carcinoma

  • Medullary Thyroid Cancer: This type of cancer occurs in the cells that produce calcitonin hormone, known as parafollicular cells. Medullary thyroid cancer is caused by genetic mutation in the RET protonocogene. It is known as sporadic MTC when it occurs by itself. When it occurs along with tumors of the parathyroid gland it is known as multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN2).

  • Medullary Carcinoma of the Breast: A rare subtype of invasive ductal carcinoma, medullary carcinoma of the breast is mostly common among women who are in their late 40s and early 50s. BRCA1 mutation leads more so to the disease. This type of medullary cancer does not develop quickly and does not spread to the lymph nodes.

 

Symptoms of Medullary Carcinoma

  • Symptoms of medullary thyroid cancer include the following:

    • Swelling

    • Hoarseness

    • Difficulty in breathing

    • Cough

    • Diarrhea

 

  • Symptoms of Medullary Carcinoma of the Breast involves:

    • Formation of a lump that maybe soft and fleshy or firm.

    • Pain

    • Swelling

    • Redness

    • Tenderness of the breast

 

Diagnosis of Medullary Carcinoma

Medullary Thyroid Cancer

  • Blood tests for:

    • Calcitonin

    • CEA

  • Genetic Testing

  • Thyroid Biopsy

  • Ultrasound of thyroid

 

Medullary Carcinoma of the Breast

  • Physical examination of the breast

  • Mammogram

  • Ultrasound

  • Biopsy

 

Treatment of Medullary Carcinoma

Medullary Thyroid Cancer

  • Surgery: A total thyroidectomy is performed to remove the thyroid gland and the affected adjacent lymph nodes. A total thyroidectomy is performed in three techniques:

    • Conventional Thyroidectomy: The thyroid gland is removed through an incision made in the center of the neck.

    • Endoscopic thyroidectomy: It is performed with the help of an endoscope that is inserted through small incisions in the neck along with other surgical instruments.

    • Robotic Thyroidectomy: In this technique, in stead of an incision in the middle of the neck, the thyroid gland is approached through incisions made in the chest and armpit.  

  • Radiation: External beam radiation is provided to the patients only when there is a risk of recurrence after the surgery.

 

Medullary Carcinoma of the Breast

  • Surgery: Breast surgery is primarily performed to get rid of medullary breast cancer. There are two surgical procedures involved:

    • Breast Conserving Surgery: Also known as wide local excision or lumpectomy, in this procedure the malignant tumor is removed along with a marginal normal breast tissue surrounding it.

    • Mastectomy: This procedure is performed to remove the whole breast tissue.

  • Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy drugs are provided to patients to shrink the cancer before surgically removing it. This is known as neo adjuvant or primary chemotherapy.

  • Radiotherapy: After a breast conserving surgery, the patient would usually receive radiotherapy so as to reduce the risks of recurrence. After a mastectomy, radiotherapy is provided to the chest wall.

 

Factors Affecting the Cost of Medullary Carcinoma Treatment

The following factors affect the treatment cost of medullary carcinoma: 

  • The hospital, the patient chooses.

  • Room –Standard single room, deluxe room, super deluxe room for the number of nights specified (including nursing fee, meals, room rate, and room service).

  • The type of medullary carcinoma treatment suggested by the oncologist.

  • Fee for the team of doctors.

  • Medicines.

  • Standard test and diagnostic procedures.

  • Cost of the follow –up care required after the procedure.

 

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