Request a Quote
English Arabic French Russian

Multiple Myeloma Treatment Cost in India

Multiple Myeloma Treatment Cost in India

Medical Travel Cost

Daily Commute

Multiple Myeloma Treatment Cost In India

For A Patient From Singapore

Multiple Myeloma Treatment Price USD 13,000 ( 17,878 Singapore Dollar ) No. of Travellers 2 Days in Hospital 15 Days Outside Hospital 20 Total days in India 35

More About Myeloma Treatment

Symptoms of Multiple Myeloma

Initially, symptoms may not be present or may be non-specific,

  • loss of appetite,

  • low blood counts 

  • low RBCs leading to anemic with low Hb having difficulty in walking, weakness on performing routine tasks

  • Reduced WBCs leading to susceptibility to infection

  • Reduced platelets causing bleeding

  • Bone pain - Bone pain affects almost 70% of patients and is the most common symptom. Myeloma bone pain usually involves the spine and ribs and worsens with activity.

  • Weak and brittle bones  fracture  easily(pathological fractures )

  • High calcium levels leading to constipation, increased thirst, nausea, confusion

  • Kidney damage or failure either due to abnormal protein deposition or increased calcium levels.


Recommended: Symptoms and Causes of Multiple myeloma


Diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma

  • Multiple myeloma can be difficult to diagnose because initially has few or no symptoms.


On Initial examination

  • Physician will check for bleeding, signs of infection and specific areas of bone tenderness. If suspected multiple myeloma, you will be referred to a hematologist.


Tests for Multiple Myeloma

  • Complete blood count: to check the number of blood cells, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) or plasma viscosity (PV)

  • Blood calcium levels

  • Urine tests: To check for abnormal proteins produced by cancerous plasma cells detected in urine.

  • Electrophoresis: to measure immunoglobins in the body

  • Kidney function tests: check the level of blood urea nitrogen to check for the functioning of the kidneys

  • Imaging tests: CT Scan, MRI, X-ray to look for bone problems


To confirm

  • Bone marrow biopsy is usually needed to confirm multiple myeloma. A needle will be used to take a small sample of bone marrow, usually performed under a local anesthetic, the sample of bone marrow will be used to check for cancerous plasma cells.


You may be interested in: What is Multiple Myeloma?


Risk factors of multiple myeloma

The cause of multiple myeloma is generally unknown.

Factors that may increase the risk of multiple myeloma include:

  • Increasing age. Your risk of multiple myeloma increases as you age, with most people diagnosed in their mid-60s.

  • Male sex. Men are more likely to develop the disease than are women

  • Genetic -Family history of multiple myeloma.

  • obesity

  • Exposure to radiation


Treatment of Multiple Myeloma

There is currently no cure for multiple myeloma, but treatment can often help control it for several years.

The initial treatment of multiple myeloma depends on the patient’s age and general health of the patient.  Treatment is planned after diagnosis and staging.

Treatment will often involve:


  1. Disease treatment -

If you're considered a candidate for bone marrow transplant-  your initial therapy will likely include a combination of treatments, such as targeted therapy, biological therapy or chemotherapy followed by bone marrow transplantation

  • Targeted therapy. Targeted drug treatment focuses on specific abnormalities within cancer cells that allow them to survive. Targeted therapy drugs may be administered through a vein in your arm or in pill form.

  • Biological therapy. Biological therapy use your body's immune system to fight myeloma cells. These medications are commonly taken in pill form.

  • Chemotherapy. Chemotherapy drugs kill fast-growing cells, including myeloma cells.  

  • Stem cell transplantation: performed for  the development of healthy cells in the body,

  • Autologous stem-cell transplantation (ASCT) - the transplantation of a patient’s own stem cells. It is not curative but does prolong overall survival and complete remission.

  • Allogeneic stem cell transplantation, the transplantation of a healthy person’s stem cells into the affected patient.

  • Radiation therapy: During radiation therapy, the myeloma cells are destroyed by high beams of energy. This therapy helps to shrink the tumor cells.


  1. Supportive treatment -medicines and procedures to prevent and treat problems caused by myeloma, such as
  • Treat anaemia
  • Bone pain and fractures, use of bisphosphonates
  • Adequate hydration to prevent calcium  accumulation and kidney damage
  1. Relapse treatment Recurrent or relapsed myeloma. Myeloma that returns after a period of being in control after treatment is called recurrent myeloma or relapsed myeloma,  Anti-myeloma medicines to control cancer when it comes back


Factors Affecting Cost Of Treatment of Multiple myeloma

The cost to the patient depends on a variety of factors like

  • The hospital, the patient chooses.

  • Type of Room

  • Fee for the team of doctors

  • Medicines.

  • Standard tests and diagnostic procedures.

  • cost of Chemotherapy/ radiotherapy

  • cost of stem cell transplantation

  • cost of supportive treatment

Cost of the follow –up care required after the procedure

Videos Related to Multiple Myeloma Treatment In India

Multiple Myeloma Explained by Dr. Rahul Bhargava of FMRI, Gurgaon


Need Specialist Opinion and Personalized Quote? For FREE

We have helped patients from 85+ countries

Help us with your details

Send your details and preferences to us
Receive quotation(s) within 48 Hours
Get received by us in India
Get treated and fly back


Author Name
Dr Sapna Joseph

Published Date
: 20-Apr-2016

Dr. Sapna Joseph consults patients and writes medical blogs for Vaidam Health. Through her experience of interacting with thousands of patients from different nationalities, she is able to bring excellent insights in her writings.

Besides her day job, she loves to interact and teach under privilege kids in her neighbourhood.

How do you rate the information on this page?

Average 5 based on 1 ratings.




About Vaidam

Patients from 60+ countries have trusted Vaidam


Why Vaidam


NABH Certified Healthcare Discovery Platform

Vaidam is NABH certified healthcare discovery platform that will connect you to top-notch medical experts, hospitals, wellness options, and trusted travel partners in India to help identify and make the right healthcare choices.

Researched & Personalized Treatment Plan - Under One Roof

You can search for the best hospitals in India to treat cancer and ailments of the heart, bones or kidney, read about them, view photographs of the facilities at the hospitals and the places at which the hospitals are located, and check the cost of treatment.

Quality Treatment Within Your Budget

As soon as you post an enquiry, the patient relation team will collect details from you, share them with the doctors and hospitals on Vaidam's panel, and get a personalized treatment plan. We research to get quality treatment within your budget.

Treatment to Travel

Vaidam concierge assists patients, to get medical Visa to travel to India, the best airline fares and arrangements for your stay. Our concierge also helps you with daily travel, language, and food concerns. Vaidam does everything to be your perfect host in India. All of Vaidam’s services are free of cost to patients.

Pan-India Reach

If you are looking for medical care in New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad or Ahmedabad, Vaidam Health has a network in each of those cities.

Vaidam News


Vaidam Health gets the prestigious NABH accreditation

Vaidam Health gets the prestigious NABH accreditation

Read more

Vaidam Media - Medical Travel Today

Vaidam Health Coverage by Medical Travel Today - The Authoritative Newsletter for Medical Tourism

Read more

Vaidam Health YourStory News

Vaidam Health gets covered by 'Your Story', India's Leading Online Magazine

Read more

Know how it works in less than 90 secs

View More Updates




Note: Vaidam Health does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. The services and information offered on are intended solely for informational purposes and cannot replace the professional consultation or treatment by a physician. Vaidam Health discourages copying, cloning of its webpages and its content and it will follow the legal procedures to protect its intellectual property


Browse the website in:   English     Français   Русский     العَرَبِية



Thank you. We will contact you soon.