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Multiple Myeloma Treatment Cost in India

Multiple Myeloma Treatment Cost in India

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Multiple Myeloma Treatment Cost In India

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Multiple Myeloma Treatment Price USD 13,000 ( 17,698 Singapore Dollar ) No. of Travellers 2 Days in Hospital 15 Days Outside Hospital 20 Total days in India 35

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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 anaemic 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 .


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  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 anaesthetic , the sample of bone marrow will be used to check for cancerous plasma cells.


Risk factors of multiple myeloma

The cause of multiple myeloma  is generally unknown.

Factors that may increase  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.

Initial treatment of multiple myeloma depends on the patient’s age and general health of 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 the 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



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