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Prostate Cancer-Surgical in India

  • The estimated cost of Prostate Cancer Surgery in India is USD 4900 to USD 5500.
  • The cost of treatment varies with medical condition and procedure chosen.
  • Patient has to stay in the hospital for 2-3 days and 14 days outside the hospital.
  • Tests required to diagnose Prostate Cancer include Digital Rectal Exam (DRE), Prostate-Specific Antigen(PSA) test, Ultrasound and MRI Fusion.

Prostate Cancer-Surgical in India

 

  • The estimated cost of Prostate Cancer Surgery in India is USD 4900 to USD 5500.
  • The cost of treatment varies with medical condition and procedure chosen.
  • Patient has to stay in the hospital for 2-3 days and 14 days outside the hospital.
  • Tests required to diagnose Prostate Cancer include Digital Rectal Exam (DRE), Prostate-Specific Antigen(PSA) test, Ultrasound and MRI Fusion.

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Prostate Cancer-Surgical Cost In India

For A Patient From United States

Prostate Cancer-Surgical Price USD 4,900
No. of Travellers 2
Days in Hospital 3
Days Outside Hospital 14
Total days in India 17

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More About Prostate Cancer Surgery

Types of Prostate Cancer

  • Localized cancer –contained within the prostate

  • Locally advanced cancer

  • Recurrent cancer comes back after previous treatment

  • Metastatic cancer – when the cancer has spread to other parts of the body.

 

Risk Factor for Prostate Cancer

  • Age – the chances of having prostate cancer increase with advancing age

  • Ethnicity- Black men more  likely to get prostate cancer

  • Family history – having a first degree relative with prostate cancer increases the risk.

  • Diet , obesity are also important contributing factors

 

Signs and Symptoms of Prostate Cancer

Clinically the patient presents with symptoms of

  • Urination troubles like ,frequent urging , difficulty in commencing urination , blood in urine

  • Excess level of PSA (protein specific antigen ) in blood

  • Bone fractures seen in  metastatic cases of cancer prostate

  • There may be urinary /fecal incontinence in advanced cases

 

Tests and Diagnosis for Prostate Cancer

  • Medical health  history of the patient taken into account

  • Prostate cancer is commonly detected  by PSA (prostate specific antigen ) test of blood

  • DRE – Digital Rectal Examination and  Trans rectal ultrasound also performed which aid diagnosis

  • Biopsy is usually performed to confirm diagnosis

  • To determine the stage of cancer , imaging studies like bone CT scan or MRI  scan

 

Treatment of Prostate Cancer

  • Depends on the spread of cancer in the prostate gland
  • In early stages the aim of treatment is cure
  • In advanced stages the aim is to expand life and relieve symptoms
  • Health and age of patient

 

Active surveillance – screening at regular intervals to closely monitor the state of patients prostate, without immediate treatment .

 

Surgery – the main benefit of surgery is the prostate with the cancer is removed .

 

Prostatectomy usually performed for:

  • Clinically Localized cancer

  • If age young and fast growing tumor

  • Here  the surgeon removes the entire prostate gland and may remove surrounding tissues , lymph nodes and the seminal vesicles .

  • Taking out lymph node reduces the risk of cancer recurrence .

  • It may be performed laparoscopic ally or by open approach .

 

After surgery

  • Monitoring in recovery

  • Drain put for excess fluids

  • Catheter put in

  • Stocking and pumps to reduce the risk of clot formation

  • In 7-10 days cystogram performed and catheter removed

  • Within 2-4 weeks return to normal activities

  • Medication given to help erection

 

Risks associated with surgery

  • Infection

  • Blood clots

  • Damage to nearby organs

  • Erectile dysfunction

  • Urinary incontinence

 

Radiation - This therapy uses high energy beams of X- rays to treat prostate cancer by damaging the cells . It is useful in cases when :

  • When cancer is low grade and limited locally to the prostate

  • As treatment of choice along with hormonal therapy for cancer that has grown into surrounding tissue

  • For cancer that recurs

  • For metatstatic advanced cancers for palliative relief

 

Two Main Types of Radiation Therapy

  • Brachytherapy – also called seed implantation , herein small radioactive pellets are placed on prostateand they give off their radiation at low dose over several weeks or months .
  • External beam radiation also known as EBRT in which beams are focused on prostate from outside the body .

 

After effects of Radiation:

  • Bowel problems –diarrhoea , blood in stool

  • Urinary symptoms – radiation cystitis , urinary incontinence

  • Erection problems

  • Fatigue

  • Lymphedema

 

Hormonal therapy

  • Does not cure , it’s a temporary therapy  and  just slows the cancer  growth or used as palliative therapy in metatstatic cases .

  • It  aims to decrease production or block action of  testosterone , which leads to destroyed prostate cancer cells and shrunk prostate tumor ,

  • Hormone therapy can be given alone or combination with other treatment .

 

Types of hormone therapy

  • Orchiectomy : Surgical removal of testicles
  • Drug therapy : block signal from brain thus lower testosterone , effects may be reversible
    • LH-RH Analogue therapy- blocks the production of testosterone .
    • Anti androgen therapy -blocks action of  testosterone  used before LHRH therapy to prevent androgen flare .

 

After Effects of Hormonal Therapy

  • Hot flushes
  • Reduced sex drive
  • Decreased ability to have erections
  • Fatigue
  • Decresed muscle strength
  • Can cause bone thinning
  • Can lead to dyslipidaemia

 

Factors Affecting Cost Of Prostate Cancer Surgery

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

  • 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).
  • Fee for the team of doctors.
  • Medicines.
  • Standard tests and diagnostic procedures.
  • Type of surgery performed
  •  cost of Radiation /Hormone therapy
  • Cost of the follow –up care required after the procedure

 

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