The type of cancer that develops from the breast tissue and involves the mammary glands and other nearby muscles is known as Breast Cancer.
Early symptoms of breast cancer may include -
The treatment of breast cancer generally involves surgery along with radiation, chemotherapy, and in some cases hormone therapy as well.
The choice of treatment regime depends upon the type and stage of cancer.Breast Cancer Treatment cost in Israel is between USD 6300 to USD 7700. Patient has to stay in the hospital for 2 days and outside the hospital for 30 days. The total cost of the treatment depends on the diagnosis and facilities opted by the patient.
The cost of Breast Cancer includes:
Preoperative diagnostic tests cost may include Breast ultrasound, Breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), Biopsy, and Diagnostic mammogram.
Surgery cost (Depends upon the type and size of the tumor and the extent to which the tumor has spread)
Post-Operative cost (there might be a need for Chemotherapy or Radiotherapy before or post-surgery)
Medicines (Tamoxifen (Nolvadex, Soltamox), pain killers)
Patient's hospital stay
Note - The patient will be required to visit the surgeon a week after the surgery to assess and remove any staples or stitches.
The overall cost of the procedure also varies based on the patient's condition and preferences. Some of these factors are:
Type of hospital and room opted (General, Twin sharing, or single room)
The stage and type of cancer
Patients may require repeated investigation through PET CT and related tests Post-surgery / Chemotherapy / Radiation Therapy.
Any additional tests may be required.
An extended stay at the Hospital
Cost of Accommodation during follow-ups, in case the patient is not a local resident [may take longer duration in case of chemotherapy or radiotherapy sessions]
Listing approximate price of Breast Cancer Treatment and some related procedures. The prices may change depending upon the centers and condition of the patient.
There are several tests done to start with the procedure of breast cancer treatment including Breast ultrasound, Breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), Biopsy, and Diagnostic mammogram. If breast cancer is diagnosed, staging tests are done to find out if cancer cells have spread within the breast or to other parts of the body as well. The package typically doesn’t include the cost of these tests.
Breast cancer treatment depends on the stage of cancer and may consist of chemotherapy, radiation, hormone therapy, and surgery. All medicines in the time frame that the patient is at the hospital for any of the procedures mentioned previously are covered in the package. Medicines taken for recovery are usually not covered in the package price.
Tamoxifen (Nolvadex, Soltamox) is a pill prescribed for decades to treat breast cancer. If a woman has a hormone receptor-positive breast cancer, it is suggested to go for hormone therapy as an after-surgery treatment plan. If there is less pain post-surgery, an over-the-counter pain reliever such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen will ease discomfort. The procedures and medicines are not covered in the package.
Your duration at the hospital depends on the type of breast cancer surgery you chose. The most common surgical options include a radical mastectomy, reconstruction, lumpectomy, or partial mastectomy. Generally, you only need to spend 1 day at the hospital and recuperate outside the hospital for 7 to 10 days to follow up with the doctor and also avoid any fluid buildup around the stomach.
Though most health insurance plans available cover breast cancer, some policies typically pay only for inpatient hospitalization and treatment at hospitals. They do not cover the entire cost of treatment. Please check with your provider before selecting a treatment plan.
Proton therapy is a high-tech alternative to getting surgery that offers tremendous accuracy to destroy cancerous cells and save healthy tissue. Therapies used rather than conventional breast cancer treatments are chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Cheaper therapies include massage, acupuncture, and reiki.
For patients planning to travel abroad it is useful to know the price in destinations popular with medical travellers. The price for Breast Cancer in different countries is approximately:
The right doctor to consult for the treatment of breast cancer is a Gynecologist and a Medical Oncologist first.
If surgery is required after the consultation, then the patient can seek consultation from a Surgical Oncologist and Radiation Oncologist.
For reconstruction and care, a Plastic/Cosmetic Surgeon can be consulted.
Listing popular specialists:
The breast cancer survival rate is 90% if diagnosed in an early stage. This means 90% of the people after treatment can live up to 5 years.
This type of cancer is more common in females than males and is more commonly malignant cancer.
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