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Chemotherapy in India

Chemotherapy in India

the process of using powerful chemicals and anti-cancer drugs for killing the cancer cells is known as chemotherapy. it may be given for curative purpose or for reducing symptoms and prolonging life.... ... Read More
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Medanta - The Medicity, Gurgaon
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Medanta - The Medicity, Gurgaon

Super Specialty
  • 1250 Number of beds
  • Gurgaon
ABOUT HOSPITAL

Doctors for Chemotherapy in Medanta - The Medicity, Gurgaon

Dr. Ashok Vaid

Consultant
Hematologist
, Medical Oncologist
, Pediatric Hematologist
  • 35 years of experience

Dr. Jyoti Wadhwa

Associate Director
Medical Oncologist
  • 21 years of experience

Dr. Nagender Sharma

Associate Consultant
Medical Oncologist
  • 9 years of experience

Dr. Amrita Ramaswami

Associate Consultant
Medical Oncologist
  • 8 years of experience

Dr. Neha Rastogi

Senior Consultant
Medical Oncologist
  • 14 years of experience

Dr. Amita Jain

Senior Consultant
Medical Oncologist
  • 20 years of experience
BLK Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi
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BLK Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi

Super Specialty
  • 650 Number of beds
  • New Delhi
ABOUT HOSPITAL

Doctors for Chemotherapy in BLK Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi

Dr Chandragouda Dodagoudar

Consultant
Medical Oncologist
  • 21 years of experience
Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai
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Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai

Multi Specialty
  • 750 Number of beds
  • Mumbai
ABOUT HOSPITAL

Doctors for Chemotherapy in Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai

Dr. Sandeep Goyle

Consultant
Medical Oncologist
  • 17 years of experience

Dr. Imran Nisar Shaikh

Consultant
Medical Oncologist
  • 10 years of experience

Cost for Chemotherapy in India

Chemotherapy

Range

USD 600 -12000

Frequently Asked Questions related to Chemotherapy

Colon Cancer Treatment

Question: Will removing the polyps cure the disease?

Polyps are often non-cancerous growths, but some can develop into cancer. Removing polyps can not only prevent colorectal cancer, but also reduce deaths from the disease for years, according to a new study.

Question: Will I be on some medications after the procedure?

Normally pain killers are given for 2 to 4 weeks after the procedure

Question: When can I start walking, climbing stairs, and resume with my daily chores again?

You can resume your daily chores on going home but you need to avoid strenous exercised and lifts.After 1 to 2 weeks, you may be able to get back to most of your normal routine, such as walking and working.

Question: Are there any chances of recurrence?

Most recurrences will occur within 2 years of surgery and 90% by 5 years.

Question: What is the duration of surgery?

The surgery normally takes 1 to 4 hours

Question: Are there any restrictions after the procedure?

Be careful to avoid strenuous activity such as heavy exercise or lifting anything more than 20 pounds until you feel well, and your doctor gives his or her approval. Also, avoid taking baths or using hot tubs and swimming pools until your incisions have fully healed

Question: When will I have post-surgery follow up?

Follow-up visits for are usually scheduled every 3 to 6 months for the first 3 years and then every 6 months for the next 2 years. People treated for early stage cancer may be seen less often.

Question: Can it be performed in any any age group?

Most polyps are protusions in th elining of the intestine. Surgery is recommend after the disease is is dectected in the age group 50 to 75 yrs. Screening of colon cancer is done at this age.

Question: How many days will I have to stay in hospital for my surgery?

Generally you are required to stay in the hospital for 3 to 4 days

Question: Is it possible that the polyps can “fall off” without having to surgically remove it?

No polyps cannot fall or cure on its own. They turn cancerous if left untreated

HIPEC

Question: How safe is Hipec?

It is safe not only when it is compared to other procedures but it has less morbidity.

Question: How long is recovery after Hipec?

The recovery after HIPEC usually takes three months and it takes around eight to ten hours to complete.

Question: Can Hipec be done more than once?

Second round is usually not necessary, only if mesothelioma resurrence occurs within 18 hours after surgery then only second round is needed.

Question: What happens during HIPEC?

Your tumor will be removed surgically by giving you general anaesthesia, it may last between six to nine hours or may even take longer time.Chemotherapy is heated to 107 degree Fahrenheit and then it is circulated throughout your abdomen. Special precautions are taken to keep your body temperature safe during the procedure, it is known as hot chemotherapy which lasts for about 90 minutes.

Question: What are the side effects of HIPEC?

Pain, Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Constipation, Bloating, Weight loss, Difficulty sleeping are some of the side effects usually seen after HIPEC

Question: What can you eat after Hipec surgery?

You will have dry mouth after surgery, after 3 to 4 days of the surgery you have to start with your liquid diet.

Question: How long does Hipec surgery take?

Usually the procedure lasts for six to nine hours but in some cases the time duration may also exceed. Once the cancer is removed from your abdomen HIPEC is started.

Question: What is recovery like after HIPEC?

After HIPEC patient is told to remain in hospital for about seven to ten days. In that time your digestive system will be recovered from the intense dose of chemotherapy. You will be provided your nutrition with IV tube.  There is minimum exposure of chemotherapy which means its side effect such as hair loss, mouth sores can be avoided.

Question: What cancers is Hipec used for?

HIPEC is used for treating abdominal cancer such as appendix or colorectal cancer as well as cancer of abdomen lining which causes difficulty in breathing.

Question: How do I prepare for Hipec surgery?

You should not drink or eat anything before the procedure. You can do gargles or rinse your mouth but you can’t swallow. Don’t consume tobacco or cigarettes.

Question: How is HIPEC different than traditional chemotherapy?

HIPEC delivers a higher dose of chemotherapy to directly kills your cancer cells in abdomen, traditional chemotherapy is given intravenously and is circulated in your bloodstream. Higher dose of chemotherapy is needed for killing cancer cells in a single treatment.  HIPEC has also few side effects as compares to traditional chemotherapy because little chemotherapy gets absorbed in your blood stream.

Question: What are the benefits of HIPEC?

As HIPEC can be directly targeted at the tumors high concentration of chemotherapy is delivered in your abdomen, it can be effectively and safely done than standard chemotherapy which is intravenously done. The chemotherapy solution is able to penetrate the affected tissue for destroying the microscopic cancer cell in a better way.  HIPEC when used along with surgical tumor has improved the outcome when compared with chemotherapy or surgery.

Question: Am I a candidate for HIPEC?

It depends on your tumor type, your cancer stage and how quickly it is growing as well as the overall medical condition. You should consult with your doctor whether you are a candidate for this procedure or not. Doctor will carefully check your tumor and then tell what type of tumor you gave got and give you the treatment options. Tumor histology is checked to determine whether this procedure is appropriate for you or not.

Question: What is HIPEC?

HIPEC is an innovative procedure which is used for cancer treatments which have been spread to surface of abdominal cavity like colon cancer, gastric cancer, ovarian cancer, appendiceal cancer and peritoneal mesothelioma.

Question: How do you feel after Hipec surgery?

You may feel fatigued for about 2 to 3 hours after surgery. It is important for you to take rest during this period and to keep your body in minimum state of movement you should move around and remain active.

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