Chemotherapy Cost In India

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The process of using powerful chemicals and anti-cancer drugs to kill cancer cells is known as chemotherapy.

It may be given for curative purposes or reducing symptoms and prolong life.

A lot of chemotherapy drugs are available, which are either used alone or in combination.

Chemotherapy is an effective way of treating cancer, but it has many side effects, such as-

  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
  • Hair loss
  • Appetite loss
  • Bleeding
  • Itching
  • Mouth ulcers

The chemotherapy process is a little complex. First, a device is surgically inserted into the body before any intravenous chemotherapy. These devices can be a catheter, port, or pump.

Then there are pre-investigative tests to ensure your body is ready for chemotherapy. Every aspect and side effect planning and management is done.

For the chemotherapy drug to be given to the body, there are many routes -

  • Infusion
  • Pills
  • Shots
  • Creams, or maybe direct application

Chemotherapy cost in India for Indian Patients is between Rs.44400 to Rs.59200. Cost for International patients is between USD 900 to USD 1100.

Patient has to stay in the hospital for 1 days and outside the hospital for 10 days. The total cost of the treatment depends on the diagnosis and facilities opted by the patient.

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Inclusions in the package

The cost of Chemotherapy includes:

  • Before starting chemotherapy, a few diagnostic tests may be done, such as Blood tests, X-rays, MRI, CT, PET, or ultrasound.

  • Chemotherapy session cost (depends on the number of sessions required)

  • Medicines 

  • Patient's hospital stay (only in case of high-dose chemotherapy)

Factors affecting cost of Chemotherapy

The overall cost of the procedure also varies based on the patient's condition and preferences. Some of these factors are:

  • The stage and type of cancer

  • Post-surgery / Chemotherapy / Radiation Therapy.

  • Any additional tests may be required to know the status of the disease during the course of treatment.  

  • An extended stay at the Hospital

Cost related to Chemotherapy in India

Listing approximate price of Chemotherapy and some related procedures. The prices may change depending upon the centers and condition of the patient.

Treatment name Cost range
Chemotherapy Rs.44400 to Rs.59200
Colon Cancer Treatment Rs.288600 to Rs.384800
Skin Cancer Rs.222000 to Rs.296000
Ovarian Cancer Surgery Rs.288600 to Rs.384800
Cervical Cancer Treatment Rs.213120 to Rs.284160
Metastatic Tumors Treatment Rs.177600 to Rs.236800
HIPEC Rs.222000 to Rs.296000
Immunotherapy Rs.177600 to Rs.236800
Esophagus Cancer Treatment Rs.186480 to Rs.248640
Hodgkin Disease Treatment Rs.88800 to Rs.118400
Fallopian Tube Cancer Rs.288600 to Rs.384800
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) Treatment Rs.310800 to Rs.414400
Soft Tissue Sarcoma Treatment Rs.53280 to Rs.71040
Stomach Cancer Treatment Rs.244200 to Rs.325600
Adrenal Cancer Treatment Rs.266400 to Rs.355200
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Frequently asked questions related to expenses that most patients have when planing for Chemotherapy.

What are the tests included before Chemotherapy and its cost?

Tests before chemotherapy include blood tests, MRI, ECG, chest X-ray, etc., 10-15% of the total procedure cost is involved in medical tests related to the procedure. The treatment package contains the cost of the tests too.

Is the medicine cost included in the Chemotherapy package?

The medical bills are included in the package when the patient is in the hospital. On the other hand, if the patient buys medicines outside the hospital, they are not included in the package.

How long the patient has to stay in the hospital after the Chemotherapy?

If you have been given high-dose chemotherapy treatments then you might need to stay in the hospital for longer, perhaps a few weeks. If that’s not the case you may have to wait 30 to 45 minutes after the chemotherapy is done to make certain that you don't have any reactions to the medications. 

How much does Chemotherapy cost in different cities in India?

The price varies across the cities. Tier 1 Cities are usualy more expencive thane tier 2 cities. The price for Chemotherapy in different cities in India is approximately in the range of:

  • New Delhi: Rs.37518 to Rs.58682
  • Gurgaon: Rs.38480 to Rs.57720
  • Noida: Rs.36075 to Rs.60125
  • Chennai: Rs.38480 to Rs.55315
  • Mumbai: Rs.39442 to Rs.58682
  • Bangalore: Rs.37518 to Rs.56758
  • Kolkata: Rs.36075 to Rs.54353
  • Jaipur: Rs.33670 to Rs.53872
  • Mohali: Rs.34632 to Rs.81770
  • Ahmedabad: Rs.32227 to Rs.53391
  • Hyderabad: Rs.37037 to Rs.56277

How much does Chemotherapy cost in different countries?

For patients planning to travel abroad it is useful to know the price in destinations popular with medical travellers. The price for Chemotherapy in different countries is approximately:

  • Turkey USD 1200 to USD 1800
  • Thailand USD 1200 to USD 1800
  • Germany USD 1600 to USD 2400
  • Israel USD 560 to USD 840
  • Singapore USD 1200 to USD 1800
  • Malaysia USD 1600 to USD 2400

List of Centers for Chemotherapy in India

Popular Cities in India for Chemotherapy are:

Leading Hospitals for Chemotherapy in India

Doctors for Chemotherapy in India

The right doctor for chemotherapy is a Medical Oncologist.

Listing popular specialists:

Dr. Ashok Vaid

Dr. Ashok Vaid

Consultant, 35 years of experience

Medanta - The Medicity, GurgaonLocation

Chemotherapy and Bone Marrow Transplant, Organ-Specific Cancer Treatment, Solid Tumours, Leukemias, Lymphomas

Dr. Ishita B. Sen

Dr. Ishita B. Sen

Director, 24 years of experience

Fortis Memorial Research Institute, GurgaonLocation

Nuclear Medicine, Positron Emission Tomography, Radionuclide Therapy for Oncology

Dr. Vinod Raina

Dr. Vinod Raina

Director, 37 years of experience

Fortis Memorial Research Institute, GurgaonLocation

Medical Oncology, Hematology, Concurrent Bio – Radiotherapy, Paediatric Chemotherpy & Palliative Bio - Chemotherapy

Dr. Dipanjan Panda

Dr. Dipanjan Panda

Consultant, 15 years of experience

Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New DelhiLocation

Dr Indranil Ghosh

Dr Indranil Ghosh

Consultant, 15 years of experience

Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, KolkataLocation

Medical and pediatric oncology, Hemato-oncology, Bone marrow transplantation

Dr Hari Goyal

Dr Hari Goyal

HOD, 23 years of experience

Location

Medical Oncology, Adjuvant and Neo-adjuvant cancer chemotherapy

Dr. Rakesh Ojha

Dr. Rakesh Ojha

HOD, 15 years of experience

Fortis Hospital, NoidaLocation

Lung Cancer, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Malignant Melanoma, Adult Acute Leukaemia, Skin Cancer, Brain Tumors and Cancer of Unknown Origin

Prof. Dr. Suresh H. Advani

Prof. Dr. Suresh H. Advani

Senior Consultant, 43 years of experience

Nanavati Super Specialty Hospital, MumbaiLocation

Lymphomas, Bone marrow transplant, Acute Leukemia, Multiple myeloma, Breast Cancer

Dr. Poonam Patil

Dr. Poonam Patil

Consultant, 11 years of experience

Manipal Hospital (Old Airport Road) BangaloreLocation

Head and Neck Tumor Surgery, Breast Cancer Treatment, Ewing's Sarcoma Treatment, Giant Cell tumour Treatment, Gynaecological Cancer Treatment.

Dr (Col.) R Ranga Rao

Dr (Col.) R Ranga Rao

Chairman, 30 years of experience

Paras Hospitals, GurgaonLocation

Medical Oncology Chemotherapy Targeted Therapy Hormonal Therapy Supportive and Palliative Care Immunotherapy Precision Care

Dr. Sameer Kaul

Dr. Sameer Kaul

Senior Consultant, 26 years of experience

Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New DelhiLocation

All kinds of breast reconstructive surgeries Surgical management Surgical oncology Multidisciplinary surgical management of complex and advanced tumors Neuroendocrine tumors Portal hypertension Breast cancer

Dr. V.P. Gangadharan

Dr. V.P. Gangadharan

HOD, 30 years of experience

VPS Lakeshore Hospital, KochiLocation

Pediatric Oncology Medical Oncology Gynecological Malignancies

Dr. Subhash Chandra Chanana

Dr. Subhash Chandra Chanana

Senior Consultant, 29 years of experience

Location

Breast Cancer, GI Surgery

Dr. Malay Nandy

Dr. Malay Nandy

Senior Consultant, 30 years of experience

Jaypee Hospital, NoidaLocation

Cryosurgery Laser surgery Electrosurgery Microscopically controlled surgery

Dr. S.V.S.S Prasad

Dr. S.V.S.S Prasad

Consultant, 39 years of experience

Apollo Hospitals, Jubilee Hills HyderabadLocation

Lung Cancer Treatment Head and Neck Tumor / Cancer Surgery Chemotherapy of Haematological Malignancies Cancer Screening (Preventive) Cancer Treatment PICC Line Insertion Hormone Therapy For Prostate Cancer Melanoma Treatment Stem Cell Transplantation Oral Cancer Treatment Haemophilia Cancer Surgery Chemotherapy of Solid Tumors Lumpectomy

Dr. Praveen Bansal

Dr. Praveen Bansal

Consultant, 23 years of experience

Asian Institute of Medical Sciences, FaridabadLocation

Hematological tumors Solid Tumors

Dr. Jose  Easow

Dr. Jose Easow

Consultant, 24 years of experience

Apollo Cancer Hospital, ChennaiLocation

Endocrine therapy Biological therapies Positron Emission Tomography Computed Axial Tomography Bone Marrow Transplant

Dr Naveen Ravel

Dr Naveen Ravel

Consultant, 33 years of experience

Apollo Cancer Hospital, ChennaiLocation

Breast Cancer Management Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Treatment Nebulization Breast Cancer Treatment Chickenpox Treatment Men and Women Wellness Screening Lumbago GI & Lymphomas.

Dr. PN Mohapatra

Dr. PN Mohapatra

Consultant, 25 years of experience

Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, KolkataLocation

Bone Marrow Transplant Solid Tumor

Dr. Pramod Kumar Julka

Dr. Pramod Kumar Julka

Director, 43 years of experience

Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket, New DelhiLocation

Uro-Oncology, Gastrointestinal Oncology and Medical Oncology.

Success Rate

If we talk specifically about the five-year survival rate of chemotherapy, it is around 40-50% depending on the case.

However, chemotherapy is given in combination with other therapy.

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