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-
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 -
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)
Patient's hospital stay (only in case of high-dose 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
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.
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.
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.
When the patient gets discharged from the hospital, they can return to their normal life after a few weeks. A patient may also switch from chemotherapy to another type of treatment, such as immunotherapy or targeted therapy to get the best outcome. These therapies cost extra.
A health insurance plan only covers the cost of hospitalization and it will not be able to meet the high costs of chemotherapy or radiation therapy, However, some insurance plans help cover the cost of diagnosis, hospitalization, treatment, and surgery, if needed. Please check with your provider to get the best-suited plan.
There are several alternative cancer treatments to chemotherapy, including laser therapy, immunotherapy, and photodynamic therapy, which cost slightly cheaper.
Popular Hospitals in Ajman for Chemotherapy are:
The right doctor for chemotherapy is a Medical Oncologist.
Listing popular specialists:
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.
Our Services for Chemotherapy in Ajman
Transparent - Professional - Without Hassles
Fijian Patient Visited India for a Successful Postoperative Chemotherapy
Kabir Zubairu From Nigeria Receives Chemotherapy in India
Ms. Meliana From Vanuatu Receives Chemotherapy in India
Zambia Patient Receives Chemotherapy in India
Cancer Treatment in India | Patient from Zambia shares her wonderful experience
Ms. Anna Chileshe Masinja from Zambia gets Treatment for Cervical Cancer in India
Patient from Nigeria Shares his Experience about Chemotherapy Treatment in India
Treatment for Achalasia of Cardia | By Dr. Manish Joshi
Treatments for Anal Fissure | By Dr. Manish Joshi
Treatments for Rectum Cancer | By Dr. Manish Joshi
Radiation Oncology in India | Best Explained By Dr. Amal Roy Choudhary
Applications of Lasers in Proctology| Best explained by Dr. Vikrant Singh Chauhan
Types of Cancer Therapy in India | Best Explained By Dr. Ishu Gupta
Cancer Treatment - Best Explained by Dr. Ankur Bahl of Max Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi
Cancer Treatment- Best explained by Dr Shyam Shrivastava
Cervical Cancer and its Treatment Explained by Dr. Satinder Kaur of Dharamshila Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, New Delhi
Esophageal Cancer Explained by Dr. Surender Dabas of BLK Hospital, New Delhi
NABH Certified Healthcare Discovery Platform
Vaidam is NABH certified healthcare discovery platform that will connect you to top-notch medical experts, hospitals, wellness options, and trusted travel partners to help identify and make the right healthcare choices.
Researched & Personalized Treatment Plan - Under One Roof
You can search for the best hospitals, read about them, view photographs of the facilities at the hospitals and the places at which the hospitals are located, and check the cost of treatment.
Quality Treatment Within Your Budget
As soon as you post an enquiry, the patient relation team will collect details from you, share them with the doctors and hospitals on Vaidam's panel, and get a personalized treatment plan. We research to get quality treatment within your budget.
Treatment to Travel
Vaidam concierge assists patients, to get medical Visa, the best airline fares and arrangements for your stay. Our concierge also helps you with daily travel, language, and food concerns. Vaidam does everything to be your perfect host. All of Vaidam’s services are free of cost to patients.
Vaidam Health has network in 15+ countries, which includes India, Turkey, UAE, Germany, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Spain.
Note: Vaidam Health does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. The services and information offered on www.vaidam.com are intended solely for informational purposes and cannot replace the professional consultation or treatment by a physician. Vaidam Health discourages copying, cloning of its webpages and its content and it will follow the legal procedures to protect its intellectual property