Gliomas Treatment Cost In India

Minimum Cost Rs.266400
Maximum Cost Rs.355200
  • Days In Hospital 3 days
  • Outside Hospital Stay 12 days
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Cost of Gliomas Treatment in India: Detailed Overview

Gliomas Treatment cost in India for Indian Patients is between Rs.266400 to Rs.355200. Cost for International patients is between USD 5400 to USD 6600.

Patient has to stay in the hospital for 3 days and outside the hospital for 12 days. The total cost of the treatment depends on the diagnosis and facilities opted by the patient.

The Type of Cancer Found in the Brain's Glial Cells is Called a Glioma.

Glial cells are also known as gluey cells. They are found around nerve cells and help function the nervous system.

The signs and symptoms of glioma are different for different types, which mainly include -

  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Seizures
  • Weakness
  • Numbness of extremities

The treatment of glioma depends upon the patient's type, location, and health.

The treatment comprises Surgical Extraction, Chemotherapy, and Radiation Therapy.

Molecular Drug Therapy is also being used nowadays.

Sometimes a combination of more than one is done.

Palliative care is required to subside the symptoms and maintenance of bodily functions.

Doctors for Gliomas Treatment in India

The doctor recommended for treating glioma are Neurosurgeons and Head and Neck Surgeons.

Inclusions in the package

The cost of Glioma includes:

  • Preoperative diagnostic tests cost, some of which may include [Neurological examination, imaging tests- X-ray, CT Scan, MRI, Biopsy, etc.]

  • Surgery cost (Depends upon the type and size of the tumour and the extent to which the tumour has spread)

  • Post-Operative cost (there might be a need for Chemotherapy or Radiotherapy before or post-surgery)

  • Medicines 

  • Patient's hospital stay 

Note - High-grade gliomas can are often resistant or can return after the treatment. Treatment for recurred gliomas is different from the treatments used for initial treatment. 

Factors affecting cost of Gliomas Treatment

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, such as ECG or blood tests

  • An extended stay at the Hospital (Generally, the stay is around 2-5 days)

  • 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]

Cost related to Gliomas Treatment in India

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

Treatment name Min. Cost Max. Cost
Gliomas Treatment Rs.266400 Rs.355200

How much does Gliomas 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 Gliomas in different cities in India is approximately in the range of:

Cities Min. Cost Max Cost
New Delhi Rs.225108 Rs.352092
Gurgaon Rs.230880 Rs.346320
Noida Rs.216450 Rs.360750
Chennai Rs.230880 Rs.331890
Mumbai Rs.236652 Rs.352092
Bangalore Rs.225108 Rs.340548
Kolkata Rs.216450 Rs.326118
Jaipur Rs.202020 Rs.323232
Mohali Rs.207792 Rs.490620
Ahmedabad Rs.193362 Rs.320346
Hyderabad Rs.222222 Rs.337662

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How much does Gliomas 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 Gliomas in different countries is approximately:

Countries Min. Cost Max. Cost
Turkey USD 14864 USD 22296
Thailand USD 17600 USD 26400
Germany USD 20000 USD 30000
Israel USD 22400 USD 33600
Singapore USD 33600 USD 50400
Malaysia USD 9600 USD 14400

Success Rate

The survival rate of glioma cases is highly variable, depending upon many factors.

There are a few types of gliomas with a five-year survival rate of less than 10%, and some cases can survive for more than five years.

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Frequently Asked Questions Related to Gliomas Treatment Cost

Before Glioma treatment, certain tests are done, including MRI, CT scans, and stereotactic biopsy. Usually, these test costs are covered in the package. 

All the medicines are included in the package when the patient is hospitalized. Any medicines bought outside the hospital will not be covered in the package. 

A typical hospital stay after the surgery is two to five days. The stay can be longer depending on the condition of the patient. A day after the surgery, an MRI or CT scan is performed to identify the success. The patient should visit the surgeon every three to six months during the first two years after the treatment and then once a year after that.

Many patients take a few weeks or months to recover completely. High-grade gliomas can are often resistant or can return after the treatment. Treatment for recurred gliomas is different from the treatments used for initial treatment charges extra.

The treatment is covered by health insurance, and many insurers cover medical expenses incurred during hospitalization, ambulance services, ICU charges, and post-hospitalization. 

Chemotherapy is used in combination with radiation therapy to treat gliomas. The chemotherapy drug for treating gliomas is temozolomide which is taken orally.

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