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 -
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.
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)
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.
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]
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.
The doctor recommended for treating glioma are Neurosurgeons and Head and Neck Surgeons.
Listing popular specialists:
Senior Consultant, 34 years of experience
Low back pain Prolapsed intervertebral disc Spinal trauma Spinal tumors Spinal fixation Brain tumors Head trauma Brain hemorrhage Stroke Epilepsy Congenital anomalies of the brain and spinal cord in children
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.
Our Services for Gliomas Treatment in United Arab Emirates
Transparent - Professional - Without Hassles
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