Cancer That Begins From Liver Cells is Known as Liver Cancer.
There are many types of liver cancer, such as -
The Early Signs and Symptoms of Liver Cancer Include -
Treatment varies depending upon the stage of cancer-
In the early stages of liver cancer, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and radiofrequency ablations are used.
A hepatectomy or liver transplantation is advised in cases of advanced stages and liver failure condition.
Liver Cancer Treatment cost in India for Indian Patients is between Rs.199800 to Rs.266400. Cost for International patients is between USD 4050 to USD 4950.Patient has to stay in the hospital for 5 days and outside the hospital for 60 days. The total cost of the treatment depends on the diagnosis and facilities opted by the patient.
The cost of Liver Cancer includes:
Preoperative diagnostic tests cost may include [Blood tests, Ultrasound, Liver Biopsy, Computerized Tomography (CT) scan, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)]
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
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 that may be required to know the status of the disease during the course of treatment
An extended stay at the Hospital
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]
Listing approximate price of Liver Cancer Treatment and some related procedures. The prices may change depending upon the centers and condition of the patient.
The tests required for Liver cancer treatment are Blood tests, Ultrasound, Liver Biopsy, Computerized Tomography (CT) scan, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). The cost of medical testing connected to the procedure is included in the treatment package.
It is included in the package during hospitalization, but if the patient purchases medications outside of the hospital, they are not covered by the package.
Most people who have had liver cancer surgery recover in six weeks or less; however, some people may take longer. Contact your surgeon if you experience pain and infection at the incision site, bile leakage, fluid and electrolyte imbalances, blood loss, pneumonia, and other complications. Any treatment beyond the surgery is not included in the package.
The length of hospitalization for liver cancer treatment is determined by the type of surgery performed. The hospital stay for a hepatectomy is approximately 6 days, with an additional 10 days outside the hospital, but a liver transplant surgery requires 22 days in the hospital and 40 days outside the hospital.
The majority of health insurance plans on the market today cover practically all serious illnesses, including liver cancer; these plans often only cover inpatient hospitalization and care received in all hospitals.
Hepatocellular carcinoma, a frequent kind of liver cancer, has been shown to be the most responsive to liver transplantation. The alternatives for liver cancer treatment are endovascular treatment and direct transcapsular access.
The price varies across the cities. Tier 1 Cities are usualy more expencive thane tier 2 cities. The price for Liver Cancer in different cities in India is approximately in the range of:
For patients planning to travel abroad it is useful to know the price in destinations popular with medical travellers. The price for Liver Cancer in different countries is approximately:
The cancer of the liver is treated at the initial stages by a Medical Oncologist, a Hepatologist, and an Interventional Radiologist.
For transplant surgeries, one needs a Transplant Surgeon.
Listing popular specialists:
The recovery rate of liver cancer is reasonably good in case of early diagnosis and where the patient is healthy otherwise.
With the advancement in medical technology, the success rate of liver transplants has also been improved.
The highest risk factor for liver cancer is a chronic infection of the hepatitis B and C virus.
Other factors are alcohol consumption, fatty liver, genetics, diabetes, liver cirrhosis, and exposure to aflatoxins.
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