Lung Cancer Treatment Cost In India

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The cancerous growth or cancer arising in the tissue of the lungs is known as lung cancer.

It has the highest mortality rate among cancer deaths. People who smoke are at high risk of having lung cancer.

There are mainly two types of small cell lung cancer and non-small cell cancer.

Symptoms are nonspecific until the advanced stage is reached. The common symptoms are

  • wheezing
  • Coughing blood
  • Chest pain
  • Undefined weight loss

Treatment of lung cancer depends mainly on cancer's stage and location and the patient's age.

For early-diagnosed cases, we can do surgical removals like

  • Pulmonary lobectomy
  • Wedge resection
  • Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery.

In advanced cases, Pneumonectomy is done, which means the removal of entire lungs. Surgery is followed by -

  • Targeted drug therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Palliative care is vital as the patient's breathing has to be supported superficially

Lung Cancer Treatment cost in India for Indian Patients is between Rs.355200 to Rs.473600. Cost for International patients is between USD 7200 to USD 8800.

Patient has to stay in the hospital for 5 days and outside the hospital for 20 days. The total cost of the treatment depends on the diagnosis and facilities opted by the patient.

Inclusions in the package

The cost of Lung Cancer includes:

  • Preoperative diagnostic tests cost may include [Blood tests, X-rays, sputum cytology, 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 

Factors affecting cost of Lung Cancer 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 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]

Cost related to Lung Cancer Treatment in India

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

Treatment name Cost range
Lung Cancer Treatment Rs.355200 to Rs.473600
Chemotherapy Rs.44400 to Rs.59200
Lung Transplant Rs.1776000 to Rs.2368000
Pulmonary Fibrosis Treatment Rs.88800 to Rs.118400
Bronchoscopy Rs.44400 to Rs.59200
Adenocarcinoma - Glandular Cancer Treatment Rs.510600 to Rs.680800
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Frequently asked questions related to expenses that most patients have when planing for Lung Cancer Treatment.

What is the cost of tests for lung cancer Treatment?

To start with the process, a chest x-ray is the first test that will be done to check any abnormal areas in the lungs. After that, A CT scan is done to reveal any small lesions in lungs that may not have been detected on an X-ray. Generally, a sputum cytology is also done if you are producing sputum due to cough to check the presence of lung cancer cells. The package typically doesn’t include the cost of these tests.

Is the medicine cost included in the lung cancer treatment package?

The chemotherapy drugs taken post liver transplant are not a part of the package and cost extra. The most common ones include bevacizumab in combination with chemotherapy and atezolizumab, which is an immunotherapy drug. In the case of targeted therapy and immunotherapy related medicines, the are not a part of the package.

Is there any post-treatment expense after getting lung cancer treatment?

You need to take the medicines prescribed by your doctor in case you experience pain. The medicines are not covered in the package. You may also be at a higher risk for getting another lung cancer or any other types of cancer. To avoid this, it is recommended to go for post-treatment management to check an early detection of any recurrences that might be cured at an early stage, this is also not a part of the procedure cost.

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

  • New Delhi: Rs.300144 to Rs.469456
  • Gurgaon: Rs.307840 to Rs.461760
  • Noida: Rs.288600 to Rs.481000
  • Chennai: Rs.307840 to Rs.442520
  • Mumbai: Rs.315536 to Rs.469456
  • Bangalore: Rs.300144 to Rs.454064
  • Kolkata: Rs.288600 to Rs.434824
  • Jaipur: Rs.269360 to Rs.430976
  • Mohali: Rs.277056 to Rs.654160
  • Ahmedabad: Rs.257816 to Rs.427128
  • Hyderabad: Rs.296296 to Rs.450216

How much does Lung Cancer 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 Lung Cancer in different countries is approximately:

  • Turkey USD 29200 to USD 43800
  • Thailand USD 17600 to USD 26400
  • Germany USD 16000 to USD 24000
  • Malaysia USD 12800 to USD 19200

List of Centers for Lung Cancer Treatment in India

Popular Cities in India for Lung Cancer Treatment are:

Leading Hospitals for Lung Cancer Treatment in India

Doctors for Lung Cancer Treatment in India

A team of Pulmonologists, Cardiothoracic Surgeons and medical and radiation oncologists are required for the complete diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer.

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

The five-year survival rate for lung cancer cases is around 20%, as most chronic smoking cases cannot be treated well.

Lungs being spongy organ, has more chances of metastasis.

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