Lung Cancer Treatment Cost In Thailand

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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 Thailand is between USD 19800 to USD 24200. 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 Thailand

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 USD 19800 to USD 24200
Chemotherapy USD 1350 to USD 1650

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 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:

  • India USD 6400 to USD 9600
  • Turkey USD 29200 to USD 43800
  • Germany USD 16000 to USD 24000
  • Malaysia USD 12800 to USD 19200

List of Centers for Lung Cancer Treatment in Thailand

Popular Cities in Thailand for Lung Cancer Treatment are:

Leading Hospitals for Lung Cancer Treatment in Thailand

Doctors for Lung Cancer Treatment in Thailand

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. Narin Voravud

Dr. Narin Voravud

Consultant, 40 years of experience

Bumrungrad International Hospital, BangkokLocation

Oncology Internal Medicine

Dr. Narongsak Kiatikajornthada

Dr. Narongsak Kiatikajornthada

Consultant, 52 years of experience

Bumrungrad International Hospital, BangkokLocation

Oncology Hematology

Dr. Savitree Maoleekoonpairoj

Dr. Savitree Maoleekoonpairoj

Consultant, 43 years of experience

Bumrungrad International Hospital, BangkokLocation

Chemotherapy Oncology

Dr. Suebpong Tanasanvimon

Dr. Suebpong Tanasanvimon

Consultant, 21 years of experience

Bumrungrad International Hospital, BangkokLocation

Internal Medicine Gastrointestinal Oncology

Dr. Surasit Issarachai

Dr. Surasit Issarachai

Consultant, 28 years of experience

Bumrungrad International Hospital, BangkokLocation

Bone marrow transplantation

Clin. Prof. Dr. Sudsawat Laohavinij

Clin. Prof. Dr. Sudsawat Laohavinij

Consultant, 28 years of experience

Bangkok HospitalLocation

Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Pain Management.

Dr. Surachat Chakrapee-Sirisuk

Dr. Surachat Chakrapee-Sirisuk

Consultant, 40 years of experience

Bangkok HospitalLocation

Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology.

Assoc. Prof. Vichien Srimuninnimit

Assoc. Prof. Vichien Srimuninnimit

Associate Professor, 30 years of experience

Siriraj Piyamaharajkarun Hospital, BangkokLocation

Diagnosing and treating cancer in adults Chemotherapy Hormonal therapy Biological therapy Targeted therapy

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Suporn Chuncharunee

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Suporn Chuncharunee

Associate Professor, 34 years of experience

Phyathai 2 Hospital, BangkokLocation

Immunotherapy Chemotherapy

Dr. Wichit Arpornwirat

Dr. Wichit Arpornwirat

Consultant, 32 years of experience

Phyathai 2 Hospital, BangkokLocation

Chemotherapy Immunotherapy

Dr. Wirote Lausoontornsiri

Dr. Wirote Lausoontornsiri

Consultant, 36 years of experience

Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital, BangkokLocation

Retinoblastoma and Orbital Tumors

Dr. Wichit Arpornrat

Dr. Wichit Arpornrat

Consultant, 32 years of experience

Bangkok Hospital PattayaLocation

• X-ray Imaging • Ultrasonography Diagnostic Imaging • Breast Cancer X-ray Screening (Mammogram) • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI • Computed Tomography (CT) X-ray Scanning • Breast, thyroid, esophagus, cervical, ovarian, gastroenterological cancer • Tissue and Specimen Analysis • Pap smear

Dr. Tanawat Jirakulaporn

Dr. Tanawat Jirakulaporn

Consultant, 27 years of experience

Bumrungrad International Hospital, BangkokLocation

Hematology Oncology

Dr. Vinai Ariyaprakai

Dr. Vinai Ariyaprakai

Consultant, 54 years of experience

Bumrungrad International Hospital, BangkokLocation

Medical Oncology

Assoc. Prof. Col. Dr. Wichean Mongkonsritragoon

Assoc. Prof. Col. Dr. Wichean Mongkonsritragoon

Consultant, 37 years of experience

Bumrungrad International Hospital, BangkokLocation

Treatment of hemophilia, leukemia, and lymphoma.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Theera Umsawasdi

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Theera Umsawasdi

Consultant, 57 years of experience

Bumrungrad International Hospital, BangkokLocation

Immunotherapy Targeted therapy

Dr. Natchadol Kittiwararat

Dr. Natchadol Kittiwararat

Consultant, 15 years of experience

Vejthani Hospital Bangkok, ThailandLocation

Chemotherapy Immunotherapy

Dr. Saranya Chanpanitkitchot

Dr. Saranya Chanpanitkitchot

Consultant, 18 years of experience

Vejthani Hospital Bangkok, ThailandLocation

General gynecologic, Gynecologic Oncology, Pelvic surgery, Laparoscopy, Hysteroscopy, and minimally invasive surgery

Assoc. Prof. Wichai Termrungruanglert

Assoc. Prof. Wichai Termrungruanglert

Associate Professor, 37 years of experience

BNH Hospital, BangkokLocation

Gynaecologic Oncology

Asst. Prof. Tul Sitisomwong

Asst. Prof. Tul Sitisomwong

Consultant, 35 years of experience

BNH Hospital, BangkokLocation

Gynecologic 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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