Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) is a cancer arising from the lymphatic system. More than 70 types of NHL have been identified to date. It is an acquired genetic disorder, meaning you are not born with it. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma occurs when there are mutations in the white blood cells or the lymphocytes. Most non-Hodgkin lymphomas (approximately 85%) start from the B-cells. The chances of developing NHL are higher in patients with certain infections and immune system disorders. Symptoms of NHL include:
Treating non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) involves a multidisciplinary approach and depends upon several factors, including NHL subtype, stage, and the patient's general health. Here are the primary modalities of NHL treatment:
Non Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment cost in India for Indian Patients is between Rs.310800 to Rs.414400. Cost for International patients is between USD 6300 to USD 7700.Patient has to stay in the hospital for 2 days and outside the hospital for 10 days. The total cost of the treatment depends on the diagnosis and facilities opted by the patient.
The cost of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma includes:
Preoperative diagnostic tests cost, which may include a physical exam, blood & urine tests, lymph node test, imaging tests, and bone marrow tests
Surgery cost (Depends upon the type and size of the tumour and the extent to which the tumour has spread)
Type of surgery [Removing a tumour (debulking), splenectomy, etc.]
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 may be required, such as ECG or blood tests.
An extended stay at the Hospital (Generally, the stay is around two 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]
Listing approximate price of Non Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment and some related procedures. The prices may change depending upon the centers and condition of the patient.
|Treatment name||Cost range|
|Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) Treatment||Rs.310800 to Rs.414400|
|Bone Marrow Transplant||Rs.666000 to Rs.888000|
|Bone Marrow Cancer||Rs.754800 to Rs.1006400|
|Haplogenic Bone Marrow Transplant||Rs.1110000 to Rs.1480000|
|Autologous Bone Marrow Transplant||Rs.532800 to Rs.710400|
|Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplant||Rs.976800 to Rs.1302400|
|Hodgkin Disease Treatment||Rs.88800 to Rs.118400|
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma tests include a physical examination, blood and urine testing, lymph node tests, imaging studies, and bone marrow tests. The cost of tests is included in the package.
During hospitalization, the cost of medicine and pharmacy is included in the package; however, prescriptions purchased outside of the hospital are not covered by the package.
Around 80 people out of every 100 survive Non-Hodgkin lymphoma for a year or more after being diagnosed. Contact your surgeon if you have a weakened immune system, as the risk of cancer is very high after cancer therapy and pneumonia. The package only covers non-Hodgkin lymphoma therapies.
The hospital stay for Non-Hodgkin lymphoma treatment could take 3 days, with 10 days spent outside of the hospital. Typically, a brief course of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma treatment lasts 6 to 12 weeks.
Yes, the health insurance companies cover Non-Hodgkin lymphoma treatments. You might still buy life insurance through a guaranteed issue policy, even if an insurer rejected your life insurance application.
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma cannot be treated with any alternative medication. However, chemotherapy or radiotherapy and Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) can help.
The price varies across the cities. Tier 1 Cities are usualy more expencive thane tier 2 cities. The price for Non Hodgkin Lymphoma 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 Non Hodgkin Lymphoma in different countries is approximately:
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