Oral Cancer, also known as Mouth Cancer, develops in the tissues of the mouth or throat.
Symptoms of Oral Cancer may include -
Surgery is the primary treatment of Oral Cancer.
If cancer has not spread beyond the mouth or the part of your throat at the back of your mouth (oropharynx), complete treatment can be achieved with surgery alone.
If the cancer tissue is significant or has spread to your neck, a combination of surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy may be needed.
Oral Cancer Treatment cost in India for Indian Patients is between Rs.142080 to Rs.189440. Cost for International patients is between USD 2880 to USD 3520.Patient has to stay in the hospital for 4 days and outside the hospital for 15 days. The total cost of the treatment depends on the diagnosis and facilities opted by the patient.
The cost of Oral Cancer includes:
Preoperative diagnostic tests cost, which may include X-rays, CT scans, 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 - The patient will be required to visit the surgeon a week after the surgery to assess and remove any staples or stitches.
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 3-4 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 Oral Cancer Treatment and some related procedures. The prices may change depending upon the centers and condition of the patient.
|Treatment name||Cost range|
|Oral Cancer - Surgical||Rs.142080 to Rs.189440|
|Chemotherapy||Rs.44400 to Rs.59200|
Oral cancer surgery tests include X-rays, CT scans, MRI, and PET scans. The overall cost of therapy and medical testing for surgery is determined by the patient's diagnosis and facilities.
The price of the oral cancer surgery implant varies according to the type of treatment, such as a laryngectomy or chemotherapy, and the stage of the illness. A dental implant typically requires four to six months to recover.
While the patient is in the hospital, the cost of medicine and pharmacy services is included in the package; however, prescriptions acquired outside of the hospital are not covered by the package.
Most people can return home a few days after having oral cancer surgery. If you notice changes in the appearance of your mouth, difficulties swallowing (dysphagia), or speech problems, consult your surgeon. Other than Oral cancer surgical treatments, the package does not include anything.
Oral cancer surgery takes 1 to 2 hours and the healing time is 3 to 6 months. The hospital stay could take 5 days, with 14 days spent outside of the hospital.
Yes, Oral cancer surgery is covered by insurance companies. Oral cancer screening should be a regular part of your dental examination. This implies that your dental insurance will pay it.
The alternatives to Oral cancer surgery are Radiation therapy, targeted therapy, and Immunotherapy. For certain patients, radiation can serve as the primary treatment rather than surgery. People who are unable to have surgery due to other medical issues most frequently employ this technique.
Tests and procedures used to diagnose mouth cancer include Physical exams,
Endoscopy, Biopsy, Oral brush biopsy, and X-ray. The cost for tests is not included in the package.
There are some medicines that you'll be required to take post-treatment. The pharmacy and medicine costs are included in the package when the patient is hospitalized. If any medicines are taken from outside the hospital, it is not covered in the package.
Depending on the prognosis there might be some post-treatment expenses. Oral cavity or oropharyngeal cancers and their treatments may affect a person’s speech and ability to swallow. A speech therapist can often help with these, such facilities are not included in the package.
You may need to stay in the hospital for a couple of days following surgery.
Some insurance companies cover medical expenses and follow-ups for oral cancer; however, it depends on your plan. It is better to consult your insurance provider before planning to get the treatment.
Treatment options for oral cancer can only be determined after a thorough examination.
The price varies across the cities. Tier 1 Cities are usualy more expencive thane tier 2 cities. The price for Oral 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 Oral Cancer in different countries is approximately:
The right doctor to consult for the treatment of oral cancer is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon.
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The overall 5-year survival rate for people with oral or oropharyngeal cancer is 67%
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