The cost of Pancreatic Cancer includes:
Preoperative diagnostic tests cost, some of which may include a Blood test, MRI scan, CT scan, Biopsy, Ultrasound, etc.
Surgery cost (Depends upon the type and size of the tumour and the extent to which the tumour has spread)
Type of surgery [Whipple procedure (pancreaticoduodenectomy), Distal pancreatectomy, Total pancreatectomy, Stent placement, Bypass surgery]
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 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 Pancreatic Cancer Treatment and some related procedures. The prices may change depending upon the centers and condition of the patient.
Tests done before starting pancreatic cancer treatment include ultrasound, computerized tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and also positron emission tomography (PET) scans. To diagnose accurately, studying a biopsied tissue sample under the microscope can also be done. The package typically doesn’t include the cost of these tests.
One chemotherapy drug used for treating metastatic pancreatic cancer is gemcitabine. Other drugs used include erlotinib, capecitabine, cisplatin, and nab-paclitaxel. These medicines are not covered in the package price.
The hospital stay is usually one to two weeks in hospital after surgery for pancreatic cancer. It is followed by chemotherapy, which can be done in an outpatient setting.
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 have to go for chemotherapy and post-treatment management, which is not a part of the procedure cost.
Though most health insurance plans available cover pancreatic cancer, some plans may not cover certain drugs or treatments. Please check with your provider before selecting an insurance plan.
Alternative medicines include immunotherapy, gene therapy, targeted therapy, natural products/herbal medicines, and neoadjuvant therapy may aid patients with pancreatic cancer.
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