Vaginal cancer is a rare cancer that occurs in the vagina, a muscular tube that connects the uterus with the outer genitals. It most commonly occurs in the cells that line the surface of the vagina, which is sometimes called the birth canal.
Two main types of vaginal cancer exist:
Squamous cell carcinoma is the most common type of vaginal cancer. It forms in the thin, flat cells lining the inside of the vagina and spreads slowly. It usually stays near the vagina but may spread to the lungs, liver, or bone.
Adenocarcinoma begins in glandular cells and is more likely to spread to the lungs and lymph nodes than squamous cell cancer.
The following types of surgeries are performed to treat vaginal cancer:
A pelvic exenteration removes the rectum, bladder, lower colon, cervix, vagina, ovaries, and nearby lymph nodes.
Vaginal Cancer Treatment cost in India for Indian Patients is between Rs.133200 to Rs.177600. Cost for International patients is between USD 2700 to USD 3300.Patient has to stay in the hospital for 3 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 Vaginal Cancer Treatment includes:
Preoperative diagnostic tests cost, which may include blood tests, CT Scan, or MRI
Surgery cost (Depends upon the type and size of the tumor and the extent to which the tumor has spread)
Types of surgery (Wide local excision, Laser surgery, Vaginectomy, Total hysterectomy)
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, such as ECG or blood tests, may be required.
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 Vaginal Cancer Treatment and some related procedures. The prices may change depending upon the centers and condition of the patient.
|Treatment name||Cost range|
|Vaginal Cancer Treatment||Rs.133200 to Rs.177600|
The price varies across the cities. Tier 1 Cities are usualy more expencive thane tier 2 cities. The price for Vaginal Cancer Treatment 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 Vaginal Cancer Treatment in different countries is approximately:
A gynecologic oncologist specializing in treating cancers of the female reproductive system (including surgery and chemotherapy) is the right doctor for treating vaginal cancer.
Listing popular specialists:
Patients who had surgery had a 72.1% five-year survival rate compared with 48.9% of those who did not.
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