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Does the term ‘cancer’ scare you? Along with your physical well-being, it can take a toll on your mental health too. Whether you are currently on cancer therapy or you are done with the treatment, you may feel the same way. It can break you financially too. This is a big investment for getting the top-notch cancer treatment for yourself or for your nearer ones. Cancer treatment is more costly, especially when it is done outside India. But these days India is becoming a hot spot for cancer treatment that has attracted a large number of patients from other parts of the world. In recent times, many hospitals in urban areas like Delhi and Mumbai have seen an influx of patients from other South Asian nations where patients do not have access to adequate medical care. In this blog, we are going to discuss the overwhelming demand for cancer hospitals in India, treatment options available in India, and many more. Let’s hear it out from our panel of cancer specialists, one of the best doctor in India.

Why choose India for oncology (cancer) treatment?

There are a million new cases arising every year in India and this number is expected to increase 5 folds by 2025. This is why cancer has become a priority for the Indian Government at all levels.

This means the oncologists in Pune have honed the skill after treating a lot of different cancer cases. Also, India’s health services are not much expensive. Due to its affordable treatment cost, many people from other parts of the world are visiting us and are getting their treatment done from India. This helps to grow the country's medical tourism industry while also increasing people's trust in the healthcare services offered by our country.

How can you get free oncology treatment in India?

Along with the above-mentioned factors, India has managed to provide cancer care treatment for the grassroot level of India. Early detection of cancer by our experienced cancer specialists

can cut the cost of cancer treatment on a wide range. At an early stage, cancer is completely curable and the patient can get back to his/her daily life. Treatment costs range from roughly Rs 1.5 lakhs to more than Rs 50 lakhs in most situations. When compared to countries like the United States, this expense is negligible. In India, average procedures cost around Rs 3 lakh, which is much less than in wealthy countries.

  • By educating the people at the grassroots level
  • Using unified guidelines and treatment protocol
  • By prevention of common cancers like lung, oral, head, neck, and breast cancer, with early diagnosis, the rate of developing cancer can be significantly reduced.

Patient Access Network, a charitable organization offers financial help to those patients who can not afford the treatment cost and for those who are medically uninsured.

What are the various options available for oncology treatment in India?

These days, cancer patients have a variety of therapeutic alternatives. You and your doctor can discuss advanced therapy choices here. Your doctor will choose the one i.e most beneficial to you.

These options may differ depending on

  • the patient's age.
  • the type of cancer
  • Stage of the cancer

A collection of super specialties will collaborate to provide the patient with multidisciplinary, effective treatment planning.

  • Radiotherapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • gamma knife therapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • biological therapy
  • hormone therapy
  • Stem cell therapy
  • Targeted therapy
  • Medical and surgical oncology are all examples of treatments. Your oncologist will determine the most effective treatment for you. Depending on the type of cancer, a single or combination of these therapies can be employed in a variety of ways.

In India, hospitals like Jupiter multispeciality hospitals have dedicated cancer care departments that offer state-of-art therapy for various cancers.

How can you choose the best doctor in India for cancer treatment?

  • You can go through various sites of oncologists( cancer specialists) and based on the reviews, you can choose your doctor.
  • You can read positive patient experiences and if you have any queries about any negative one, consult with your doctor about it.
  • You can join different cancer support groups and share your doubts. Cancer survivors in these groups can guide you in the right direction based on their experience.

How can you continue your cancer treatment amid COVID-19?

In recent times, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, hospitals are filled with covid patients and medical personnel were overworked. In these circumstances, a study shows that cancer patients in our nation are more concerned about disease progression than the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic and want to continue chemotherapy. Patients' viewpoints should be included in the COVID-19 therapy guidelines. Patients can stay in touch with their doctors, in case any emergency arises during this time.

Conclusion- if you want to get an expert opinion from the oncologists of Jupiter hospital, one of the best cancer hospitals in Mumbai. You can reach us any time at the given number as we ensure 24*7 availability for you. We also palliative care and counseling sessions for our cancer survivors.