Bone Cancer Treatment Cost in India depends on the type of treatment required, your medical condition, facility and the city where you choose to get the treatment done. You may need either surgery or chemotherapy, or may need both; or a combination of chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery. The cost would thus change accordingly.
Typical costs for Bone Cancer Treatment in India looks like:
|Procedure||Cost (Range in US $)|
|Chemotherapy||300-2000 per cycle|
|Limb Sparing Surgery||9000-12000|
The cost quoted above is indicative and should not be taken as the final cost of the surgery. The final cost can be ascertained after the surgeon has evaluated the patient. The cost in Indian Rupees can vary based on exchange rate.
Factors that affect Bone Cancer Treatment Cost in India:
An important expense when it comes to your bone cancer treatment in India is going to be your oncologist’s fees. IndiCure recommends highly experienced, skilled, board-certified surgeons who are capable of delivering successful surgeries. Although the charges may vary depending on the experience of the surgeon, you can be assured that you are in safe and skilled hands when you choose cancer treatment in India with IndiCure.
Type of Treatment
Many times, the best option might include more than one type of treatment. Surgery, alone or with other treatments, is used to treat most bone cancers. The cost associated with each type of treatment is different. IndiCure recommends you to understand the options by consulting our expert oncologists.
Number of Chemotherapy and Radiation Cycles
The overall bone cancer treatment cost depends on the number of chemotherapy or radiation therapy cycles that a patient has to undergo. In some patients, the doctors might advise giving more than a couple of cycles of chemotherapy or radiation therapy to kill the cancerous cells.
Having your treatment for bone cancer in an accredited surgical facility by skilled and qualified medical staff is a critical factor. Moreover, the geographical location of this facility in India also affects the quote. But, IndiCure provides you with a projected estimate that will be all inclusive and affordable.
Pre and Post Treatment Expenses
The pre-surgical/treatment expenses are associated with the stage of the cancer and medical condition of the patient and thus the number and type of investigations and treatment required. Post-treatment expenses may include prescription medications and follow-up consultations.
We at IndiCure, understand that you travel with a budget in mind and do not like to be greeted by surprises after arrival in India. We thus club all these expenses and give you the package cost that is inclusive and affordable at the same time.
Your case manager shall give you an estimated cost of your surgery after discussing your medical reports with the surgeon. The final cost, however, shall be confirmed after your consultation with the surgeon.
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Best Oncologists in India
Dr. Bhawna Sirohi
Dr. Bhawna Sirohi is a renowned Medical Oncologist with more than 25 years of experience. She is a well-known senior consultant who specializes in treating Breast Oncology and Gastrointestinal Cancers all over the world.
Dr. K S Gopinath
Dr. Gopinath is an expert in the surgical treatment of breast cancer, head and neck cancers, and Bone cancers. He has conducted considerable research in oncology, with a focus on head and neck surgery, a comparison of laparoscopic and conventional surgical approaches, rectum cancer, and the impact of yoga on cancer.
Dr. Prof Suresh H. Advani
Dr. Suresh H. Advani has more than 43 years of expertise as a physician, pediatric, and hemato-oncologist. He has received India’s highest civilian accolades, the Padma Bhushan Award in 2012 and the Padma Shri Award in 2002, from the Indian government. He has also received the Dhanvantari Award in 2002, the Medical Council of India’s Dr. B. C. Roy National Award in 2005.
Best Cancer Hospitals in India
Apollo Proton Cancer Centre
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What is Bone Cancer Treatment ?
Bone cancer is a malignant tumor that arises from the cells that make up the bones of the body. This is also known as primary bone cancer. Primary bone tumors are tumors that arise in the bone tissue itself, and they may be benign or malignant (bone cancer). Benign (non-cancerous) tumors in the bones are more common than bone cancers.
Types of bone cancer:
Bone cancers are broken down into separate types based on the type of cell where the cancer began. The most common types of bone cancer include:
Osteosarcoma: Osteosarcoma is the most common form of bone cancer. In this tumor, the cancerous cells produce bone. This variety of bone cancer occurs most often in children and young adults, in the bones of the leg or arm. In rare circumstances, osteosarcomas can arise outside of bones (extraskeletal osteosarcomas).
Chondrosarcoma: Chondrosarcoma is the second most common form of bone cancer. In this tumor, the cancerous cells produce cartilage. Chondrosarcoma usually occurs in the pelvis, legs or arms in middle-aged and older adults.
Ewing sarcoma: Ewing sarcoma tumors most commonly arise in the pelvis, legs or arms of children and young adults.
What are the symptoms of bone cancer?
Signs and symptoms of bone cancer include:
- Bone pain
- Swelling and tenderness near the affected area
- Weakened bone, leading to fracture
- Unintended weight loss
Things that might make you more likely to get bone cancer include:
Cancer treatment: Bone tumors happen more often in people who’ve had radiation, stem cell transplants, or certain chemotherapy drugs for other cancers.
Inherited conditions: Diseases passed down through your genes, such as Li-Fraumeni syndrome and an eye cancer called retinoblastoma, can make you more likely to get bone cancer.
Paget’s disease of bone: This benign bone condition may also increase your odds.
Bone Cancer Treatment Options
Treatment options and recommendations depend on several factors, including the cell type and stage of cancer, possible side effects, and the patient’s preferences and overall health. Take time to learn about all of your treatment options and be sure to ask questions about things that are unclear.
Surgery: Surgery to remove the cancerous area of bone is an important part of treatment for bone cancer, although it’s often combined with the other treatments mentioned below.
It’s usually possible to avoid removing an affected body part completely (known as limb-sparing surgery), although up to 1 in every 10 people may need to have a limb permanently removed (amputation).
Limb-sparing surgery: Limb-sparing surgery is usually possible when the cancer has not spread beyond the bone, and the bone can be reconstructed. The most common type of limb-sparing surgery involves removing the section of affected bone and some of the surrounding tissue (in case any cancerous cells have spread into the tissue). The removed section of bone may then be replaced with a metal implant called a prosthesis or a piece of bone from elsewhere in your body (bone graft).
Amputation: Amputation may be necessary if limb-sparing surgery is not possible or has not worked well. After an amputation, most people use an artificial limb to replace the removed limb. These limbs are now very advanced and convenient to use.
Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy for bone cancer involves taking a combination of different medications that are usually delivered via a drip into your vein, or into a line inserted into a bigger blood vessel. The treatment is usually given in cycles. The number of cycles you need will depend on the type and grade of your bone cancer.
Radiotherapy: As with chemotherapy, radiotherapy can be used before and after surgery to treat bone cancer, or used to control the symptoms and slow the spread of cancer when a cure is not possible. Radiotherapy for bone cancer involves beams of radiation being directed at the cancerous section of bone by an external machine.
When is Bone Cancer Treatment required?
If you are suffering from any of the above mentioned symptoms, you should see a doctor immediately who would advise various tests for a correct diagnosis. If you are found to suffer from bone cancer, the treatment should be started immediately.
How is Bone Cancer Treatment done?
Limb Salvage Surgery:
You have the surgery in an operating theater. Your nurse puts a small tube into a vein in the back of your hand. Your anesthetist gives you the anesthetic medicine through the tube and you go to sleep.
The surgeon removes the area of bone containing the cancer and replaces it with a metal implant called a prosthesis. If the cancer is near a joint, the surgeon will remove the joint as well and replace it with a false one.
Soft tissue or muscle from other healthy parts of the body help close the wound. Eventually, the limb replaced fuses with the original bone and made movement possible.
Sometimes during the operation the tumor is found to be larger than the scans had shown or unexpectedly involves the nerves or blood vessels. When this happens, limb salvage may not be possible and an amputation has to be done instead.
What is the Recovery after Bone Cancer Treatment like?
Limb-salvage surgery is a major operation with a long recovery period. The continuation of chemotherapy after surgery also prolongs the recovery period. Most of them start good physical therapy about 4 to 6 months after the surgery. It generally takes about a year to walk well without crutches after the procedure.
What Results Can I Expect from Bone Cancer Treatment?
The results are gratifying after the surgery. The surgery allows a person with a malignant bone tumor to keep their full limb. After recovering from surgery, the child will be able to use their arm or leg for low-impact activities.
Questions to Ask
We at IndiCure completely understand your concerns and it is always our endeavor to provide the best outcome for every patient. Following is the list of questions you must ask before you embark on your journey for Bone Cancer Treatment in India.
- Is it time for Bone Cancer Treatment?
- Is the oncologist board certified?
- How experienced is the Surgeon?
- Which language does the surgeon speak?
- Is the treatment done in a well-equipped facility?
- What cancer treatment option is recommended for me?
- What about the risks involved?
- Does the surgeon use a certified anesthetist?
- How long will the recovery period be?
Preparation for the Surgery
Prepare to answer questions about your:
- Medical history and exams
- Previous surgeries
- Current medication review
- History of smoking, drugs, or alcohol
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Frequently Asked Questions
Knee replacement and total knee replacement are the same and used interchangeably. There is a difference between knee replacement and partial knee replacement.
The surgeon removes the entire joint and replaces it with an artificial joint in a total knee replacement or knee replacement. Whereas in partial knee replacement, only internal (medial) or outside (lateral) compartments of the knee joint are removed and replaced with artificial pieces in a partial knee replacement.
Age and gender are not the factors taken into account while considering you as a candidate for total knee replacement. The degree of severity and disability is usually the only rationale for surgical replacement. Knee replacement is often reserved for the elderly, however it may be necessary for teenagers or adults if the knee joint has experienced excessive wear and tear.
The scar will be 8-10 inches long and will be located in the middle of the knee.
Around 5-6 weeks after surgery, the majority of patients begin to feel despondent and frustrated. It’s usual to be in such a frame of mind throughout this time. During the first six weeks, the patient may see significant improvements in pain relief and range of motion. The patient begins to feel entirely normal after 6 weeks. “Six weeks blues” is the name given to this 6-week period.
The bandage should be worn for about one week or until the wound is totally dry. This bandage should be replaced every day with a fresh piece of dry, clean gauze.
Blood transfusion is usually not required during knee replacement. However, depending on your medical parameters your surgeon would advise in case you would need blood.
On a daily basis, the patient should straighten his or her knees (extension) and bend his or her knees (flexion). It’s a good technique to work on:
- Placing a towel roll behind the ankle while lying down is an extension.
- Flexion is the act of bending your knee when sitting in a chair or riding a stationary bicycle.
In most cases, blood thinner is prescribed for a maximum of one month. However, your doctor will look into your medical history and blood parameters and advise the blood thinners in the best interest of your overall health.
All high-impact activities, such as jogging and downhill skiing, should be avoided, as should aggressive racquet sports, such as singles tennis or squash. However, if you are an active person and involved in playing high impact sports, discuss this with your surgeon before the surgery. He/She may modify the implant/technique accordingly.
After the procedure, compression stockings are not required.
Yes. When going up the stairs, you should lead with the non-operated limb, and when going down the stairs, you should lead with the operated leg. You can use the stairs in a more regular pattern after the leg is stronger (after about a month).
This differs from one patient to the next. Over 90% of knee replacements work well 10 to 15 years after surgery, according to studies.
Yes, with newer and advanced surgical techniques, both knee replacement surgeries can be done at the same time. Our surgeons usually replace both the knees at the same time, unless you have any specific medical condition that does not allow that.