Cervical 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 Cervical Cancer Treatment in India looks like:
|Procedure||Cost (Range in US $)|
|Chemotherapy||300-2000 per cycle|
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 Cervical Cancer Treatment Cost in India:
An important expense when it comes to your Cervical 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 cervical 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 cervical 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 cervical 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 cervical 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
The Apollo Proton Cancer Centre (APCC) is South Asia’s and the Middle East’s first and only proton therapy centre, as well as India’s first JCI-accredited cancer hospital. The APCC includes a completely integrated treatment suite that provides the most advanced surgical, radiation, and medical procedures available. The Centre brings together a remarkable team of clinicians renowned globally in cancer care, in keeping with the Apollo Pillars of Expertise and Excellence.
HCG- HealthCare Global Enterprises Ltd, is the specialized chain of hospitals in cancer care headquartered in Bangalore. Founded by Dr. Ajaikumar, a renowned medical and radiation oncologist with 40 years of experience, HCG has 26 centres across India with its largest facility in Bangalore.
HCG Hospital Bangalore is not only the most advanced facility for cancer care in India, it is a Centre of Excellence for most advanced cancer care and research.
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What is Cervical Cancer Treatment ?
Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs in the cells of the cervix — the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina.
Various strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection, play a role in causing most cervical cancer.
When exposed to HPV, the body’s immune system typically prevents the virus from doing harm. In a small percentage of people, however, the virus survives for years, contributing to the process that causes some cervical cells to become cancer cells.
Types of cervical cancer
The main types of cervical cancer are:
Squamous cell carcinoma: This type of cervical cancer begins in the thin, flat cells (squamous cells) lining the outer part of the cervix, which projects into the vagina. Most cervical cancers are squamous cell carcinomas.
Adenocarcinoma: This type of cervical cancer begins in the column-shaped glandular cells that line the cervical canal.
Sometimes, both types of cells are involved in cervical cancer. Very rarely, cancer occurs in other cells in the cervix.
What are the symptoms of cervical cancer?
Early-stage cervical cancer generally produces no signs or symptoms.
Signs and symptoms of more-advanced cervical cancer include:
- Vaginal bleeding after intercourse, between periods or after menopause
- Watery, bloody vaginal discharge that may be heavy and have a foul odor
- Pelvic pain or pain during intercourse
Risk factors for cervical cancer include:
- Many sexual partners. The greater your number of sexual partners — and the greater your partner’s number of sexual partners — the greater your chance of acquiring HPV.
- Early sexual activity. Having sex at an early age increases your risk of HPV.
- Other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Having other STIs — such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and HIV/AIDS — increases your risk of HPV.
- A weakened immune system. You may be more likely to develop cervical cancer if your immune system is weakened by another health condition and you have HPV.
- Smoking. Smoking is associated with squamous cell cervical cancer.
- Exposure to miscarriage prevention drug. If your mother took a drug called diethylstilbestrol (DES) while pregnant in the 1950s, you may have an increased risk of a certain type of cervical cancer called clear cell adenocarcinoma.
Cervical Cancer Treatment Options
Treatment for cervical cancer depends on several factors, such as the stage of the cancer, other health problems you may have and your preferences. Surgery, radiation, chemotherapy or a combination of the three may be used.
Surgery: Early-stage cervical cancer is typically treated with surgery. Which operation is best for you will depend on the size of your cancer, its stage and whether you would like to consider becoming pregnant in the future. Options might include:
Surgery to cut away the cancer only. For a very small cervical cancer, it might be possible to remove the cancer entirely with a cone biopsy. This procedure involves cutting away a cone-shaped piece of cervical tissue, but leaving the rest of the cervix intact. This option may make it possible for you to consider becoming pregnant in the future.
Surgery to remove the cervix (trachelectomy). Early-stage cervical cancer might be treated with a radical trachelectomy procedure, which removes the cervix and some surrounding tissue. The uterus remains after this procedure, so it may be possible to become pregnant, if you choose.
Surgery to remove the cervix and uterus (hysterectomy). Most early-stage cervical cancers are treated with a radical hysterectomy operation, which involves removing the cervix, uterus, part of the vagina and nearby lymph nodes. A hysterectomy can cure early-stage cervical cancer and prevent recurrence. But removing the uterus makes it impossible to become pregnant.
Minimally invasive hysterectomy, which involves making several small incisions in the abdomen rather than one large incision, may be an option for early-stage cervical cancer.
Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy is a drug treatment that uses chemicals to kill cancer cells. It can be given through a vein or taken in pill form. Sometimes both methods are used.
Radiation therapy, to destroy cancer cells, often as a primary treatment when surgery isn’t an option or isn’t desired.
Immunotherapy, to trigger the body’s immune system to fight cancer cells.
Targeted therapy, to treat advanced cancer when other treatments haven’t helped.
A combination of treatment approaches may be recommended by your doctor and members of your care team.
When is Cervical Cancer Treatment required ?
Make an appointment with your doctor if you have any signs or symptoms that concern you. Also make an appointment with your doctor if you have other signs or symptoms that worry you. If you are found to suffer from cervical cancer, the treatment should be started immediately.
How is Cervical Cancer Treatment done?
The operation is done either through the vagina or the abdomen, and is sometimes done using laparoscopy.
Step 1: The surgeon then places a permanent “purse-string” stitch inside the uterine cavity to keep the opening of the uterus closed, the way the cervix normally would.
Step 2: The nearby lymph nodes are also removed using laparoscopy which may require another incision (cut). The operation is done either through the vagina or the abdomen.
This surgery is usually done through a large abdominal incision (also known as open surgery).
The surgeon removes the uterus along with the tissues next to the uterus (the parametria and the uterosacral ligaments), the cervix, and the upper part (about 1 inch [2-3cm]) of the vagina next to the cervix.
The uterus is removed using laparoscopy.
Step 1: First, a thin tube with a tiny video camera at the end (the laparoscope) is inserted into one or more very small surgical incisions made on the abdominal wall to see inside the abdomen and pelvis.
Step 2: Small instruments can be controlled through the tube(s), so the surgeon can cut around the uterus without making a large cut in the abdomen. The uterus is then removed through a cut in the vagina.
What is the Recovery after Cervical Cancer Treatment like?
You’ll have to stay in the hospital after your surgery. With a laparoscopic or vaginal hysterectomy, you’ll have a 1- or 2-day stay. Full recovery time is about 2 to 3 weeks. After an abdominal hysterectomy, you’ll stay in the hospital for 3 to 5 days.
Recovery time is longer — about 4 to 6 weeks.
You may have to stay in hospital for between 3 to 5 days after having a trachelectomy. Once you are home, you will usually need 4 to 6 weeks to fully recover from a trachelectomy.
What Results Can I Expect from Cervical Cancer Treatment?
The results are gratifying after the surgery and the treatment. After trachelectomy, some women are able to carry a pregnancy to term and deliver a healthy baby by cesarean section. Radical hysterectomy does not change a woman’s ability to feel sexual pleasure.
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 Cervical Cancer Treatment in India.
- Is it time for Cervical Cancer surgery?
- 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.