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Colon Cancer Treatment Cost in India

Colon Cancer Treatment Cost in India depends on the type of treatment required, your medical condition, hospital and the city where you choose to get the treatment done.

Typical Costs for Colon Cancer Treatment in India looks like:

ProcedureCost (Range in US $)
Chemotherapy300-2,000 per cycle
Radiofrequency Ablation1,600-3,500
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 Colon Cancer Treatment Cost in India:

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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Colon Cancer Treatment


Colon is a 6 feet long tube-like organ, a very important part of the digestive tract that connects the small intestine to the rectum. Colon and rectum together comprise the large intestine, that is primarily meant for the storage and managing the waste products generated by the body. Colon also helps in absorption of the water from the food.

Colon Cancer

Cancer that begins in the colon or rectum is termed as colon cancer, rectal cancer or colorectal cancer. Mostly colon cancers are adenocarcinomas which start when mutation takes place in the lining of the wall of the colon or rectum. The cancer usually begins with the formation of polyps often called adenoma in the intestine. Polyps are the abnormal growth of tissue that become precancerous initially and then become cancerous.

Any change in the bowel habits like diarrhea, constipation and change in stool consistency, rectal bleeding or blood in the stool, abdominal pain and discomfort are some of the symptoms of the colon cancer which develops at the later stage and can go unnoticed in the earlier stage. To prevent further spread of the disease and plan the appropriate treatment regime to cure cancer, staging the cancer is important.

The colon cancer can be staged as:

  • Stage I: Cancer has begun but confined to the inner wall lining of the colon.
  • Stage II: Cancer has spread to the organs adjacent to the colon or rectum but has not invaded the lymph nodes.
  • Stage III: Cancer has invaded the lymph nodes but has not spread to distant organs of the body
  • Stage IV: Cancer has spread to lymph nodes and is carried to the distant organs through the lymphatic system. Lungs and liver are the common organs to get affected first.

Colon Cancer Causes

It is difficult to pinpoint the exact cause of Colon cancer. But the factors that increase the risk of developing colon cancer are;

  • Advancing age
  • Race: African and American have greater possibility of colon cancer
  • History of adenomatous polyps
  • Inflammation of the intestine as in ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease
  • Genetic inheritance
  • Any family history of colon cancer or polyps
  • Dietary habits that include intake of low fiber and high fat diet.
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Smoking, alcoholism, diabetes
  • Overweight and obesity
  • Exposure to radiation therapy

Colon Cancer Treatment Options

There are various treatment options for colon cancer. The treating doctor would suggest the best treatment for the patient or a combination of these depending upon the medical condition of the patient:

  • Surgery:

    Surgery aims at removing the colon or rectum or a part of it affected by the cancer, with or without the adjacent lymph nodes using one of the following approaches. The type of surgery depends on the type, size, location and the extent of the cancer spread.

    1. Polypectomy:

      Polypectomy involves removal of the polyps which are small adenomatous growths that are present in the inner lining of the wall of the colon. They are removed using colonoscopy.

    2. Colectomy:

      Colectomy involves removing the part or whole of the colon with the cancer and some of the surrounding tissue. This can be done in two ways:

      • Traditional open colectomy:

        involves removal of the part or whole of the colon through a single large incision in the abdomen.

      • Laparoscopic colectomy:

        most commonly used procedure in which colectomy is done through multiple small incisions of about 5-10mm size using laparoscope and specialized laparoscopic surgical instruments.

  • Chemotherapy:

    It involves giving medicines either intravenously or orally to attack and kill the cancerous cells. This therapy can be used before the surgery in order to shrink the size of the tumor or after the surgery to eliminate the cancer cells, if left any. Chemotherapy is also given to slow down the advancing cancer and to relieve the symptoms in case of extensive cancer.

  • Radiation therapy:

    It involves delivery of high powered energy beams like protons or X-rays to specifically target cancer cells without or minimally affecting the normal healthy cells of the body. It can be used in combination with chemotherapy either before or after the surgery, or may be used for relieving the symptoms associated with cancer if the cancer is extensive and cure is not possible.

Colon Cancer Symptoms

In the initial stages of colon cancer, many patients show no signs or symptoms. Symptoms will likely vary depending on the size and location of the cancer in your large intestine.

Some of the typical symptoms that patients at an advanced stage exhibit:

  • Consistent gastrointestinal changes, such as diarrhea or constipation, or a change in stool consistency
  • Blood in your feces or rectal bleeding
  • Consistent stomach pain, such as cramps, gas, or bloating
  • Feeling as if your bowels aren't totally empty
  • Weakness or exhaustion
  • Unexplained Weight loss

When is Colon Cancer Treatment Needed?

If you are suffering from any of the aforementioned symptoms, you should see a doctor immediately who would advise tests to confirm the diagnosis. If you are diagnosed with colon cancer, you need to start the treatment without any delay.

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 colon cancer treatment in India.

  • Is it time for colon 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
Colon Cancer  Question to Ask

How is Colectomy done?

Colectomy or the Colon Resection Surgery:

Step 1

This is done under general anesthesia and the whole procedure takes around 1-2 hour to complete.

Step 2

During the procedure, 4-5 small incisions of 5-10mm are made in the abdomen to insert the laparoscope, which is a thin tube with little video camera attached that enables the surgeon to view inside the abdomen on the monitor.

Step 3

The surgeon then inserts the laparoscopic surgical instrument via another incision and excises the cancerous part of the colon along with the nearby lymph nodes and removes it from the body. He then attaches back the healthy ends of the colon and sutures the incision on the abdomen.

What Results can I Expect from the Surgery?

The results of colon surgery depend on the stage of pancreas cancer. If detected early, there is a good chance of complete recovery.

What is the Recovery after Colectomy like?

After the surgery, the patient is moved to the recovery where he/she shall be kept under observation. One may experience pain and discomfort, which is relieved with medicines. The patient is given fluids to recover well. One can expect to return to normal activities after 3-4 weeks of the surgery as the body needs time for recovering from the stress of the surgery. One should restrict lifting heavy objects. Walking should be encouraged.

Frequently Asked Questions

To maintain the body healthy and working properly, all of the body's cells normally develop, divide, and die. This process can sometimes spiral out of hand. Even when cells are meant to die, they continue to grow and divide. Colorectal cancer can occur when the cells lining the colon and rectum proliferate uncontrollably.

Most colorectal malignancies start out as tiny precancerous polyps (adenomatous or serrated). These polyps often grow slowly and do not produce symptoms until they reach a considerable size or become malignant. This allows for diagnosis and excision of precancerous polyps before they develop into malignant tumors.

Colorectal polyps come in a range of shapes and sizes, but cancer is thought to be most commonly caused by adenomas and sessile serrated lesions, which are precancerous polyps.

When a polyp is discovered during a colonoscopy, it is usually removed. A pathologist examines polyps removed during colonoscopies and evaluates them to see if they contain malignant or precancerous cells. Your healthcare professional will prescribe a follow-up colonoscopy based on the number, size, and type of precancerous polyps discovered during the colonoscopy.

There are a few factors that can raise your chances of getting colon cancer. Although having one of these risk factors does not guarantee that you will get colon cancer, it does increase your chances.

Unavoidable Risk Factors:

Some conditions that raise your risk of colon cancer are unavoidable. Your age, race, and family health history, for example, can all influence your risk of colon cancer.

Risk factors you have no control over:

  • Age- Being over the age of 50
  • Medical History- of colon polyps, bowel illnesses, or colorectal cancer in the family; and having certain genetic syndromes, such as familial adenomatous polyposis.
  • Having African or Jewish ancestry

Avoidable Risk Factors:

Other risks can be avoided. This implies you can alter your lifestyle to reduce your chance of colon cancer. Risk factors that can be avoided include:

  • Having obesity or being overweight
  • Smoking
  • Excessive Alcohol Consumption
  • Having diabetes type 2
  • Sedentary Lifestyle
  • Consuming a high-processed-meat diet

Individuals at intermediate risk of colorectal cancer should begin frequent screening around the age of 45, according to the American Cancer Society. Other specialists advise that average-risk adults begin screening no later than the age of 50. If you have a personal or family history of colorectal polyps or cancer, or inflammatory bowel disease, you should start screening before the age of 45. Colorectal polyps and cancer affect both men and women, thus both should be screened. Inquire with your doctor about the ideal age to begin screening based on your unique risk factors.

Getting a terrible diagnosis like colon cancer can be frightening and stressful. Colon cancer, fortunately, is treatable, especially when diagnosed early. According to the American Cancer Society, colon cancer that is detected before it has spread beyond the colon and rectum has a 91 percent 5-year survival rate. These survival rates are also based on information from 2010 to 2016. In recent years, new cancer treatments have resulted in increasingly better outcomes.

Colon cancer stage at diagnosisSurvival rate
Stage 0 and Stage 191%
Stage 2 and Stage 372%
Stage 414%

You might be surprised to know that there are several different types of colon cancer. There are several types of malignant cells, as well as cells in various areas of the gastrointestinal tract that might rise to colon cancer.

Adenocarcinomas are the most frequent kind of colon cancer. Adenocarcinomas develop in the cells that produce mucus in the colon or the rectum. Adenocarcinomas account for the majority of colon cancer cases, according to the American Cancer Society.

Colon cancer is caused less frequently by these forms of tumors, such as Lymphomas, Carcinoids, Sarcomas, and Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors.

A variety of tests can be used to diagnose colorectal cancer. The disease can be detected if you exhibit symptoms or if your caregiver notices something abnormal during a screening test.

Your doctor may do the following tests as part of the diagnosing process- Blood tests (Complete blood count, tumor markers and liver enzymes)

  • Imaging tests such as X-rays, CT scan, MRI scan, PET scan, ultrasound, angiography
  • Biopsy
  • Diagnostic colonoscopy
  • Proctoscopy

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  • Having been home a few days now I can get my thoughts together and give my heartfelt thanks for the support and encouragement I got from IndiCure. Obviously, there was a certain amount of trepidation going to what has a reputation of being a third world country for a major operation like knee replacement, having received the type of treatment which I would think only the Royal family would receive in this country I wonder which is the third world country. From the organization arranged by your good self to absolutely first-class attention at the hospital and the service of doctors and his wonderful team all of whom spoke English, the nursing was one to one and my well-being was their only concern.

    The operation has been a complete success. I am so happy with the results. The friendliness from everyone from consultant to ancillary workers was amazing.

    Thank you,

    Ms. Beth Brown,United Kingdom

    Procedure: Bilateral knee joint replacement

  • My Knee joint replacement surgery in India has given me a second chance to live life independently and on my own terms. I had become completely dependent and bed ridden because of the extreme pain and found it even difficult to go to the wash room.

    IndiCure has really helped me in this journey and I am very thankful to them. The surgeon and nursing staff especially were very nice. Good work done.

    Mr. Ansari Sheikh,Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    Procedure: Knee joint replacement surgery

  • I am extremely delighted with the services provided by IndiCure. They have arranged everything so meticulously and have been there to guide and help me at each step.

    Thanks IndiCure.

    Ms. Nellia Ismail,Dubai

    Procedure: ACL Repair surgery

  • I am so thankful to IndiCure and their associate clinic for giving me my healthy life back. I had such bad back pain and pain in the left leg which had made my life miserable. My business was getting hampered; my life was so disturbed because of this pain all the time.

    Thanks to IndiCure and the entire staff, they are very professional and at the same time caring in their approach. I am completely satisfied with the results of my spine surgery in India.

    Mr Pacific Muchira,From: Kenya

    Procedure: Lumbar spondylosis (L4-L5) with pain to radiating to left leg

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