Radiotherapy (IMRT) Cost in India starts from US $850 and varies depending on the type of radiation therapy, area being treated, your cancer stage, your treating doctor's seniority and experience, hospital and the city where you choose to get the treatment done.
Different Types of Radiation Therapies and their Costs:
|Internal Radiation Therapy||$900 to $7,500|
|External Beam Radiation Therapy||$1,000 to $1,500|
|Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)||$5,000 to $7,000|
|Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)||$2,200 to $3,000|
|Proton Therapy||$14,500 to $29,000|
|Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT)||$3,700 to $5,500|
|2d conventional technique (2D CT)||$450 to $890|
|Gamma Knife||$6,500 to $8,000|
In fact, we have Special Negotiated Rates with the Hospitals and you can avail Discounted Rates when you choose to Travel with IndiCure.
We Help you Choose the Right Treatment, Surgeon & Hospital
We Arrange Video/Telephonic Consultation with the Surgeon
We Assist you with Visa & Accommodation
We Receive you at the Airport
We Assist you at Hospital & Provide Post Operative Support
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.
Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is an advanced type of radiation therapy used to treat cancer and noncancerous tumors.
IMRT uses advanced technology to manipulate photon and proton beams of radiation to conform to the shape of a tumor.
IMRT uses multiple small photon or proton beams of varying intensities to precisely irradiate a tumor. The radiation intensity of each beam is controlled, and the beam shape changes throughout each treatment.
The goal of IMRT is to conform the radiation dose to the target and to avoid or reduce exposure of healthy tissue to limit the side effects of treatment.
There are 3 major types of Radiation Therapy:
Brachytherapy is another name for IRT. The cost of Brachytherapy is usually determined by the type of cancer and the procedures employed.
Eye cancer, head and neck cancer, skin cancer, breast cancer, gallbladder cancer, uterine cancer, vaginal cancer, lung rectum cancer, and prostate cancer are among the conditions for which it is most appropriate.
Depending on the type of cancer being treated, the cost of IRT varies. Prostate cancer, head and neck cancer, and skin cancer, for example, have the highest expenses when compared to treatments for eye cancer, rectum cancer, and other cancers using the same approach.
|Technique of Radiotherapy||Radiotherapy Cost in India|
|Internal Radiation Therapy (Brachytherapy)||$900 to $7,500|
External beam radiation therapy is available in a variety of techniques and processes, each with its own set of costs. You typically receive external beam radiation on an outpatient basis five days a week over a certain period of time. In most instances, treatments are usually spread out over several weeks to allow your healthy cells to recover in between radiation therapy sessions.
Expect each treatment session to last approximately 10 to 30 minutes. In some cases, a single treatment may be used to help relieve pain or other symptoms associated with more-advanced cancers.
The following is a list of prices for various radiation operations and techniques.
|Technique of Radiotherapy||Radiotherapy Cost in India|
Three Dimensional Conformal Radiation Therapy (3D CRT)
Most suitable for brain cancer, Head and neck cancer, Liver cancer, Lung cancer, Prostate cancer.
|$900 to $7,500|
Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
Most suitable for Tumors of the Prostate, Urinary Bladder, Lung, and Gynecological cancers.
|$5,000 to $7,000|
Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
Mostly used for tumors of the Head and Neck, Brain, Lungs, Lymphomas, and Gynecological Cancers.
|$2,200 to $3,000|
Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT)
It is the latest and advanced technique of radiation therapy.
|$3,700 to $5,500|
2d conventional technique (2D CT)
Basic external radiation therapy. Mostly used in metastatic palliative treatment along with other treatments such as surgery and chemotherapy.
|$450 to $890|
Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) uses many precisely focused radiation beams to treat tumors and other problems in the brain, neck, lungs, liver, spine and other parts of the body.
|Technique of Radiotherapy||Radiotherapy Cost in India|
Used in various types of cancers. It is the most precise version of radiation therapy and offers many advantages, but the cost is very high. Proton beam therapy can treat brain cancers in a single session using stereotactic radiosurgery, or it can use fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy to treat body tumors over several sessions
|$14,500 to $29,000|
Use 192 or 201 small beams of gamma rays to target and treat cancerous and noncancerous brain abnormalities. Gamma Knife machines are less common than LINAC machines and are used primarily for small to medium tumors and lesions in the brain associated with a variety of conditions
|$6,500 to $8,000|
Linear Accelerator (Cyberknife & Truebeam)
LINAC machines use X-rays to treat cancerous and noncancerous abnormalities in the brain and other parts of the body. These machines can perform stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) in a single session or over three to five sessions for larger tumors, which is called fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy.
|$7,000 to $9,000|
Your doctor may suggest radiation therapy as an option at different times during your cancer treatment and for different reasons, including:
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 radiotherapy in India.
Prepare to answer questions about your:
During a treatment session, you'll lie down in the position determined during your radiation simulation session. You might be positioned with molds to hold you in place.
The linear accelerator machine may rotate around your body to reach the target from different directions. The machine makes a buzzing sound.
You'll lie still and breathe normally during the treatment, which takes only a few minutes. For some patients with lung or breast cancer, you might be asked to hold your breath while the machine delivers the treatment.
If you're receiving radiation to a tumor, your doctor may have you undergo periodic scans after your treatment to see how your cancer has responded to radiation therapy.
In some cases, your cancer may respond to treatment right away. In other cases, it may take weeks or months for your cancer to respond.
Radiotherapy can be used to treat cancer in its early stages or after it has spread. It can be used to totally cure the cancer (curative radiotherapy); or make other therapies more successful (for example, it can be combined with chemotherapy or used before surgery); or make other treatments more effective (for example, it can be used before surgery) (neoadjuvant radiotherapy)
Many kinds of cancer are treated using external beam radiation therapy. Brachytherapy is most commonly used to treat head and neck cancers, as well as breast, cervix, prostate, and eye malignancies. To treat certain kinds of thyroid cancer, a systemic radiation therapy called radioactive iodine, or I-131, is commonly utilized.
Skin irritation, Tiredness, Hair loss, Loose motions, Lack of appetite, Sex and fertility issues are some of the side effects of radiotherapy. Talk to your doctor about how you can minimize these.
When radiation enters the body, it does not cause pain, stinging, or burning. During the treatment, you may hear clicking or buzzing.
No, that is not true.
During radiotherapy, high doses of radiation beams are delivered directly into a tumor during radiation therapy. The tumor's DNA is altered by the radiation beams, causing it to shrink or die. Because it only targets one part of the body, this sort of cancer treatment has less adverse effects than chemotherapy.
Radiation therapy can be provided as a stand-alone treatment or as part of a multi-treatment regimen. Radiation therapy is utilized in a variety of ways, including as a primary treatment. Radiation therapy is frequently used to eliminate all cancer and prevent it from returning.
When patients are treated with current external-beam radiation therapy, the overall cure rate is 93.3 percent, with a metastasis-free survival rate of 96.9% at 5 years.
The majority of people receive five treatments per week (1 treatment a day from Monday to Friday, with a break at the weekend). Treatment may be given more than once a day or over the weekend in some cases.
Hair loss on the treated body area is another side effect of radiation therapy. Alopecia is the medical term for hair loss. Consult your doctor to see if the cancer therapy you'll be receiving will result in hair loss.
Radiotherapy side effects usually peak two weeks after treatment is completed. The effects of radiotherapy continue to grow, and depending on the area of the body that has been treated, it may take another couple of weeks to several months for you to feel normal.
Your care team can determine if radiation is working for you in a variety of ways. These usually include Imaging Examinations: During or after treatment, many patients will have radiological tests (CT scans, MRI scans, PET scans) to determine how the tumor has responded (gotten smaller, stayed the same, or grown).
Treatment normally lasts between one and seven weeks. Individual radiation doses are referred to as "fractions."
Treatments are normally administered for six to seven weeks, five days a week. Treatment will last 2-3 weeks if the purpose of treatment is palliative (to control symptoms). The use of numerous little doses (fractions) rather than a few high doses for daily radiation helps to protect the healthy cells in the treatment region.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Procedure: Lumbar spondylosis (L4-L5) with pain to radiating to left leg
Indulge in the world of Health and Wellness with our chosen wellness retreat options.Know More >>
Choose from Authentic Ayurveda options to treat chronic diseases or opt for combination of Ayurveda and Allopathy to get the best of both worlds.Know More >>
Explore the mystical land that is India – a mosaic of multicultural experience.
We welcome you to explore India with us!
Travelling for Medical reasons may be challenging. With our experience of over a decade and working with the best surgeons in India, we help make the journey easier and safer for you. We will guide you at every step of the way and make end to end arrangements for your surgery, travel and stay.
a month ago
I had great experience having rhinoplasty through Indicure. Dr. Ruchika from Indicure has helped me in finding best plastic surgeon, answering all my questions and booking hotel. She has been very responsive throughout my journey. Read Ramandeep Dhaliwal's Review About IndiCure Here
9 months ago
I recently traveled to Mumbai for a lower body lift and breast lift. As an American nurse living in Saudi Arabia I was apprehensive at first and did months of research. I chose IndiCure because of Dr. Jagannathan. I traveled alone and spent almost 3 weeks there undergoing 2 separate procedures. I was pleasantly surprised. The surgeries both went flawless. All of the hospital staff was amazing. Read Michelle Williams's Review About IndiCure Here
8 months ago
The service is outstanding from first contact. The surgeons are genuine, personable, professional and talked me through the process and explained every step. I highly recommend Indicure and will visit again next year. Read Ange Brown's Review About IndiCure Here
3 years ago
Indicure Health Tours went above and beyond my expectations. They helped me with every aspect of my journey and were professional, kind and caring. I was a little nervous traveling alone to a foreign country but everyone made me feel safe and welcomed. these pictures are right before surgery and 5 weeks after! Read Jade M's Review About IndiCure Here
3 years ago
I had a good experience with Indicure staff. Very helpful through and through. All the information provided was accurate which made the process smooth. Read Joyce Mupambo's Review About IndiCure Here
3 years ago
From my first contact with Annu to being picked up at the Mumbai Airport Having both knees replaced at Wockhardt Hospital to being dropped off at the Mumbai Airport and everything in between I cannot say enough good things about my Journey. The best part the Price quoted was the Price paid Read Dwayne Winn's Review About IndiCure Here
The content on the website (www.indicure.com) is intended to be general information and is provided only as a service. It is not medical advice and should not be taken as medical advice. It should not be used to diagnose or treat a health condition and is in no way meant to be a substitute for professional medical care.
All photographs on our website of before and after results are examples only, and do not constitute an implied or any other kind of certainty for the result of surgery. You are advised to see a surgeon in-person to assess what surgery may or may not accomplish for you.
It's also important to keep your expectations realistic and to understand that all surgical procedures carry risks and should never be taken lightly.