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|
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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.
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