Skin Cancer Treatment Cost In India

Skin 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 Skin Cancer Treatment in India looks like:

ProcedureCost (Range in US $)
Investigations500-1000
Chemotherapy300-2000 per cycle
Radiotherapy3500-5500
Mohs Surgery2000-3000
Cryosurgery3500-4000
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 Skin Cancer Treatment Cost in India

  • Oncologist's Fees

    An important expense when it comes to your Skin 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 skin 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 skin 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.

  • Surgical Facility

    Having your treatment for Skin 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

MBBS, DCH, FRCP

25+ Years of Experience

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

MBBS, MS, Honorary FRCS, Honorary FAMS

45+ Years of Experience

Dr. Gopinath is an expert in the surgical treatment of breast cancer, head and neck cancers, and Skin 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

MBBS, MD, Fellowship

43+ Years of Experience

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

Chennai

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 Hospital

Bangalore

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 Skin Cancer?

Skin cancer - the abnormal growth of skin cells - most often develops on skin exposed to the sun. But this common form of cancer can also occur on areas of your skin not ordinarily exposed to sunlight.

There are three major types of skin cancer -

  • Basal cell carcinoma: Basal cell carcinoma usually occurs in sun-exposed areas of your body, such as your neck or face.
  • Squamous cell carcinoma: Most often, squamous cell carcinoma occurs on sun-exposed areas of your body, such as your face, ears and hands.
  • Melanoma: Melanoma can develop anywhere on your body, in otherwise normal skin or in an existing mole that becomes cancerous.

What are the Symptoms of Skin Cancer?

Skin cancer develops primarily on areas of sun-exposed skin, including the scalp, face, lips, ears, neck, chest, arms and hands, and on the legs in women. But it can also form on areas that rarely see the light of day - your palms, beneath your fingernails or toenails, and your genital area.

Skin cancer affects people of all skin tones, including those with darker complexions. When melanoma occurs in people with dark skin tones, it's more likely to occur in areas not normally exposed to the sun, such as the palms of the hands and soles of the feet.

What Causes Skin Cancer?

Skin cancer occurs when errors (mutations) occur in the DNA of skin cells. The mutations cause the cells to grow out of control and form a mass of cancer cells.

Prevention:

Most skin cancers are preventable. To protect yourself, follow these skin cancer prevention tips:

  • Avoid the sun during the middle of the day.
  • Wear sunscreen year-round.
  • Wear protective clothing.
  • Avoid tanning beds.
  • Be aware of sun-sensitizing medications.
  • Check your skin regularly and report changes to your doctor.

Candidate for Skin Cancer Treatment

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 skin cancer, the treatment should be started immediately.

Skin Cancer Treatment Options

Your recommended treatment plan will depend on different factors, like the size, location, type, and stage of your skin cancer. After considering these factors, your healthcare team may recommend one or more of the following treatments:

Cryotherapy: The growth is frozen using liquid nitrogen and the tissue is destroyed as it thaws.

Excisional surgery: The growth and some of the healthy skin surrounding it are cut out.

Mohs surgery: The growth is removed layer by layer, and each layer is examined under a microscope until no abnormal cells are visible.

Curettage and Electrodessication: A long spoon-shaped blade is used to scrape away the cancer cells, and the remaining cancer cells are burned using an electric needle.

Chemotherapy: Drugs are taken orally, applied topically, or injected with a needle or IV line to kill the cancer cells.

Photodynamic therapy: A laser light and drugs are used to destroy the cancer cells.

Radiation: High-powered energy beams are used to kill the cancer cells.

Biological therapy: Biological treatments are used to stimulate your immune system to fight the cancer cells.

Immunotherapy: A cream is applied to your skin to stimulate your immune system to kill the cancer cells.

How is Skin Cancer Treatment done?

Mohs Surgery:

Step 1:

An anesthetic will be injected into the area where the tumor is located, numbing it completely and making the procedure painless. Your surgeon will use a scalpel to gently remove the tumor, along with one layer of tissue from around it.

Step 2:

The tumor and tissue will be taken to the lab for analysis while you wait. This waiting period may last up to an hour or longer, but you'll be able to use the restroom if you need to. If the tumor is not next to your mouth, you'll also be able to have a light snack or something to drink.

Step 3:

In the lab, the tissue sample will be sectioned and analyzed. If cancer is found, an additional layer of tissue will be removed in the exact area where the malignancy was located. This process continues until no more cancer cells are detected.

What is the Recovery after Skin Cancer Treatment like?

After surgery, you may be prescribed antibiotics to help prevent infection.

The surgical site will be covered with a bandage before you leave. You should leave this bandage on for 24 to 48 hours. Your doctor will instruct you on when to remove the bandage and on the type of wound care you should use. Using ice packs is a common recommendation.

Ask your doctor what type of medication you should take if you experience postsurgical discomfort.

Follow the doctor's recommendations to improve your recovery.

What Results Can I Expect from Skin Cancer Treatment?

The results are gratifying after the surgery and the treatment. Mohs micrographic surgery is a highly effective treatment for the removal of certain types of skin cancer lesions. It is still the most successful and least invasive technique for removing skin cancers.

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 Skin Cancer Treatment in India.

  • Is it time for Skin 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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Cancer is daunting. I was diagnosed with breast cancer and advised to travel immediately to India for the treatment. Found IndiCure online and traveled within 10 days. We were well received by Team IndiCure and got immediate treatment. I am very much humbled with the kindness of the doctors- each time we met they cleared all our doubts and were very helpful.

After undergoing 6 cycles of chemotherapy and surgery, I am cancer free now and ready to travel back to my country.

Thank you so much IndiCure for all the help.

Jade,Nigeria

Treatment: Breast cancer

After undergoing my cancer treatment in India, I have developed deep respect for Indian doctors and Indian healthcare services. The doctors are prompt in their actions and extremely helpful. I underwent extensive investigations including PET scan and other tests and as soon as they knew my exact condition, they made a comprehensive treatment plan and immediately started my treatment. The hospital staff was also very kind and co-operative.

Though it was a long journey, it was definitely a fruitful one. Thanks, IndiCure.

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