Cancer Treatment in India
In the treatment of Cancer the most important point is early and correct diagnosis. At GNH Hospital in Gurgaon we have a team of specialists which includes Physicians, Gynaecologists, Urologists, Cancer Surgeons, Medical Oncologists, Pathologists and Radiologists to not only correctly and quickly diagnose cancer but also start the treatment at the earliest.
Patients with any kind of lump or having unexplained bleeding, persistant fever etc report in the OPD where the concerned physician would examine the patient and order investigations. GNH Hospital is fully equipped with all kinds of diagnostic equipments like MRI, CT Scan, Mammography, Digital X-Ray, Endoscopy, Ultrasound, FNAC and Biopsy facility and Cancer Markers.
Our team of doctors who manage cancer patients include Dr. Sumita Singh for Breast and Ano Rectal, Dr Smita Vats and Dr Nidhi Agarwal for Uterus and Ovarian Cancer, Dr Suresh V Sharma for GI Cancer, Dr Priyanjana Acharya for Throat and Neck, Dr Arun Saroha and Dr Vikas Kathuria for Brain and Spinal Tumours, Dr Rajiv Goel and Dr Narendra Gupta for Prostate and Kidney Cancers.
Types of Cancer Treatment
When the diagnosis of cancer is confirmed a team of doctors called Tumour Board sits together to discuss each case and decide the line of treatment. If the cancer is localized in one body part and is not spread to other organs then the removal of the tumour through surgery is the best option. The difference between Cancer Surgery and other Surgeries is that in Cancer Surgery the surgeon does his best to remove the tumour completely and not leave any cancerous tissue in the body. If Cancer is spread to multiple organs then Chemotherapy or Hormone Therapy is the first choice. For doing Chemotherapy we normally put a chemoport in the clavicle region. Through this chemoport the medicines are delivered into the blood stream. For each Chemotherapy cycle the patient gets admitted to the hospital for few hours. Depending on the stage of the cancer the number of Chemotherapy sessions are determined. After several cycles of Chemotherapy the tests are repeated to see whether the tumour has shrunk. If the cancer disappears from other body parts and is now localized in one organ of the body then surgery is done. After surgery some more chemotherapy sessions might be required.
Radiotherapy is done to burn the tumour using radioactive rays. While Linear Accelerator also known as LINAC is the preferred choice for Radiotherapy for most of the cancers in the body, Cyberknife or Gammaknife are also being used these days specially for small brain tumours or post surgical residual tumours.
Surgery for Cancer
Radical or Modified Radical Mastectomy (MRM)
Breast Cancer is the second largest cause of death in the world after Cardiovascular diseases. Breast Cancer was not so common till few years back in India but a large number of women are now being diagnosed with Breast Cancer. If Breast Cancer is diagnosed early then Radical Mastectomy or Modified Radical Mastectomy is the preferred line of treatment. After the surgery the tissue is sent for biopsy and on the basis of the biopsy report it is decided whether the patient would require chemotherapy / radiotherapy or not.
Cancer Surgeries at GNH Hospital
Cost of Cancer Treatment in India
The cost for most of the Cancer Surgeries ranges between 1.2 Lacs t0 3 Lacs. The cost of Chemotherapy is approximately 25000 for each session while the cost for Radiotherapy is approximately 5000-7000 for each session.