Today: Share your case details and prescription, if available.
In 8 hours: Our counselor will contact you to understand your case and guide you with treatment options.
In 24 hours: We setup consultation with the oncologist best suited to your case. The doctor will finalize your treatment plan and cost estimation
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Chemotherapy cost per cycle ranges from Rs. 15,000/- to Rs.50,000/-. The main factor that determines this cost is the type of drugs used. Depending on your case, the oncologist will prescribe specific chemotherapy drugs that are proven to work on your type of cancer. If the drugs are patented, prices are usually high.
Not all chemotherapy is the same. Chemotherapy can be given to treat cancer OR to manage symptoms of cancer such as pain. The type of chemo used for both are different. Depending on the patients’ type and stage of cancer, the type of chemotherapy medicine, the dosage and the frequency will be different.
Yes. Usually up to 50% of chemotherapy charges are non-drug charges such as administrative fee, bed charges, service charges etc. These vary widely from hospital to hospital. We help patients access chemotherapy at low-cost day-care chemo clinics that offer the high-quality chemotherapy medicines at lower service charges. There are patient assistance programs from pharmacy companies directly that can help with discounts for some chemo drugs. Contact us to learn more.
Yes. Chemotherapy is covered by all insurance plans. It can be taken under overnight admission or as a day care procedure, both are covered under insurance.
Chemotherapy is almost always used along with surgery or radiation therapy to deliver best results. Therefore, it is difficult to isolate the effect of chemotherapy alone on overall treatment success rate. Success rates of treatment depend on the type and stage of cancer.
Most side effects of chemotherapy are short term (e.g., hair loss, appetite changes, weakness etc.). Usually, chemotherapy is given in 2–3-week cycles. You will face short term side-effects till all your cycles are complete. Few rare Get Cost Estimate for Chemotherapy long term side effects may develop, your oncologist will guide you on how to manage them.
For most patients, chemotherapy can be given on day care basis that lasts 4-8hours. This does not need hospital admission overnight. For few cases, thedoctor may insist on admitting you overnight.