Bangalore has 12 comprehensive cancer hospitals that treat lung cancer. These hospitals offer all treatment facilities under one roof, but are expensive.
A good cancer hospital needs to have a strong oncology team with an experienced surgical oncologist, a pulmonologist, a Medical oncologist and a Radiation Oncologist.
Lung cancer surgery is more complex than other cancer surgeries. The cancer hospital needs to have a well-equipped operating room with proper ICU backup, ventilators, blood bank and trained nursing staff to handle complexities. Most small hospital operating theatres are not suitable for such surgeries. Even a lung biopsy needs specialised imaging equipment to accurately approach the cancer in the lung. This type of specialised equipment is not available in all hospitals across Bangalore, few hospitals only have it.
Some lung cancers cases may require Radiation Therapy also. Latest models of machines are designed to be safer for patients and minimize harmful radiation to the rest of the body while treating cancer. You may check with our cancer counsellors to know which hospitals are better equipped and have senior oncologists to treat lung cancers.
Bangalore also has 10 affordable care cancer hospitals which offer high quality lung cancer treatment. Oncologists from large cancer hospitals consult in these mid-size hospitals and offer treatment here at affordable rates. If you need advanced cancer diagnostics or advanced treatment, you will be referred to a larger partner hospital. However, overall cost of lung cancer treatment will be 30-40% lower than that in large cancer hospitals.
Refer to the list of best cancer hospitals to learn more. If you need more information, speak to our cancer counsellor to find the right cancer hospital for your case. We recommend cancer hospitals to patients based on their clinical stage and financial condition.
The common treatments for lung cancer include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, targeted therapy, etc The average cost of lung cancer surgery range from Rs 1,00,000 onwards. The average cost of chemotherapy for lung cancer range from RS 15,000 per cycle onwards. The average cost of radiation therapy for lung cancer range from 75,000 onwards.
The incidence of small cell lung cancers and squamous cell carcinoma is more in cigarette smokers than nonsmall cell lung cancer and adenocarcinoma Though these are the general incidence, all types of lung cancer are significantly associated with lung cancers.
Small cell lung cancer is the rapidly growing and aggressive type of cancer among lung cancers. It tends to have a worse prognosis and lower survival rate than nonsmall cell lung cancer.
Second-hand smoking or passive smoking is one of the main reasons for lung cancer in nonsmokers. Lung cancer in nonsmokers is predominantly Adenocarcinomas.
Early lung cancer can be treated by surgery followed by other therapies like chemotherapy, radiation therapy, targeted therapy, etc. Late-stage lung cancers are primarily treated by chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, etc.
Note - We have collaborations with some of the best cancer hospitals in Bangalore and we are working to spread our network to provide the best treatment for cancer in Bangalore. If you are looking for a cancer specialist in Bangalore, just select your cancer type, and we shall find you a specialist of cancer from the best cancer treatment hospitals.