India boasts approximately 80 cancer hospitals, with renowned oncology departments in major hospital chains like Apollo and Fortis. Notable among them are:

  1. Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai
  2. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  3. The Cancer Institute, Adyar, Chennai
  4. Apollo Speciality Hospital, Chennai
  5. The Gujarat Cancer & Research Institute, Ahmedabad
  6. Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre, Delhi
  7. Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bengaluru
  8. Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram
  9. HCG, Bengaluru
  10. Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh

In addition to these, numerous charitable hospitals play a crucial role in providing assistance to economically disadvantaged individuals, ensuring that quality cancer care is accessible to all.

— India Times

India Gate

Rising Cancer Rates and Treatment Expenses: A Burden on Financial Wellness

As the incidence of cancer continues to surge, so does the financial burden associated with its treatment. The exorbitant costs of cancer therapy now pose a significant threat to an individual’s life savings. For instance, a series of four chemotherapy cycles alone can amount to Rs 5 lakh, with the total bill, encompassing procedures like lymph node biopsy, bone marrow tests, endoscopy, PET scans, and specialized anticancer drugs, reaching staggering amounts of up to Rs 10 lakh. The variability in costs depends on factors such as the stage of cancer and treatment options, ranging from Rs 2.5 lakh for a six-month medication course to as high as Rs 20 lakh

Thriving After Cancer: A Comprehensive Approach

Effectively managing cancer necessitates a carefully orchestrated, multidisciplinary strategy:

  1. Radiotherapy Services: Remains a cornerstone in the treatment, providing essential care to patients.
  2. Chemotherapy: Administered in systematic cycles, it combats cancer cells by impeding their growth and multiplication.
  3. Additional Modalities: Complementary treatments encompass biological therapy, radiation therapy, bone marrow transplant, and surgical interventions. This holistic approach ensures a comprehensive and targeted response to cancer.”

Source: India Times