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Breast Cancer Treatment Cost In India | By Dr. Saphalta Baghmar

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among Indian women. While it is uncommon among the young generation. This cancer is fairly common among the adult and older female population.

SSSDr. Saphalta Baghmar is known for her expertise in providing the best treatment approach at a highly affordable breast cancer treatment price in India. To know more about the diagnostic approach and treatment process, meet Dr Saphalta.

What is the Breast Cancer Treatment Cost in India?

The cost of breast cancer treatment varies based on different factors throughout the country. The following tables depict an estimated range for the prices. Note that treatment cost varies, even among institutions, so be prepared for some fluctuations in the same.

City in India

Average Cost

Delhi

INR 94,000 – 16,00,000

Gurgaon

INR 85,000 – 15,25,000

Mumbai

INR 90,000 – 17,00,000

Chennai

INR 85,000 – 14,50,000

Hyderabad

INR 95,000 – 16,25,000

Pune

INR 90,000 – 15,25,000

Bangalore

INR 85,000 – 15,50,000

Treatment Method

Average Cost

Chemotherapy

INR 1,60,000 – 3,00,000 per cycle

Radiation therapy

INR 1,50,000 – 5,50,000

Mastectomy

INR 2,00,000 – 4,00,000

Lumpectomy

INR 1,20,000 – 3,50,000

Targeted therapy

INR 80,000 – 1,20,000

Immunotherapy

INR 1,25,000 – 3,00,000 per session

Factors Affecting Breast Cancer Treatment Cost

The cost of breast cancer treatment depends on several costs. It is advisable to consult with your cancer care team about the expected overall expense before beginning the treatment. Here are some of the factors that affect the overall cost:

  • The stage or severity of breast cancer; a more progressive stage will likely be costlier
  • The age and the relative physical health
  • The fee for admission into the hospital for the treatment
  • The cost of the type of room you chose to stay in
  • The fee of your oncologist
  • The type of hospital you choose
  • The total charge for your treatment plan; the plan will likely involve two or more different treatment methods
  • The treatment methods in your plan
  • The total duration and number of treatment sessions
  • Any additional treatments or precautions required to manage other health concerns during the treatment
  • Managing potential complications or side effects after the treatment
  • Additional tests like blood tests and imaging tests needed alongside the treatment.

Breast Cancer: Know The Condition

Breast cancer refers to the uncontrolled growth and division of cells in the mammary glands. While most cases of this cancer occur in women, it can also affect the male population.

Breast cancer risk factors are obesity, early menarche, late menopause, pregnancy after 30 years of age, smoking, alcohol intake or intake of hormones during menopause. Breastfeeding milk to babies is protective against breast cancer.

Breast cancer can be caused by mutation of the BRCA1 and the BRCA2 genes. This mutation can be caused by some external oncogenic factor or could be inherited. As per the studies, there is 5 to 10% chance for breast cancer to be transferred to the next generation.

The development of tumors in or around the breast might show noticeable signs. Dr. Saphalta Baghmar advises women of all ages to perform a self-physical examination of their breasts at least once a month. The best time to do this is 4 to 5 days after the end of their periods. By doing so, there is a high chance of early detection of a breast tumor, if present.

During a self-examination, the tumor might feel like a small lump that grows or persists, an unusual elevation or depression on the surface of the breast or around it, or a deformity of the nipple that wasn't present before.

To get the best quality treatment at an affordable breast cancer treatment in India, visit Dr. Saphalta Baghmar.

Breast Cancer Diagnosis: How Is It Done?

A breast tumor is often detected for the first time during a regular self-examination or a regular physical examination. If your general physician suspects cancer symptoms, they will refer you to an oncologist.

Dr. Saphalta Baghmar and her team follow a thorough diagnostic method to determine whether or not the lump or abnormality in the breast is cancerous and how severe it is.

This might involve a combination of some of the following tests:

  • A physical examination
  • Mammography or an ultrasound
  • MRI
  • PET Scan
  • Biopsies

Physical examination, mammography, and ultrasound aim to detect abnormal lumps in or around the breasts. MRI and PET scans provide deeper insights into the severity of the condition. If any abnormal growth is detected, a tissue sample from the growth will be taken for a biopsy. This step is a necessary determinant for the final diagnosis of breast cancer.

Treatment Of Breast Cancer: What It Involves

Dr. Saphalta Baghmar and her team provide customized breast cancer treatment in India to patients. Their treatment method involves a combination of two or more of the following methods:

  • Surgery: It constitutes part of breast removal if the tumor size is small, and it is called breast conservation surgery. If the tumor is big, then the whole breast is removed, called a mastectomy.
  • Hormone Therapy: Many cases of breast cancer are hormone sensitive. In such situations, hormone therapy is opted for. This, however, needs to be continued for the long term, about 5 to 10 years.
  • Chemotherapy: This method uses strong chemical medications to stop the growth of cancerous cells and kills them.
  • Radiation Therapy: It focuses high-intensity radiation on the tumor to kill the continuously growing cells.
  • Targeted Therapy: In this method, a sample of the tumor cells is obtained and tested for certain markers. If the results are positive, the team moves ahead with the treatment targeting that factor.
  • Immunotherapy: In this method, the treatment is given to boost immunity, which kills the tumor cells. It is given in certain cases of breast cancer.

Dr. Saphalta's multidisciplinary team decides on the best treatment combination depending on the severity of the condition.

  • At an early stage, surgery is done first followed by chemotherapy, hormone therapy, target therapies, and radiation may be required depending upon the type of the tumor.
  • When cancer has advanced locally, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and hormone therapy are available. In some cases, a mastectomy might still be possible.
  • In the advanced stages, cancer spreads to the chest cavity and other vital organs. In this situation, there is no cure. Instead, the treatment is focused on increasing the lifespan of the patient and giving them a good-quality life.


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