What is the cost of Pancreatic Cancer Treatment in India?

On this page, you will get to know the pancreatic cancer treatment cost in India.

By Pankaj Kamble

Updated on 08th, Apr'20

Low cost Pancreatic cancer treatment in India has helped many patients from all across the globe. Complete treatment including Chemotherapy, Radiation Therapy and some most complicated surgeries are carried out effectively with a minimum cost saving of an estimated 50-70%. The total cost including consultation fee, hospital stay, medicine, surgery, accommodation, transportation, etc. can save around 60-80% of the healthcare seeker. This attracts millions of people every year from US, UK and other developed countries.

 

Pancreatic cancer treatment costs In India is much more affordable than in countries like US and UK. The best treatment is provided by world class oncologist at an affordable cost without compromising on the quality of treatment. The cost is around 10 times higher in developed foreign countries. In the early stages of pancreatic cancer, the treatment cost in India will come around $5000 (Rs.3,50,000) as compared to U.S. where the cost goes up to $22000 (Rs.15,40,000). Chemotherapy can cost around $3000 (Rs.2,10,000) in India and in U.S. it costs around $21000 (Rs. 14,70,000).

 

Pancreatic cancer symptoms

Pancreatic cancer does not have prominent signs and symptoms; when you get symptoms, they are often vague or you may even not notice them. This makes it difficult to diagnose cancer at an early stage. Some of the common symptoms are listed below:

  • Problems in digestion
  • Extensive pain in the upper abdomen
  • Loss of appetite
  • Change in stool
  • Jaundice
  • weight loss
  • Swollen gallbladder
  • Blood clots
  • Diabetes

Risk Factors associated for development of Pancreatic Cancer

  • Smoking is one of the major cause of cancer
  • Risk of pancreatic cancer is increased if you have a of Stomach ulcer, Diabetes etc.
  • Alcohol is also one of the vital cause for pancreatic cancer
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Obesity
  • Genetical reasons: if you have a family history of pancreatic cancer then chances are there that you can also get the disease.

Prevention

There are no established rules for preventing pancreatic cancer, however it is advisable to quit smoking because cigarette is one of the major causes of pancreatic cancer. Have a healthy weight, exercise regularly and increase the intake of fruits, vegetables and plenty of whole grains. Consume foods that are rich in vitamin B because they reduce the risk of cancer.


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