What is the cost for colon cancer treatment in India?

Here you will get to know the cost of colon cancer treatment & stage-wise cost.

By Pankaj Kamble

Updated on 05th, Apr'22

The colon cancer treatment cost in India starts from $1,200 (₹84,000) to $10,000 (₹7,00,000). The variation in the cost is due to different treatment options and the intensity of the treatment. As we have discussed there are multiple treatment options for colon cancer.

 

 

Now we will break down the cost of colon cancer according to the different treatment options available:

TreatmentCost Estimation
Chemotherapy$1200(₹84,000) - $1600(₹1,12,000)
Colonoscopy$2000(₹1,40,000) - $2500(₹1,75,000)
Radiation Therapy$2400(₹1,68,000) - $6500(₹4,50,000)
Targeted Therapy$3000(₹2,10,000) - $4000(₹2,80,000)
Immunotherapy$8000(₹5,60,000) - $9500(₹6,65,000)
Surgery$6000(₹4,20,000) - $10000(₹7,00,000)

*The cost of the treatment given is subjected to vary from patient to patient. This is just an average cost estimation. The cost estimation given here are per surgery, per cycle for chemotherapy, targeted and immunotherapy and per session for radiation therapy.

 

Let’s get in to the details of Colon Cancer Treatment Costs in India

 

As we have discussed before, different treatment methods are available for colorectal cancer in India. The treatment depends on the stage and grade of colon cancer and the patient's health condition. The oncologist will decide which cancer treatment should be given to the patient. Here, we will discuss the treatment wise cost of colon cancer in India.

 

Colonoscopy cost in India starts from $ 2,000 (₹1,40,000). There are different treatment options available for colon cancer in India like Surgery, chemotherapy, targeted therapy and Immunotherapy. The colon surgery cost in India goes up to $ 10,000 (₹7,00,000), depending on the type and intensity of the surgery.

 

Chemotherapy is a vital treatment option for colon cancer from stage 2 onwards. Chemotherapy cost per cycle starts from $ 1,200 (₹84,000) in India.

Another colon cancer treatment option is targeted therapy. Targeted therapy cost is also calculated per cycle. The maximum cost of targeted therapy cost in India is $4000(₹2,80,000). This treatment is generally suggested for stage 4 colon cancer patients.

For stage 4 colon cancer, immunotherapy is one of the major treatment options provided in India. The cost of immunotherapy is decided per cycle as well. The maximum cost of immunotherapy per cycle in India can be $ 10,000 (₹7,00,000).

 

The cost of radiation therapy in India is calculated per session. The radiation therapy cost ranges from $2400(₹1,68,000)-$6500(₹4,50,000). Mostly it is given in order to shrink the tumor and ease the surgery.

 

The affordability of rectal cancer treatment cost in India is one of the major factors patients around the globe travel to India for treatment.

Now let us discuss in detail about the stage wise colon cancer treatment cost in India.

 

Stage wise cost of colon cancer treatment in India

The colon cancer treatment varies according to the treatment you will have to go through. We have already discussed stage-wise colon cancer treatment in India. Now we can discuss the stage-wise treatment cost of colon cancer.

Things that you should have in mind before going through the cost:

  • The surgery cost is an estimation of one surgery. Depending on the stage and condition multiple surgeries might be needed.
  • Chemotherapy and targeted therapy is given in cycles. The estimation is given for one cycle. The number of cycles will be decided by the oncologist. Generally, the cost may vary according to the medicine used for chemotherapy and targeted therapy.
  • Even the radiation therapy is given in sessions. The cost may vary according to the area of the radiation and the equipment used
  • Immunotherapy is done in cycles. The cost may depend on the number of cycles and medicines used

Stage 0

TreatmentCost Estimation
Colonoscopy$2,000(₹1,40,000) - $2,500(₹1,75,000)
Surgery$6,000(₹4,20,000) - $10,000(₹7,00,000)

*The cost is an estimation of the treatments. It will vary on case to case, depending on the intensity of the treatment required. In stage 0, cancer has not spread that much so the surgery cost may be low.

 

Stage 1

TreatmentCost Estimation
Colonoscopy$2,000(₹1,40,000) - $2,500(₹1,75,000)
Surgery$6,000(₹4,20,000) - $10,000(₹7,00,000)

Multiple surgeries may be conducted according to the grade of cancer. The cost may vary according to the number of surgeries required.

*The cost is an estimation of the treatments. It will vary on case to case, depending on the intensity of the treatment required.

 

Stage 2

TreatmentCost Estimation
Surgery$6,000(₹4,20,000) - $10,000(₹7,00,000)
Chemotherapy$1,200(₹84,000) - $1,600(₹1,12,000)

- Chemotherapy treatments are given in cycle. The cost estimation mentioned is per cycle. Depending on the medicine used the cost may vary.

 

Stage 3

TreatmentCost Estimation
Surgery$6,000(₹4,20,000) - $10,000(₹7,00,000)
Chemotherapy$1,200(₹84,000) - $1,600(₹1,12,000)
Chemotherapy$2,400(₹1,68,000) - $6,500(₹4,50,000)

- Chemotherapy treatments are given in cycle. The cost estimation mentioned is per cycle. Depending on the medicine used the cost may vary.

- Radiation Therapy is given in sessions. The cost given is for per session.

 

Stage 4

TreatmentCost Estimation
Chemotherapy$1,200(₹84,000) - $1,600(₹1,12,000)
Targeted Therapy$3,000(₹2,10,000) - $4,000(₹2,80,000)
Immunotherapy$8,000(₹5,60,000) - $9,500(₹6,65,000)
Radiation Therapy$2,400(₹1,68,000) - $6,500(₹4,50,000)
  • The chemotherapy is given in cycles. In stage 4, the cancer intensity is high. So the cycles will be more which results in high cost
  • Targeted therapy is given in cycles. The number of cycles decides the cost. The oncologist will decide the number of cycle one has to go through.
  • Immunotherapy is given in cycles and the cost given is per cycle. The number of the cycle will be decided by the oncologist. With respect to the cycles and medicine used the cost may vary.
  • Radiation therapy is done in sessions. The cost of radiation therapy depends on the intensity of the radiation, part of the body targeted and the types of equipment used.

Recurrent Cancer

TreatmentCost Estimation
Surgery$6,000(₹4,20,000) - $10,000(₹7,00,000)
Chemotherapy$1,200(₹84,000) - $1,600(₹1,12,000)
Targeted Therapy$3,000(₹2,10,000) - $4,000(₹2,80,000)
Immunotherapy$8,000(₹5,60,000) - $9,500(₹6,65,000)
Radiation Therapy$2,400(₹1,68,000) - $6,500(₹4,50,000)
  • Surgery is an option if cancer has recurred in only a small area. The cost of the surgery will be dependent on the complexity of the surgery.
  • The chemotherapy is given in cycles. The cost of chemotherapy depends on the medicine and the number of cycles.
  • Targeted therapy is given in cycles. The number of cycles decides the cost. The oncologist will decide the number of cycle one has to go through.
  • Immunotherapy is given in cycles and the cost given is per cycle. The number of the cycle will be decided by the oncologist. With respect to cycles and the medicine used the cost may vary.
  • Radiation therapy is done in sessions. The cost of radiation therapy depends on the intensity of the radiation, part of the body targeted and the equipment used.

Factors Effecting the Cost of the Treatment

  • Stage of Cancer: This factor affects the cost of treatment in a big way. Generally, treatment is decided to depend on the stage. The cost will increase depending upon the complexity of cancer.
  • Treatments that are done: The treatment options taken by the patient and the oncologist will decide the actual cost. Different treatments have different costs. Greater the number of treatments that one undergoes, greater will be the cost.
  • Place of the treatment: The cost of colon cancer therapy varies from one hospital to another, from one city to the other. The city with a high standard of living will naturally be costlier compared to others. And the treatment cost in Private hospitals will be greater than that of the Government Hospital. There are numerous best colon cancer hospitals in India that provide outstanding care and are JCI and NABH accredited.
  • Number of sessions and cycles: The treatments like chemotherapy, targeted therapy and immunotherapy are given in cycles. The radiation therapy is given in sessions. The cost is estimated per cycles and sessions. So, the greater the number of the session and cycles one goes through the higher will be the colon cancer treatment cost in India.
  • Medicines used in the treatment: When it comes to cancer treatment, the medicines are very costly. So the fact that which medicine is used in colon cancer treatment affects the treatment cost.
  • Equipment used: Equipment used in cancer treatment also directly affects the total cost of the treatment. If one is undergoing robotic or laparoscopic surgery or high dosed chemotherapy with costly medicine or latest technologies the cost will increase.
  • Pre-Colon Cancer Treatment: Before Colon cancer treatment, there will be certain tests that one should consider going through. The oncologist will suggest the tests.

Here, we are discussing the cost of such tests and pre-colon cancer treatment you can expect

TestsDescription
Health checkupPhysical examination and health check up with your doctor might cost around $8 (₹600) - $70 (₹5,000)
Fecal occult blood test (FOBT)The price range of FOBT test ranges from $5 (₹300)-$8 (₹500)
Barium enemaBarium enema cost lies between $22 (₹1,540) - $42 (₹3,000)
SigmoidoscopyThe cost of Sigmoidoscopy is from $150 (₹10,500) - $320 (₹22,400)
Virtual colonoscopyThe cost of virtual colonoscopy lies between $1,400(₹98,000)-$1750(₹1,22,500)
ColonoscopyThe approximate cost of colonoscopy lies between $2000(₹1,40,000)-$2,500(₹1,75,000)
BiopsyThe cost of biopsy lies between $429 (₹30,000) - $500 (₹35,000).

Post Colon Cancer Treatment Cost

After the treatment, there may be some follow-ups or extra costs that you should take into consideration. Some side effects may come up, some tests you will have to go through etc. So here, find the extra costs that you should consider.

ChargesDescription
Extra Consultation FeesAfter the treatment of colon cancer, you may have to consult the same doctor or multiple doctors.
Hospital FeesThe stay in the hospital may take some time. So the cost for the stay should also be considered
Hotel ChargesAfter the hospital stay, you will have to stay back for few days. So you should consider the rent. It depends on your choice of hotel
Complications ManagementIf any unexpected situation arises after the treatment, further test and follow ups will be done.

Colon cancer survival rate in India

In India, you can get the best colon cancer treatment at an affordable rate. But when you are looking for any cancer treatment, the success rate is one of the factors that many people consider. So here we will discuss the survival rate of the colon cancer treatment in India.

StageSurvival Rate
Stage I95%
Stage II75%
Stage III60%
Stage IV30%

The colon cancer when found early can be treated successfully. That is why the survival rate of stage 1 is high, whereas stage 4 has a low survival rate. In the early diagnosed colon cancer, the complication will be low and hence the success rate is comparatively high. The higher the level, the more issues there are and the lesser the chance of success.


 

The colon cancer is more seen in people with the age of 50 or above. It doesn’t mean people younger than 50 there is no risk of colon cancer. The chances of colon cancer are high in old people.

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