Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is the medical treatment given to cancer patients to destroy fast mutiplying cells in the body. The drugs used in this treatment are called as chemotherapeutic drugs. 

Cost of Chemotherapy in Delhi NCR
Procedure Name
Minimum Price
Maximum Price
Chemotherapy
2000.0
150000.0

Chemotherapy Cost from trusted Hospitals in Delhi NCR

Sector – 38, Gurgaon, Haryana, 122002, India
NABH 
NABL 
JCI 
 Capacity :1000 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Cardiology Electrophysiology, Gastroenterology, Diabetology, Endocrinology, General Surgery, Gynecologic Oncology, Ne...
Oncologist in Medanta Gurgaon
Jyoti Wadhwa
Medical Oncology
Ashok Vaid
Medical Oncology
Pusa Road, Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi, 110005, India
NABH 
NABL 
 Capacity :700 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, General Surgery, Gynecologic Oncology, Neurology, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Cardi...
Oncologist in BLK Hospital
Pankaj Kumar Barman
Medical Oncology
Chandragouda Dodagoudar
Medical Oncology
J - Block, Mayfield Gardens, Sector 51, Gurgaon, Haryana, 122001, india
NABH 
JCI 
 Capacity :300 Beds
Multi Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, General Surgery, Neurology, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Cardiology, Dermatology, EN...
Oncologist in Artemis Gurgaon
Hari Goyal
Medical Oncology
Rakesh Chopra
Medical Oncology
Near New Ashok Nagar Metro Station, Vasundhara Enclave, New Delhi, Delhi, 110096, India
NABH 
NABL 
UICC 
 Capacity :300 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, Gynecologic Oncology, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Hemato Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Nephrology, ...
Oncologist in Dharamshila
K M Parthasarathy
Medical Oncology
Deni Gupta
Medical Oncology
Sector 44, Opposite HUDA City Centre Metro Station, Gurgaon, Haryana, 122002, India
 Capacity :1000 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, General Surgery, Gynecologic Oncology, Neurology, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Cardi...
Oncologist in Fortis Gurgaon
Nandini C Hazarika
Medical Oncology
Vinod Raina
Medical Oncology
Block F, Gol Chakkar, Palam Vihar, Gurgaon, Haryana, 122017, India
NABH 
 Capacity :100 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Gynecologic Oncology, Neurology, Cardiology, ENT, Hemato Oncology, Neurosurgery, P...
Oncologist in Columbia Asia Gurgaon
Jawahar Ticku
Medical Oncology
Anil Kumar Dhar
Medical Oncology
Mathura Road, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi, Delhi, 110076, India
NABL 
JCI 
 Capacity :700 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Cardiology Electrophysiology, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Gynecologic Oncology, Neurology, Bone Marrow Transplan...
Oncologist in Apollo Delhi
Manish Singhal
Medical Oncology
Ganesh Jadhav
Medical Oncology
B-22 , Sector 62, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, 201301, India
NABH 
 Capacity :200 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, General Surgery, Neurology, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Cardiology, ENT, Hemato Onc...
Oncologist in Fortis Noida
Vikas Goswami
Medical Oncology
Devavrat Arya
Medical Oncology
Sector B, Pocket 1, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg,, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, Delhi, 110070, India
NABH 
 Capacity :200 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, General Surgery, Neurology, Cardiology, ENT, Hemato Oncology, Neurosurgery, Pediatri...
Oncologist in Fortis Vasant Kunj
Bhawana Awasthy
Medical Oncology
A Block, Shalimar Bagh, New Delhi, Delhi, 110088, India
NABH 
 Capacity :250 Beds
Multi Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, General Surgery, Cardiology, ENT, Hemato Oncology, Pediatrics, Paediatric Nephrology...
Oncologist in Fortis Shalimar Bagh
Sunil Kumar Gupta
Medical Oncology

Description

Chemotherapy is the medical treatment which is given to cancer patients to destroy fast multiplying cells in the body. The drugs are called as chemotherapeutic agents/drugs.

Targeted therapy is a form of treatment in which drugs act by targeting specific receptors on cancer cells. This form of therapy is less toxic, but it has side effects too. Broadly chemotherapy may be classified based on if given before surgery or after surgery or along with radiation therapy.

1. Combined modality chemotherapy 

Neo-adjuvant Chemotherapy – Chemotherapy which is given before surgery. It is given with an intent to reduce the size of the tumor to make it surgical resectable.
Adjuvant Chemotherapy – Chemotherapy which is given after surgery. It is given with an intent to kill the cancer cells present in the blood circulation in the body.
Concurrent Chemotherapy – Chemotherapy which is given when the patient receives radiation therapy. It is usually given once in a week, while the patient receives radiation therapy on a daily basis.

2. Curative Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy when given with a curative intent is called as curative chemotherapy. It is usually given in the early stages of cancer.

3. Palliative chemotherapy

It is a chemotherapy given to the patient, when the disease is in stage IV, with an intent to improve the symptoms & improve the quality of life. The other kinds of chemotherapy are induction, consolidation and maintenance chemotherapy (in leukemia).

Pre-Procedure

Depending on the chemotherapy will be administered, you might have to make certain preparations. In most cases, there is no special requirement to get chemotherapy. You may need to:

  • Require chemoport, If chemotherapy will be administered intravenously.
  • Undergo certain tests to ensure that the body is ready for chemotherapy.
  • Check dental infection, in rare cases.

You should eat and drink right during your chemotherapy sessions. 

 

Post-Procedure
  • Chemotherapy leads to a period of few days of low immunity (low white blood cell counts), when you should be careful about onset of fever.
  • Some patients feel much tried & weak after chemotherapy, the duration of which may vary.
  • You should consult your doctor about working hours & also, you can discuss your work schedule with your employer.
  • You can work during chemotherapy if you medically fit for the same. 
More Info

Chemoport, also called as Port-A-Cath, is an implantable device, which is used for venous access. It consists of the portal reservoir (with silicone bubble) & septum (for needle insertion) which is inserted under the skin. Portal is connected to the catheter which extends till the vein in the neck. It is inserted with a simple surgery of short duration. It makes the blood sampling & chemotherapy administration relatively easy. It can be kept in place for few years, but needs flushing with heparin at regular intervals (discuss with your doctor).

PICC line, Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter, is long, flexible tube, which is inserted through a large vein in the arm & the other end of it reaches the large vein in the neck. The insertion is a simple procedure (similar to the insertion of IV cannula) & needs flushing with heparin at regular interval (discuss with your doctor). Cost of chemotherapy is based on the type of chemotherapy, brand of the medicine used, dosage of the medicine (calculated according to the body weight) and chemotherapy protocol being used. It may vary from a few thousands to few lakh.

You should discuss the approximate cost of chemotherapy in the respective cancer centre. BSA, also called as Body Surface Area, is measured or calculated surface area of human body. It is a parameter used to calculate chemotherapy dosage. It is calculated with the help of various formulas, using two parameters, height & weight. 



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