Affordable Cost Leukemia (Blood Cancer) Treatment in India
Plan your Leukemia Treatment in India with Indian Medguru Consultants
Leukemia, commonly known as Blood Cancer, is a dangerous disease, which affects the proper functioning of infection-fighting cells in our body. It is of utmost importance to choose the right physician for blood cancer treatment in India. Indian Medguru helps international patients in finding the leukemia cancer treatment in India at affordable cost.
How things function at Indian Medguru Group:
- Primary facilities : We take care the most important facets like appointment with doctors, your medical visa, accommodation, healthy meals.
- No compromise: We recommend only the hospitals best suited to our patient’s health and budget needs.
- Streamlined : The entire procedure, right from choosing the hospital/surgeon to your date of departure back home, everything is planned leaving no scope for confusion.
- Budget : We offer several blood cancer treatment packages that are highly affordable for patients from all parts of the globe. The cost comparisons for leukemia treatment take into account the travel and accommodation bills for the expected length of stay in India and also include the operating room fees, nesthesia, and hospital accommodation in a private and well-equipped room, medications, doctor’s fees and nursing care.
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International Patient Testimonials
I am Mrs. Caroline Johnson from Nigeria. I was diagnosed with blood cancer which had brought a wave of sadness in my family. Since we could not get good treatment in Nigeria, we looked for affordable options abroad. I came across Indian Medguru’s website and after clearing all my doubts with them, I came to Bangalore, India for the treatment. The surgery was successful and I am living a happy life. I extend warm gratitude towards Indian Medguru and the hospital team for saving my life.
Leukemia Treatment Cost Comparisons: India VS Other Countries (USA, UK, Thailand, & Singapore)
India is the most preferable destination for patients who are looking for low cost Leukemia Treatment. Indian Cancer experts, physicians and doctors are trained at European and American medical schools and have many years of experience in performing Leukemia Treatment. The cost of the Leukemia Treatment in India is typically a fraction of the cost for the same procedure and care in the US and other developed countries. Comparing Leukemia Treatment cost in India with the same treatment procedure in other countries, the price for treatment would be 30-50% lower. The cost can vary depending on diagnosis and other medical conditions of a patient.
The cost of the Brachytherapy based on the type of cancer / conditions in various countries is given in the chart / table below. The price comparison is given in USD.
|Type of Leukemia||USA||UK||India||Thailand||Singapore|
|Acute Myeloid Leukemia||$35,000||$28,000||$18,000||$23,000||$28,000|
|Chronic Myeloid Leukemia||$25,000||$20,000||$9000||$11,500||$13,500|
|Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia||$40,000||$32,000||$19,000||$24,000||$29,000|
|Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia||$20,000||$16,000||$7000||$9000||$11,000|
*The price for the Leukemia Treatment is an average collected from the 15 Best corporate hospitals and 10 TOP Cancer Experts of India.
*The final prices offered to the patients is based on their medical reports and is dependent on the current medical condition of the patient, type of room, hospital brand and the surgeons expertise.
We have worked out special packages of the Leukemia Treatment for our Indian and International patients. You can send us your medical reports to avail the benefits of these special packages.
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What is Leukemia?
Leukemia begins in the immature cells of the bone marrow in the central cavities of bones. The bone marrow produces all types of blood cells: red blood cells that carry oxygen and other materials to the tissues of the body, white blood cells that fight infection, and platelets that help the blood clot. Hundreds of billions of new blood cells are produced in the bone marrow each day, providing the body with a constant supply of fresh, healthy cells. In a patient with leukemia, many of the white blood cells produced in the bone marrow do not mature normally. These abnormal cells, called leukemic cells, are unable to fight infection the way healthy white cells can. As they accumulate, the leukemic cells also interfere with the production of other blood cells. Eventually, the body has too few red cells for supplying oxygen to the body’s tissues, too few platelets for proper clotting and too few healthy white cells for fighting infection. As a result, people with leukemia are at risk for bruising, bleeding and infections.
What are the types of Leukemia?
The main types of leukemia are myelogenous and lymphocytic, and each type has an acute (rapidly progressing) and a chronic (slowly progressing) form. Acute leukemia mainly affects cells that are immature, or not fully developed, preventing them from maturing and functioning normally. Chronic leukemia develops more slowly, so that the body still has some healthy cells available to fight infection.
Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) - Acute myeloid leukemia is the most common type of leukemia in adults, although it also can occur in children. If untreated,this form of leukemia usually progresses quickly.
Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) - Chronic myeloid leukemia originates from the presence of a genetic abnormality in blood cells, called the Philadelphia chromosome, and progresses through distinct phases. CML occurs mainly in adults, but a very small number of children also develop this disease.
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) - Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is the most common type of leukemia in young children in developed countries, but it also affects adults, especially those ages 65 and older. ALL starts in the inner part of the bones, known as bone marrow, but often moves quickly into the blood.
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) - Chronic lymphocytic leukemia usually gets worse slowly. CLL is the second most common form of leukemia in adults and rarely occurs in children. More than half of people diagnosed with CLL are older than 70, and cases rarely occur in individuals younger than 40.
Best Hospitals for Leukemia (Blood Cancer) Treatment in India
The best hospitals for leukemia treatment in India are well-equipped with the latest technologies for cancer treatment and have best doctors and staff. They provide treatments for the patients with utmost care and boost the mental strength of the patients so as to recover. The best hospitals for blood cancer treatment in India are located at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Noida, Gurgaon, Ahmedabad, Nagpur, Kerala, etc.
What are the causes of Leukemia?
Most causes of leukemia are not known. However, the disease has been linked to;
- Exposure to large amounts of high energy radiation
- Occupational exposure to the chemical benzene
- Viral infections
- Cigarette smoking
What are the risk factors for Leukemia?
- Previous chemotherapy
- Human T-cell leukemia virus 1 (HTLV-1)
- Myelodysplastic syndromes
- Down syndrome and other genetic diseases
- Family history
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What are the symptoms of Leukemia?
Symptoms of leukemia include:-
- Fever, chills, night sweats and other flu-like symptoms
- Weakness and fatigue
- Swollen or bleeding gums
- Enlarged liver and spleen
- Swollen tonsils
- Bone pain
- Pinhead-size red spots on the skin
- Weight loss
How is Leukemia diagnosed?
To diagnose leukemia, the doctor must examine cells from the blood and, in most cases, the bone marrow. An initial blood test (complete blood count [CBC]) showing an abnormal white cell count may indicate the need for a bone marrow biopsy to confirm the diagnosis and to identify the specific type of leukemia. During this procedure, the doctor removes a sample of bone marrow tissue (biopsy) from a pelvic bone and tests the sample for cancer cells. The cells also are examined for chromosomal abnormalities.
What are the various stages of Leukemia?
Stages of Leukemia and Acute Leukemia - Acute leukemia isn't classified in stages. Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) is classified by the subtype of AML that affects the patient, and whether or not the cancer has spread from the blood and bone marrow to other parts of the body.
Adult acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) is staged in three categories:
- In remission
The staging of childhood ALL uses risk groups:
- High risk
- Standard risk (low risk)
Chronic Leukemia Stages - Chronic leukemia stages depend on the type of leukemia diagnosed. Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) are staged in different ways.
CML is divided into three phases:
- Chronic phase
- Accelerated phase
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia stages are usually classified using Rai stages in the United States. The Rai stages are:
- Stage 0: Low risk
- Stages 1 and 2: Intermediate stages
- Stages 4 and 5: High risk.
Leukemia Final Stages-Because of the different types of leukemia and accompanying staging methods, it’s difficult to generalize about leukemia final stages. Generally, the final stages of leukemia include:
- Involvement of other organs
- Resistance to treatment
- Significant levels of abnormal blood cells.
Each type of leukemia responds to treatment differently and progresses at different rates. Individual response to treatment and disease progression are more useful prognostic indicators than classification systems.
How is Leukemia treated?
Treatment depends on the type of leukemia, certain features of the leukemic cells, the extent of the disease, and whether the leukemia has been treated before. Following are the types;
Biological therapy is treatment with substances that affect the immune system's response to cancer. Interferon, a drug used against some types of leukemia, is a form of biological therapy. Biological therapy or immunotherapy uses the body’s immune system to fight cancer, using antibodies to target and destroy leukemia cells
Chemotherapy is given in cycles, a treatment period followed by a recovery period, and then another treatment period and so on. Chemotherapy destroys cancer cells by stopping them from growing or multiplying. Some healthy cells are destroyed as well, which is what causes the side effects, but normal cells are often able to repair themselves after treatment. Different types of drugs are used for the different types of leukemia.
Sometimes Radiation therapy is used for leukemia in the central nervous system or testicles as well as for pain caused by bone destruction. However, radiation is not the primary treatment for leukemia. In high doses radiation therapy kills cells and/or keeps them from growing and dividing. Radiation therapy is helpful in treating cancer because cancer cells reproduce faster than most normal cells.
Bone Marrow Transplants
Bone Marrow Transplants are probably the best bet for a cure in many cases of leukemia. Doctors perform this procedure when leukemia is in remission or when the patient relapses during or after treatment. Patients are given a bone marrow transplant so that their body can be given higher doses of chemotherapy drugs that would not be tolerated otherwise. Chemotherapy also destroys normal cells in the bone marrow, making the bone marrow transplant necessary in order to make up for the destruction of normal cells.
Surgery is less likely to be considered for patients of leukemia because leukemia cells are spread throughout the body making it difficult to target one specific area. However, in some cases surgery is done to remove the spleen. The spleen may be removed because blood cells have accumulated, causing the spleen to swell and displace other organs in the abdomen.
When follow-up for Leukemia treatment required?
After completion of treatment, the diagnostic studies are repeated to see how the treatment has affected the leukemia. Many people have a reduction or even a disappearance of leukemia cells in their blood and bone marrow. This is called remission.
What are the benefits of Leukemia treatment?
The rate of leukemia has not changed much, but more people are surviving longer, thanks mainly to advances in chemotherapy. ALL, for example, represents one of the most dramatic success stories in cancer treatment. Almost 90 percent of children diagnosed with the disease attain remission, and more than half are cured completely. The 5-year survival rate for all patients with ALL has risen from 4 percent in the 1960s to more than 50 percent in the 1990s.
Adult patients treated for ALL have an 80 percent to 90 percent chance of attaining remission; about 40 percent of those who do so survive at least another five years, with a chance of a full cure. Patients treated for AML have a 60 percent to 70 percent chance of remission; about 20 percent of those survive at least three years, with a possibility of a full cure.
Why prefer India for Leukemia treatment?
host of medical options are available to patients traveling to India for medical treatment, especially cancer treatment like Leukemia. All the specialist knowledge, medical talents, advanced diagnostic equipment and surgical tools in the world count for nothing if the commitment to deliver them in the best possible way to the patient is not there. India hospitals are known for its effective and efficient services. What many people do is get diagnosed in the their home country and have a treatment recommended for them before beginning research to find a suitable hospital in India where they can have that treatment for a fraction of the cost of what it would be in the US or UK. Physicians in India are also developing alternative approaches to treating certain types of leukemia that may actually eliminate the need for transplant.
How many International Leukemia Treatment patients came to India?
The list of TOP 15 countries from where the Cardiac Patients travelled to India is given below. The major reason of large number of patients travelling to India for low cost cardiac treatment from these countries is because of availability of quality healthcare in India, affordable prices and very good air connectivity.
The maximum number of patients for Leukemia Treatment comes from- Kenya, Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia, Ethiopia, Tanzania, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Oman, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan.
Here are the approximate percentage wise distributions of the patients coming from Top 15 countries to India in 2017 for Leukemia Treatment.
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How can I get best Leukemia Treatment in India?
India is among the best cancer treatment destinations. Mail us your medical report and we will get back to you with surgeon profiles that best suit your condition.
Are there any long-term effects associated with these medications used to treat leukemia?
The side-effects of Leukemia drugs are low, but in rare cases chemotherapy can causeearly menopause, fatigue, heart problems, weight gain.
Will I require hospitalization during my leukemia treatment?
You may need to stay in the hospital for 3-5 days, depending on the extent of your treatment and the surgeons' guidelines.
What signs indicate that my leukemia is in remission?
Post treatment diagnostic studies show that many people have reduction or disappearance of leukemia cells in their blood and bone marrow. This is when you can know your leukemia is in remission.
What are the benefits, possible side effects, and complications of this leukemia treatment?
Benefits, side-effects and complications of Leukemia treatment differ for every patient. Send us your medical report to gauge the risks.