1. How do I know which is the right hospital for me? How do I review/assess a hospital?
We recommend patients to go through the following list for selecting the best Cancer Treatment hospital in India:
Is the hospital accredited by NABH or JCI? JCI (Joint Commission International) and NABH (National Accreditation Board of Hospitals & Healthcare Providers) is an International and India quality council that helps patients analyse the quality of healthcare services provided at the medical center. NABH accredits majority of hospitals listed on Medmonks.
Is the medical center easy to locate? There are several multi-speciality cancer treatment centers in India, which allows patients to choose hospitals that are located in metro-cities instead of an isolated area.
Does the healthcare center have all the latest technology? It is important that the hospital consists of all the equipment required for performing a cancer treatment, whether it is a surgery, CyberKnife, Immunotherapy or radiation therapy.
How much experience does the medical center’s staff have? In the end, the healthcare professionals will be responsible for a patient’s treatment, making it important that they go through their career highlights and success ratio.
Patients can also go on our website and compare the top Cancer Treatment specialists in India and select the best cancer hospital in India.
2. What technologies are important for treating Cancer Treatment?
Based on the type, stage and aggressiveness of cancer, the treatment used for its cure can vary.
Tumor Surgery – involves extraction of the tumor (cancerous cells) from the organ. It is the fastest way of getting rid of a significant portion of the tumor.
Chemotherapy – Chemotherapy uses anti-cancer drugs, which are given to the patient orally or through IV, that help in stopping the production of cancer cells while killing them simultaneously.
Radiation Therapy – uses an X-ray machine which helps provide targeted radiation on the parts that are afflicted with cancer cells, killing them without damaging the healthy cells in the body.
CyberKnife – uses an advanced LINAC (lightweight linear accelerator) which has a robotic arm, which assists the oncologist in delivering focused beams of radiation directly on the targeted area.
Immunotherapy – uses advanced drugs that train the patient’s immune system to attack the cancer cells more aggressively.
3. Why does the cost of treatment vary in different hospitals in the same country or location?
The cost variation of cancer care occurs in different hospitals located within the same location, because of factors like hospital room rent, oncologist’s fees, equipment charges, facilities available, and medications etc. used throughout the treatment. A standard cost cannot be calculated for these conditions, as each patient and their condition is unique which is usually treated using different methods and approaches, making the bill of each patient even with the same type and stage of cancer, different from another.
4. What facilities are given to international patients?
Medmonks healthcare facilitates International patients with a 360-degree care package that consist of 24*7 support care, management of hospital appointments and lodging services throughout their stay in India. The company completes all the groundwork for the patients, so they are able to relax and focus on their treatment.
5. Do hospitals provide telemedicine services for international patients?
There are only a few hospitals in India that provide telemedicine services. However, patients traveling to India, through Medmonks services can approach their team and get these services or get in touch will their doctors before and after receiving their treatment.
6. What happens if a patient doesn’t like the hospital chosen by them? Will Medmonks help the patient in switching to a different hospital?
In certain cases, patients can feel unsatisfied with the quality of services or the treatment delivered at a hospital selected by them, that might force them to switch to a different hospital. Medmonks will assist the patient under such circumstances, helping them select the best cancer hospital in India of similar stature if they are unhappy with their initial choice.
7. How are the best Cancer Treatment doctors in India trained?
Indian doctors have to complete 4 years of medical degree and gain an additional 3-year specialty in oncology for becoming a cancer specialist. Further, they can gain specialization to treat different organs. However, their training does not end there. Advancement and research on cancer treatment force these specialists to get acquainted with these latest technologies regularly, for delivering quality treatment to the patients.
8. What is the cost of different types of cancer treatments delivered in India?
Cost of Cancer Surgery in India – starting from $2900
Cost of Chemotherapy in India starting at $400 per cycle
Cost of Radiation therapy in India – $3500 (IMRT)
Cost of CyberKnife in India – $6500
Cost of Immunotherapy in India starting from – $1600
Cost of Hormone therapy in India – $800 - $1000
Cost of Targeted Therapy in India starting from $1000
9. Why choose Medmonks?
“Medmonks is a medical travel assistance company that is established to facilitate international patients with affordable medical care in India. They help patients connect and receive treatment from some of the best hospitals and doctors in India at an affordable cost, to reduce the financial burden of the patient’s chest. They make all the arrangements for international patients to travel overseas for their treatment, by helping them with their visa approvals, flight reservations, accommodations arrangements and doctor appointments at the hospitals.
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