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What is Radiation Therapy?

Radiation therapy, also called Radiotherapy is one of the cancer treatment modalities. It uses high-energy radiation beams to shrink a tumour or destroy cancer cells. It has been successfully administered in treating cancers of the breast, bowel, uterine, prostate, skin, bladder, lung, cervix, head and neck and many more. Over the past few years, radiotherapy has advanced significantly with the latest technology in treating cancer efficiently and increasing survival rates.

Treatment type: Radiation therapy (or) Radiotherapy
Treatment goal: Destroy cancer cells using high energy radiation beams while minimizing its effect on surrounding healthy tissue
Span of chemotherapy: 1 to 7 weeks or longer
Number of  Sessions: Generally, 5 sessions a week followed by rest and each session lasts for 10 to 30 minutes
Hospitalisation: No
Success rates: Higher than 90%
Recovery: Few weeks to months

Factors that Impact Cost of Radiation Therapy in Hyderabad

Radiation therapy can be expensive because it involves complex machines and more health care assistance.

On average, the cost of radiation therapy in Hyderabad ranges between INR 1,50,000 to INR 20,00,000.

Most often, patients need combination therapies like surgery or chemotherapy along with radiotherapy. This may further increase the final cost.

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 (Note: The displayed cost values are intended to provide an understanding to the public. The final cost for your treatment will be determined only after consultation with the Doctor. But if you want to know the approximate cost, especially for your case, contact us at 8008575405 and we will give you an estimate.)

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Radiation Therapy Procedures and its Benefits

Radiation therapy is basically of two types:
1. External beam radiation therapy: which delivers radiation via a machine.
2. Internal radiation therapy, where a radioactive substance is placed at the site of the tumour.

Radiation therapy can be given either as curative therapy to cure cancer and prevent its recurrence or as palliative therapy to relieve patients from cancer symptoms and to treat cancer as far as possible. Palliative radiotherapy is usually given to late-stage cancers when the cancer is incurable.

You may notice a huge difference in costs among these radiation treatments. Mainly, the latest advancements such as IMRT, IGRT, VMAT, 2D CT, 3D CRT, proton therapy, and Gamma knife cost slightly higher than traditional radiotherapy. This is because advanced radiation treatments involve expensive technology and highly skilled doctors to precisely deliver radiation. However, the outcome of the treatment justifies the amount you spent on the treatment.

Cost Estimates of various Advanced Radiation treatments

Advanced Radiation Therapy Average Cost Range (INR)
IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy)
1,50,000- 2,00,000
IGRT (Image-Guided Radiation Therapy)
3,50,000 - 5,00,000
VMAT (Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy)
2,50,000 - 3,50,000
2D CT (2d conventional technique)
30,000 - 60,000
Gamma Knife
4,00,000 - 5,00,000
Proton therapy
10,00,000 - 20,00,000

 (Note: The displayed cost values are intended to provide an understanding to the public. The final cost for your treatment will be determined only after consultation with the Doctor. But if you want to know the approximate cost, especially for your case, contact us at 8008575405 and we will give you an estimate.)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Radiation therapy is widely used to treat breast cancer, bowel cancer, uterine cancer, prostate cancer, skin cancer, bladder cancer, lung cancer, cervical cancer, head and neck cancer and other cancers. It also treats thyroid disease, blood disorders, and non-cancerous tumours.

Radiation therapy treats cancer by using high doses of radiation beams to shrink the tumor or destroy the cancer cells. There are different types of radiation treatments and your doctor will choose the right one for you. It can be given alone or in combination with chemotherapy, immunotherapy, surgery, and some other drugs.

You can get relief from cancer symptoms and cancer starts reducing. You may face some manageable side effects of radiotherapy like tiredness, lack of sleep, lack of hunger, and skin irritation. These side effects subside gradually. Some patients may face variable side effects depending on the body part that received radiotherapy. It is important to keep your healthcare team informed of symptoms before, during, and after the treatment. Also, take the help of a registered nutritionist to maintain good health during these times and don’t forget to stay physically active.

Radiation therapy is mainly of two types; External beam radiation therapy and Internal radiation therapy. Of the two, external beam radiation therapy is mostly preferred. Here, high-energy radiation beams are delivered through a machine to precisely target the tumour. This radiotherapy is continuously developing, giving rise to many recent advancements. Whereas in internal radiation therapy, a radioactive substance is placed inside the body at the tumour site, which continues to emit radiation and destroy cancer cells.

Radiation therapy can cause side effects that can affect daily life. During this time, take necessary care by having a customised diet, adequate sleep, and regular exercise. Taking care of your skin and mouth is also important. Don’t ignore any unusual body signs, notify your healthcare team immediately and seek medical help.

Hair loss, fatigue, skin irritation, dry mouth, tooth decay, mouth sores, difficulty swallowing, and shortness of breath are some of the side effects of radiation therapy. Different people may experience different side effects depending on the body part being treated, and the type and dose of radiation treatment. Mostly, these side effects are manageable and will subside after the treatment ends.

Along with the stage of cancer, this variation also depends on the technology used for radiation therapy, radiation dose, tumour size and location. You can ask your doctor about the cost of your treatment.

Generally, every cancer treatment involves a multidisciplinary team. For radiotherapy, a radiation oncologist, a surgeon, a medical oncologist, a paediatric oncologist (for children), therapeutic radiographers, radiologists (experts in taking and understanding x-rays and scans), pathologists, nurses, and other health care professionals will be involved based on your case.

Onco Cancer Centres are well known for personalised cancer services at the most affordable prices. With world-class infrastructure, you can get the kind of radiation treatment you need. Not just treatments, our services also include customised nutrition service, continuous assistance from care managers and unlimited access to cancer specialists. Overall, it is a one-stop solution for all cancer-related services.

Talk to your health insurance company about what services they will pay for. Many insurance companies are covering the radiotherapy costs. We suggest you contact your insurance company before planning the treatment and know the insurance process.

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