Cancer treatment in India

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Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in India. Cancer rates in India are lower than western countries but they are rising with increasing relocation of rural population to the cities. It enhances expectancy of life and also lifestyle changes. In India, rate of oral and esophageal cancers are somehow the highest in the world. On the contrary, the rate of colorectal, prostate and lung cancers is one of the lowest. It is estimated that there are roughly 2.5 to 3 million prevalent cases of cancer in India at any given time. There is a high probability of cure if cancer is detected at early – in Stage I or Stage II. Following are some of the finest cancer hospitals in India: 

Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai:


The Tata Memoral Hospital is located in Parel, Mumbai. It is a specialist cancer treatment and research centre and closely connected with the higher centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC). One of the specialization areas of the hospital is the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (A.L.L). The hospital declares to treat and cure 99% of the A.L.L patients and also one of the few in India to have a P.E.T. scanner. 

Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore:

KMIO is recognized as one the charitable institutes and it is approved by the Endowment Department of Karnataka for its commitment for the services to poor cancer patients. The cost of the investigation and treatment are within the reach of the poor patients. If the total cost of treatment becomes too heavy, such patients are financially backed by the different schemes like free medicines from the institute, medical relief fund of Karnataka chief minister, welfare fund of the poor patient, children welfare fund etc. Anti cancer drugs sold at KMIO are 40 to 60% cheaper than the market rate. The location of the institute is Dr. M.H Marigowda Road, Bangalore, Karnataka. 

P.D Hinduja National Hospital, Mumbai:

All types of cancer surgeries are done at Hinduja hospital according to international standard. The surgical oncology department has a team of qualified and trained surgical and urologic oncologists for every type of surgery for the cancer patients. It is located at Mahim West, cadell road, Veer Savarkar Marg, Mumbai.

Apollo Cancer Hospital, Chennai

Cancer centers of the hospital have experienced surgical and radiation specialists of cancer and diagnostic consultants. A team of doctor is there in the center to examine every case jointly and decide about the best level of treatment for the patient. Tremendous physical and emotional strain is related with the cancer treatment so the hospital provides extra support to cancer patients with proper counseling to stay positive and eat properly. It helps quick recovery. 

RCC, Thiruvanantpuram,Kerala:

 The Regional Cancer Centre (RCC) is located at Thiruvanantpuram in Kerala is a state owned and finest cancer care hospital and research centre. Around 7 clinics are there for the care of patients to provide you the services of the well-known oncologists. RCC offers cutting edge research about the growth of cancer and how it responds to several treatments. It was established in 1981 by the Government of Kerala and Government of India. 

Cancer is no longer a disease that cannot be cured. Modern research and technology along with specialist doctors can battle against cancer and cure it if it is detected at an early stage. The patient is subjected to counseling and guide in right way so that food consumption can be continued. It gears up the recovery process. Leaving all kinds of trauma in this stage is helpful to get quick recovery from this.