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Normally when cells grow old, they die and new cells take their place as the body needs them. Sometimes this orderly process goes wrong. New cells form when the body does not need them and old cells do not die when they should. These extra cells can form a mass of tissue called a growth or tumour. A tumour is a clump of abnormal cells.
Tumours can be either benign or malignant. Benign tumours are not cancer, they can grow large but they do not invade tissues or travel to other areas of the body. Malignant tumours are cancer. When tumour spread elsewhere away from the original (primary) site in the body, it is called metastasis.
Staging is a system used to describe a malignant tumour by its size of the original or primary tumour, whether the cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes and whether the cancer has spread (metastasized) to other organs of the body. Staging helps your doctor to plan the treatment.
Cancer is complex. The same type of cancer can vary from person to person. The treatment medication regimen is tailored to the needs of the person taking it depending on:
Treatment plans may include one or more types of therapy. During treatment cancer progress and tumour response are monitored closely. Treatment plans may be modified to achieve the best possible results. Common forms of cancer therapy may include:
Chemotherapy is a type of treatment that includes a medication or combination of medications to treat cancer. The treatment of cancer using specific chemical agents or drugs that are selectively toxic to malignant cells and tissues. The goal is to stop or slow the growth of cancer cells. Chemo medications attack rapidly growing cancer cells but they can also affect healthy cells that grow rapidly.
Chemo is often given several times over weeks or months in course of treatment called cycles. The goal of chemotherapy is to kill cancer cells or slow cancer's growth over time. Since chemo also kills normal cells, these chemo days are followed by periods of rest when you receive no treatment to let the body recover and produce new healthy cells.
Chemotherapy treatment plans may use a single medication or a combination of medications that can be delivered in more than one way.
Staying hydrated can help minimize the fatigue and constipation caused by chemo. It also protects the kidneys from the toxic waste buildup caused from cancer drugs. The process of chemotherapy causes the body to lose more water and become dehydrated.
The costs for chemotherapy can vary. Expenses differ depending on the drugs, the stage of the cancer and other factors specific to each patient. The cost of diagnostics like CT Scans, PET Scans, MRI, FNAC, biopsy and other diagnostics need to be added.
No two cancers have the same treatment approach. The treating team of doctors decide the line of treatment comprising of chemotherapy, radiotherapy or both. Many times surgery is required.
Other treatment options like hormone therapy and immunotherapy can also be used along. The cost of treatment thus varies according to the treatment chosen.
The cost of the cancer which is diagnosed at an early stage is lower than the one diagnosed later. The extent of spread of the cancer, patient’s age, medical history and general health influence the cost.
The type of drugs used whether Indian made or imported also changes the costing.
The cost of cancer treatment is different in different cities and different areas in the same city depending on the real estate, machinery, implants and equipment. Infrastructure of the hospital, room facility, machines and the techniques used, common cancer tests and investigation costs, surgeons and other doctors visiting fees are the other determining factors.
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