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Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer Cost in India


Prostate Cancer is a cancer of the Prostate gland

Diagnosis: PSA Test, Digital rectal examination, imaging tests (such as MRI, ultrasound, etc)

Treatment modalities: Type and duration of treatment depend upon the general health of a patient as well as on the severity of the disease.

  1. Active surveillance and watchful waiting
  2. Surgical options
  • Radical (open) prostatectomy
  • Robotic prostatectomy
  • Bilateral orchiectomy
  1. Non-Surgical
  • Radiation therapy
  • Focal therapy
  • Systemic therapy
  • Chemotherapy 

 


Prostate Cancer Cost in India

For A Patient From INDIA

Prostate Cancer

Starts From USD 4165
(Indian Rupees 299213.6)

No. of Travellers

1

Days in Hospital

3

Days Outside Hospital

14

Total Days In India

17


  Treatment Cost

USD 61

( 4165Indian Rupee )


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STARTS FROM

USD 61

  Visa FEE

USD 0

( 0 Indian Rupee )


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  Return Airfare

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  Hotel

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COMFORT

USD 20

3-Star

USD 45

4 and 5-Star

USD 100

Near Hospital, 2 Beds, Air-Conditioned, Attached Bathroom, TV,
FREE Wi-Fi and Breakfast. Kitchen for Self-Cooking.

Near Hospital, 2 Beds, Air-Conditioned, Attached Bathroom, TV,
Round the Clock Room Service, FREE Wi-Fi and Daily Breakfast. Kitchen available for self-cooking.

Near Hospital, 2 Beds, Air-Conditioned, Attached Bathroom, TV,
Round the Clock Service, FREE Wi-Fi and Daily Breakfast. Entertainment, Swimming Pool and other comfort.

  Food

USD 0

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REGULAR

USD 8

VARIETY

USD 15

Basic Health Food

Basic Food and occassional eating out in Restaraunts

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3 USD * 2 person * 0 days

  Miscellaneous

USD 3

( 218 Indian Rupee )


5% of all the above expenses. Usually covers - Medicines, unknown expenses, near by sight seeing etc.

Approximate Total Cost For 24 Hour Holter Monitoring in India

USD64

( 4,584 Indian Rupee )

(Includes Cost of Treatment, Visa, Return Airfare, Hotel, Food, Daily Commute, Miscellaneous)


The prostate is a small gland present below the bladder. It is about the size of a walnut, found only in males and forms part of the male reproductive system. It controls erections and functioning of bladder alongside nerves and muscles surrounding it. Uncontrolled division of abnormal cells of the prostate marks the start of prostate cancer.

The prostate is a small gland present below the bladder. It is about the size of a walnut, found only in males and forms part of the male reproductive system. It controls erections and functioning of bladder alongside nerves and muscles surrounding it. Uncontrolled division of abnormal cells of the prostate marks the start of prostate cancer.

 

 


Anatomically as the prostate is lying near to the urinary bladder, a plethora of urinary symptoms may be present.

Early signs of prostate malignancy

  • Burning sensation or pain during urination
  • More frequent urges to urinate at night
  • Loss of bladder control
  • Decreased flow or velocity of the urine stream
  • Blood in the urine (haematuria)
  • Blood in semen
  • Difficulty getting an erection (erectile dysfunction)
  • Painful ejaculation
  • A problem in passing urine, or trouble starting and stopping while urinating

Advanced prostate cancer symptoms

Prostate cancer could spread (metastasize) to near organs or bones. Spinal nerves are also involved and get impinged in case cancer metastasize (spread) to the spine.

Signs of metastatic prostate cancer

  • Swelling in legs or pelvic area.
  • Numbness or pain within the hips, legs or feet.
  • Bone pain that doesn’t getaway, or leads to fractures.

PSA test

It is a test that measures prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in the blood. The prostate gland produces a protein named PSA and its elevated levels may be considered as one of the signs of prostate cancer. An elevated PSA value may also indicate benign conditions such as inflammation and enlargement of the prostate.

This is a blood test. Normal levels of PSA were believed to be around 4ng/ml or below

Men having PSA >4 mg/mL may probably be prone to prostatic adenocarcinoma and would have a diagnostic assay to verify cancer’s presence.

Procedures to diagnose Prostatic Adenocarcinoma

Digital body part examination (DRE): This generally is one of the primary tests to work out the presence of prostatic adenocarcinoma.

During a physical examination, unusual growth or lumps are felt in a patient’s body.

Biopsy: In this procedure, a part of the tissue is removed and sent for histopathological examination to look out for the presence of cancer cells.

Imaging tests: Ultrasound, MRI, CT scan and Prostascint scan done to verify the scale and stage of cancer.

Advanced genomic testing: This test looks for abnormalities in the cell’s DNA. Treatment modalities for early-stage (stage 1 and stage 2).

If prostate cancer is in an early stage, is growing slowly, and treating cancer would cause more problems than the disease itself, a doctor may recommend active surveillance.

Schedule for active surveillance:

  • A PSA test every 3 to 6 months.
  • A DRE at least once every year.
  • Another (initial biopsy is usually done to confirm cancer so inactive surveillance cases) prostate biopsy within 6 to 12 months, then a biopsy at least every 2 to 5 years.

Watchful waiting: This possibly is an option for older men with life expectancy less than 5 years and those with other serious systemic diseases.

If a patient develops symptoms from prostate cancer, such as pain or blockage of the urinary tract, then treatment may be recommended to relieve those symptoms.

Local treatments

Local treatments get obviate cancer from a selected, limited area of the body it includes the Surgical and Radiation approach.

Surgical options

  • Radical (open) prostatectomy
    It is the surgical removal of the whole prostate seminal vesicles and Lymph nodes in the pelvic area may also be removed.
  • Robotic prostatectomy
    A camera is inserted through small keyhole incisions in the patient’s abdomen.
    The surgeon then directs the robotic instruments to get rid of the endocrine gland and a few close healthy tissues.
    It a less invasive and has shortened healing time.
  • Bilateral orchiectomy
    Bilateral ablation is that the surgical removal of each testicle.

Non Surgical options

  • Radiation therapy
    It is the use of high energy radiation to destroy malignant cells.

  • Focal therapies
    Focal therapies are less-invasive treatments such as heat and cold that destroy tiny prostate tumors while not treating the remainder of the endocrine gland.

Systemic treatments:
Doctors use treatments such as ADT (androgen deprivation therapy), chemotherapy, and novel agents to reach cancer cells throughout the body.

  • ADT
    The rationale behind this approach is that the growth of prostate cancer is regulated by androgens (male sex hormones), and thus lowering the levels of androgen hormones will help slowing down the growth of cancer.
     
  • Chemotherapy
    Chemotherapy is the approach in which drugs/ medicines are used to destroy malignant cells, mostly by putting halt to their ability to grow and divide.

 


Frequently Asked Questions about Prostate Cancer

Q. I want to know what is benign prostate enlargement (BPE)?

It is the medical condition, the patient has an enlarged prostate. It means a (benign )non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland.

Q. Does having an enlarged prostate put a patient at a higher risk of getting cancer?

No, if a patient has an enlarged prostate that does not put him at greater risk of getting prostate cancer.


Q.  What are the factors that contribute to prostate cancer?

Hereditary, Ethnicity, Higher age


Q. After how long can you return to work after prostate surgery?

Approximately after 3-4 weeks, you can return to work, up to this time strenuous workout or heavy lifting is also prohibited.


Q. After how long a person can live after getting diagnosed with prostate cancer?

Life expectancy depends on at which stage you have been diagnosed and to which organ it has metastasized (spread). For example, a stage 3 patient usually has 5 years of life expectancy.


Q.  Is stage 4 a terminal stage?

Yes, stage 4 is terminal and life expectancy at this stage is 12 months.


Q. What are age-dependent PSA levels?

PSA levels for male of age  40 to 49 years is 0.7 ng/mL and for male  50 to 59 years is 0.9 ng/Ml.


Q. What is the duration of hospital stay after prostate surgery?

One to three days is usually to stay after prostatectomy, but usually, patients may need to use the catheter at home for a few days until a few weeks.



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