New Delhi: Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in India.
Cancer rates in India are lower than those seen in western countries, but are rising with increasing migration of rural population to the cities, increase in life expectancy and changes in lifestyles.
In India, rates for oral and oesophageal cancers are some of the highest in the world.
In contrast, the rates for colorectal, prostate, and lung cancers are one of the lowest.
It is estimated that there are approximately 2.5 – 3 million prevalent cases of cancer in India at any given time.
Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has urged the Government of India to make cancer a notifiable disease.
There is a high probability of treating cancers if detected early—in Stage I or Stage II.
Here we present a list of top five cancer hospitals in India:
Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai
The Tata Memorial Hospital is situated in Parel, Mumbai. It is a specialist cancer treatment and research centre, closely associated with the Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC).
One of the fields of specialization of this hospital is in the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (A.L.L). The hospital claims to treat and cure 99% of the A.L.L patients. This hospital is also one of the few in India to have a P.E.T. scanner.
Kidwai Memorial institute of Oncology, Bangalore
KMIO is recognised as a charitable institute by the Endowment Department of Karnataka, considering its commitment for services to poor cancer patients.
The charges levied for cancer investigations and treatment, are well within the reach of poor patients.
In cases where the total treatment cost becomes too heavy, such patients are financially assisted by various schemes like Free drugs from the Institute, Karnataka Chief Minister’s Medical Relief fund, Poor Patients Welfare Fund, children Welfare Fund, Kidwai Cancer Drug Foundation, etc.,.
The anti-cancer drugs sold at Kidwai Cancer Drug Foundation’ are 40 to 60% cheaper than the market rates.It is situated at Dr. M.H Marigowda Road, Bangalore, Karnataka.
P.D Hinduja National Hospital, Mumbai
At Hinduja Hospital all types of cancer surgeries are done as per international standard.
The surgical oncology department has a team of qualified and trained surgical and urologic oncologists for every aspect of surgical management for cancer patients.
It is situated at Mahim West, cadell road, Veer Savarkar Marg, Mumbai.
Apollo Cancer Hospital, Chennai
The hospital’s cancer centers have experienced surgical and radiation cancer specialists as well as diagnostic consultants. The center’s teams of doctors examine each case jointly and decide on the best line of treatment for the patient.
Since treatment of cancer involves tremendous physical and emotional strain, the hospital provides extra support to cancer patients by counseling them to stay positive and to eat right – thereby speeding up the recovery process.
The Regional Cancer Centre (RCC) situated at Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala is a state-owned premium cancer care hospital and research centre.
There are around 7 clinics devoted for the care of patients which offer you the services of renowned oncologists.
RCC provides cutting edge research on how cancer begins and responds to various treatments.
It was established in 1981 by the Government of Kerala and Government of India.