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Which are the best cancer hospitals in India?

Some of the best cancer hospitals in India are:

  • Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai
  • Apollo Speciality Hospital, Chennai
  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  • The Gujarat Cancer & Research Institute, Ahmedabad
  • The Cancer Institute, Adyar, Chennai
  • Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bengaluru
  • Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre, Delhi
  • Fortis Hospital, Mumbai
  • Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram
  • HCG, Bengaluru
Who is considered the best oncologist in India?

Dr. Suresh H. Adavani, Dr. Ashok Vaid, Dr. Vinod Raina are considered to be some of the best doctors in the field of oncology in India.

Do hospitals in India have advanced radiation treatment facilities?

Yes, India has many hospitals with advanced radiation treatment facilities like Eclipse, Monaco with Monte Carlo Algorithm, Plato, ERGO++ and CMS XiO.

Is nuclear medicine for cancer treatment available in India?

India has many experienced oncologists, cancer surgeons, and physicians dedicated to fight different types and stages of cancer with the best medical facilities and infrastructure at a very affordable cost. Yes, there are hospitals in India which treats cancer with nuclear medicine and have nuclear scan facility.

How many chemotherapy cycles are needed for breast cancer treatment?

Chemotherapy cycles can vary from once a week to once every three week or more. After each cycle there is period of recovery. Generally, in early-stage breast cancer patient undergo chemotherapy treatments for three to six months, but the doctor can adjust the number and dosage of drugs according to patient’s condition.

Are all kinds of leukaemia (blood cancer) treated in India?

India has made a remarkable progress in the treatment of cancer as it has most skilled and knowledgeable cancer doctors who have vast experience of working in highly advanced cancer hospitals around the world. India having the high-end infrastructure, latest technology and best quality medicines can provide the best treatment for all kind of cancers and leukaemia at an affordable cost.

What are different treatments for prostate cancer?

Different treatments for prostate cancer are:

  • Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer
  • Surgical treatments like open prostatectomy, laparoscopic surgery or Perineal prostatectomy
  • Radiation therapy which can be external beam radiation, brachytherapy, LDR brachytherapy or HDR brachytherapy
  • Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • Proton beam therapy
  • Cryosurgery
  • Hormone therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Targeted therapy


These treatments are generally used one at a time, although in some cases they may be combined. 

What are the common cancers occurring in men and women?

From about 42% of all cancer cases in men are mostly lung, prostrate, and colorectal cancer and from about 30% of all cancer cases in women are mainly breast, lung, and colorectal cancer. 

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