Cancer treatments may involve only one form of treatment. But most people have a combination of treatments, such as surgery with chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. You may also have immunotherapy, targeted therapy, or hormone therapy.
While doctors have an idea of what may increase your risk of cancer, the majority of cancers occur in people who don’t have any known risk factors. The average cost of standard cancer treatment in India starts from around ₹ 5 to 10 lakh.
Cancer and its treatment can cause several complications, including pain, fatigue, nausea, weight loss, brain and nervous system problems, and unusual immune system reactions.
Chemotherapy treatment varies in length and frequency and depends on the individual treatment plan. Some last as long as three or four hours, while others may only take a half-hour.
Many of the most commonly diagnosed cancers have a ten-year survival rate of more than 50 per cent.