Over the years, most Kenyans have traveled to India for cancer treatment and care. Our role is simple, to make sure that you get to the best cancer hospital available, travel stress free and stay comfortably before, during and after your treatment.
Why do Kenyans travel for cancer treatment in India?
- No waiting time. Get treated for cancer without delays
- High quality service, before and after cancer treatment
- Latest cancer treatment technology
- Cost effective cancer treatment
- Specialty and comprehensive cancer treatment
Types of cancers and costs
The type of cancer that a patient may be suffering from, would affect the cost of its treatment. Medications, procedures, relapse rate, rehabilitation period, etc. may be different for the different types of cancer.
That said, the most common cancer types we see today in Kenya are lung cancer and oral cancer in men, and breast cancer and cervical cancer in women. Colorectal cancer too is on the rise.
Stages of cancer and period of treatment
Cancer that is diagnosed at its early stages may have a higher rate of treatment success, than those that were diagnosed later. Statistics have shown that 46% of cancer patients are diagnosed at the second stage or earlier, while 18% are diagnosed in the third and fourth stage.
However, the time of diagnosis may not matter in cases where patients deliberately delay getting treated due to financial restrictions. As we mentioned earlier, 18% cancer patients have been known to do that.
Another factor that would affect the cost of treatment is the time duration that the medical team/ oncologist suggests for treatment. For instance, some may need 4-5 chemotherapy/radiation cycles, while more severe cases would need more cycles over a longer period of time. Additionally, duration’s of treatment should also factor in rehabilitation and recovery period/ postoperative care.
Most types of cancer have four stages: stages I (1) to IV (4). Some cancers also have a stage 0 (zero).
- Stage 0. This stage describes cancer in situ, which means “in place.” Stage 0 cancers are still located in the place they started and have not spread to nearby tissues. This stage of cancer is often highly curable, usually by removing the entire tumor with surgery.
- Stage I. This stage is usually a small cancer or tumor that has not grown deeply into nearby tissues. It also has not spread to the lymph nodes or other parts of the body. It is often called early-stage cancer.
- Stage II and Stage III. In general, these 2 stages indicate larger cancers or tumors that have grown more deeply into nearby tissue. They may have also spread to lymph nodes but not to other parts of the body.
- Stage IV. This stage means that the cancer has spread to other organs or parts of the body. It may also be called advanced or metastatic cancer.
Why choose Beyond Borders Medtours as your partner for cancer treatment abroad?
Beyond Borders Medtours is a medical tourism company that will facilitate all your needs for cancer treatment in India. We match you with the best cancer hospitals in India and other destinations for the best treatment and care. Get there faster, easier and better prepared.
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