Cancer specialists, also called oncologists, are doctors specialized in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer. There are different types of cancer specialists based on the specific area or region they specialize in. For example, a cancer specialist diagnoses treat, and prevents the disorders of the blood, bone marrow, and lymph nodes are Hematologists. A cancer specialist works in coordination with various healthcare experts for special cancer care.
If cancer is detected in a patient with symptoms of cancer, the oncologist designs a treatment plan for you based on his evaluation with the details of the type of cancer you have, what is the stage of cancer, how fast it is likely to grow, and what parts of your body are or likely to get affected.
A cancer specialist manages a patient’s care throughout the course of the treatment starting with the diagnosis, including:
Some of the major procedures performed by a cancer specialist surgeon are:
Cancer Specialist(s) in India
The average consulting fees of cancer specialists in India ranges from INR 1000 to INR 3000. The consulting prices depend on the doctor's comprehensive clinical experience, academic certifications, his/her status in the field, and most important cases handled so far.
Doctors with substantial clinical experience have more extraordinary accurate precision for diagnosis and treatment and so may charge more.
Cancer specialists in India are equipped and updated with the most recent and most advanced developments and techniques in cancer.
Cancer specialists in India go through a challenging academic curriculum and need to qualify for exceptionally competitive examinations. First, a medical student must complete a very rigorous 5 ½ years actual graduation (MBBS) that includes an internship. He/she operates in multiple clinical departments on a rotational basis to obtain real clinical experience in all clinical disciplines.
Post completion of actual graduation, doctors prepare for a nationwide entrance, and upon qualifying the same, they can apply for a] MS (specialization of 3 years) which is followed by three-year MCH program b] MD (medicine/paediatrics), along with DM (medical oncology) c] MD in radiotherapy. Healthcare professionals can opt for DNB (Post-graduate Master's degree for Specialist Doctors of National board) if they cannot go for MD, MS programs.
Recent regulation in India also mandates all the doctors to complete 2-5 years of compulsory rural service enriching the clinical exposure and better practical experience.
Apart from this, several doctors travel abroad to work with globally recognized medical experts and complete distinguished courses to acquire exceptional clinical expertise. Cancer specialists in India focus on gaining technical expertise.
Majority of cancer specialists in India are entitled to fellowships from the topmost and well recognized global institutes and the exposure of working with internationally recognized healthcare professionals. This makes Indian cancer specialists more suitable and versatile to numerous techniques, approaches, and methods for various surgical treatments.
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