We tried to find out how much cancer treatment costs have gone up, and were surprised to find that the cost of a single cycle of basic chemotherapy for stage 1 cancer has actually gone down over the past 10 years.
A decade ago, it would cost about Rs 10,000 at a government hospital and Rs 25,000 at a private one.
This figure has come down to Rs 3,000 for government hospitals and Rs 8,000 for private ones.
However, the cost is highly dependent on the kind and stage of cancer. ...more
11:28 AM, Nov 24, 2011