India is ranked 10th out of the top 46 countries in the world in the Medical Tourism Index 2020-21 by Medical Tourism Association. Persistent efforts have made India, one of the ideal destinations for medical tourism with advanced medical facilities, skilled dedicated doctors and low-cost or economical medical treatment. Most of the Indian doctors and surgeons are trained and worked with prestigious health institutions based in the US, Europe and other developed nations.
With modern medical practices, India is also promoting traditional health practices like Yoga, Ayurveda to ensure overall wellbeing and health. New India is not lagging behind when it comes to giving world-class cancer treatment. The cancer treatments offered in India are at par with the treatments offered by developed countries. People from all over the world are witnessing India’s world-class economic medical treatments.
Cancer signs and symptoms vary from case to case, depending on the development of cancer and on which body part is affected. Some generic cancer signs and symptoms are enlisted herewith-
- Experiencing fatigue throughout the day.
- Weight changes, including unintended loss or gain.
- Changes in bowel or bladder habits.
- Lump or area of thickening that can be felt under the skin.
There are several hospitals in India that are contributing to the treatment of cancer but in this post, we have compiled the top few.
Top 10 cancer hospitals in India – An Overview
Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai–
This renowned cancer treatment and research hospital is based at Parel, Mumbai, India and working in tandem with Advance Centre for Treatment, Research & Education in cancer(ACTREC).This autonomous body is administered, controlled and funded by Department of Atomic Energy, Government Of India.
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi –
All India Institute of Medical Sciences also known as AIIMS based in New Delhi, India. The well-recognized and globally acclaimed medical research university and hospital is governed by ministry of health and family welfare, government of India.
The Cancer Institute, Adyar, Chennai–
A Chennai, Tamil Nadu based non-profit cancer treatment & research Centre which was established in year 1952. This dedicated cancer institute established by women’s India association (WIA), awarded as centre of excellence by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India in year 1974.
Apollo Specialty Hospital, Chennai–
This 300 bedded private hospital, is based in Vanagaram,a suburb of Chennai, Tamil Nadu which is equipped with modern technology, skilled health care professionals and expert doctors.
The Gujarat Cancer & Research Institute, Ahmedabad–
Gujarat Cancer & Research Institute (GCRI) was established in year 1972, witnessing one of the exemplary cooperation between state government, central government and non-government organization. This institute is getting assistance under national cancer control program and jointly managed by Gujarat Cancer Society, Government of Gujarat and it is also a regional cancer centre of Government of India.
Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre, Delhi–
This is a project of Indraprastha cancer society and research centre, a non-profit medical and research institute which was founded in year 1966. The institute is specialized in cancer treatment and cancer research and bracketed amongst one of the largest medical centre for cancer treatment in Asia.
Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bengaluru–
This is an autonomous institution of Government of Karnataka and also got the status of regional cancer centre by Government of India in year 1980. This institute is funded by government of India with a recognition of Indian Council of Medical Research.
Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram–
This tertiary cancer care hospital and research centre was founded in year 1981 jointly by government of Kerala and government of India. The radiotherapy department of Medical College, Trivandrum, is serving the institution with utmost care and dedication. This cancer centre specializes in hematology, Lymph reticular, soft tissue, bone, head and neck, breast, CNS, gynecological, urinary, chest, gastro, pediatric oncology and thyroid.
A privately owned cancer treatment hospital having cutting edge diagnostics and world class treatments. This cancer treatment hospital providing services in diagnostic and clinical care assistance by its cancer specialists across the nation.
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh (PGIMER) –
This institute of national importance is a public medical university, based in Chandigarh, India. PGIMER is the leading tertiary care hospital in northern India region with facilities of medical research, super specialties and sub specialties.