Transarterial Chemoembolization or TACE in India is a minimally invasive and one of the best techniques for treatment of liver cancer without surgery which aims at reducing or killing the tumour in liver by injecting chemo drug into the artery in liver.
There are two arteries that supply blood to liver, Hepatic artery and portal vein. Portal vein is the main supplier of blood or the feeder to liver whereas the hepatic artery provides blood supply to tumour in liver. So the best way is cutting off supply to the tumour through hepatic artery which can be reduced in size. In simple language Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) in liver cancer is used to either reduce the size of the tumour or to kill it. Once the chemo drug is injected then the artery is sealed.
Transarterial Chemoembolization is used in India for treatment of liver cancers without surgery where tumour is quite big in size and cannot be operated or surgically removed.
Transarterial chemoembolization is done by insetring a thin tube or catheter through the thight similar to what is done during angiography. From there the catheter is pushed into hepatic artery. As such it is one of the best procedure for liver tumours however it is contraindicated for patients with chronic liver conditions like hepatitis or cirrhosis
Another variation of transarterial chemoembolization that is done in by team at Livcure Centre in Delhi/ NCR, India is called Drug Eluting Bead Transarterial Chemoembolization (DEB-TACE). The procedure is similar to TACE except that in this case the sealing of hepatic artery is done using drug eluting beads which keep releasing small dose of chemo drug which leads to more efficacious results.This is similar to putting a drug eluting stent in the heart artery that prevents blocakge from coming back.
At Indian Cancer Care we have solutions from the treatment of some of the most common cancers to some of the most complicated and challenging surgeries like Liver Transplant.
Apart from surgical treatment we also have state of the art technology that is operated by some of the best medical minds in the filed. The technology includes Radiofrequency Ablation, Transarterial Chemoembolization (TACE), Transarterial Radioembolization (TARE), Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, ERCP and Percutaneous Transhepatic Biliary Drainage (PTBD).
The cost of TACE treatment depends upon the size of liver tumour and number of sittings required. The cost of TACE may be between USD 3000 to USD 5000. Apart from the treatment the other costs like travelling, hotels and food are all cheaper in India. The boarding and lodging cost for the patient and one attendant in a decent airconditioned guest house would be around USD 40-60 per day. For query please whatsapp at +91-9958222443 or email to email@example.com
Cancer treatment requires high quality equipments and care. Hence in India cancer hospitals are majorly tertiary care setups. Some of the best cancer hospitals in India with best in class facilities are located in Delhi/NCR and Mumbai. In Delhi/NCR we have hospitals like Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon, India whcih is considered as one of the most advanced hospitals for cancer treatment. Apart from Fortis we have Paras Hospital Gurgaon, India which is a great setup for cancer surgeries. Similarly in Munbai we have Nanavati hospital which offers great cancer treatment facilities all the way from cancer surgery, chemotherapy, liver transplant, bone marrow transplant and even heart and lung transplants.
Our Hospitals have the latest MRI, CT Scan, Digital X-Ray, Mammography, Ultrasound, Colour Doppler, PET CT Scan, Gamma Camera (Nuclear Medicine Scans), Image Guided Radiation Therapy, Gamma Knife, Cyber Knife, Thoracosopy, Sleep Study, Lung Ultrasound, Bronchoscopy, EBUS etc which gives us the diagnostic and theraputic confidence for providing the right treatment.
Modular fully equipped Operation Theatres with hepa-filters for zero infection rate and C-Arm backed by a state of art ICU helps us in providing world class treatment to our patients. Similarly in cases of transplant our well equipped isolation rooms ensure a zero infection rate which is very important for transplant patients as they have compromised immunity after the surgery.
Our team of doctors include some of the best names from the Indian Medical Fraternity. Dr Ankur Garg - Liver Transplant, Hepato Biliary and Pancreatic Cancer Surgeon, Dr Kaushal Yadav, Dr Abhishek Mitra, Dr Niranjan Naik, Dr Rama Joshi, Dr Sumita Singh, Dr Priyanjana Sharma, Dr Shilpi Sharma Dr Rajiv Yadav, Dr Vikram Singh- All Cancer Surgeons, Dr Pradeep Bansal and Dr Dipanshu Gupta - Urologist and Kidney Transplant Surgeons, Dr Rahul Bhargava and Dr Dharma Choudhary - Bone Marrow Transplant Specialists, Dr Vinod Raina, Dr Suresh Advani - Medical Oncologists, Dr Sandeep Attawar and Dr Hemant Pathare - Heart & Lung Transplant Surgeons, Dr J S Virk- Orthopaedic Cancer Surgeon, Dr Amal Roay Chaudhoory and Dr Subodh Pande Radiation Oncologists.
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