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What do you need to know about the cost of cancer treatment from the oncologist?

March 9, 2020

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Punjab: Undergoing cancer treatment can be tough as you need to deal with the stress and handle your emotions at the same time. Bt, when you consult the best oncology doctor for your treatment he will give you detailed information about the treatment and he will give you support which makes it easy for you to go through this tough phase of your life.

What are all the medical expenses of cancer treatment?

First of all, every patient is different so the treatment will vary according to their condition. It means the cost will depend on the severity of the case and many other factors. You need to ask as many questions as you can so that you are aware of the treatment course. Patients undergoing the treatment will have medical expenses on:

  • Provider clinic visits

  • Clinic visits for treatments

  • Hospital stays

  • Lab tests include blood tests, urine tests, and many other tests.

  • Diagnosis Procedures (which can include room and equipment charges)

  • Imaging tests (like x-rays, CT scans, and MRIs)

  • Surgery (surgeon, operating room fees, anesthesiologist, pathologist, equipment, medicines, and more)

  • Radiation treatments (implants, external radiation, or both)

  • Medication costs (chemo or other medicines that treat your cancer that may be inpatient, non-prescription, outpatient, prescription, and treatment-related)

  • Rehabilitation charges.

  • The need for Homecare (includes equipment, medications, or visits from nurses.)

  • Specialist referrals or Physical therapy

  • Transportation costs

  • Some patients need to travel to other places to get treatment.

What should be asked about the treatment cost?

You need to talk to your health care professional as they have a better understanding of your treatment plan and what the total cost of the treatment will be. To be more specific, you can ask the given questions.

  • How long do I need to get the treatment and what is the estimated cost?

  • Is there any other treatment option that costs less? How well the treatment will work?

  • Where will I get the treatment in the hospital, clinic, or at home?

  • Do I need to stay in the hospital and for how long?

You should ask the doctor how much will be the cost of the medications. Your health care team will give you an assistance plan so that you know what to expect while undergoing the treatment.

When you plan for the treatment it will make it easy for you to carry out the expenses.

Just be aware of the unprofessional doctors or hospitals who do not give you detailed information and when you are done with the treatment they will charge in excess which you might not even think of.