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Suffering from leukemia. Admitted to hospital? Treatment duration?

my father-in-law aged 56yrs is suffering from leucomia(ALL) for 15 days. now admitted at NRS MEDICAL COLLAGE & HOSPITAL. HG-4.7 & PLATELET COUNT 6 PACKET PLATELET & 1 PACKET CONCENTRATED HG is injected for last 4 days.
Now we are asked to sign concent form for further treatment which may approx cost of 5 lak & treatment is high risk & may take 6 months or more.
I want to know how much time it will take if treatment is done at your hospital & cost at your hospital for this patient
Asked On : Thu, 11 Apr 2013
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The treatment duration for ALL is standardized all over the world. Intensive chemotherapy is given initially (comprising of induction, consolidation, intrathecal chemotherapy or cranial irradiation, and re-induction chemotherapy cycles). Later on the patient is put on once a month maintenance chemotherapy for 2 years. The cost mentioned is also fair but if there are financial constraints, you can take help of charities which support cancer patients. NRS is a good institute. It is always advisable to take chemotherapy locally as ALL treatment involves multiple visits to the hospital for 2 and 1/2 years.
Answered: Sun, 12 May 2013
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