While cancer cannot be eliminated from coming but when it comes it needs to be managed well. Steps for treating cancer include but not restricted to surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and hormonal treatment. Sometimes all the above treatments may not be needed or additional tests and diagnosis may be required. To help you in your search and speedy recovery we have aggregated a list of cancer hospitals which have a good ecosystem to treat cancer.

The below list of Cancer hospitals are in no particular order of efficiency.

1. HCG Hospitals, Bangalore

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HealthCare Global Enterprises Ltd, is a dedicated cancer care hospital network with quality care across 20 centers. 200 new patients visit the hospital every single day.

The hospital is accredited for being the first privately run health care center to use PET- CT, Cyclotron technologies and CyberKnife technique for treating cancer. HCG Oncology has comprehensive care right from preventive methods to rehabilitation provided by high tech equipment and machines.

2. Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai

Tata Memorial Hospitals are one of the best cancer hospitals in India. They provide free treatment to nearly 70% of the patients and around 600+ patients are treated on a daily basis. The radiology technologies used include ultrasound, MRI and the CT scanners.

There are mainly 8 specialist doctors in the oncology department. The doctors are specialized in providing services on preventive oncology, telemedicine & telepathology as well.

3. Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore

Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology is renowned for its affordable treatment to cancer. Providing almost free treatment to poor, the hospital is well reputed for its tertiary care towards cancer patients.

The hospital is funded by the government to provide multidisciplinary patient care as well as conduct research for cancer. KMIO also received WHO recognition and has UICC membership as well.

4. Cancer Institute, Adyar – Chennai

The Cancer Institute is one of the most reputed charitable cancer hospitals in India. The comprehensive facilities comprise of 535 beds, college for oncological sciences, research division and a separate division for preventive oncology.

Moreover, the institute boasts of high-class treatment options and modern technology cancer patients. It was founded by Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddy – first Indian women to graduate with a medical degree.

There are multiple reasons to make this hospital reputed and trustworthy. Only 40% of the beds are charged by the patients while the remaining are free. More than 15,000 patients are seen annually for treatment.

5. Apollo Cancer Hospital, Chennai

Apollo Specialty Cancer Hospital in Chennai also ranks as one of the most trustworthy specialty cancer hospitals in India. The hospital has a benchmark board for cancer called Tumor Board! It consists of competent surgical, radiation and medical oncologist on its panel. The hospital also boasts of a newly constructed Chemotherapy Ward and facilitates potential donor search to offer transplant.

It also has specialized clinics for Thyroid, Tumor and Breast cancer. Other treatment offered include Bone Marrow Transplant, Medical and Surgical Oncology, Digital Mammography and Histopathology. Day Care Chemotherapy and targeted therapy is also available. 

Like HCG Oncology centre, Apollo Cancer Hospital also has the revolutionary CyberKnife system installed. It was also among the first hospital group to initiate Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Radiosurgery.

The hospital has conducted around 150 donor transplants successfully till date.

6. Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh

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PGIMER is considered to be the finest medical entity for providing multidisciplinary health care treatment and education. It provides comprehensive care for:

  • aplastic anaemia
  • lymphoma
  • thalassemia
  • multiple myeloma and
  • blood cancer.

A special 4 bedded provision is made for Bone Marrow Transplant. PGIMER has the best regional health care centre for Pulmonary Medicine and it includes a Lung Cancer Clinic as well.

7. Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute, Ahmedabad

The government of Gujarat and Gujarat Cancer Society came together to form Gujarat Cancer & Research Institute. While it is an autonomous body but is jointly managed by the Gujarat government and Cancer Society. Considered to be the biggest hospital for cancer in India, it boasts of excellent facilities and team of doctors for treating cancer.

The hospital specializes in:

  • medical oncology
  • surgical oncology
  • preventive oncology
  • radiation oncology
  • gyneconcology
  • neuro oncology
  • nuclear medicine and
  • radio diagnosis

This 650 bed hospital has high quality nursing and health services for all oncology branches. It has manifested latest technology for cancer management and diagnosis. Around 1000 permanent employees for all classes and more than 100 resident doctors are available to take care of the patients.

8. The Regional Cancer Centre (RCC), Thiruvananthapuram

RCC hospital in Kerala is known for its treatment to various types of cancers. It is equipped with modern facilities and has well experienced doctors and staff.

The hospital was honoured for implementing tele-medicine for diagnosing and curing cancer. More than 11,000 cancer cases are treated annually of which almost 70% patients are rendered free care while remaining receive the treatment has subsidized rates.

It specializes in treatment of thyroid cancer, Pediatric Oncology, Chest & Gastro and Gynaec/Urinary cancer and breast cancer.

9. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

AIIMS, New Delhi provides treatment for cancer under its specialty centre Dr. B.R.A Institute – Rotary Cancer Hospital. The institute boasts of best radiotherapy and radio diagnostic machines as compared all the other cancer hospitals in India.

It also claims to have the best linear accelerator, intensity modulated radiotherapy, stereotactic radiotherapy, and brachytherapy machines.

With as many as 200 beds available, the hospital was the first one to have a vacuum assisted unit for advanced Mammography. It has more than 250 hematopoietic stem cell bone marrow conducted. Polymerase chain and FISH reaction are used for prognosticating cancer patients.

10. Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Institute

In recent years, the hospital has gained lot of popularity for treating cancer apart from many other illnesses. A good team of doctors and well defined operational procedures has helped the hospital gain good name. The hospital has expertise to treat all kinds of cancer with modern techniques and knowhow. It is one of the first ones to use medical port for the administration of chemo therapy drug. Their rooms are well ventilated, spacious, patient has privacy and safe hands to take care.

A good USP of this hospital is, it has many good facilities in house for the attendant/care giver of the patient. Right from having a beauty salon, to chat stall to ice cream parlour and popular food joints like subway, cafe coffee day and starbucks; the hospital will never let the attendant feel trapped. It has a gift store, a food court, an optician store and an underground cafeteria too where one can sit and eat food called from outside.

Many renowned celebrities including Sanjay Dutt and Irrfan Khan have got themselves treated here for cancer.

(Updated on 20th May, 2021)

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