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    Best Cancer Care Places In South India

    December 22nd, 2013

    Cancer is one of those diseases that require specialized treatment. Deciding on the doctor and the treatment facility can be a tough decision. There are numerous cancer care centers in the country but what is important is finding the right treatment facility that suits your needs.

    We have planned a series of articles where an attempt has been made to provide you with information about ten major centers in different parts of the country. This is the first part of the series where we discuss 7 major treatment facilities in Southern parts of India. This is not an exhaustive list.

    We have already discussed how best to find the right treatment facility and right treatment doctor in detail. In addition to the considerations discussed in the earlier article the following need to be kept in mind


    There are a few considerations that need to be considered while taking decisions.

    • Treatment Facility / Treating Doctor: There are two ways that one could adopt, first is finding the oncologist and then finding out the medical facility where he treats his patients or vica versa meaning identifying the treatment facility and taking treatment from the staff that is available.
    • Insurance: Another important factor may be insurance. It is important to find out if the treatment facility that you are considering is recognized by your insurance company. It is equally important to decide whether you would be going for cashless services or opting to lodge a claim independently.
    • Other Factors: In addition to the above in a country like ours considerations like distance and cost of treatment also have an important role to play.

    List of Cancer Hospitals, Institutes and Centers in South India

    South India is fast becoming a hub for medical tourism where patients from different countries come to get treated due to excellent facilities as well as nominal costs of treatment as compared to their home countries. This is specially true for those coming from Europe, North American continents where the cost of private treatment is sky high.

    We have arranged the names in alphabetic order and their appearance in the list is not indicative of quality of services provided.

    1. Medical Trust Hospital: Set up in 1973, the hospital is a 750 bed multi-specialty hospital. It is one of the most well equipped and premier hospital in South India. It has more than 1,000 dedicated professionals.

    Contact Information

    Medical Trust Hospital

    Medical Trust Hospital

    Medical Trust Hospital

    Medical Trust Hospital

    2. Regional Cancer Center (RCC): The center was established in the year 1981 by joint efforts of the Government of Kerala and Government of India. A comprehensive center it caters to the needs of population from the states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.

     Contact Information:

    Regional Cancer Center

     3.      Apollo Cancer Hospital: One of the best places for cancer treatment it is a chain of hospitals with pan India presence. Equipped with best of medical equipments and qualified professionals. The hospital at Hyderabad specializes in cancer treatment.

     Contact Information:

    Apollo Hospital

     4.      Amala Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (AIMS)

    Also known as “Home for total healing” the hospital is a renowned name in cancer treatment. Located in Trissur district of Kerala it was established in 1831. Spread over 40 acres, its oncology department is the most famous.

    Contact Information:

    Amala Hospital

    Amala Hospital






    5.      Adyar Cancer Institute

    A cancer specialty hospital it is situated in the city of Chennai. It is one of the top ranking centers in the country.

     Contact Information:

    Adyar Hospital

    6. V.S. Hospitals & Madras Cancer Institute

    The institute has made considerable contributions in the field of cancer care in the region and the country as a whole. It is considered to be one of the best hospitals when it comes to cancer.

     Contact Information:

    VS Hospitals

    VS Hospitals


    7. Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore

    The hospital is known for providing high quality treatment to cancer patients at extremely nominal rates.

     Contact Information:

    Kidwai Hospital

    Kidwai Hospital






    We sincerely hope that you will find the information provided above useful. We would also highly appreciate if you could help us by providing information about treatment facilities not included in the above list that specialize in cancer treatment.

    Disclaimer: though best care has been undertaken in making this list, still this is just our opinion and we are not promoting any of these places. Use of self discretion is advised and moreover this list is not exhaustive but only indicative

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    Asbestos and Cancer – Part II

    November 20th, 2013

    We have already discussed what is asbestos and how exposure to the mineral can lead to cancer and a variety of ailments of serious nature. Asbestos a mineral that exists in the form of fibers penetrates deep into the lungs and continues to stick for years and years at a stretch. In this article we discuss a few points of caution that can be taken to avoid exposure. Read the rest of this entry “

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    Screening Tests for Common Cancers

    November 13th, 2013

    Cancer is one of the most researched diseases in the world today. Researchers from different fields are trying to create drugs and treatments that can cure this highly dreaded disease. Another round of efforts is concentrated on devising cancer screening tests and techniques that can prove helpful in early detection. The article is by way of a summary for screening techniques that can play an instrumental role in early detection.  Read the rest of this entry “

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