Consult Leading Oncologist

Dr. Fahad Afzal

DNB (Medical Oncology), DNB (General Medicine),
ESMO certified, SCE (Oncology, UK)

DNB (Medical Oncology),
DNB (General Medicine),
ESMO certified,
SCE (Oncology, UK)

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    We Offer

    Medical Expertise

    Global medical care standards using advanced technologies

    Quality Services

    Medical care of the highest quality that too at an affordable price

    Clinical Excellence

    We continuously strive to set the highest standard in patient care and our services.

    Post Treatment Care

    Follow-up consultations to ensure patient’s recovery and adherence to the after treatment process.

    What is Chemotherapy Treatment?

    Chemotherapy treatment is the most common treatment prescribed to cancer patients. A cancer specialist uses chemotherapy and a combination of different treatments to stop the growth of malign cells. The drugs target cancerous cells and destroy them to prevent further spread. However, cancerous cells overgrow and spread to other body parts and hence are vital to contain their growth.

    Different chemotherapy drugs can control cancerous cells. A cancer specialist carefully studies the patient’s health and decides on the best treatment.

    Chemotherapy can effectively manage various cancer types, but this drug therapy has a few risk factors. Some side effects may not cause significant issues, while others can cause serious health complications.

    Why Is It Done?

    A cancer specialist may use chemotherapy to control the growth of malign cells. Its usage includes:

    • Chemotherapy can be used as the sole therapy for cancer. The drugs are not combined with other treatment techniques.
    • Chemotherapy may be used as an additional drug to kill cancerous cells. It can be used after surgery to kill the remaining malign cells.
    • The drug is also used to aid other treatment options. For example, an oncologist may use chemotherapy to reduce the size of different tumours. It improves the result of radiation therapy and surgery.
    • Chemotherapy provides relief and is used to control the signs and symptoms of different cancer.

    To know more about the benefits of chemotherapy, you may contact Dr. Fahad Afzal.

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    Meet Our Doctor

    DNB (Medical Oncology), DNB (General Medicine), ESMO certified, SCE (Oncology, UK)

    Dr. Fahad Afzal

    After specialising in Internal Medicine from Mumbai, Dr. Fahad Afzal underwent formal super-specialty DNB training in Medical Oncology from Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, which is one of the largest corporate Hospital groups in South India. He has been a licensed practitioner for 12 years, with seven years of experience as a medical oncologist. Dr. Fahad is presently Consultant Medical Oncologist at Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre in Mumbai, which is one of the oldest and highly reputed tertiary care multi super-speciality hospitals of India.

    Dr. Fahad Afzal has been certified by European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) and received SCE in Medical Oncology from the prestigious Royal College of Physicians (RCP), UK. He was part of ESMO Academy at Oxford, UK in 2018 and ESMO Preceptorship on Breast Cancer at Singapore in 2019. He is member of several reputed national & international societies such as European Society for Medical Oncology, Indian Society of Medical and Pediatric Oncology, Immuno Oncology Society of India, Association of Physicians of India, etc. These certifications and memberships have provided him with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of oncology. Along with these accolades, he has a keen interest in clinical research.

    Patients suffering from cancer of the lung, prostate, breast, colon, ovary, etc. have high regard for Dr. Fahad Afzal because of his expertise and proficiency in medical management of cancer. He is well-versed in treating his patients with chemotherapy, monoclonal antibodies, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, hormonal therapy, etc. Moreover, he also has vast experience in Autologous and Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplant for treating patients with malignant as well as benign hematological disorders.


    Frequently Asked Questions

    Chemotherapy is mainly used to lower the total number of cancer cells in your body, reduce the likelihood of cancer spreading, shrink tumour size and reduce presenting symptoms. The treatment is also used by the best chemotherapy doctor in Navi Mumbai to prepare you for other treatments. For example, it can help shrink a tumour so it can be surgically removed or reduce the size of the tumour to prepare you for radiation therapy. In the case of cancer which has advanced to a later stage, chemotherapy may help relieve pain. Besides treatment for cancer, chemotherapy in Navi Mumbai may be used to prepare people with bone marrow diseases for bone marrow or stem cell transplant, and it may be used to help cure immune system disorders.

    The procedure for best chemotherapy in Navi Mumbai involves an overall plan made by the treating oncologist with the help of his expert team abiding by the general protocol and guidelines. That is usually spread over the span of a few months, with gaps between each cycle to ensure that the body is not overexerted. Before the commencement of the treatment, the oncologist maps out a plan which includes the type of chemotherapy, the number of sessions and cycles required by the patient, the frequency and intensity of the drug dose, the length of a break given between each cycle to help the body recover, etc. These steps depend upon factors such as type, stage, the severity of cancer, and the aim of the treatment, all of which consecutively contribute to the chemotherapy cost in Navi Mumbai.

    The most common way of giving chemotherapy is intravenous chemotherapy which is delivered directly into a vein. That can be done by using several different methods such as through a cannula which involves a small tube being inserted into the vein of the hand or forearm for a few hours, a peripherally inserted central catheter, which is inserted either around the front of the elbow connected to the veins near your heart for several weeks or months or through an implanted port which is kept until the course of treatment finishes. 

    You may get in touch with Dr. Fahad Afzal if you must undergo chemotherapy in Navi Mumbai. Not only is he highly regarded among the best in the field, but irrespective of the chemotherapy charges in Navi Mumbai Dr. Afzal offers reasonable prices.

    The chemotherapy cost in Navi Mumbai depends upon various factors such as the grade and stage of cancer, the number of cycles required for treatment, the hospital and drugs used for the treatment, the tests and consultations done before the start of the treatment to evaluate the intensity and spread of carcinogenic cells in the body, etc. 

    Sometimes chemotherapy is given in combination with other treatments like surgery, radiation, hormone therapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy, etc., which additionally contribute to the chemotherapy cost in Mumbai. Therefore, it is essential to understand the treatment plan in detail before one gets started to make the necessary arrangements beforehand.

    Generally, the chemotherapy charges in Navi Mumbai depend on how the chemotherapy is given. The chemotherapy cost in Mumbai ranges from ₹5,000 to ₹1,50,000 per session. Another common way of delivering chemo is oral, which starts from ₹5000 up to lakhs per month. Chemotherapy by chemo port costs Rs. 60,000 to a lakh as it requires minor surgery, due to which the charges for it are higher. A package comprising the above-listed costs as well as other required treatments and medications are made. The dose and strength of chemotherapy to be given varies from person to person. Usually, the dosage is high for a person with more weight due to higher body resistance and low for an underweight person. Most drugs require both height and weight while setting up the dosage.

    Various elements and factors affect the chemotherapy cost in Navi Mumbai, which includes charges for several different things like office/ clinic visits, consultation charges, lab tests, imaging tests, chemotherapy drugs, other miscellaneous drugs to cure side effects, rehabilitation and home care charges, transportation and hotel costs if one needs to travel to another city for their treatment, etc. 

    Although chemotherapy charges in Navi Mumbai may be pretty high, you should look for other aspects of the treatments as well. You should search for the clinic, hospital or doctor who can provide you with the best chemotherapy in Navi Mumbai rather than approaching that which is cheap.

    Chemotherapy treats many types of cancer effectively. However, like most treatments for chronic illnesses, chemotherapy can too have side effects. Chemotherapy works on active cells. Side effects happen when it temporarily affects healthy cells. Different drugs cause different side effects. Chemotherapy drugs help to kill cancer cells that tend to multiply rapidly. However, these drugs can also affect normal, healthy cells while travelling throughout the body. Some side effects occur as healthy cells are affected in the course of chemotherapy. It is normal to have anxiety about this, but the side effects are not always severe and go away with time. Chemotherapy often has similar side effects. The most prevalent side effects of chemotherapy include loss of hair, weakness, vomiting, feeling nauseous, diarrhoea, increased likelihood of infections, etc. 

    Chemotherapy may affect specific parts of your body. You may have intestinal problems, appetite and weight loss, sore mouth, gum or throat, nerve and muscle problems, dry skin, irritation in kidney and bladder, sexual dysfunctions and infertility. It should be remembered that every individual undergoing chemotherapy may not have all the side effects. The intensity of the side effects is different for every patient depending on factors such as their weight, body tolerance to medicines, etc. Be sure to talk to your cancer specialist about the problems. He may prescribe medications that would help. Most side effects disappear over time after treatment ends as healthy cells start to grow again, as a result boosting recovery and reducing the side effects. The recovery time depends on many factors, including your overall health and the specific drugs you have been given.

    Nausea, vomiting and lack of appetite are the most common and dreadful side effects. The good thing is that these symptoms can always be reduced by changing the diet and with the drugs that help relieve nausea, vomiting and stimulate appetite.

    If you are looking to avert the side effects of chemotherapy, you may contact Dr. Fahad Afzal, as he is appraised among the best chemotherapy doctors in Navi Mumbai. Not only has his treatment brought relief to many patients, he quotes a realistic price that is not as unreasonable as the chemotherapy cost in Navi Mumbai. Dr. Afzal offers affordable prices, which means you don’t have to think twice about your finances before opting for this treatment.

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    Dr. Fahad Afzal has done MBBS, DNB in General Medicine and DNB in Medical Oncology. He has been in clinical practice for more than 12 years with seven years of experience in medical oncology. He is presently Consultant Medical Oncologist at Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre in Mumbai.

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    Dr. Fahad Afzal – Best Cancer Specialist In Mumbai | Best Oncologist In Mumbai
    15, Pedder Rd, IT Colony, Tardeo, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400026
    Phone: 079776 36206

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