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 Immunotherapy Treatment?

    Your immune system consists of organs, tissues and white blood cells in the lymph system. It enables your body to fight off different diseases and infections. Immunotherapy is a popular cancer treatment that works by enabling your immune system to fight this mortal illness.

    Immunotherapy treatment is a type of biological therapy that helps you treat several cancers with the help of substances made of living organisms.

    Why Is It Done?

    Cancer patients and their caregivers know about the usual chemotherapy and radiation therapy. But then there is immunotherapy, a cancer treatment meant to enable the body’s immune system control and possibly eliminate cancer. The therapy may also help to prevent further damage from this mortal illness. 

    Immunotherapy treatment enables your body’s immune system to target the cancerous cells specifically. There are more than 100 cancer types, and this treatment is widely used to treat most of them. In addition, it is considered to be an effective treatment technique for those patients impervious to radiation therapy and chemotherapy. 

    If you are looking for cancer treatment, especially immunotherapy, you may consult with Dr. Fahad.

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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

    One of the initial steps of preparing for the procedure of immunotherapy in Thane is to understand what immunotherapy is, how it works, and what to expect from your immunotherapy treatment. Immunotherapy is a treatment that focuses on boosting the patient’s immunity in order to help fight cancer better.  Immunotherapy can accelerate and change the mechanism of how the immune system works. In case your doctor has included immunotherapy as part of your treatment plan, then understanding how exactly it works can help one understand better how the treatment is to be carried out and also help to make educated decisions about cancer care. Immunotherapy is a treatment that utilises one’s own immune system to fight chronic diseases. This works by accelerating, stimulating, the natural reflexive defence action of the body’s immune system so that it can work in a much smarter way to find and kill cancer cells. This can be done additionally by making formulating chemicals and drugs in a laboratory that will function similar to the way immunity cells operate. Immunotherapy may work excellently for certain types of cancers while for others they may prove ineffective. For some cancers, immunotherapy by itself is sufficient, while in other cases pairing it with other treatments may help in improving efficacy.

    Another important step is to know whether you are eligible for taking up immunotherapy in Thane. There are certain criteria that one needs to meet in order to be eligible for immunotherapy. Eligibility depends upon various factors such as what stage and level of cancer the patient is suffering from, the body’s strength to resist multiple treatments, the indication of biomarkers of cancer reports, etc.

    The patient may be eligible for immunotherapy if: 

    They suffer from late-stage and advanced cancer wherein no other options of traditional treatment can be given.  

    The patient has been identified with metastatic cancer. Genomic testing comprises the guidelines for this specific type of cancer. 

    Immunotherapy may be given to patients who have already overcome cancer in order to avoid reversal of cancer and relapse. Immunotherapy may also be used in combination with chemotherapy in order to yield better results. 

    If you want to use your immune system to fight cancerous cells, you may contact Dr. Fahad Afzal for immunotherapy for cancer in Thane. He is recognised among his peers to offer the best treatment that has resulted in patients recovering faster than the estimated downtime. To undergo immunotherapy in Thane call and schedule an appointment with Dr.Fahad.

    Immunotherapy cost in Thane depends upon various factors such as the grade and stage of cancer, 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 cancer cells in the body, and the number of cycles required for the procedure of immunotherapy for cancer in Thane. Immunotherapy treatment may be given in a cycle of six to eight sessions instead of a 2-year protocol that is popular in European countries. Immunotherapy drugs cost anywhere in the range of Rs 80,000 and Rs 1,00,000 for a monthly treatment. On the other hand in some cases, patients require a lesser and smaller dose which is enough to accelerate their immunity and help them fight cancer. 

    Sometimes immunotherapy is given in combination with other treatments like surgery, radiation, hormone therapy, targeted therapy, chemotherapy, etc, which additionally contribute to the immunotherapy cost in Thane. It is important to understand the treatment plan in detail before one gets started so that the necessary arrangements for funds can be made beforehand.

    Various other miscellaneous elements and factors affect the immunotherapy costs in Thane which include charges for a number of different things like, office/ clinic visits., consultation charges, lab tests, imaging tests, chemotherapy drugs, other drugs to cure side effects, rehabilitation and home care charges, transportation and hotel costs if one needs to travel to another city or country for their treatment, etc.

    However, you can limit the treatment cost by finding the best cancer hospitals in your locality that offer affordable prices. For example, if you want to know immunotherapy costs in Thane, you may reach out to various hospitals and ask for quotes. Alternatively, you may reach out to Dr. Fahad Afzal for affordable prices.

    Immunotherapy for cancer is a form of treatment that helps in boosting the body’s immune system in order to combat the disease. Immunotherapy is opted as a supporting treatment in addition to chemotherapy for curing a wide range of cancers, often in combination with other agents. Constant research and clinical trials are being conducted in order to improve its effectiveness and also expand its branches to make it accessible to more types of cancers. The following types of cancers have been approved to be eligible for undertaking immunotherapy -

    • Breast cancer
    • Cervical cancer
    • Colorectal cancer
    • Oesophageal cancer
    • Head and neck cancer
    • Kidney cancer
    • Leukaemia
    • Liver cancer
    • Lung cancer
    • Lymphoma
    • Melanoma
    • Prostate cancer
    • Skin cancer

    However, it is pertinent to understand and keep in mind that not all patients suffering from these types of cancers are by default eligible for opting immunotherapy. Many other factors and criteria need to be satisfied in order to qualify for the same. Factors like genetic formulation of tumor cells, level of cancer, etc contribute to the decision of whether one can opt for immunotherapy.

    If you have any of the cancers mentioned above, you may undergo immunotherapy for cancer in Thane under the guidance of Dr. Fahad Afzal, widely recognised as the best doctor for immunotherapy in Thane.

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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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