Cancer treatment from UAE to India

Cancer Treatment Options for Emiratis in India

Indian medical infrastructure is known worldwide for its quality and affordability. Millions of patients thus flock to India every year for various critical medical treatments. Some popular ones are breast cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, and ovarian cancer treatment in India.

The patient population from the Middle East, mainly UAE, has been one of the biggest reapers of the medical benefits associated with undergoing cancer treatment in India. The treatment machines, tools, and technologies used to treat cancer patients in India are at par with some of the finest hospitals in the world.

Rising cancer cases in UAE

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is among the countries struggling with the rising cancer cases, with about 12 individuals being diagnosed every day. A WHO report suggests that the number of cancer cases diagnosed in a year in the Middle East is expected to double within the next 20 years.

It’s true even though the quality of care delivered by the hospitals in the UAE is still the best in the entire Middle Eastern region. But the main problem is with the insurance coverage and the huge cost of cancer treatment in the UAE.

Patients from the Middle East prefer China over other countries because it is affordable and on par with international standards. Moreover, India is just hours away from their home and can be accessed through direct flights.

Success of cancer treatment in India

India has a long streak of successful cancer treatments and surgeries. Hospitals in India with world-class facilities have treated more than a million cancer patients from abroad.

Some time back, UAE cancer patient Umaima Tinwala realized that in her home country, the scans and medicines were hugely expensive, thus she decided to come to Mumbai, India, for the treatment and carried prescription drugs back with her at significantly affordable rates. Henceforth, she survived breast cancer after receiving cheaper chemotherapy treatment in India. There are countless such examples.

Also, over the years, technological advancements have significantly changed cancer treatment in India. The best oncologists in India regularly update themselves with seminars, conferences, and workshops. These enable them to provide the best treatments and adapt to the techniques that work best in the patient’s interests.

Some of the best hospitals in India for Cancer treatment are Manipal Hospital in New Delhi, Medanta – The Medicity Hospital in Gurgaon, Fortis Hospital in Mumbai. You can get the complete list of hospitals here.

How to get to India?

To reach India for your medical treatment, you have various flights coming to India from the UAE. Two common routes are from Dubai and Abu Dhabi. 

The most popular flight routes from Abu Dhabi to India are Abu Dhabi to Lucknow, Abu Dhabi to New Delhi, Abu Dhabi to Hyderabad. The cheapest flight from Abu Dhabi to India is from Abu Dhabi to Mumbai, with airfares starting at I78 USD. Same from Dubai, there are multiple regular flights connected to all the major cities in India.

What is the process to get Visa for India?

If you have a UAE-based passport, you can easily get an e-medical visa. Provided your sole purpose of traveling to India is to get medical treatment and where you are getting treated is a reputable hospital or healthcare center accredited by the Indian government.

The Medi Connect Team will help you provide the Visa assistance letter from the hospital, which is mandatory to get the e-Visa. An essential piece of information to be noted is that for the patient, you need an e-Medical Visa, and for the attendant, you need an e-attendant Visa. For more e-Visa-related details, click here.

The embassy of the UAE is located at Chandragupta Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi and can be contacted by telephone at +91-11-26188331 as well as by e-mail for the ambassador’s office:

Our Medi Connect team are in-house professionals with expertise in solving queries of sensitive patients, and they are thus offered a range of options in terms of hospitals and services, which gives them ample amount of freedom to evaluate all the options and choose accordingly. The team also arranges for the doctor and patient communication via phone or e-mail prior to the patient’s arrival. Also, the team takes responsibility for providing a visa assistance letter from the hospital to procure an e-medical visa. (Apart from these, to get the complete list of services provided by the Medi Connect team, click here.)

So, if you are looking for the best cancer surgery in India at affordable rates, do reach out to us by filling the enquiry form. The Medi Connect team will get back to you with details as soon as possible.

FAQ- About Cancer Treatment In India

Doctors generally use 5-year statistics to understand the timeline for cancer prognosis. If you remain in complete remission for five years or more, some doctors may say you are cured or cancer-free.

After your treatment, you are still coping with how it affects your body. Your body can take time to get over the effects of cancer treatment.

Blood cancer is caused by changes (mutations) in the DNA within blood cells, which causes the blood cells to start behaving abnormally.