Sponsor a Cancer Patient

Being diagnosed with cancer can seem like the end of the world to anyone. For a person who lacks the means to afford treatment, it really can be.

At Imran Khan Cancer Appeal (IKCA), we believe that every cancer patient deserves an equal chance at life. With your help we can restore hope to someone who has the odds stacked against them. By sponsoring the full or partial treatment of a patient, you will be ensuring he/she receives the best care available in Pakistan. By taking on the expense of treatment, you’ll be giving your sponsored patient the hope and morale he/she needs to recover.

The cost of treatment will vary from one patient to another. It will depend on the type of cancer a patient has and the type of treatment required. Approximately, the cost of treatment can range from £3,440 (for a Germ Cell Tumour) to £13,328 (for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia). The table below shows a breakdown of treatment costs according to cancer type. These are approximate.

 Average Treatment Costs for Different Types of Cancer

DiseaseBrain CancerBreast CancerHodgkin’s DiseaseLung CancerOvarian CancerOsteosarcomaPancreas CancerProstate CancerSkin CancerThyroid Cancer
Diagnostic Services
Pathology £650.50 £673£1,130£669.50£800£1,090£1,250£731£480£385
Nuclear Medicine£75£147£475£307.50£75£135£100£80£120£585
Therapeutic Services
Hospitalisation (Room Charges) £206.25£111£210 £237.50 £190 £1,475 £375 £145 £450£300
Internal Medicine £125£110£259.50£304£200£130£850£182£210£92
Medical Oncology/ Paediatric Oncology £200.75 £325£480.50£342.50 £490 £900 £460 £175 – –
Radiation Oncology £1,575 £956 £570 £1,317.50 £50 £1,070£375£220£1,575
Surgical and Theatre Services £1,325 £1,500 £125 £928.50 £2,090 £650£2,320 £750 £2,550 £1,955
 Pharmacy £1,930 £1,575 £860 £1,375 £1,105 £1,930£3,990 £2,072 £850 £56.50
 Total £6,500 £5,750 £4,650 £6,150 £5,500 £8,500£11,000 £5,000£6,500£3,500 
Sponsor a Cancer Patient

Your Donation is a Ray of Hope for the Poor

Shaukat Khanum Hospital (SKMCH) cares for thousands of patients who rely on your support. In 2018 we were able to provide free cancer treatment to 75% of our patients through donor funds and Zakat donations. We covered all diagnostic and therapeutic hospital fees, ranging from the cost of radiation and chemotherapy services, to surgical theatre and medication fees.

How You are Helping

Waqar Ahmed is just one of many children who beat cancer after being admitted to Shaukat Khanum Hospital. He is one of many children whose parents were faced with a devastation twofold when he was diagnosed: the potentially deadly disease their child was suffering from; and the reality that they couldn’t afford the care their child needed. But with your help, and the will of Allah (swt) we’ve saved Waqar.

Read More to find out about his fight with cancer and the efforts of everyone involved in ensuring he received the best treatment available in Pakistan.

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