It is a well known fact that large countries have long waiting lists for surgeries but if you go to one of other countries you can get the treatment more quickly than in your own country and that way you have better chance for recovery and best quality staff. In these countries, doctors and the helping staff are all well educated, have degrees from prestigious universities.
When a person becomes faced with a fact that he/she suffers from cancer then he/she sets his/her minds up to what is cancer, how he/she is going to treat it, where he/she is going to treat it and how much that treatment is going to cost.
Well, firstly to say that cancer is a term used for diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control and are able to invade other tissues. Cancer cells can spread to other parts of the body through the blood and lymph systems. One can treat cancer in more than one way. These ways are: surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, etc. one would say that surgery is the best way to treat cancer but if that treatment doesn’t work out one can always try chemotherapy or proton therapy. Radiotherapy is one of the most economical methods of treatment for malignant diseases with a relatively high rate of effectiveness. Concerning chemotherapy one can get this in four different ways: an injection into the bloodstream (usually through a vein), a drip (intravenous infusion) into the bloodstream through a vein, tablets, capsules.
Medical tourism, traveling to other countries for treating various diseases or undergoing surgeries, has become very popular activity worldwide. People can go to other countries for treatment for various reasons and the most common ones are the following: Procedure availability (in some underdeveloped countries one cannot get the necessary treatment so he/she needs to go abroad), lower costs (for example a surgery that costs 50.000 USD in America can cost 10.000 USD in Thailand. To back up this claim, we can say that a hysterectomy in the United States costs 15.000 USD and in Costa Rica the same procedure costs 5.700 USD. In both cases one can save a lot of money, and shorter period of waiting for the treatment. It is a well known fact that large countries have long waiting lists for surgeries but if you go to one of other countries you can get the treatment more quickly than in your own country and that way you have better chance for recovery and best quality staff. In these countries, doctors and the helping staff are all well educated, have degrees from prestigious universities.
Destinations to go in the Europe are: Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Turkey, United Kingdom and Czech Republic. These have the best centers for treating cancer in Europe. Concerning Asia there are: Thailand, Jordan, Malaysia, India, and Hong Kong, South Korea. There are also countries such as: Cuba, Mexico, and Costa Rica.
Besides good sides of medical tourism there are also bad sides. Traveling long distances soon after surgery can increase the risk of complications. This is the only one bad side to the medical tourism. There can also be complications after the procedure, and then various viruses that are specific for a certain area can attack already weaken body, but this happens in very few isolated cases.
In the end, one needs to consult his/her oncologist and they jointly need to make decision where to treat the cancer and what form these centers is the best one for the specific cancer the patient has.
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