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Americans Would Rather Travel Than Pay High Costs

Affordable, quality care apparently trumps the commitment to travel. Approximately 50 million uninsured Americans are choosing medical tourism rather than pay for medical care in the US.

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy involves treating cancer with antineoplastic drugs or a combination of similar drugs through a standardized treatment regimen. Chemotherapy agents are also used to treat certain other ailments such as multiple sclerosis, Crohn's disease, psoriatic arthritis, scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.

Cancer cells usually divide and spread rapidly. Chemotherapy kill such cells. Chemotherapy will also kill normal cells that rapidly divide such as cells of the bone marrow, hair follicles and digestive tracts. Chemotherapy is usually delivered intravenously, though there are agents that can be delivered orally such as capecitabine, busulfan, melphalan, etc. Sometimes isolated infusion may also be practiced, targeting affected areas in the lung or liver. The idea is to deliver high doses to affected sites without causing extensive system damage. Doctors who specialize in the treatment of cancer are called oncologists.


Featured Chemotherapy Providers Abroad


San Fernando Hospital

Panama City, Panama


Accreditation: JCI

Languages: English, Spanish

San Fernando Hospital is the first private hospital in the Republic of Panama, offering quality medical services to the community, founded in 1949.

With over 60 years of experience, rec...

BayView Hospital

Bridgetown, Barbados


Languages: English

BayView Hospital, a privately owned and operated facility, with 7 private rooms and 4 semi-private rooms, has been operational since 1989 and was born out of a desire to provide Barbadians, our Caribb...

Hospital Fatimah

Ipoh, Malaysia


Accreditation: ISO 9001, MSQH

Languages: English

Hospital Fatimah is a 239 bed, not-for-profit, private specialist hospital within the city of Ipoh, in Perak, Malaysia. The Hospital is strategically located in the business centre of Ipoh Garden with...

Beijing Yanhua Hospital

Beijing, China


Accreditation: JCI

Languages: English, Chinese

The hospital has more than 800 sickbeds, 2 in-patient departments, 2 community service centers, 9 out-patient departments, 35 clinic and medicine technical offices, 15 inpatient area, 35 medical speci...
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