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Knee Replacement Surgery Abroad Costs Just 30-50% of That in the U.S.

Knee replacement surgery costs $34,000 at U.S. hospitals, but only $19,200 in Singapore, $11,500 in Thailand;and just $9,500 in Costa Rica. Medical tourism gets you feeling better for way less.

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


Piyavate Hospital

Bangkok, Thailand


Accreditation: ISO 9001, HA

Languages: Arabic, Thai, English, Vietnamese, Japanese, Chinese

Piyavate International Hospital is a publicly-owned health care services facility in Thailand. Since it beganserving patients in 1993, the 27-story hospital on Rama 9 Road in Bangkok has continually d...

Bumrungrad International Hospital

Bangkok, Thailand


Accreditation: JCI, HA

Languages: Thai, English, French, Japanese, Arabic, Napali, Vietnamese, Bangladesh, Simplified Mandarin, Korean, Spanish, German

Bumrungrad International is a Joint Commission International accredited, multi-specialty hospital located in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. Founded in 1980, it is one of the largest private hospitals...

Fundacion Cardioinfantil hospital

Bogota, Colombia


Accreditation: JCI

Languages: English, Portuguese, Mandarin, French, Italian, German, Spanish

For more than 7 years, Fundacion Cardioinfantil International Center has offered comprehensive care to international patients and their families during their entire cycle of treatment.

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Krankenhaus Waldfriede

Berlin, Germany


Languages: English, German

Krankenhaus Waldfriede is a confessional, acute care hospital with 170 beds. It is an academic teaching hospital of the Charité and European training center for operating techniques in proctolo...
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