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How much lung cancer treatment costs

24.09.2014
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Lung cancer is one of the most spread oncological diseases. It unites several groups of malignant tumors which develop from pulmonary tissue and bronchial tubes.

At the primary stage this type of cancer usually passes without symptoms, sometimes appearing in the form of dry cough and increased tiredness. As a rule the tumor is identified by chance during the testing for another illness.

The 3rd and 4th stages are characterized with such symptoms:

  • cough with phlegm (sometimes with hemoptysis);
  • weight loss;
  • decreased appetite;
  • permanent tiredness and weakness;
  • dyspnea;
  • chest pains.

Lung cancer may appear as sluggish bronchitis or pneumonia. That’s why the effective treatment requires timely and accurate diagnostics.

Cost of lung cancer treatment

Prices for the treatment of lung cancer depend on the characteristics of the tumor itself and particularities of its development:

  • localization of the malignancy (central or peripheral lung cancer);
  • cellular composition of the malignancy (squamous-cell, small-cell, large-cell cancer, adenocarcinoma);
  • size of the malignancy and the stage of its development;
  • spreading of cancer cells;
  • presence of concomitant diseases.

Treatment plan is made only on the basis of comprehensive medical examination. Depending on the complexity of diagnosis, the treatment may include surgical invasion (removal of lung tumor or its lobe), chemotherapy, radiotherapy.

Where is it better to treat lung cancer?

If you have a suspicion of lung oncology it is necessary to choose a reliable clinic for further diagnostics. Qualitative medical appliances with good visualization of the respiratory system enable to detect the tumor at the earliest stages and begin treatment as soon as possible.

The possibility of recovery or remission at the primary stages is almost 70%, at the 3rd stage it lowers to 30%. Correctly chosen therapy helps to considerably improve life quality and continuity at the last stages.

Oncological clinics in Germany, Israel, Turkey, the South Korea and the USA apply both traditional treatment protocols and the most innovative techniques:

  • radiotherapy (Cyber-knife);
  • targeted therapy;
  • immunotherapy.

Doctors-coordinators from the International Patient Support Center Bookimed will help you to register for the consultation of the best foreign oncologists as well as arrange the trip to the appropriate hospital for diagnostics and treatment.

Cost of lung cancer treatment in GermanySolingen Hospital

Solingen Clinic is one of the oldest and the most authoritative medical institutions in Europe. Treatment of lung cancer is carried out on the basis of Department of Oncology and Internal Medicine under the supervision of Prof. Boris Pfaffenbach.

Cost of diagnostics and treatment at Solingen Clinic

Integrated program of diagnostics:

  • consultation of a specialist
  • clinical blood tests
  • biopsy or glasses review
  • MRI
  • CT

€6,000

Chemotherapy course

From €2,000

Each patient has an option to be examined on an outpatient or inpatient basis.

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Cost of lung cancer treatment in Turkey – Anadolu Medical Center

Oncological center at Anadolu Clinic includes Department of Surgery and Interventional Oncology, Hospital for inpatients and Unit for Chemo- and Radiotherapy. An integrated approach allows to provide the most effective medical care at any stage of lung cancer. Treatment plan is selected with regard to individual features of the organism.

To arrange his treatment at Anadolu Medical Center the patient needs to prepare the results of medical survey carried out at the place of residence. The clinic’s specialists consider the submitted documents and choose the plan of additional diagnostics as well as give the preparatory conclusion on the further treatment.

Cost of diagnostics at Anadolu Medical Center:

Consultation of oncologist

$170

Consultation of pulmonologist

$120

Consultation of thoracic surgeon

$120

Bronchoscopy and biopsy

$1,655

PET-CT

$1,100

For the treatment of lung cancer the clinic uses brachytherapy (contact radiation exposure), Cyber-knife, PDT technology (special substances increase sensitivity of cancer calls to the laser).

Get the accurate price of diagnostics program or ask additional questions on the arrangement of treatment abroad by consulting the doctor-coordinator from Bookimed.

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Cost of lung cancer treatment in Israel – Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov)

Treatment of lung cancer at Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov) involves specialists from the Departments of Pulmonology, Thoracic surgery, Radiotherapy and Oncology under supervision of Prof. Ofer Merimsky. This physician is one of the leading Israeli oncologists and practices an integrated approach in the treatment of his patients. Complex diagnostics and treatment in Ichilov Hospital include complete medical examination, selection of treatment, preparations for surgical invasion and performance of operation (if necessary). They also provide postoperative rehabilitation.

Cost of lung cancer diagnostics in Ichilov Clinic:

Oncologist consultation

from $650

Complete blood counts

$650

Biopsy glasses revision

$950

PET-CT

$1,850

Usually diagnostics takes 2-4 days. Treatment plan is chosen according to the results of examination and may include:

Radiotherapy

$10,000

Targeted therapy

$5,000 – $7,000

Chemotherapy

$1,500

Surgical treatment (thoracotomy)

$37,000

Radio-surgical tumor removal (Cyber-knife)

$37,000 – $46,000

In order to receive additional information about diagnostics and treatment of lung cancer at Sourasky Medical Center you may refer to specialists from Bookimed.

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Cost of lung cancer treatment in South Korea - Soon Сhun Hyang Clinic

Soon Сhun Hyang Medical University has 4 clinics in South Korea. One of them is situated in Bucheon. Lung cancer is treated at the Oncological Center which works in cooperation with the molecular biology laboratory and the Research center of molecular genetics of lung diseases. The clinic conducts various medical investigations (including stem cells) which lay the ground for new treatment protocols.

Cost of diagnostics and treatment of lung cancer at Soon Сhun Hyang Clinic

Integrated survey program

from $2,500

Chemotherapy (course)

$1,500 – $3,000

Surgical tumor removal

$17,900 – $22,500

Every patient receives his personal therapy plan according to the results of his or her examination which includes:

  • blood and urine tests
  • CT of the chest and abdominal cavity
  • PET-CT
  • review of biopsy

Patient should bring the biopsy glasses and results of the tests conducted at home.

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Cost of lung cancer treatment in the USA - MD Anderson Cancer Center

MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the most advanced medical institutions in the world not only in cancer treatment but also in different scientific researches in the field of oncology.

Cost of treatment at the clinic depends on diagnostic and therapeutic techniques.

The integrated program of diagnostics consists of:

  • consultation of oncologist and pulmonologist
  • CT
  • MRI
  • lung biopsy

Its cost starts from $10,000. The price of surgical intervention will be $42,000 or more.

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