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Malaysia a Mecca for Medical Tourists!

Drawing most of its patients from the rapidly developing economies of India, China and Indonesia, Malaysia’s health tourism increased by 15% in 2013. 

Breast-Conserving Therapy (BCT)

Breast Conserving Therapy consists of breast conserving surgery followed by moderate doses of radiation to eradicate any remaining disease. The radiation is essential because even after BCT, there may be disease left in the breast.

The goal is to provide the benefits of mastectomy, but by conserving breast tissue and ensuring a low chance of recurrence of the disease in the operated breast. Though it is useful, it is not applicable to all categories of patients. A mastectomy is unavoidable for some patients. Lumpectomy, where only the cancerous lump and surrounding tissue is removed, is usually a part of BCT. Many people prefer breast conserving therapy, because it is not as invasive as mastectomy and is less radical.


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                    Featured Breast-Conserving Therapy (BCT) Providers Abroad


                    Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou

                    Guangzhou, China


                    Languages: English, Chinese

                    Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou is a comprehensive modern hospital specializing in oncotherapy and operating under the auspices of the Chinese government and Ministry of Health. The rapid development...

                    Loh Guan Lye Specialists Centre

                    Georgetown, Malaysia


                    Languages: English

                    Loh Guan Lye Specialists Centre established in 1975, is a 273 bedded private hospital. It is located in the heart of Georgetown, Penang, about 30 minutes from the Penang International Airport and 20 m...

                    National Taiwan University Hospital

                    Taipei, Taiwan


                    Accreditation: JCI

                    Languages: English, Chinese

                    The patients who have experienced our service are all satisfied with the medical quality, price and efficiency.

                    In 2010, National Taiwan University Hospital has been accredited by Joint...

                    Hospital Clinica Biblica

                    San Jose, Costa Rica


                    Accreditation: JCI

                    Languages: English, Spanish

                    Hospital Clinica Biblica is the largest and most comprehensive private hospital in Costa Rica. Established in 1929, the hospital´s mission and vision focus on the health of each one of its clien...

                    Hospital Alemão Oswaldo Cruz

                    Sao Paulo, Brazil


                    Accreditation: JCI, Temos

                    Languages: English, Portuguese

                    With over a century of existence, the Oswaldo Cruz German Hospital was founded in 1897 and holds a position as one of the most recognized healthcare institutions in Brazil.

                    A group of G...
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