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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.

Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy, radiotherapy or radiation oncology is the use of ionizing radiation in cancer treatment to destroy malignant cells. Radiation therapy may be performed on a certain part of the body if the cancer is localized. It may also be used to prevent the recurrence of a tumor after a primary malignant tumor has been removed.

Radiation therapy is used along with chemotherapy and surgery to treat cancer. It works by damaging the DNA in exposed tissue and leads to cell death. Radiation therapy is distinct from radiology where radiation is used for medical imaging and the diagnosis that follows. It may be used for palliative treatments where it is not possible to cure and only symptomatic relief or local disease control can be achieved. It is also used prior to bone marrow transplant, in a process called full body radiation. Other conditions where radiotherapy is used include severe eye disease due to thyroid problems, trigeminal neuralgia and keloid scar growth prevention.


Featured Radiation Therapy Providers Abroad


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...

Assunta Hospital

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia


Languages: English

Assunta Hospital was founded by a group of missionaries from the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary (FMM) in 1954. Today, after 5 decades of services, Assunta Hospital continues its commitment of practis...

Yonsei University Gangnam Severance Hospital

Seoul, South Korea


Accreditation: JCI

Languages: English, Chinese, Japanese

Yonsei University Gangnam Severance Hospital opened in April 1983, which tried the first Korean modern medicine and led the medical development in Korea. It became a basement of health care deliv...

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...

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...
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