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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.

Targeted Therapy

Targeted therapy is a kind of cancer treatment that makes use of certain drugs and substances to inhibit attack and kill specific cancer cells without considerable damage to the healthy cells of the body. 

The cells in the body undergo certain changes in the development of cancer. They undergo a process called carcinogenesis and turn into cancer cells. These in turn produce tumors or multiply throughout the body as seen in the case of leukemia. Targeted therapy targets this particular process in order to stop the growth and reach of cancerous cells. 
 
Types of drugs used for targeted therapy 

   • Enzyme inhibitors – They are drugs that inhibit enzymes that function as signals for cancerous cells to develop and grow. This makes chemotherapy more effective as the tumor or cancer is not actively growing. 

   • Apoptosis inducing drugs – Apoptosis is the scientific term for the death of cells. These drugs through certain chemical changes induce the killing of the cells in a more focused manner than chemotherapy and radiation. 

   • Angiogenesis inhibitors – Angiogenesis is the scientific term for the development of new blood vessels in the body. It is a normal and healthy process in the body while growing and is helpful in the repair of wounds. But in case of cancer, these new vessels circulate the cancerous blood and bring nutrients to encourage their growth. These drugs stop the formation of these new vessels and inhibit their growth. 

Cost of this treatment depends on the frequency and length of time for which these drugs are administered to the patients. The drugs are expensive and a treatment can cost thousands of dollars each month. Destinations like Thailand, Singapore, India, China and Japan offer the same treatments at much more affordable prices. 


Featured Targeted Therapy Providers Abroad


Parkside Hospital

London, United Kingdom


Languages: English

Parkside Hospital is an independent hospital located opposite Wimbledon Common, and is easily accessible from Central London and the Home Counties. The Hospital is able to offer most medical specialit...

Clifford Hospital

Guangdong, China


Accreditation: JCI

Languages: English, Chinese

Clifford Hospital is located in a vast and prosperous community that has a garden-like environment. The hospital has employed about 1,000 medical professionals, among them, more 100 are specialists, P...

Monza Hospital

Bucharest, Romania


Accreditation: ISO 9001

Languages: English, Romanian

Monza Hospital is a highly specialized medical facility, a private hospital that has an agreement with Bucharest Health Insurance House (CASMB) and offers complete medical services.

It ...

Assuta Hospital

Tel Aviv, Israel


Accreditation: JCI

Languages: English, Hebrew, Arabic

Assuta is Israel’s largest and leading private medical services center, comprising eleven clinics and hospitals across Israel and providing innovative surgeries and diagnostic procedures in all ...

North York General Hospital

Toronto, Canada


Languages: English

North York General Hospital (NYGH) is one of Canada's leading community academic hospitals. We provide an exceptional care experience for our patients and their families, and have proudly served our d...
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