There are a number of medical institutions with cancer specialist and surgeons for prostate cancer treatment in South Korea.
Noteworthy, Dr. Rha (Severance Hospital) has become a well-known figure thanks to his kindhearted approach to patients and his unique skills working with the Da Vinci Robot. This machines allows to have minimally invasive robotic surgeries. It reduces the time of hospitalization and recovery for patients.
We, at Medical Avenue, have direct access to Dr. Rha and other regarded Korean specialist to help you face and defeat prostate cancer.
Key information about prostate cancer diagnosis, treatment and surgery in South Korea:
|Procedure||Prostate screening test (out-patient)|
|Price||$ 2,500 – $ 3,500 **|
|Next step||Prostate pre surgery tests (in-patient)|
|Price||$ 500 **|
|Next step||Prostate surgery (in-patient)|
|Price||$ 9,000 – $ 11,000 **|
|Time frame||4 day|
|Price||$ 1,500 – $ 3,500 ** (single bedroom)|
|Post||Recovery and tests (out-patient)|
|Time frame||7 day|
|Price||$ 500 **|
|Total price||$ 14,000 – $ 19,000 **|
** Time and prices are just estimations. Every case is assessed by the healthcare provider to determine the cost of treatment.
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men, just after skin cancer. Although it is a common type, it has a high rate of survival during early stages. Statistics tell us that 1 man out of every 7 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, especially after 40. More than 60% percent of the cases are detected in men above 65.
What is prostate cancer?
Prostate cancer can occur when the cells in the prostate gland grow without control.
Among the types of prostate cancer, the most common is known as adenocarcinomas. Nonetheless, there are other kinds such as: sarcomas, small cell carcinomas, neuroendocrine tumors and transitional cell carcinomas.
It is important to know that most of the times prostate cancer grows slowly. There are lots of cases when a person has it without presenting any condition or symptom. Therefore, it is recommendable to have medical screening tests that include a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) exam. This is particularly important for men over 40 years old.
More advanced prostate cancer cases could present some symptoms: Problems urinating, blood presence in the urine or semen, erectile dysfunction, body pain, weakness or even loss of bowel or bladder control (be aware that other medical conditions can cause the same type of problems). Please consult your doctor immediately if you present any of these symptoms.