Stomach Cancer treatment in South Korea
Stomach cancer survival rates in South Korea are one of the highest around the world. This is thanks to innovative protocols developed by Korean hospitals over the last 20 years.
Furthermore, the 5-year cancer survival rate in South Korea for stomach cancer Stage I targets the 99%. Likewise, late cancer stages (III & IV) have up to 81% according to the tumor location and metastatic condition.
The top four hospitals in South Korea all have specialized cancer centers. At those centers, foreign patients have access to the latest cancer treatment protocols and methods. Among those, the laparoscopic surgery for stomach cancer has proven to be a life changer. This type of surgery allows for a faster recovery. It also has less risk factors and has reached higher rates of complete remission.
Key information about stomach cancer 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 **|
|Following step||Prostate surgery (in-patient)|
|Price||$ 9,000 – $ 11,000 **|
|Time frame||4 – 7 days|
|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.
Insights on stomach cancer treatment in South Korea:
- Every year near to 1,000 foreign doctors come to learn surgical techniques using laparoscopy and robot surgery to Korean hospitals.
- South Korea tops the chart for the most advanced stomach cancer treatment nation.
- Severance Hospital and SNUH have the highest number of stomach cancer surgeries.
What is stomach cancer?
Stomach cancer (gastric cancer) starts when cancerogenous cells form in the lining of the stomach. In a process that can take years, these cells become a tumor. Some of the initial symptoms are indigestion, heartburn, loss of appetite and vomiting. Followed by weight loss without reason, trouble swallowing and constant pain in late cancer stages.
Because stomach cancer is not that common outside Korea and Japan (specific diet habits), doctors often don’t recommend routine medical screenings. Nonetheless, if the patient wishes to have a medical checkup, stomach tests include: Endoscopy, CT scan, biopsy and blood test.
Diet and have a healthy life to prevent stomach cancer.
Doing regular exercise will help to oxygenate your body and keep you healthy. Additionally, sustaining a low animal fat diet, eating vegetables and fruits, lowering the spiciness and avoiding extremely hot burning meals can maintain your stomach free from diseases.
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