Finding the Best Cancer Treatment Options Abroad

The most common treatments for any type of cancer in the past has been chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery. However, in the 21st century, alternative treatments to cancer are also growing in popularity. Hormone therapy and biological therapies are used throughout the world to treat many forms of cancer, such as prostate cancer, bladder cancer, breast cancer, lung and stomach cancer and even pancreatic cancer.

Hormone therapy is often the first step in treating prostate or breast cancers that are discovered in early stages of development. Drugs containing hormones that block the effects of estrogen and testosterone may help reduce the size of tumors. 

New treatments have been designed to use proteins to initiate the immune system to produce increased amounts of white blood cells that attack viruses, bacteria and cancers, called biological hormone therapy. Excess protein help find and destroy cancer cells.

Unfortunately, biological hormone therapy in the United States is expensive, with prices ranging for popularly used Avastin costing up to $4,400 a month. Herceptin costs an average of $3,000 a month.

Cancer treatment in India offers savings. At Artemis Health Institute in Gurgaon, India, a year’s supply of Herceptin averages out to about $2,000 a month instead of the $3,000 a month in the U.S.  The Indus Valley Ayurveda Center in Mysore, India, also offers a variety of affordable cancer treatments and therapies. Determining the type of therapy most effective to suit various needs requires research and knowledge about options. For conventional, traditional or alternative treatments and options for cancer care abroad, visit PlacidWay, an international medical provider based in Denver, Colorado.

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