Chemotherapy Treatment Abroad

Details of international hospitals and medical centers performing Chemotherapy for cancer patients.
Bumrungrad Hospital Contact Bumrungrad Hospital
Private Hospital, Thailand
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation   Thai HA AccreditationThai HA Accreditation
Bumrungrad International is an internationally accredited, multi-specialty hospital located in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand.
Prices
Chemotherapyupon request
26 listed oncologists:view all >
Assoc. Prof. Wichean Mongkonsritragoon
Assoc. Prof. Wichean Mongkonsritragoon
Hematology
Oncology (Cancer)
Dr. Thongbliew Prempree
Dr. Thongbliew Prempree
Radiation Therapy
Columbia Asia Hospitals Contact Columbia Asia Hospitals
Private Hospital, India
NABH AccreditationNABH Accreditation
A 200-bed facility located at Gateway Center in Northwest Bangalore. The hospital opened in 2008 and provides comprehensive tertiary-level services, such as cardiac operations, orthopedics and neuroscience, as well as secondary-level medical care.
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Chemotherapyupon request
9 listed oncologists:view all >
Dr. Ashok Rijhwani, MBBS, MS, FRCS, DNB, MCh
Dr. Ashok Rijhwani, MBBS, MS, FRCS, DNB, MCh
Consultant Pediatric Surgery, Urology and Transplant Surgery
Dr. George Alexander, MBBS, MD, DM
Dr. George Alexander, MBBS, MD, DM
Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist
Neolife Oncology Center Contact Neolife Oncology Center
Oncology Clinic, Turkey
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
A modern dedicated Oncology center equipped with advanced technologies and treatment modules such as the TrueBeam Radiotherapy device and PET-CT scanners. Neolife team consists of 20 Oncologists and a supporting staff of 40.
Prices
Chemotherapyupon request
14 listed oncologists:view all >
Prof. Ufuk Abacıoğlu
Prof. Ufuk Abacıoğlu
Head of Oncology Department
Dr. Nesrin Aslan Canpolat
Dr. Nesrin Aslan Canpolat
Nuclear Medicine
IDCSalud Hospital General de Catalunya Contact IDCSalud Hospital General de Catalunya
Hospital, Spain
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
A large private hospital, part of the IDCSalud group of hospitals, with over 300 physicians. This is a general tertiary hospital that provides medical services in virtually all medical specialties.
Prices
Chemotherapyupon request
Mission Hospital Contact Mission Hospital
Private Hospital, Thailand
Thai HA AccreditationThai HA Accreditation
This general hospital in Bangkok offers a full range of services including Cosmetic Surgery. It has been accredited by the Hospital Accreditation Thailand and has been serving patients for more than 70 years.
Prices
Chemotherapyupon request
Listed oncologist:
Dr. Arkom Chaiwerawattana
Dr. Arkom Chaiwerawattana
Breast Oncologist
KPJ Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital Contact KPJ Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital
Private Hospital, Malaysia
MSQH AccreditationMSQH Accreditation
A leading private medical institution in Malaysia which has obtained a number of international accreditations.
Prices
Chemotherapyupon request
Hadassah University Medical Center Contact Hadassah University Medical Center
University Hospital, Israel
Hadassah medical institution includes two university hospitals in Jerusalem – on Mt. Scopus and in Ein Kerem. Both provide advanced tetriary healthcare services in all medical specialties.
Prices
Chemotherapyupon request
40 listed oncologists:view all >
Dr. Ayala Hubert
Dr. Ayala Hubert
Medical Oncology & Radiotherapy
Bangkok Hospital Pattaya Contact Bangkok Hospital Pattaya
Private Hospital, Thailand
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation   Thai HA AccreditationThai HA Accreditation
This multi-specialty tertiary hospital offers various medical services as well as dental procedures to local and overseas patients. It serves over 100,000 international patients every year.
Prices
Chemotherapyupon request
9 listed oncologists:view all >
Dr. Napaporn Ketvatanawes
Dr. Napaporn Ketvatanawes
Gynecological - Oncology
Fortis Hospital Noida Contact Fortis Hospital Noida
Private Hospital, India
NABH AccreditationNABH Accreditation
Located near Delhi, Fortis Hospital Noida is a Centre of Excellence for Orthopaedics and Neurosciences with a focus on Cardiac Sciences, Minimally Invasive Surgeries and Oncology.
Prices
Chemotherapyupon request
Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación Contact Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación
Private Hospital, Colombia
A large tertiary hospital with over 600 beds and over 400 physicians providing medical care in all medical specialties. The international office can assist patients with insurance, accommodation and transportation. Private rooms are available.
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Chemotherapyupon request
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About Chemotherapy

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.
What is Chemotherapy?
Chemotherapy is a treatment that uses drugs to kill cancer cells, viruses, bacteria and fungi.
During chemotherapy, the drugs kill the cancer cells, including cells of the digestive tract, bone marrow and hair follicles. Healthy cells may also be damaged and due to this many side effects occur.
Chemotherapy is a systemic treatment as the drugs are administered orally or intravenously and travel through the bloodstream.
Chemotherapy may cure the cancer or stop the cancer from spreading. It also eases the symptoms caused by the cancer.

How is chemotherapy provided?
Chemotherapy may be provided along with radiation therapy. Sometimes chemotherapy may be given before or after radiation therapy.
It is usually provided in cycles of days or weeks. There will also be a gap of many days, weeks or months between these cycles during which chemotherapy is not provided. During the gap, the body will produce new healthy cells.

Where is the chemotherapy provided?
Usually, the patient will receive chemotherapy in a hospital or a clinic.
Sometimes it may be provided in the patient’s home after the patient’s caretakers or family members are trained adequately to administer the chemotherapy.

Methods of administering chemotherapy:
The method by which chemotherapy is given varies according to the type and location of the cancer.
The ways in which chemotherapy can be given are as follows:
  • Injection: The chemotherapy is given by an injection in the patient’s arm, thigh, hip or leg.
  • Intra-arterial (IA): The chemotherapy is given straight into the artery that is connected to the cancer.
  • Intra-peritoneal (IP): The chemotherapy is given straight into the peritoneal cavity affected by the cancer.
  • Intravenous (IV): The chemotherapy is given straight into a vein.
  • Percutaneously Inserted Central Catheter (PICC): A thin catheter is placed inside a vein close to the heart of the patient with a minor surgery. The chemotherapy is given through the catheter. PICC is used when patients require chemotherapy for a long period.
  • Topically: The chemotherapy is provided in the form of a cream that is applied on the skin.
  • Orally: The chemotherapy is given in the form of pills, capsules or liquids that needs to be taken orally.

Number of sessions required:
The number of chemotherapy sessions that are required depends on:
  • The cancer type and stage.
  • The purpose of the chemotherapy, for example whether the chemotherapy is intended to cure the cancer or to control its growth.
  • The way in which the chemotherapy is being provided to the patient.
  • How well the body reacts to the chemotherapy. If the patient’s body reacts well, the number of sessions may be lesser.

Side effects of chemotherapy:
The side effects depend on the patient’s cancer type and the kind of drugs that are being used for the chemotherapy.
Possible side effects include:
  • Myelosuppression, which is decrease in the production of blood cells, which also causes immunosuppression
  • Mucositis, which is the inflammation of the digestive tract lining
  • Hair loss
  • Infections
  • Bleeding frequently
  • Pain due to damaged nerves
  • Mouth sores
  • Poor appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Diarrhea and vomiting


After care:
- Eat healthy food to maintain appropriate body weight and health
- Prevent bleeding
- Maintain proper hygiene
- Take care and precautions while being with pets
- Follow up with the doctor regularly
- Monitor the effects of the chemotherapy and be aware of any damage to the organs of the body