Oncology is one of the subjects of medicine, that is concerned with
Average Oncology costs are € 75, based on Oncology prices from 18 clinics.
Oncology prices vary greatly depending on the clinic and the location. For example, Oncology in Poland is a popular option where Oncology costs as low as € 75.
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Oncology is one of the subjects of medicine, that is concerned with tumors and cancer treatment. Cancer is the medical condition, in which body cells start to mutate and become risky for the patient’s health or life. There are many kinds of cancer, involving lung cancer, leukemia, brain cancer, liver cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer and soft tissue cancers such as various sarcomas.
The history of oncology is very brief in its modern form, but people have been observing tumors and cancer for thousands of years. They only described the kinds that can be seen from outside. The term “oncology” comes from Galen, who used the Greek word ‘oncos’ (swelling) to describe tumors of all kind and ‘cancer’ (crab) for their malignant forms. Up until the 19th century, people used Greek and Roman cancer treatments, they were mainly based on “humors” which had almost no effect. The reason for that is the fact they lacked knowledge of cells. The advent of microscope uses in medicine, as well as the discovery of radiation by Marie Curie-Skłodowska, had an important contribution to the development of oncology and cancer treatments.
Oncology involves different types of treatment methods. Oncology operation is performed only when there is a chance for the removal of cancer. So, the surgery is generally performed in the early stages of cancer when cancer has not spread to other parts of the patient’s body via metastasis. However, in later stages, the doctor performs chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. Chemotherapy treatment involves the use of strong drugs during the treatment. These drugs used in the treatment kill cancer cells, but they can cause collateral damage in the patient’s body as well. During radiation therapy, radiation is used by doctors for effective cancer treatment. Radiation may be emitted by a machine (external radiation therapy) or injected/swallowed (internal radiation therapy). However, these treatment techniques are not all the alternatives for oncology treatment. Apart from these treatment techniques, there are novel, experimental therapies as well such as gene therapies, targeted therapies, etc. which bring even a brighter future for cancer patients.
It is thought that only the elder patients suffer from cancer, but the truth is seemingly healthy young people might have a tumor or suffer from early stages of cancer as well. Therefore, it is very important to pay attention to all cancer symptoms. Specifically, skin cancers such as melanomas or soft tissue cancers are usually noticeable with time, allowing for rather quick identification and successful cancer treatment.
Because of the growth of medical tourism, many patients choose to get their treatment abroad. In some countries, more advanced therapies are not refunded, and the patients want to pay themselves to get the best treatment for cancer. It is popular among patients from Western Europe and the US to get treatment in India, where the costs of cancer treatment are low and cheaper. However, closer to Europe there are other health tourism destinations that offer comparable cancer care for a similar price. The cost of chemotherapy and radiation therapy can be very expensive in some of the most popular oncology institutions in the world, such as USA, Australia, and the UK, the patients choose to go to other alternative medical tourism destinations where the costs of treatments are more affordable. For instance, the cost of chemotherapy is very cheap in Turkey and India. For example, Turkey attracts patients with its top-end clinics and doctors. Also, India has welcomed so many international patients in recent years.
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This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in October, 2019.