Understanding Breast Cancer: Risk Factors, Treatment Costs, and Global Options

Understanding Breast Cancer: Risk Factors, Treatment Costs, and Global Options

It is anticipated that 297,790 women in the US will receive an invasive breast cancer diagnosis in 2023, while 55,720 women will receive a non-invasive (in situ) diagnosis. Invasive breast cancer in women has risen by roughly 0.5 percent annually since the mid-2000s. This is probably due to a rise in women’s general excess body weight, a decline in fertility rates, and an increase in the average age of first births. Invasive breast cancer is expected to be detected in 2,800 men in the US in 2023.

Breast cancer, or for that matter, any other form of cancer, can severely affect the quality of life of an individual. Overall ts is observed that breast cancer death rates are usually higher than other forms of cancer that are commonly reported, including lung cancer. This is especially true for women with breast cancer in the US. Thus, there is an immediate need to prevent cancer and have all the facilities to identify the malignancy in its early stage to that the survival rates are improved.

For many patients choosing to go abroad for treatment, the cost of cancer treatment is often the deciding factor. This is why they need to know the actual cost range so that they can see whether it is feasible for them to afford it or not in a particular country.

The purpose of this breast cancer cost guide is to present information about the costs associated with the treatment of this malignancy.

Understanding Breast Cancer Risk Factors and Treatment Costs

Breast Cancer Treatment Cost Guide

Every 1 in 8 women in the US is diagnosed with breast cancer. Even though the researchers have not been able to identify the exact reason or cause of breast cancer, it has been linked to a number of risk factors, including the following:

  • A family history of breast cancer or any other cancer
  • Inherited genetic mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes
  • Spontaneous mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes
  • The greater density of tissues in the breast
  • Excessive weight
  • Exposure to radiation before the age of 30
  • Being a white woman
  • Late pregnancy
  • History of abortion
  • No history of breastfeeding
  • Lifestyle factors (Excessive drinking or smoking
  • Limited physical activity and exercising
  • Use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
  • Early menstruation

These are some of the most common and known factors that increase the risk of breast cancer. However, there are several other factors that have emerged as a result of the recent research.

According to the researchers, the following are some of the emerging risks of breast cancer:

  • Excessive exposure to light at night
  • Low levels of vitamin D
  • Unhealthy dietary choices
  • Exposure to chemicals in food, cosmetics, plastics, fertilizers, and sunscreen
  • Drinking polluted and chemical-containing water

Factors Affecting The Cost of Breast Cancer Treatment

The total breast cancer treatment cost depends on the overall policy of a country. Every country has different laws and taxes when it comes to medical treatment. Additionally, within a country, the exact cost may differ from one hospital to the other. It is common to notice a price difference of approximately 20 to 30 percent among different hospitals.

Fees of the Medical, Surgical, and Radiation Oncologist

Breast cancer treatment is extensive and requires the intervention of three types of cancer doctors – a medical, surgical, and radiation oncologist. Each of these specialists charges a different fee, depending on their overall experience, popularity, and approach to treatment.

Type of Surgery

Breast Cancer Treatment Cost Guide

There are different types of breast cancer surgeries, the choice of which depends on the health of the patient and the stage and grade of cancer. For example, the surgical oncologist may decide to conduct a breast conservative surgery or lumpectomy, partial mastectomy, or total mastectomy. The cost associated with each type of surgery is different. Sometimes, a patient does not require surgery and only a few cycles of chemotherapy and radiation therapy are required. The overall treatment package cost for breast cancer is different for such patients.

The total cost of surgery also depends on whether the patient is getting a chemo port installed during the procedure. A chemo port is a pathway through which chemotherapy drugs can be directly given to the larger veins in the body. This device helps prevent complications associated with repeated IV administration of chemotherapy drugs.

Such veins that are injected with chemotherapy drugs may become stiff and eventually die over a period of time. A chemo port helps prevent such complications because the drugs are injected directly into the larger veins, which do not cause damage to the smaller veins.

Need For Cosmetic Surgery

A majority of women who undergo total mastectomy or complete breast removal often undergo a cosmetic procedure for breast reconstruction. Getting breast implants after breast cancer surgery instantly boosts their confidence by improving their overall appearance, shape, and size of the breasts. This procedure costs additional to the over breast cancer treatment cost.

Number of Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy Cycles

In the case of some patients, the doctors feel that it is better to give a few cycles of chemotherapy to reduce the size of the cancer lump. This is done to improve the chances of surgical success and to ensure that a majority of the cancer cells are removed during the surgery. Such cycles of neoadjuvant chemotherapy cost additional to the cost of breast cancer surgery.

Additionally, the overall breast cancer treatment cost depends on the number of cycles of chemotherapy and radiation therapy that a patient has to undergo the surgery.

Hormone Receptor Status

The treatment cost also depends on the HER-2 receptor status of the patient. Patients who are HER-2 receptor-positive are given additional hormonal therapy after surgery. The cost of hormonal therapy depends on the brand and type of drugs used. It costs additional to the overall cost of breast cancer surgery.

Cost of Medications and Life-Long Care

Almost all breast cancer patients are required to follow a dose of medications even after their last cycles of radiation therapy. This is to reduce the chances of cancer recurrence.

In addition, there are patients who may require physical therapy after breast cancer surgery. This is especially true for a patient whose lymph nodes in the armpits are removed during the surgery. Removal of lymph nodes may pose permanent damage to the affected arm. Therefore, the arm must be kept in motion and active. Sometimes, an intervention of a physiotherapist is required to achieve the same.

Average Cost of Breast Cancer Treatment: Top Countries

The following table highlights the average cost of breast cancer treatment in some of the top medical tourism destinations in the world:

Procedure

India

Thailand

Singapore

UAE

Turkey

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Breast cancer surgery

(single mastectomy)

$3500

$15000

$17000

$9000

$7000

$15000

Chemotherapy

$446 to $2050

$553 to $3360

$1350 to $2000

$910 to $3000

$7000 to $30560

$1000 to $12000

Radiation Therapy

$3000 to $5000

$43250 to $9500

$3000 to $5000

$2000 to $8000

$3500 to $24460

$15336 to $25000

Breast Cancer Treatment in India

Breast Cancer Risk Factor in India

Age, diet, waist size, hip size, waist-hip ratio (WHR), body mass index, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, triglyceride, over three pregnancies, number of years of menstruation, atypical hyperplasia in the previous biopsy, and family history of carcinoma are all major risk factors for breast cancer.

Types of breast cancer treatment cost in India

The cost of breast cancer surgery will include radiotherapy, surgery, testing, and clinical trials. A patient’s treatment with targeted therapy, which includes six cycles of chemotherapy.

Factors affecting the cost of breast cancer treatment in India

Chemotherapy and cancer drugs are costly. However, when compared to Western countries, India offers less expensive and low-cost cancer treatment. In India, the cost of breast cancer treatment varies by place and hospital. Each hospital has its own set of treatment techniques, surgeons, and infrastructure. The cost of cancer treatment includes the cost of facility fees and diagnostics.  Treatment prices vary from case to case as well, and an expert evaluation is recommended to establish the appropriate treatment procedure/approach.

Cost of Accommodation, Food, and Local Travel in India

Not only is Indian cuisine one of the world’s most delicious and diverse cuisines, but it’s also very economical for visitors to India, with meals costing less than a dollar.

Best Hospitals for Breast Cancer Treatment in India

India has a number of exceptional hospitals for Breast Cancer treatment. Some of them are listed below for your convenience.

Apollo Hospital

Chennai,India

  • Joint Commission International, or JCI
  • National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH)

In the year 1983 Apollo Hospitals Chennai- the flagship hospital was established. They were the first to nurture the idea in the nation to not only provide holistic healthcare but uplift it to be the face of international standards catering to individual reach and capacities. They have worked tirelessly to catapult education, research and healthcare to reach its best times in the nation.

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  • Joint Commission International, or JCI
  • National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH)

Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals in Kolkata is the joint venture between Apollo Group of Hospitals chain of India and Parkway Health from Singapore. It is the only hospital to be accredited with the prestigious Joint Commission International (JCI), an international benchmark for quality treatments in the Eastern zone of the Indian subcontinent after a thorough evaluation procedure of testing safety and quality consistency parameters.

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  • National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH)
  • National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL)

Gleneagles Global Hospital is a premium provider of Healthcare services in India through its chain of multi-super specialty hospitals offering tertiary and quaternary healthcare services with over 2,000 beds and state-of-the-art, world-class hospitals in Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, and Mumbai. Gleneagles Global Hospital is a pioneer in Kidney, Liver, Heart and Lung Transplants. Gleneagles Global Hospitals is a specialist provider of Multi-organ transplant services for patients not just fr... Read More

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Some of the Best Breast Cancer Doctors in India for Online Consultation

Amit Bhargava

Medical Oncologist

Delhi, India


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Naveen Sanchety

Surgical Oncologist

Faridabad, India


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Akash Dhuru

Surgical Oncologist

Mumbai, India


Book @ USD 30

Best Doctors for Breast Cancer Treatment in India

India is a pool of talented, skilled, and qualified breast cancer specialists such as the ones listed below.

Dr. Vedant Kabra (View Detailed Profile)

HOD And Consultant – Surgical Oncology, Oncology Sciences, Manipal Hospital, Dwarka
Experience: 16 years

Dr. Vedant Kabra - Best Oncologist in India

Qualifications:

  • MBBS
  • MS
  • DNB

Dr. Pushpinder Gulia (View Detailed Profile)

Consultant – Surgical Oncology, Oncology Sciences,Manipal Hospital, Dwarka
Experience: 18+ years

Dr. Pushpinder Gulia - Best Oncologist in India

Qualifications:

  • MBBS
  • MS
  • DNB

Dr. Rakesh Ojha (View Detailed Profile)

Senior Consultant – International Oncology Center, Fortis Hospital, Noida
Experience: 21 years

Dr. Rakesh Ojha - Best Oncologist in India

Qualifications:

  • MBBS
  • MD

Dr. Dinesh Pendharkar (View Detailed Profile)

Director – Sarvodaya Cancer Institute, Faridabad, and Visiting Professor, RD Gardi Medical College, Ujjain
Experience: 21 years

Dr. Dinesh Pendharkar - Best Oncologist in India

Qualifications:

  • MBBS (University of Moscow)
  • M.D (PLPFU)
  • Ph. D (Academy of Medical Sciences, Oncology, Moscow)
  • MBA

Dr. Anil Thakwani (View Detailed Profile)

HOD, Oncology & Onco-Surgery, Sharda Hospital, Delhi, India
Experience: 22 years

Dr. Anil Thakwani - Best Oncologist in India

Qualifications:

  • MBBS
  • MD (Radiotherapy) (Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra)
  • FCCS (California, USA

The survival rate of breast cancer in India

Breast cancer survival rates range from more than 90% in high-income nations to 66 percent in India and 40 percent in South Africa five years after diagnosis.

Breast Cancer Treatment in Turkey

Breast Cancer Risk Factors in Turkey

Being more than or equal to 35 years old, induced abortion, multiparity (≥1), late age of mother at first birth (≥35 years old), late age of a woman at menopause (≥50 years old), body mass index (BMI) ≥25 and prevalence of first-degree family history of breast cancer are all risk factors for breast cancer.

Types of breast cancer treatment cost in Turkey

  • Breast Cancer Radiation Therapy cost in Turkey is US$ 9,000
  • Breast Cancer Chemotherapy cost in Turkey is US$ 6,000
  • Breast Cancer Surgery cost in Turkey is US$ 8,000

Factors affecting the cost of breast cancer treatment in Turkey

The hospital chosen for treatment, the infrastructure of the hospital, the experience and skills of the treating specialist, the stage of breast cancer when diagnosed and treatment is initiated, and the treatment process used is all factors that affect the cost of breast cancer treatment in Turkey.

Cost of Accommodation, Food, and Local Travel in Turkey

You should budget US$ 49 a day for your trip to Turkey, as this is the average daily price based on other visitors’ costs. Previous travelers spent an average of US$ 15 on meals and US$ 7.51 on local travel in one day.

Best Hospitals for Breast Cancer Treatment in Turkey

Turkey is recognized for its excellent healthcare organizations which are pioneers in affordable cancer treatment. Some of these great hospitals are listed here for your convenience.

  • ISO 9001
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Located in Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey, Medicana International has been a pioneer in innovation since its establishment in the year 2010. A part of the Medicana Health Group, which is amongst the biggest companies to invest in the health sector in Turkey, this hospital is modeled to be the best in providing care for cardiology, oncology, gastroenterology, orthopedics, organ transplant, fertility care, obesity surgery, nuclear medicine, eye care, hair transplant, thoracic surgery, ge... Read More

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Medicana Samsun Hospital was set up as a result of partnership between Borsan Group and Medicana Health Group as Borsan Group & investment in the healthcare sector. Medicana began operation in 2006 and is the biggest and most modern hospital in the Black Sea region.The hospital is one of Turkey & biggest hospital in terms of volume, function and comfort. Spread over an area of 30,000 square meter indoor area the hospital caters to all medical needs of both national and nternatio... Read More

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History

The admission of the patients at Istinye University Gaziosmanpaşa Hospital, Turkey was started in 2015. Because of its association with the medical university, the hospitals have a high standard of education, care, and scientific studies. The hospital is situated at a prime location in Gaziosmanpaşa district of Istanbul and is well-connected with public transportation. The hospital is situated at a walking distance from Gaziosmanpaşa square.

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Emel Ceylan Gunay

Radiation Oncologist

Istanbul, Turkey


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Ogun Ersen

Surgical Oncologist

Izmir, Turkey


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Meltem Topalgokceli Selam

Medical Oncologist

Istanbul, Turkey


Book @ USD 230

Best Doctors for Breast Cancer Treatment in Turkey

Turkey has some of the most experienced Cancer specialists who have treated innumerable patients back to good health. Here are some of these excellent healthcare specialists.

Dr. Ertugrul Gazioglu (View Detailed Profile)

General Laparoscopic Surgeon – Surgical Oncologist, Liv Hospital Ulus, Istanbul
Experience: 34 years

Dr. Ertugrul Gazioglu - Best Oncologist in Turkey

Qualifications:

  • Istanbul University Istanbul Medical Faculty (1979-1985)
  • Galatasaray College (1971-1979)
  • Kayseri Ahmetpasa Primary School (1966-1971)

Dr. Emel Ceylan Gunay (View Detailed Profile)

Cancer Specialist – Radiation Oncologist, Liv Hospital Ulus, Istanbul
Experience: 17 years

Dr. Emel Ceylan Gunay - Best Oncologist in Turkey

Qualifications:

  • Hacettepe University Medical Faculty Specialization Training (2004)
  • Hacettepe University Master of Science in Nuclear Medicine (2000-2004)
  • Hacettepe University Medical Faculty (1993-1999)

Dr. Meltem Topalgokceli Selam (View Detailed Profile)

Cancer Specialist – Medical Oncologist, Liv Hospital Ulus, Istanbul
Experience: 16 years

Dr. Meltem Topalgokceli Selam - Best Oncologist in Turkey

Qualifications:

  • Istanbul University Istanbul Faculty of Medicine
  • Uskudar American High School for Girls

Dr. Kaan Oysul (View Detailed Profile)

Cancer Specialist – Radiation Oncologist, Medicana Camlica Hospital, Istanbul
Experience: 26 years

Dr. Kaan Oysul - Best Oncologist in Turkey

Qualifications:

  • Medical School – Gulhane Military Medical Faculty (1992)
  • Specialization Training – Gulhane Military Medical Faculty (1998)

Dr. Orhan Celen (View Detailed Profile)

Surgical Oncologist – General Laparoscopic Surgeon, Medical Park Gebze Hospital, Kocaeli
Experience: 31 years

Dr. Orhan Celen - Best Oncologist in Turkey

Qualifications:

  • Ankara University Faculty of Medicine
  • Ankara Oncology Training and Research Hospital
  • Boston University School of Medicine, The University Hospital, Department of Surgical Oncology

The survival rate of breast cancer in Turkey

The overall survival rate has been 85.8% for 5 years and as much as 75.7% for a 10-year period.

Breast Cancer Treatment in Dubai, UAE

Breast Cancer Risk Factors in Dubai, UAE

Tobacco usage, a poor diet, a family history of HPV infection, physical exercise, and radiation exposure are the probable breast cancer risk factors in Dubai, UAE.

Types of breast cancer treatment cost in Dubai, UAE

A monthly round of chemotherapy in the UAE can cost up to US$ 8,700, according to cancer charity Rahma, depending on the kind of illness and treatment.

For the first year, breast cancer treatment may cost between US$ 68,000 and US$ 81,000, but it could cost considerably more depending on the stage of cancer and the treatment necessary.

Factors affecting the cost of breast cancer treatment in Dubai, UAE

Breast cancer treatment cost is dependent upon the factors outlined below:

  • Kind of surgery – mastectomy, breast conservative surgery, or lumpectomy
  • Chemotherapy is being done either prior to or post-surgery
  • Radiotherapy is being done or not and the number of sessions
  • Stage and grade of cancer
  • Type of breast cancer
  • Surgeon’s fee, hospital charges, ICU charges
  • Duration of hospital stay, Medicines, and consumables
  • Histopathology assessment
  • Pre-surgical investigations
  • Cost of reconstruction after breast removal (in case it is done)

Cost of Accommodation, Food, and Local Travel in Dubai, UAE

You should budget roughly US$ 198 per day for your Dubai travel, which is the average daily price based on other travelers’ spending. In the past, travelers have spent an average of US$ 45 on meals and US$ 10 on local transportation for one day.

Best Hospitals for Breast Cancer Treatment in Dubai, UAE

Dubai. UAE is a hub for the treatment of various serious health conditions like Breast Cancer. Let us have a look at some of the premier hospitals in Dubai where this treatment is being carried out frequently.

Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi,United Arab Emirates

  • Joint Commission International, or JCI

Located in Abu Dhabi, the chain of Burjeel Hospitals focus on the process of healing much more than curing a medical condition in a regulated environment. It looks forward to empathizing with the patients on a much deeper level apart from treating the ailments amidst all the advanced medical facilities. A patient’s recovery can fasten up at a greater speed when it is treated with love, care and a few words of comfort. In addition to advanced healthcare facilities, best in class medical... Read More

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Neuro Spinal Hospital

Dubai,United Arab Emirates

The Neuro Spinal Hospital is located in Dubai Science Park in Dubai. It is a pioneer in bringing the latest Technology, Medicine, and Education to heal and serve the community. It has been approved and accredited by the Dubai Health Authority and has the Government of Dubai and Dubai Health Experience as its partners.

It has a 114-bed capacity, green spaces for the rehabilitation of the patients, and smart patient rooms, and is four times that of its former premises in terms ... Read More

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Zulekha Hospital Sharjah

Sharjah,United Arab Emirates

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  • ISO 9001
  • Joint Commission International, or JCI

In the year 1992 with the noble vision of Dr Zulekha Daud who shifted her base from India to Sharjah in order to serve people who are in need at an affordable cost, Zulekha Healthcare Group was established. She later established a hospital in Dubai too and Zulekha Dubai is now true to its mission of serving the suffering and the ailing. It is a multidisciplinary hospital with advanced diagnostic centres and well-equipped pharmacies. In the year 2004 the Dubai hospital saw its inception. It h... Read More

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Best Oncologist in Dubai, UAE for Video Consultation

Eugene Rent

Surgical Oncologist

Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Book @ USD 140

Nikunj Gupta

Bariatric Surgeon, Gastrointe...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates


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Best Doctors for Breast Cancer Treatment in Dubai, UAE

In case you have chosen to get treated in Dubai you can rest assured that the most skilled and well-educated Cancer specialist doctors in UAE will be the ones treating you. Some of these exceptional doctors are mentioned here for your perusal.

Dr. Peter Loizou (View Detailed Profile)

Surgical Oncologist – Dr. Peter Loizou, Surgical Oncologist, Kings College Hospital, Dubai
Experience: 10 years

Dr. Peter Loizou - Best Oncologist in Dubai

Qualifications:

  • Human Biology BSc, Kings College London
  • Medicine at the University of Southampton
  • Masters in Surgical Education from Imperial College London.
  • Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS)
  • Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT)
  • Post-graduate fellowship in Advanced Head & Neck Surgery in Sydney, Australia
  • Robotic surgery training in Florida, USA

Dr. Sukrith Shetty (View Detailed Profile)

General & Laparoscopic Surgeon – Surgical Oncologist, NMC Specialty Hospital, Al Nahda, Dubai
Experience: 21+ years

Dr. Sukrith Shetty - Best Oncologist in UAE

Qualifications:

  • MBBS
  • MS
  • MCh

Dr. Frea Perdawood (View Detailed Profile)

Cancer Specialist – Surgical Oncologist at American Hospital Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Frea Perdawood - Best Oncologist in UAE

Qualifications:

  • MBCHB in medicine and surgery, Salahadin University, Iraq, 1997
  • Danish Board in general surgery, Odense University Hospital OUH, Denmark, 2014
  • Certified Breast Oncosurgeon, The danish Breast association (DBKS), Denmark, 2018

The survival rate of breast cancer in Dubai, UAE

The 5 years survival rate of breast cancer in the UAE was 89%, which is similar to that in Australia 89.5%, and Canada 88.2%. In comparison, this 5-year survival rate is better than other nations in the region such as Qatar (71.95%) and Kuwait (75.2%).

Breast Cancer Treatment in the UK

Breast Cancer Risk Factors in the UK

There are many risk factors for Breast Cancer incidence in the UK and we are listing some of them here for your convenience.

  • Increasing Age: In the United Kingdom, the lifetime risk of getting diagnosed with breast cancer in women is 1 in 8
  • Family History
  • Benign Breast Conditions
  • Endogenous sex hormone exposure
  • Exogenous hormone exposure
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol
  • Factors growing the risk of normal breast cells becoming malignant

Types of breast cancer treatment cost in the UK

If one chooses to receive chemotherapy privately in the United Kingdom, the expense is high. Individual medical needs determine the cost, however, a single cycle of chemotherapy can cost up to US$ 41,250.

Factors affecting the cost of breast cancer treatment in the UK

Technological advancements, advanced cancer at the diagnosis stage, increased healthcare costs, a rise in the proportion of people at risk of cancer as a result of demographic shifts as there is a rapidly ageing population are important factors affecting the cost of breast cancer care in the UK.

Cost of Accommodation, Food, and Local Travel in the UK

Previous travelers have paid an estimated US$ 41 on meals and US$ 31 on local transportation in a single day. In addition, the average hotel price for a couple in the United Kingdom is US$ 162. As a result, a one-week trip to the United Kingdom for two persons costs on average US$ 2,307.

Best Hospitals for Breast Cancer Treatment in the UK

The UK has several good hospitals for breast cancer treatment. We have listed some of them here for your convenience.

Parkside Private Hospital

London,United Kingdom

History

Parkside Hospital based in London is currently owned by Aspen Healthcare. Aspen Healthcare also owns various medical facilities including Cancer Center London. London Borough of Merton granted permission for building a new hospital. Medicure Ltd commissioned the project and the development of the hospital required a lot of planning, time, skills and vision. The hospital was established in May 1... Read More

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Cancer Centre London

London,United Kingdom

History

Parkside oncology clinic was established in the year 2003 by Aspen healthcare. This clinic was later given the name cancer centre in London. Cancer centre London is one of the most advanced and highly reputed centers providing quality services in cancer treatment. The Cancer centre London is opened to provide the best services to its patients by implementing the patient-centric approach. The center continuously upgrading itself w... Read More

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Shirley Oaks Hospital

London,United Kingdom

Shirley Oaks Hospital is a multispeciality hospital established in 1986 and is part of Circle Health Group. The hospital is located on the outskirts of  Croydon in Shirley Oaks Village. The hospital offers a wide range of diagnostic and treatment services to patients allowing them to choose the services that they wish to avail in a hassle-free manner. 

The hospital is a multispecialty facility that offers all types of treatments from 15+ specialties, including general medic... Read More

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Best Doctors for Breast Cancer Treatment in the UK

Some of the best cancer specialists are practicing in hospitals in the UK to treat patients back to excellent health. Here are some of these exceptional healthcare professionals.

Dr. Paul Carter (View Detailed Profile)

Surgical OncologistCancer Centre London, UK
Experience: 20 years

Dr. Paul Carter - Best Oncologist in UAE

Qualifications:

  • MBBS
  • BSc
  • MD
  • FRCS
  • FRCOG

Dr. John Glees (View Detailed Profile)

Surgical OncologistCancer Centre London, UK
Experience: 40+ years

Dr. John Glees - Best Oncologist in UK

Qualifications:

  • MD
  • FRCR
  • DMRT

Dr. Peter Barrett Lee (View Detailed Profile)

Medical OncologistRutherford Cancer Centre South Wales, Wales
Experience: 35 years

Dr. Peter Barrett Lee - Best Oncologist in UK

Qualifications:

  • Doctorate of Medicine

Dr. Ian Smith (View Detailed Profile)

Consultant Medical OncologistCancer Centre London, UK

Dr. Ian Smith - Best Oncologist in UK

Qualifications:

  • MB ChB
  • MRCP
  • MD
  • FRCP

The survival rate of breast cancer in the UK

In England, nearly nine out of ten (85%) women diagnosed with breast cancer live for five years or longer (2013-2017). Around three-quarters of women diagnosed with breast cancer in England (75.9%) are expected to live for ten years or more (2013-2017).

In England, nearly nine out of ten (85%) women diagnosed with breast cancer live for five years or longer (2013-2017). Around three-quarters of women diagnosed with breast cancer in England (75.9%) are expected to live for ten years or more (2013-2017).

Breast Cancer Treatment in Spain

Breast Cancer Risk Factors in Spain

There are several breast cancer risk factors in Spain such as the ones outlined here.

  • Getting older
  • Genetic mutations
  • Reproductive history
  • Having dense breasts
  • Personal history of breast cancer or certain non-cancerous breast diseases
  • Family history of breast or ovarian cancer
  • Previous treatment using radiation therapy
  • Not being physically active
  • Being overweight or obese after menopause
  • Taking hormones
  • Reproductive history
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Family history of breast cancer
  • Inherited changes in BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes

Types of breast cancer treatment cost in Spain

The cost of chemotherapy in Spain – US$ 850 to US$ 2,200 for single induction. The operation to remove the tumor will cost US$ 21,000 to US$ 29,000.

Factors affecting the cost of breast cancer treatment in Spain

Breast Cancer treatment is affected by factors such as age, stage of cancer at the time of diagnosis, the length of the treatment, complexity of the illness, and the combination of treatment parameters applied.

Cost of Accommodation, Food, and Local Travel in Spain

 Your medical travel to Spain should cost roughly US$ 138 per day, which is the average daily price based on the spending of previous travelers. Previous visitors have spent an average of US$ 37 on meals and US$ 25) on local transportation in a single day. In addition, the average hotel fee for a couple in Spain is US$ 122). As a result, a one-week trip to Spain for two persons costs on average US$ 1,934).

Best Hospitals for Breast Cancer Treatment in Spain

  We bring to you some of the various excellent hospitals for breast cancer treatment in Spain,

Ruber International Hospital is a state-of-the-art hospital in Madrid, Spain, that has been designed to cater to the needs of international patients and their relatives. It is a multispecialty hospital with advanced medical technology available for the treatment of different disorders and ailments.

The hospital offers comprehensive and personalized care to patients during their stay. In house translators are available to make their stay comfortable and ensure seamless communication.<... Read More

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Quironsalud Barcelona Hospital is built at a very convenient location in Barcelona. The hospital is fully equipped with facilities that are modern and comfortable, guaranteeing the highest level of well-being to the patients and their attendants. The hospital is known to use a personalized approach in providing care to the patients through state-of-the-art medical services and the latest technology.

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The Hospital was established between the 1960s and 1970s in Barcelona, Spain. Since July 15, 1985 (considered as the year of the creation of this important Catalan Health Network); the Hospital belongs to the Xarxa Hospitalària d'Utilització Pública (XHUP). Since 1 October 2011, the Hospital has been undertaken by Quirónsalud for the management of important infrastructural reforms in the areas of emergencies, outpatient consultations, and hospitalization. The aim ... Read More

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Best Doctors for Breast Cancer Treatment in Spain

The survival rate of breast cancer in Spain

As per a study, Lung cancer had the highest adjusted 5-year relative survival ratio (12.4 percent in Navarre compared to 6.1 percent in Granada) while breast cancer had the lowest (91.3 percent in Castellón versus 81.2 percent in Albacete).

Breast Cancer Surgery Cost Itemized Breakdown

Pre-surgery Costs

Surgery Cost

Post-surgery Costs

  • Physical examination
  • PET-CT Scan
  • MRI
  • Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC)
  • Biopsy
  • 2D-ECHO
  • Blood workup
  • Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (if required)
  • Anticoagulants and antibiotics
  • Painkillers
  • Surgery team fees
  • Anesthesia charges
  • OT charges
  • Other consumables and medicines
  • Blood transfusion, if needed
  • ICU charges
  • Biopsy excision cost
  • Medications for pain relief
  • Other special consumables
  • Medications
  • Hospital bed charges
  • Biopsy
  • Physiotherapy (if needed)
  • Any additional service availed
  • Any other consultation
  • Complications management
  • Unanticipated care
  • Follow-up cost
  • Adjuvant chemotherapy (if required)
  • Radiation therapy (if required)

Cost of Accommodation, Food, and Local Travel

Patients who travel from abroad to a particular country for treatment have to bear the additional cost of hotel accommodation, local traveling, and food. This additional cost on top of the treatment cost depends on individual preferences. For example, a patient may decide to stay in a 3-star, 4-star, or 5-star accommodation and prefer to eat exquisite cuisine during his or her stay. The cost increases with an increase in the level of luxury that a patient looks to have.

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References:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29607854/

http://cms.galenos.com.tr/Uploads/Article_42620/ejbh-4-0-En.pdf

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6619786/

https://medigence.com/hospitals/oncology/breast-cancer-treatment/united-arab-emirates

https://www.womens-health-concern.org/help-and-advice/factsheets/breast-cancer-risk-factors/

https://mediglobus.com/cost-of-cancer-treatments-abroad/

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