Cancer treatment. Hospitals, methods
Cancer is a type of disease characterized by abnormal cell growth. Your body is made up of trillions of cells that perform a variety of functions. All of these cells follow an ordered code in their genes that control their behavior. When a cell’s genetic code changes or is damaged, it can behave in an unpredictable way, for example, not being able to fulfill its intended functions and grow abnormally. When this happens, the cell can multiply until it forms a mass called a tumor.
Tumors are usually classified as benign or malignant. When it exhibits limited growth and does not extend to other parts of the body, it can be considered benign. Such tumors cannot be considered malignant and are usually less dangerous.
Malignant tumors occur when cancer cells spread to other parts of the body in a process called metastasis. When this happens, cancer cells invade and destroy normal cells in your body. This can have disastrous consequences for your health and, if left untreated, can lead to a rapid deterioration in the quality of your life.
There are over 100 different types of cancer, and some types of cancer, such as leukemia, do not form tumors. Each cancer is the result of various combinations of errors in the genetic code of the cells, and therefore each cancer can be considered as a separate disease. However, cancer treatment has improved dramatically, especially in recent years, and now many types of cancer can be effectively treated. This gives hope to many patients that they can return to normal after treatment.
Types of cancer
- Respiratory system:
- Cancer of the trachea, lung or bronchus
- Pleural cancer
- Digestive system:
- Stomach cancer
- Bile duct cancer
- Liver cancer
- Pancreas cancer
- Esophageal carcinoma
- Small intestine cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- The reproductive system:
- Testicular cancer
- Uterine cancer
- Cervical cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Tumors of the placenta (choriocarcinoma)
- Thyroid cancer
- Respiratory system:
- Cancer of the oral cavity, larynx, or pharynx
- Sinus or Nasal Cancer
- Basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma
- Blood and lymphatic system:
- Nervous system:
- Primary tumors of the brain and meninges
- Tumors of the peripheral nervous system
- Urinary system:
- Kidney tumors
- Bladder cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Tumors of bones and cartilage
You will have a better chance of recovery when cancer is detected at an early stage. Therefore, do not hesitate to undergo regular cancer screening and consult your doctor if you notice any symptoms of cancer.
- Radiation therapy
- Photodynamic Therapy
- Immunotherapy (virotherapy, dendritic cells therapy, etc.)
- CAR-T therapy (leukemia treatment)
- Heavy ion therapy
- Nano knife
- Microvascular Intervention
- Prostatectomy (removal of prostate cancer) by da Vinci robot
- Proton therapy
- Treatment of prostate cancer with lutetium 177
- Stereotactic radiation therapy
- TIL therapy for ovarian cancer
Pediatric oncology - oncological diseases that occur in children (usually under 18 years of age) are fundamentally different from cancer, which affects adults. In the case of adults, lung cancer, liver cancer, colorectal cancer and other types of cancer that are familiar to us are more common, but these types are rare in children. Read more in the special section.
We also highly recommend undergoing cancer rehabilitation after treatment. This allows you to return to normal life faster and better and prevent relapses in the future.
On cancer treatment we work with clinics, hospitals and medical centers in 16 countries:
- South Korea
Our specialists are ready to advise on treatment, methods and prices at these clinics for free and help to make an effective and safe treatment choice.