There are hundreds of procedures designed to treat numerous types of cancers, depending on the type, stage and location of the cancer. American Physicians Network (APN) helps patients find and access affordable Cancer Surgery treatment options with surgeons who have received their country’s highest standard of certification and completed extensive training, including advanced fellowships.
We can work with you to help you understand your treatment options. We specialize in helping patients with cancer surgeries known as Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) and Hyperthermic Intrathoracic Chemotherapy (HITHOC), aimed at treating advanced cancers.
Health Travel Cancer Surgery Options
HIPEC Cancer Treatment
HIPEC Cancer Treatment is concentrated, heated chemotherapy treatment that is delivered directly to the abdomen during cytoreductive surgery. This is unlike standard chemotherapy delivery, which circulates through the body.
It is used to treat advanced aggressive digestive or gynecological cancers that have spread inside the abdominal cavity, such as cancer of the appendix, colon, stomach and ovaries. The CRS surgery removes all visible disease and the HIPEC portion of the procedure helps target and kill any microscopic cancer cells that may remain.
The HIPIC treatment is a scientific, research-based and FDA approved treatment, but it is not widely available in the United States. Our network-affiliated HIPEC program in Bogota, Colombia, has been successfully performing the procedure since 2009.
HIPEC treatment is not free of complications or serious side effects and it does require patients to be hospitalized for at least a week. However, it does offer hope for those facing aggressive cancers with few alternatives.
HITHOC Cancer Treatment
HITHOC Cancer Treatment is also heated chemotherapy applied to the chest cavity to treat metastatic lung, and pleural cancers. It is also used to extend the survival of patients with malignant pleural effusions from other cancers. While HITHOC is a newer procedure, the published data shows a large survival advantage over standard treatment. For patients who have incurable disease, increased longevity gives patients additional time with their families and loved ones.
We work with several different HITHOC programs. Unfortunately, this procedure is not usually covered by insurance. While this procedure often costs close to a quarter of a million dollars in the United States (and has very limited availability), our affiliates offer this treatment at a fraction of the cost.
For more about the HITHOC procedure, please click here to see a video from one of our affiliated specialists explaining the procedure. (Please note video contains graphic content/ surgical footage.)
For a more detailed discussion on HITHOC please see our Questions & Answers blog with one of our surgeons.
How Much Does Cancer Surgery Cost?
Cancer Surgery costs are determined by many factors including the type of the procedure and travel costs to the location where the surgery is performed.
We believe that all patients deserve excellent care. If you are a good candidate for Cancer Surgery, APN will work with you to identify affordable treatment options so you can select the option that is best for you.
Is Medical Tourism Safe When Used for Cancer Surgery?
The oncologic surgeons affiliated with APN are recognized as experts in their field and are committed to ensuring the highest level of patient care.
Our network of providers is based on over a decade’s worth of relationships, experiences and care. We have a strong commitment to quality and client satisfaction. Plus, we are the only health travel service run by medical professionals.
The medical professionals at APN can help you determine if you are a good candidate for Cancer Surgery and understand your treatment options when traveling for this surgery.
If you are looking for excellent care at an affordable price, contact APN online or request a free Preliminary Patient Consultation for Cancer Surgery today!