Skin Cancer Treatments

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Procedure Description

Skin cancer is a form of cancer that originates in the skin cells. There are various types of skin cancer, including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma, each with different severity levels, symptoms, and treatment approaches. The procedures involved in treating skin cancer can range from surgical interventions like excision and Mohs surgery to non-surgical options like topical treatments and radiation therapy. These treatments aim to remove or eliminate cancerous cells, preventing their spread and offering a better quality of life to the patient.

When skin cancer is caught in the early stages, the chances of successful treatment are much higher. However, in some cases, the cancer may be more advanced and require a combination of treatments, including chemotherapy and targeted therapy. The choice of treatment is dependent on multiple factors such as the type of skin cancer, its stage, and the patient's overall health.

Travelling abroad for skin cancer treatments has become an increasingly popular option, especially for those living in countries where the healthcare system is either too expensive or lacks advanced treatment options. Medical tourism allows these patients to seek specialized, affordable, and often quicker medical services in other countries.

Procedure Duration

The duration of a skin cancer treatment procedure can vary depending on several factors including the type of cancer, its stage, and the treatment method chosen. Simple surgical excisions may take as little as 30 minutes to an hour, but more complicated procedures like Mohs surgery may take several hours. In terms of recovery, surgical treatments may require a few weeks for full recovery, while radiation and chemotherapy could extend over several months.

It's important to note that the procedure duration mentioned above is a general guideline; the actual length of the procedure and recovery time may vary from patient to patient. In the case of non-surgical treatments, multiple sessions might be required, necessitating a longer stay abroad if you're considering medical tourism.

For those contemplating medical tourism for skin cancer treatments, planning a well-structured travel itinerary that allows for pre-operative consultations, the actual procedure, and post-operative care is essential. This ensures that you are adequately prepared for the treatment duration and the required time for full recovery.


  • Cost Savings: Medical procedures abroad often cost a fraction of the price in countries like the United States.
  • Expertise: Some countries are renowned for their specialized cancer treatment facilities and skilled medical professionals.
  • Advanced Technology: Access to state-of-the-art medical technology can sometimes be more readily available in foreign healthcare systems.
  • Shorter Wait Times: Medical tourists often experience shorter wait times for consultations and procedures.

Potential Destinations

  • India: Known for high-quality cancer treatments at affordable prices.
  • Germany: Renowned for precision medicine and advanced cancer therapies.
  • South Korea: A leader in innovative skin cancer treatments.
  • Israel: Offers some of the world's leading cancer treatment centers.
  • Singapore: Known for excellent healthcare facilities and highly-skilled specialists.

Risks & Considerations

  • Quality of Care: While many countries offer high-quality medical services, standards can vary.
  • Travel Fatigue: Long-distance travel can be stressful and may not be suitable for all patients.
  • Language Barrier: Communication difficulties may arise if the medical staff are not fluent in your native language.
  • Legal Protections: In case of malpractice, legal recourse may be limited compared to your home country.

How to Choose the Right Doctor and Hospital

  • Credentials: Verify the qualifications and experience of the healthcare providers.
  • Patient Reviews: Check testimonials and reviews from previous patients.
  • Accreditation: Look for internationally-recognized accreditations from reputable healthcare organizations.
  • Consultation: Schedule a pre-treatment consultation to discuss your medical history and treatment options.
  • Payment Options: Consider the payment arrangements and see if the hospital accepts your insurance or offers payment plans.

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Patients are advised to seek hospitals that are accredited by Global Healthcare and only work with medical tourism facilitators who are certified by Global Healthcare Accreditation or who have undergone certification from the Certified Medical Travel Professionals (CMTP). This ensures that the highest standards in the industry are met. GHA accredits the top hospitals in the world. These are the best hospitals in the world for quality and providing the best patient experience. Click the link to check out hospitals accredited by the Global Healthcare Accreditation:

Frequently Asked Questions

What actually happens during hyperstimulation of the ovaries?

The patient will take injectable FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) for eight to eleven days, depending on how long the follicles take to mature. This hormone is produced naturally in a woman’s body causing one egg to develop per cycle. Taking the injectable FSH causes several follicles to develop at once, at approximately the same rate. The development is monitored with vaginal ultrasounds and following the patient’s levels of estradiol and progesterone. FSH brand names include Repronex, Follistim, Menopur, Gonal-F and Bravelle. The patient injects herself daily.

What happens during egg retrieval?

When the follicles have developed enough to be harvested, the patient attends an appointment  where she is anesthetized and prepared for the procedure. Next, the doctor uses an ultrasound probe to guide a needle through the vaginal wall and into the follicle of the ovary. The thin needle draws the follicle fluid, which is then examined by an embryologist to find the eggs. The whole process takes about 20 minutes.

What happens to the eggs?

In the next step, the harvested eggs are then fertilized. If the sperm from the potential father, or in some cases, anonymous donor, has normal functionality, the eggs and sperm are placed together in a dish with a nutrient fluid, then incubated overnight to fertilize normally. If the sperm functionality is suboptimal, an embryologist uses Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection to inject a single sperm into a single egg with an extremely precise glass needle.  Once fertilization is complete, the embryos are assessed and prepared to be transferred to the patient’s uterus.

How are the embryos transferred back to the uterus?

The doctor and the patient will discuss the number of embryos to be transferred. The number of successfully fertilized eggs usually determines the number of eggs to be placed in the uterus. Embryos are transferred to the uterus with transabdominal ultrasound guidance. This process does not require anesthesia, but it can cause minor cervical or uterine discomfort. Following transfer, the patient is advised to take at least one days bed rest and two or three additional days of rest, then 10 to 12 days later, two pregnancy tests are scheduled to confirm success. Once two positive tests are completed, an obstetrical ultrasound is ordered to show the sac, fetal pole, yolk sac and fetal heart rate.


Built into this technology there is a microscope with a powerful camera that allows the uninterrupted monitoring of the embryo during its first hours of life. In this way, we can keep a close eye on the embryo, from the moment when the oocyte is inseminated and begins to divide into smaller and smaller cells, until it can be transferred to the uterus.

Orthopedics Stem Cell


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If you suffer from chronic or acute ankle pain or instability due to arthritis, cartilage loss, ligament strain or tear, or tendon damage, then you may benefit from non-surgical stem cell treatments or stem cell-enhanced surgery.

Back Pain

Patients now have a minimally invasive option. Stem cell therapy for back pain and disc herniations can potentially repair the damaged disc or facet joint, restore function, rehydrate the disc, and ultimately alleviate chronic pain.

Anti-Aging Stem Cell

Hair Loss

Stem cell therapy and PRP therapy have been shown to be most effective for: Those in the early stages of hair loss, patients who are not viable candidates for surgery and women who prefer to avoid hair surgery.

Facial Anti-Aging

Aesthetic Anti-Aging. The Aesthetic Stem Cell Localized Treatment is a non-surgical minimally invasive procedure to enhance the appearance of aging skin and hair restoration. This all-natural technique combines dermal injections of bone marrow or adipose tissue derived stem cells and growth factors.

Fertility Stem Cell

Endometrial PRP

The stem cells used for treatment of a thin endometrium include mesenchymal stem cells. In addition, successful repair of the endometrium in pregnancy with stem cells has been reported previously.

Low Ovarian Reserve (PRP)

The treatment uses PRP (Platelet-Rich-Plasma), which with stem cell therapy is the novel therapeutic approach for restoring the quality of the ovarian reserve.Your PRP will contain a physiologic balance of platelets, growth factors and white blood cells tailored specifically for you.

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