This Top Hospitals Ranking is composed by the Bookimed medical team based on 346 clinics comparison. We've chosen the hospitals below according to the following criteria: 1) our patient reviews, 2) clinic success rates, 3) doctors' experience, and 4) innovations to provide high-quality care. This information is given by hospital representatives and under their responsibility.
The Ranking aims to provide patients with awareness material to make an informed decision about places of skilled inpatient care and isn't a call to action. The choice is yours.
According to this data analysis, we have chosen 10 onco-centers located in 9 countries.
Continue reading to find out what cancer centers is a top choice of our patients:
How do international patients choose the best cancer centers?
Patients usually adhere to the following principles:
- Doctor's professionalism and experience. The choice of the highly-skilled doctor is one of the key factors that determines treatment success. So, when you choose the best cancer center, it would be great to pay attention to the doctor's expertise in concrete disease treatment. The centers listed below employ only the experts in the treatment of stomach cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer, pancreas cancer, etc. work.
- Access to the latest therapy options. Only in case the hospital is equipped with the newest technologies to treat a particular cancer disease, the chances for recovery increase significantly. The medical center must apply the latest developments in oncology treatment and required drugs of chemo-, immune-, and targeted therapies.
- Prestigious accreditations and cancer treatment according to international protocols. The high service and treatment standards in the hospital must be confirmed at the international level and comply with all quality standards.
- Patient reviews and statistics. The treatment result and experience of other patients is an important and reliable indicator of medicine quality in the hospital. It is essential to take into account the experience of people who have undergone treatment in the particular hospital.
Best cancer center in Turkey according to Bookimed version
Anadolu Cancer Center is an official partner of Johns Hopkins Hospital, one of the leading in the USA according to the U.S News & World Report magazine. This means that Anadolu doctors interchange the experience with American colleagues to improve cancer treatment options and services.
According to the clinic's data, it is No.1 cancer center in Turkey and #4 in Europe regarding the usage of innovative CyberKnife M6 and TrueBeam STx for cancer treatment. These systems accurately irradiate a tumor without affecting surrounding tissues.
Anadolu is accredited by OECI (Organization of European Cancer Institutes) for innovative and effective treatment options. Only 31 hospitals in the world have this accreditation.
So, due to all these awards and certifications, Anadolu is considered one of the best cancer centers.
According to Bookimed data, patients choose Anadolu to treat leukemia, lymphoma, cervical cancer, lung cancer, liver cancer, and breast cancer.
Best hospital for cancer surgeries in the Czech Republic according to Bookimed version
St. Zdislava Hospital is one of the leading medical centers for oncological and robotic surgeries in the Czech Republic and Europe according to Bookimed patient opinions. As the hospital reports, doctors perform about 2,000 surgeries every year using Da Vinci robotic system, 400 of them — prostatectomy (the partial or complete removal of the prostate gland).
Dr. Jaroslav Twaruzek, a doctor with over 20 years of experience, performs robotic treatment of prostate cancer, The doctor has already conducted over 3,000 successful surgeries.
Bookimed patients choose St. Zdislava Hospital for surgical treatment prostate cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer, stomach cancer.
Top hospital for cancer treatment in Spain according to Bookimed version
Teknon Medical Center belongs to Quironsalud, the largest medical network in Spain. The hospital employs top oncologists, renowned globally. In 2018, 5 Teknon specialists have been included in Top-100 doctors in Spain ranking.
Prof. Antonia de Lacy Fortuny is one of the best abdominal surgeons of the world. He is an author of unique low-injury colon surgery. The Professor performs surgeries to remove tumors of the esophagus, stomach, colon, rectum.
Dr. Antonio Alcaraz is a famous Spanish onco-surgeon and transplant surgeon. In 2007, together with his colleagues, the doctor performed the first transvaginal nephrectomy (kidney removal) in the world.
Prof. Bartolome Oliver is a leading neurosurgeon in Spain, a doctor with 35 years of experience. He is one of the first in the country who has started to apply low-injury options to remove brain tumors. He has developed a new technique — a neoplasm resection with fluorescence. Thanks to this, a doctor does not damage healthy tissues, and a patient recovers faster.
According to Bookimed data, patients consider Teknon the best center in the world to treat cancer of the breast, colon, rectum, stomach, kidneys, bladder, brain.
Best hospitals for oncology treatment in Germany according to Bookimed version
Helios Hospital Berlin-Buch is one of the largest hospitals in Germany. Doctors of the Oncology Department specialize in cancer treatment of the gastrointestinal tract, urogenital system, endocrine system, leukemia, and different sarcoma types.
Such innovative options are applied to treat oncology:
- IOERT (intraoperative electron radiation therapy) for targeted irradiation of a tumor during surgery. High radiation dosage affects and destroys cancer cells.
- HIPAC (hyperthermic chemo) and PIPAC (aerosol chemo) are treatment options for tumors in the abdominal cavity. The procedures are performed to treat stomach cancer, colon cancer, bladder cancer at stages 3-4.
- RFA (radiofrequency ablation) is a non-surgical destruction of a tumor with high temperatures. The therapy is effective at the early stages of liver and pancreas cancers.
Helios Berlin-Buch also includes the specialized Sarcoma Center. Top oncologists Dr. Peter Reichardt and Dr. Ulrich Bitz work here.
Bremen-Mitte Cancer Center is certified by the German Cancer Society (DKG) and the European Cancer Society. They ensure the hospital has all necessary equipment for diagnostics and treatment of all oncology types.
The hospital consists of 7 scientific research institutes. The largest are centers for breast cancer, stomach, and prostate treatment. Bremen-Mitte is among the few hospitals in the country where NEOliquid biopsy is available. It is the newest development of German scientists that detects neoplasm with blood test, not traumatic puncture.
Prof. Sebastian Melchior, one of the best doctors for prostate cancer treatment in Germany works in the hospital. Focus magazine recognized him as one of the best specialists for onco-urogenital diseases treatment in Germany.
According to Bookimed data, Bremen-Mitte Hospital is frequently chosen as the best center for prostate and breast cancers treatment.
Top-rated cancer center in Italy
Ospedale San Raffaele is also one of the best cancer hospitals in the world according to Bookimed patient opinion. It is a large multidisciplinary medical institution located in Italy. The San Raffaele Cancer Department accepts 9,000 patients from different countries annually.
San Raffaele Ospedale is among top cancer research centers in Europe that IRCCS confirms. The most significant achievements are in the molecular and gene medicine. San Raffaele is a world leader in these fields.
Surgeons perform over 6,000 surgical removals of cancer and 140 bone marrow transplants per year. About 2,000 patients undergo radiotherapy at San Raffaele annually.
The hospital provides the effective treatment for patients with stomach cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, leukemia.
Best cancer center in Israel according to Bookimed version
The Sourasky Cancer Department is one of the most technologically advanced medical facility in Israel. The hospital is ranked among the best centers in Israel according to Newsweek magazine. Hundreds of complex surgeries for malignant tumors removal are performed here annually. Innovative CAR-T therapy is used to treat lymphoma.
The Sourasky Cancer Department is equipped with accurate and innovative technologies, so doctors can use cutting-edge treatment options. For instance, to detect the tumor sensitivity to drugs, Sourasky oncologists carry out FoundationOne, a genetic test of a tumor. The latest Da Vinci robotic system, TrueBeam, and radiotherapy are available at Sourasky.
According to Bookimed data, Sourasky Hospital is the best center to treat cancer of the breast, prostate, lymphoma, melanoma, brain tumors, sarcoma, stomach, pancreas.
Top-rated cancer center in Thailand according to Bookimed version
Bumrungrad International Hospital is the first center in Asia accredited by JCI. It is a "gold standard of medicine" that confirms the high quality of medical services. Bumrungrad is also the 1st medical center outside the USA that has received GHA American certificate. Only hospitals with this certificate comply with all standards to accept international patients.
Bumrungrad includes the Horizon Cancer Center. Specialists treat all types of cancer here applying the latest chemo-, immuno-, and targeted therapies. To develop a treatment plan, doctors apply IBM Watson. It is an innovative computer program that analyzes patient disease history and compares the received data with the latest medical research. A patient obtains an accurate diagnosis and the most effective treatment tactics. The accuracy of IBM Watson is 96%.
According to Bookimed data, patients choose Bumrungrad as the best hospital to undergo oncological check-up, treat cancer of lung, breast, prostate.
Best hospital for oncology treatment in South Korea according to Bookimed version
Samsung is the largest medical center in South Korea that takes leading positions annually in different rankings, including the National Customer Satisfaction one. In 2008, the largest Cancer Center in Asia was established on the premises of Samsung Hospital. The center cooperates with world-renowned institutions — John Hopkins Hospital, MD Anderson Cancer Center, etc.
Samsung Medical Center provides "Full examination per 1 hour" service. Due to this, the diagnostic examination is processed in the shortest term. It is especially important at the advanced cancer stages when it is necessary to start treatment immediately.
According to Bookimed data, patients choose Samsung Medical Center for cancer check-up, cancer diagnostics, treatment of onco-urological diseases, cancer of the ovaries, breast, liver, and lungs.
Top cancer center in China according to Bookimed version
Fuda Hospital is among best alternative cancer treatment centers in the world. It is a specialized oncology hospital that focuses on stages 3-4 cancer treatment and shows the great results. For instance, Fuda doctors have achieved the longest life expectancy for a patient with advanced pancreatic cancer — a 15-year survival rate.
One among key treatment options at Fuda is cryotherapy (a non-surgical destruction of a tumor with a low temperatures). The doctors have already performed over 10,000 such procedures.
In most of the cases, specialists apply complex 3C+P therapy model to achieve the best results of treatment. This is a combination of:
- cryosurgery (to destroy a malignant neoplasm with extreme cold)
- microvascular interventional chemotherapy (to affect the remained cancer cells without damaging healthy tissues)
- combined immunotherapy (to make the immune system fight cancer and prevent relapse)
- personalized treatment (specific treatment options for a particular cancer type).
Fuda specialists also use traditional Chinese medicine as an additional treatment options. The high level of medical services is confirmed by JCI (Joint Commission International), a global quality standard of international healthcare.
An application of unusual approach and achievement of incredible results for cancer treatment in the late stages are the reasons why we have included Fuda to Top 10 cancer hospitals in the world ranking.
The hospital provides free transfer and language assistance in English, Arabic, and Russian.
FAQs about treatment in Top 10 cancer hospitals
- How can I be sure that the chosen hospital will provide the best cancer treatment in my case?
- The cancer centers in Bookimed ranking provide the comprehensive care for the most types of cancer. But, of course, some cancer center may be strongest in treating of a particular disease. You can ask Bookimed manager which hospital is the best for cancer treatment in your case. Over 6,000 patients request to Bookimed every month, and our managers know all features and strongest sides of every cancer hospital.
- Who arranges my medical trip to the chosen cancer center?
- After request on our website, Bookimed medical doctor will contact you. They will arrange you treatment, process the documents, can book tickets, and accommodation. The manager will support you 24/7 at all steps and always stays in touch to solve any unforeseen problems.
- Which language do the hospital's staff speak? How can I avoid the language barrier?
- The staff in the listed top ten cancer hospitals in the world speak English well in most of the cases. They also provide an interpreter speaking your language.
- How can I be sure that the cancer treatment will be effective?
- The effectiveness of treatment depends on the diagnosis, disease stage, and general health condition of a patient. Only a doctor from the cancer hospital can prognose the success of treatment after the consultation or revision of your medical records.
- What country has the best cancer treatment?
- Among the best places for cancer treatment in the world are the USA, European countries (Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, Switzerland), Israel, South Korea, Thailand, etc. Hospitals of these countries offer advanced cancer treatment, invent new therapies, provide scientific research. Before choosing a state for cancer treatment, learn more about local medical, what cancer types they treat most effectively, and how long it takes to get there from your place of origin. If you feel any difficulty in selecting the best country and hospital for cancer treatment, submit a request on Bookimed.
- Can I get a consultation with a doctor without going to the other country?
- Yes, Bookimed provides the "second medical opinion service". We can arrange a consultation with specialists working in the best cancer centers online. You will receive the qualified opinion regarding the treatment, and decide whether you need to go tho the chosen clinic.
- Why does the treatment cost vary in the best cancer hospitals?
- The treatment cost varies from country to country. Each region has the own price policy, level of local citizens income that affect the price. Due to this, the US cancer centers offer one of the highest prices, the European ones — 2-3 times lower, and the most cheapest treatment you can find in Turkish or Indian top oncology hospitals.
- Does the low price affect the treatment quality in the top ranked hospitals?
- The price is not a key criterion to take into account. The cancer hospital must have international certificates that confirm high quality if medical services. Also pay attention to oncologists expertise: top specialists practice in the leading cancer centers in the world and use the latest technologies.
- How will I pay for the cancer treatment?
- Bookimed cooperates directly with the best cancer hospitals in the world. You will transfer your money to an official account of the hospital.
To choose No. 1 cancer hospital seems a difficult task. There are a lot of information on the Internet, and it also takes time to study it completely and make a right choice. Cancer patients often cannot wait and need qualified help immediately.
With Bookimed you will find the best hospital within several days. We are working with thousands international patients, and know how to arrange the best cancer treatment in the world. If you have any questions, just ask Bookimed manager.
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