Best hospitals for thyroid cancer

Ranking of hospitals and doctors, patient reviews, prices, and information from medical centers

The average treatment price is $8600. The lowest price is $660 and the highest — $40200.
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  • The average cost of the consultation is $230. The lowest price is $20 and the highest — $770.
  • The average cost of thyroid cancer diagnostics is $1300. The lowest price is $930 and the highest — $1650.
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Diagnostic & treatment program
Radioactive iodine treatment of the thyroid gland
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$3150 $3650
Medipol Mega Hastaneler Kompleksi Turkey, Istanbul
4.5
Tamer Atasever
Radiation oncologist · 28 years of experience
Tamer Atasever
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Radioiodine therapy
Thyroid function tests (including T3, T4, TSH)
A prerequisite for the start of diagnosis and treatment is the presence of all the results of studies conducted on place of residence (pictures, disks, paraffin blocks, CT, PET-CT and others). Doctor's consultation 100 $ Revision of the histological material $ 300 Radioactive iodine treatment Statements in English
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Pre-Operative Diagnosis + Surgery
Total price
$9190
Helios Berlin Buch Germany, Berlin
4.5
Martin Strik
Surgical oncologist · 24 years of experience
Martin Strik
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Complex diagnostics of thyroid $1700
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Thyroid resection $7490
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Diagnosis + Radioiodine therapy at Helios Berlin-Buch
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$8115
Helios Berlin Buch Germany, Berlin
4.5
Stefan Dresel
Oncology · 28 years of experience
Stefan Dresel
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Complex diagnostics of thyroid $1700
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Radioiodine therapy $6415
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Diagnosis before surgery + Surgery
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$13090 $16090
Medical Center in Solingen Germany, Solingen
4.4
Andreas Sesterhenn
Otorhinolaryngology/Ear, Nose and Throat(ENT), Oncology
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The hospitals ranking is based on 2665 requests, 551 patient reviews, prices, and information from 111 clinics

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Sep 5, 2019
The patient was treated of thyroid cancer
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Good afternoon. Thank you very much for the help! All your work is very harmonious, everything is available. True, everything is at the highest level: 1. Your work with Victoria is lovely. To withstand all our questions (often repeated) and with angelic patience to answer them is a talent! 2. Suleiman - well done! all coordinate, organize in Istanbul. It is simply brilliant! 3. Girls translators are very polite, attentive. Thanks to them separately, they were our "language" in the clinic. Sofia's parents also thank the doctor (unfortunately, I did not see her). The doctor did take a careful look at Sofia, explained everything in detail, explained why PET / CT should not be done in this case, told in all nuances, Sofia's parents were pleasantly surprised by the approach to the work of this specialist.

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Jan 29, 2020
The patient was treated of sarcoma
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We had a Skype Consultation with Dr. Joan Carles. The call went really well. Dr. Carles was very well prepared and knew my case beforehand based on the documentation we provided prior to the call. He answered all our questions, and provided us with a final written report on his recommendations. We are very happy with the service provided, and we highly recommend this Medical Center, and especially Dr. Joan Carles.

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Aug 19, 2019
The patient was treated of meningioma
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Before the online consultation, I consulted with several doctors in Ukraine and it was very important for me to get answers to many questions, including absolutely amateur ones. Dr. Bartolome Oliver, despite his worldwide popularity, very sincerely, accurately and correctly answered all my questions. I liked the doctor very much, it was clear that he was a professional in his field. Thanks a lot to Bookimed, and especially to my coordinating doctor Ekaterina Koliko.

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Jul 19, 2019
The patient was treated of breast cancer
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The clinic is really good! Good Russian translators especially Olga and Lina !!! We passed all the tests here, now we are preparing for chemistry! Dr. Barnadas is leading us, this is one of the best oncologists in Spain, and this is true !!! Since we also have diabetes, the endocrinologist controls all the treatment, this is a big plus. It is very expensive, but in return you get highly qualified specialists, the best medical equipment, good service! We are all happy! Thanks Bookimed for quality service and help!

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Apr 11, 2019
The patient was treated of chordoma
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No, I'm not happy with the advice! A month has passed: the name of the chemotherapy drug was sent, and the dosage, method of administration, the scheme is unknown. For 600 euros, advice is superficial !!!

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Feb 19, 2019
The patient was treated of glioma
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We contacted Bookimed to get a second opinion. Their response time was very quick. Within one day we had 2 appointments planned. The online appointment with the clinic went well, the Proffessor answered all of our questions. Special thanks to Svetlana, who was our coordinator.

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Dec 17, 2018
The patient was treated of lung cancer
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I am so satisfied with Liza Dudnik! She is an amazing woman! She so kind, on time, very helpful. One of the best staff I know from my experience. God bless her

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Oct 24, 2018
The patient was treated of lung cancer
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The doctors and nurses are top class well trained professionals - the only major problem, especially with the very kind and helpful nurses was that most of them speak very little English, so it was extremely difficult to have conversations with the ladies - a great pity! Otherwise I was very satisfied with the treatment in this highly modern hospital.

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Oct 6, 2018
The patient was treated of breast cancer
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Bookimed medical coordinator’s work is excellent! I’m totally satisfied with healthcare and service quality. I've got lucky with my physician. Interpreter Larisa always helps and answers all the questions as well.

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Jul 7, 2018
The patient was treated of lung cancer
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I was extremely satisfied with everything that happened to me at this wonderful hospital. I don't think that there is a hospital in Asia which can compare with this one. From the doctors to the nurses and all other personell in this hospital ALL are competent, very polite and friendly - the only small criticism that I have is that unfortunately many don't speak English very well, that's a great shame.

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Jun 13, 2018
The patient was treated of breast cancer
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I am very happy with the treatment I've so far received at Bumrungrad International Hospital. Beginning last year, I've made three separate visits for treatment at the hospital. The staff are extremely professional and efficient using very modern equipment. The cost of treatment is competitive. I would strongly recommend it to other people looking for medical care.

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Jun 8, 2016
The patient was treated of thyroid cancer
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Natalia, 59 years old from Khabarovsk. The diagnosis of thyroid cancer of the third stage, was operated in January 2016 in the regional oncological center of Khabarovsk, in April she underwent a course of radioiodine therapy in Krasnoyarsk. As a result, the accumulation of iodine in the lymph nodes of the neck was revealed, which were not removed during the operation and an operation for their removal was recommended. However, the surgeons of our cancer center did not find these nodes and said that we should wait for them to grow up, after which I will have an operation to remove them, which is classified as crippling and fraught with restriction of hand functions. A rare person will not panic with such a prediction. Accidentally in the internet came across the site Bukimed and asked a question on the approximate cost of treatment abroad for my case. The promptness and attention of the specialists of the Bukimed service and the further work with the medical tourism department of the Ichilov hospital are beyond praise: on May 12 I was already in Tel Aviv, underwent the necessary diagnostics and received recommendations from Dr. Elena Itzhakov for further treatment. Fortunately, immediate surgery was not required, but I do not stand alone with my problem - clinic specialists will monitor the dynamics of the analysis, Dr. Ekaterina Bukimed is interested in my condition, I can at any time get a consultation from my curator Yana and Dr. Yuri Rankov . Thank you all for your support. Natalia Semenova, Khabarovsk, Russia

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Aug 26, 2019
The patient was treated of breast cancer
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This is a kind, responsive, attentive, punctual person! Thank you Memorial Clinic for the organization, support, good news! I recommend this wonderful clinic to everyone!

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Jun 24, 2019
The patient was treated of melanoma
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Hello! Passed the examination in the clinic Memorial Bahchelievler, PET CT and oncologist consultation! I was pleased with the organization of my entire trip, and with the Bookimed coordinators and the medical staff. It's great when people know how and can help! Thank you very much!

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Mar 7, 2019
The patient was treated of glioma
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All liked it. Professionals

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Feb 15, 2020
The patient was treated of colon cancer
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In general, the visit was positive. Only the first day we arrived late to the hospital, we were not met, but then everything worked out and everything went very well. I really liked the translators, the international department is busy, but they try very hard to be always there and come to the rescue.

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Nov 11, 2019
The patient was treated of kidney cancer
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Everything was fine, Naina helped us a lot, everything is fine on this side. The only thing was that the transfer failed us very much, the driver arrived later, because of this we were late for the airport and on our flight, we spent a lot of time, so the transfer really spoiled the impression. The doctors are very good, you can’t say anything bad, very attentive and a special thanks again to Naina.

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Dec 10, 2018
The patient was treated of medulloblastoma
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The only doctor who intelligibly explained everything! Attitudes towards the patient are positive! Translator Leisyan thanks! Coordinators Olga and Yana are in touch, they explain everything! I didn’t expect to meet this level of service! Thanks a lot!!!

Z
Sep 21, 2018
The patient was treated of pancreatic cancer
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After visiting Liv Hospital we had only good impressions. Dr. Selemi Suzubish - above all praise, he was very polite, correct, patient, answered all our questions in detail and explained. Also very satisfied with the work of coordinator Bakhtygul and translators Renata and Madina. It should be noted that the procedure for examination on a "steep" tomograph turned out to be very difficult and difficult for the child. In one reception we did not pass it, the second part was spent the next day. The results were announced to us the next day, we received the disk, but so far there is no research protocol. His Bakhtigul promised to send by e-mail. The quality of the work of your coordinator Bookimed Konstantin Siminenko happy. We express our gratitude and gratitude to all! Sincerely, Tatiana and Zlata Buturov city Izmail Odessa region.

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Aug 23, 2018
The patient was treated of melanoma
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Surface melanoma was detected in November 2016. A deep excision was carried out in the Kiev oncology center at Verkhovinaya Street. The thickness of melanoma in Breslow is 0.038 mm. In a year and a half, the histology was rechecked in Israel. After rechecking, applying with help to this resource, Constantine offered to undergo examination in the clinic of Turkey, in Istanbul. The clinic is called Liv Hospital. The glass and blocks were rechecked in Turkey. Almost everything coincided with Israeli data (0.68 mm thickness, 0.7 mm Israel) and 1 mitosis was detected. Translator Madina, who accompanied us all the time, just umnichka !!! In all delves into itself. You can all ask her again, she will ask the doctor if you do not understand something or have additional questions before the examination. Two doctor's consultations are included immediately in the cost when you pay only the first - one before the examinations and the second after. It was also possible to ask for other health problems and get advice. There are almost all doctors there. If you want to check on other issues - take with you all the available documents. I was also examined for gynecology, as in Ukraine they put dysplasia of the cervix. The diagnosis was not confirmed in the clinic of Turkey. At the moment, they said that the BSLU does not need to be done and every survey was painted for every 3 months in Ukraine. We thank Constantine and his colleague Julia for their assistance, as well as assistance in organizing a free transfer to Istanbul.

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Mar 17, 2019
The patient was treated of thyroid cancer
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The stay in the clinic left only positive emotions. On the organization's questions, if they were before the arrival at the clinic, then after the arrival the questions disappeared by themselves, everything was organized perfectly, any wishes were fulfilled. The doctor took it immediately on the day of arrival, everything that was planned was appointed, answered all questions immediately and before and after treatment, left a positive impression. Umnichka translators, it was possible to contact them at almost any time, they always helped. I lived in a guest house, everything is fine. Satisfied with the service

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Dec 4, 2018
The patient was treated of thyroid cancer
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I am generally pleased with the clinic and the work of the coordinator. My sister and I were met at the airport, brought to the apartment of the clinic, I note the apartment is very cozy and comfortable with everything you need, the payment is sufficient for any person. She was given chemotherapy, we will see the results later (only 2 weeks have passed). As for me and my examination at the gynecologist, fibroids and uterine pubescence, they said they urgently need to be operated on for a small amount, while the second opinion was not confirmed in another country, which means the gynecologist is not as qualified and the impression of the doctor is just to do the surgery would get the money I did not like.

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Jun 20, 2019
The patient was treated of thyroid cancer
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Competent, helpful staff

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Apr 5, 2019
The patient was treated of thyroid cancer
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Clinic comfortable, doctor surgeon wonderful, ward super, nurse and staff just angels

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Jan 30, 2019
The patient was treated of thyroid cancer
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The choice of the clinic is very satisfied. I liked the doctors and the staff very much. Polite, competent and ready to help with any question.

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Dec 20, 2019
The patient was treated of thyroid cancer
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She underwent a course of radioiodine therapy in the Department of Nuclear Therapy. She was in the hospital for 4 days. The result, as I was told, will be determined only by repeated passage i.e. after 6 m. The ward is isolated, any contact with someone is limited, this is correct in view of the treatment I receive. The room has a bed, refrigerator, TV, internet, shower. Before I went to the hospital, I was received by a professor who gave a full consultation about my illness and my further actions. In general, the clinic staff are competent workers, responsive, good-natured.

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Feb 25, 2019
The patient was treated of thyroid cancer
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Thank u very much for u all. .the doctors were very helpfull.they take us from hotel to the hospital and back.there was a translator waiting for us..set an appointment with qualified doctor..make me a treatment program...and a that was for Free. Start the treatment next month.. Thank u for all the efort..

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May 30, 2019
The patient was treated of cervical cancer
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The entire transfer was provided by the clinic at its own expense. It was very nice, as a taxi is not cheap. They brought me to the clinic right away, I was met by Saltanat, a very friendly and responsible girl. She helped me in all matters. Mustafa and Lal were also there. All very good-natured. Thank them so much. Doctor Mert Ghul immediately aroused confidence. Much Clearly speaks Russian. So there was no need for a translator. All explained and reassured. Very competent and experienced doctor. Now only to him. Chamber allocated VIP. Spacious, bright. With TV and fridge, safe and wardrobe. All toiletries. The staff is very polite, helpful and smiling. Up to the orderlies. Med.sister Ipak very nice girl. I wish the clinic staff to remain always nice professionals.

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Oct 23, 2019
The patient was treated of prostate cancer
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Doctors and staff are very well!!!

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 Avi Hefetz
Assuta Medical Center
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4.7
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Metin Cakmakci
Surgical oncologist, General surgeon
Anadolu Medical Center
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4.5
204 reviews

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Dana Dec 20, 2019
The patient was treated of thyroid cancer in Helios Berlin Buch
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She underwent a course of radioiodine therapy in the Department of Nuclear Therapy. She was in the hospital for 4 days. The result, as I was told, will be determined only by repeated passage i.e. after 6 m. The ward is isolated, any contact with someone is limited, this is correct in view of the treatment I receive. The room has a bed, refrigerator, TV, internet, shower. Before I went to the hospital, I was received by a professor who gave a full consultation about my illness and my further actions. In general, the clinic staff are competent workers, responsive, good-natured.

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Olga Sep 5, 2019
The patient was treated of thyroid cancer in Anadolu Medical Center
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Good afternoon. Thank you very much for the help! All your work is very harmonious, everything is available. True, everything is at the highest level: 1. Your work with Victoria is lovely. To withstand all our questions (often repeated) and with angelic patience to answer them is a talent! 2. Suleiman - well done! all coordinate, organize in Istanbul. It is simply brilliant! 3. Girls translators are very polite, attentive. Thanks to them separately, they were our "language" in the clinic. Sofia's parents also thank the doctor (unfortunately, I did not see her). The doctor did take a careful look at Sofia, explained everything in detail, explained why PET / CT should not be done in this case, told in all nuances, Sofia's parents were pleasantly surprised by the approach to the work of this specialist.

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Anonymous Mar 17, 2019
The patient was treated of thyroid cancer in Medipol Mega Hastaneler Kompleksi
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The stay in the clinic left only positive emotions. On the organization's questions, if they were before the arrival at the clinic, then after the arrival the questions disappeared by themselves, everything was organized perfectly, any wishes were fulfilled. The doctor took it immediately on the day of arrival, everything that was planned was appointed, answered all questions immediately and before and after treatment, left a positive impression. Umnichka translators, it was possible to contact them at almost any time, they always helped. I lived in a guest house, everything is fine.
Satisfied with the service

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Ghadah Hamid Zayer Feb 25, 2019
The patient was treated of thyroid cancer in Memorial Bahçelievler Hospital
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Thank u very much for u all. .the doctors were very helpfull.they take us from hotel to the hospital and back.there was a translator waiting for us..set an appointment with qualified doctor..make me a treatment program...and a that was for Free.
Start the treatment next month..
Thank u for all the efort..

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Aleksandr Jan 30, 2019
The patient was treated of thyroid cancer in Medipol Mega Hastaneler Kompleksi
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The choice of the clinic is very satisfied. I liked the doctors and the staff very much. Polite, competent and ready to help with any question.

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Aleksandr Dec 13, 2018
The patient was treated of thyroid cancer in Helios Krefeld Clinic
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Good day. I want to thank our coordinator Christmas Eve Alyona, who accompanied and our training, sending, and while we were at the operation in the clinic was also in touch constantly. We liked the clinic very much, the staff is very considerate and polite.

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Anonymous Dec 4, 2018
The patient was treated of thyroid cancer in Medipol Mega Hastaneler Kompleksi
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I am generally pleased with the clinic and the work of the coordinator. My sister and I were met at the airport, brought to the apartment of the clinic, I note the apartment is very cozy and comfortable with everything you need, the payment is sufficient for any person. She was given chemotherapy, we will see the results later (only 2 weeks have passed). As for me and my examination at the gynecologist, fibroids and uterine pubescence, they said they urgently need to be operated on for a small amount, while the second opinion was not confirmed in another country, which means the gynecologist is not as qualified and the impression of the doctor is just to do the surgery would get the money I did not like.

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Natalya Semenova Jun 8, 2016
The patient was treated of thyroid cancer in Sourasky Medical Center
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Natalia, 59 years old from Khabarovsk. The diagnosis of thyroid cancer of the third stage, was operated in January 2016 in the regional oncological center of Khabarovsk, in April she underwent a course of radioiodine therapy in Krasnoyarsk. As a result, the accumulation of iodine in the lymph nodes of the neck was revealed, which were not removed during the operation and an operation for their removal was recommended. However, the surgeons of our cancer center did not find these nodes and said that we should wait for them to grow up, after which I will have an operation to remove them, which is classified as crippling and fraught with restriction of hand functions.
A rare person will not panic with such a prediction. Accidentally in the internet came across the site Bukimed and asked a question on the approximate cost of treatment abroad for my case. The promptness and attention of the specialists of the Bukimed service and the further work with the medical tourism department of the Ichilov hospital are beyond praise: on May 12 I was already in Tel Aviv, underwent the necessary diagnostics and received recommendations from Dr. Elena Itzhakov for further treatment. Fortunately, immediate surgery was not required, but I do not stand alone with my problem - clinic specialists will monitor the dynamics of the analysis, Dr. Ekaterina Bukimed is interested in my condition, I can at any time get a consultation from my curator Yana and Dr. Yuri Rankov . Thank you all for your support.
Natalia Semenova, Khabarovsk, Russia

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Anghela Oct 21, 2019
The patient was treated of thyroid cancer in Neolife Medical Center
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The organization is very good, the medical care is at a high level. thank

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Nina Jun 20, 2019
The patient was treated of thyroid cancer in Medipol Mega Hastaneler Kompleksi
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Competent, helpful staff

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28.02.2014 · Updated 21.06.2019

How to choose a thyroid cancer center?

When you choose a hospital to treat thyroid cancer, pay attention to the following factors:

  • Clinics’ recognition. International certificates and accreditations confirm hospital compliance with healthcare protocols worldwide. Among the most common certificates is JCI, a global accreditation in the field of healthcare.
  • Doctors’ experience. Check a specialist’s CVs on our website to be sure the doctor has great experience in thyroid cancer treatment.
  • Patients’ reviews. On this page, you will find patients’ reviews on a particular hospital. It will help to make the right decision.

How to get treatment in the best hospitals for thyroid cancer?

  • Submit a request on Bookimed and our manager will contact you shortly
  • Together you will choose the most appropriate thyroid cancer center for your case
  • Your medical records are sent to the chosen hospital
  • You get an initial bill and treatment plan. If you approve it, Bookimed manager arranges your medical trip within several days.

You can contact Bookimed manager anytime you need — we provide 24/7 support till the moment you come home after treatment.

How is thyroid cancer diagnosed?

  • A patient has to undergo a high-resolution ultrasound to examine lymph nodes and understand whether malignant cells have spread to other organs.
  • A doctor carries out the diagnostics of the patient’s thyroid gland — a biopsy from the enlarged lymph nodes.
  • A specialist tests what type of malignancy the patient’s got. The most widespread thyroid cancers are papillary and follicular carcinomas — about 80% of cases.
  • A patient needs to undergo CT, PET/CT scanning to reveal the metastasis spread to other sites of the patient’s body.

What are the risk factors for thyroid cancer?

  • Age. Thyroid cancer can occur at any age. However, it is the most common among young people under 25.
  • Gender. According to the statistics, such a disease is 2-3 times more common in women than in men. Unlike many other types of cancer, thyroid tumors are often found at a young age. For example, it is the most common type of cancer among women aged 20-35. Every 50th patient is a child or teenager.
  • Iodine deficiency. A patient needs to keep a diet with a high level of iodine to prevent the disease.
  • Predisposition to a disease. If a patient has a genetic hereditary or someone in the family had thyroid cancer, he/she can get this disease. To avoid it, undergo diagnostics to be sure you have nothing to be afraid of.

If you seek accurate diagnostics, just submit a request, and Bookimed manager will recommend you the best hospital for thyroid cancer treatment.

What are the best thyroid cancer treatment options?

Surgery.

  • Thyroidectomy. Doctors apply this method to remove the affected thyroid gland. Such surgeries can be open and endoscopic (minimally invasive). Depending on a cancer stage, a surgeon decides what type of operation is required.
  • Lymph nodes removals. If cancer has spread to lymph nodes, a surgical oncologist removes them partially or totally to prevent the relapse.

Radioiodine therapy. A radiologist prescribes this option after surgery, for relapsed cancer or when it spreads to lymph nodes or throughout the body.

Hormone therapy. Specialists use hormonal drugs to maintain the patients’ hormones levels after thyroid cancer surgery.

Chemotherapy. Chemo drugs stop cancer cells division and growth. Medical oncologist can prescribe chemotherapy for metastatic thyroid cancer to reduce its symptoms.

External beam radiation. A doctor applies such a therapy to destroy cancer cells or stop their growth with X-ray beams. This kind of radiation therapy is assigned to patients with medullary and anaplastic thyroid cancer. This is used for metastatic or recurrent cancer. This option can be used alone or combined with chemo drugs.

Targeted therapy. Such a therapy is used when other treatments are ineffective. Targeted drugs destroy cancer genes and proteins with no damage to healthy cells. Side effects are less severe in comparison with chemo.

Only an oncologist can decide what treatment methods will be effective for you. That depends on the cancer stage and overall health condition.

Who are the best thyroid cancer doctors?

Dr. Avi Hefetz is a leading oncologist at Assuta who specializes in thyroid tumors. The doctor treats all stages of thyroid cancer and performs subtotal thyroidectomy and thyroid resection. Dr. Hefetz carries out surgical interventions in cooperation with plastic and maxillofacial surgeons. The doctor had training at Memorial Hospital Sloan Center, New York, where he has been involved in the head and neck clinical trial program. Now Avi Hefetz MD is the Chief of the Head & Neck Oncology and Surgery Department.

Professor Martin Strik has over 20 years of experience in surgical oncology treatment including thyroid cancer. The professor has implemented innovative less traumatic and scarless methods for patients with thyroid cancer and other malignant diseases. Among his techniques are fast track surgery and surgeries on thyroid gland using neuromonitoring. Professor Martin Shtrik has developed a sparing technique for the surgical treatment of thyroid tumors using axillary bilateral-thoracic approach — Axillo Bilateral Breast Approach (abbreviated as ABBA).

Prof. Metin Chakmakchi (Metin Çakmakçı) is a leading surgical oncologist, the Head of the Surgical Oncology Department at Anadolu. The doctor has expertise in treating thyroid cancer at the latest stages. To avoid big scars and boost the recovery, Dr. Çakmakçıperforms minimally-invasive operations for patients with early thyroid cancer.

Want to get a consultation of a specialist? Submit a request on Bookimed and our manager will tell you how to schedule an appointment in the best thyroid cancer hospital.

Is thyroid cancer treatable?

According to the American Cancer Society, thyroid cancer is considered one of the most treatable cancer. 90% is a survival rate for such a disease.

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Top thyroid cancer centers are presented below. International patients from the USA, Canada, Europe choose these hospitals due to the following reasons:

  • High success rate. The American Society of Clinical Oncology shows the overall 5-year survival rate is 98% for thyroid cancer 1-2 stages and 56% — for 3-4 stages. That is why it is important to start your treatment immediately after diagnostics.
  • Modern thyroid cancer options. Doctors with over 20 years of experience apply minimally invasive thyroidectomy, targeted and radioiodine therapies to eliminate the tumor.
  • Robotic surgeries to avoid scars on the neck. At the best thyroid cancer treatment centers, surgeons perform less traumatic procedures with the da Vinci Robotic System to treat thyroid cancer. Such a technique provides fast recovery and fewer postoperative complications.

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