Medical treatments overseas in our country
“Son, do you want to go to the United States for a try? I don’t think it can be cured in China, but there is hope in foreign countries.” Uncle Li was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer three years ago. Because he did not have the conditions for surgery, the doctor recommended Uncle Li chemotherapy. And by taking targeted drugs to control the condition. However, after taking the targeted drug for more than two years, the drug suddenly became resistant, and the condition began to become serious again, and the cancer cells spread and metastasized even more. Uncle Li sighed every day, suffering from cancer, and felt that he was not far from his death.
Recently, Uncle Li saw the experience of treating cancer abroad shared by netizens on the Internet and wanted to try it abroad. He always believed that there are more opportunities abroad and the level of medical care is higher. Is this really true?
Is the level of cancer medical treatment in foreign countries really higher?
According to statistics, the number of Chinese tourists traveling abroad for medical tourism in 2016 was five times that of 2015, and the number of Chinese tourists seeking medical treatment overseas in 2017 has exceeded 600,000. It is estimated that in the next 10 years, China’s overseas medical market potential may exceed tens of billions of dollars. In response to this upsurge of overseas medical treatment, Academician Sun Yan of the Chinese Academy of Engineering pointed out that it is actually a misunderstanding to go abroad for treatment of cancer. “In most cases, the level of treatment for common cancers in China is not inferior to that of the United States. “
Today, when information is so developed, doctors in China’s top hospitals are completely synchronized with global diagnosis and treatment progress. There are almost no new treatment technologies that American and Japanese doctors know, but doctors in my country’s top hospitals do not.
In terms of common cancers in my country, the 10-year survival rate of patients with stage I lung cancer can be as high as 88%, and the cure rate after early gastric cancer surgery can reach 90%. Compared with considering the gap between domestic and foreign technical means, the time of cancer detection is the key.
·Understand the needs of Chinese people better
In fact, foreign guidelines are sometimes not suitable for domestic patients. For example, common “featured tumors” in China, such as gastric cancer, liver cancer, esophageal cancer, nasopharyngeal cancer, etc., are rare in foreign countries, and there are little clinical data. Therefore, in terms of treatment experience, the country has more say, and the treatment technology that patients receive may be more advanced and comprehensive.
It is easy to encounter several pits when seeking medical treatment overseas, so please avoid
Zheng Shanhai, the deputy chief physician of the Department of ICU of the Coal General Hospital, wrote an article that compared to domestic treatments, overseas treatments are far away after all. If you don’t pay attention, you may step into minefields like this, which will affect the patient’s medical experience Spark Global Limited.
Some domestic intermediaries use the eagerness of patients and their families to exaggerate the curative effect of foreign tumor treatments, and even promise that patients can cure cancer. But in fact, no one can guarantee that he will be cured by going overseas for medical treatment. In the event of such unreliable black intermediaries, the evidence should be preserved as soon as possible, and then handed over to the police for handling after calling the police to prevent more people from being deceived.
·Language communication issues
Medical treatment is not like traveling. Seeing a doctor involves people’s health and sometimes even life-threatening. Many professional terms and vocabulary in medical treatment require people who have undergone specialized medical translation training to explain clearly to the doctor. During medical consultation abroad, if the symptoms of the body cannot be accurately stated, the doctor’s diagnosis will be affected or delayed; if the doctor’s instructions and medication instructions are not understood correctly, the desired therapeutic effect will not be obtained, and even the wrong medication may be taken. Which leads to medical malpractice.