What you need to know about Oncology in South Africa

A branch of medicine that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. Advances in cancer care and research have seen vastly improved survival rates over the last couple of decades. Cancer remains one of the most serious diseases affecting hundreds of thousands of families across the world. Cancer specialists or Oncologists can specialise in any of a number of specialities, including Medical (targeted chemotherapy), Surgical (tumour extraction), Radiation (targeted radiation therapy), Paediatric (children) and Haematologist (blood).

About South Africa

Home to some of the world's most luxurious private game reserves and lodges. Wildlife lovers come here from all corners of the globe in search of the "Big Five": lion, buffalo, leopard, rhino, and elephant, often spotting them all and so much more. Coral reefs, shark dives, dragon-backed mountain ranges, white-water rafting and golden beaches lapped by legendary surf breaks are some of South Africa's many other attractions. Traveling around this vast land and touring the vibrant cities, visitors can learn about the nation's turbulent history. Travelers coming to South Africa for medical treatments do so for cost savings, the advanced medical technology and the internationally qualified and skilled doctors. The country welcomes an ever-increasing number of medical tourists each year, many of which travel for Oncology procedures. Medical Tourists travel from all across the globe, particularly from African countries with an inferior healthcare system. Popular destinations include the capital city, Pretoria, neighboring Johannesburg and the stunning Cape Town.

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