What you need to know about Oncology in South Korea

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 Korea

Steeped in traditional culture, South Korea shows off its history and heritage proudly. It is home to 11 UNESCO World Heritage sites that include temples, palaces and fortresses. With more than 25 modern international hospitals, including the Asan Medical Center, established by the founder of Hyundai and one of the world’s largest clinical campuses, with more than 2,700 beds. Almost 30 South Korean hospitals and clinics are now JCI-accredited, more than any other nation in North Asia. After the US, South Korea has the second largest Medical Tourism market in the world, welcoming hundreds of thousands of medical tourists each year, many of which travel for Oncology procedures. The country is most famous for its facial plastic surgeries, particularly the rhinoplasty and blepharoplasty, foreign patients have flocked to places like Seoul, Incheon and Daegu for procedures by some of the world's best plastic surgeons.

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