Cancer treatment in the USA: gene therapy and surgery for prostate cancer for $12,000
In the U.S., high success rate in cancer care is based on the use of 3D imaging, gene and proton therapy, minimally-invasive surgery, chemotherapy, and more. Gamma Knife and Cyberknife are widely accessible throughout the country.
Prices on radiosurgery considerably vary depending on the type of radiation applied. For example, stereotactic surgery to fight brain tumors costs $30,000-50,000 while radiotherapy for prostate cancer starts from $12,000 and for early breast cancer between $5,000 and $15,000.
Types of cancer treated at U.S. hospitals and cancer care clinics include:
- brain and spinal tumors
- paediatric oncology