10 Jul 2017

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How Overseas Patients Can Qualify For Rigvir® Cancer Virotherapy In Latvia

We receive many calls from international patients asking “Do I qualify for virotherapy?”. And while the answer always requires your individual case evaluation, here’s some information to add to your choice map if you are considering Rigvir® for yourself or your loved one.

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Rigvir virotherapy for cross-border patients in Latvia

Studies circulating around Rigvir® (short for Riga virus) started in the mid-1950’s in Latvia by a microbiologist professor Aina Muceniece. The scientist was the first to discover a cancer killing feature of the drug with little or no side effects. Following decades of clinical trials, virotherapy with Rigvir® has made Latvia an educational center for future virotherapy specialists from more than 20 countries.

After the national registration of Rigvir® in Latvia (2004), Georgia (2015) and Armenia (2016), patients from roughly 25 countries around the world have started using Rigvir® to treat:

  • Melanoma
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Stomach cancer
  • Various types of sarcoma
  • Neuroendocrine tumors
  • Glioblastoma
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Uterine cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer

The core of Rigvir® cancer treatment implies that the virus infects a cancer cell and destroys it from within leaving normal cells untouched.


In Latvia, Rigvir® cancer treatment is provided by the clinic located at the Baltic coastline. Its highly responsive English-speaking medical team believes it is important for every patient to understand that Rigvir® isn’t a magic pill. Therefore, virotherapy specialists from the clinic review every case very carefully to make sure you make the right decision.   

Here’s what exactly you need to do to get your “Do I qualify for Rigvir® virotherapy?” question answered within 48-72 hours.

Right after you start googling Rigvir® virotherapy make sure to collect your available medical files including:

  • Ultrasound
  • X-ray
  • Scintigraphy
  • Biopsy
  • etc.

Firstly, this will help oncologists and immunologists evaluate your case within 48-72 hours. Secondly, we understand that if you receive honest and thoughtful medical opinion on Rigvir® in a timely manner, you will be able to make an informed decision to help you and your family have peace of mind.

Virotherapy specialists don’t expect you to have all required medical records. In fact, most patients don’t. But this isn’t a problem since getting CT or biopsy results at one of your local hospitals normally takes no longer than 2 days.

Once you collect your medical files, converting them to digital format for email attachments will save you precious time as opposed to sending them by post. In most cases the photographed images and scans with clear picture and easy to read details under zoom are accepted.

However, if your medical files are too big, using WeTransfer becomes a real time saver. The service allows you to send up to 2 GB at a time and is free of charge.

If the medical team in Latvia decides you can be qualified as a candidate for virotherapy, you will be offered the Rigvir treatment package.

Please click the red button below if you are searching for:

  • Free case evaluation
  • Online consultation with a virotherapy specialist
  • Information on Rigvir® cost estimates and follow-up treatment
  • Information on Rigvir® and its delivery worldwide
  • Other information on virotherapy and Rigvir®

We’ll return your message within 24 hours including Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays to put you through to the relevant patient coordinator.