Cancer treatment in Thailand

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Cancer treatment in Thailand

Post by migrant » Fri Mar 27, 2015 6:02 pm

Over the past few months a number of my friends, and clients, have come down with some type of cancer, primarily prostate. Combined with a history of cancer in my family made me wonder if anyone has experience with treatment in Thailand.

Also curious if the medical insurances covered it

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Re: Cancer treatment

Post by dtaai-maai » Fri Mar 27, 2015 6:17 pm

From personal experience of lymphoma I can say that there is nothing wrong with cancer treatment here, although it took a while to get diagnosed. My treatment was based at Ratchaburi and Siriraj hospitals.

As for insurance, that obviously depends on your policy, which is presumably based on your medical history.
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Re: Cancer treatment in Thailand

Post by migrant » Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:32 am

Thanks DM! nothing personally but was wondering since I have seen a lot of incidences lately and with our move coming this year, thought I would see :cheers:
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Post by BOZ » Sat Mar 28, 2015 8:13 am

The 3 insurance companies I looked at all offered full cancer coverage... All are Expat companies recommend by Matt at AA insurance.....
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Re: Cancer treatment in Thailand

Post by Chazz14 » Sat Mar 28, 2015 10:58 pm

Matt at Insure In Hua Hin recently sent me a spreadsheet comparing 11 healthcare policies - of these 10 provided full cancer cover. (BTW I am 58).

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Re: Cancer treatment in Thailand

Post by migrant » Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:15 pm

Thanks Guys!
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Re: Cancer treatment in Thailand

Post by Homer » Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:21 am

My understanding is most early stage cancer treatment is outpatient. So, if one has inpatient only coverage, is proclaiming 'full cancer coverage' misleading?

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Post by dtaai-maai » Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:12 am

Absolutely, most chemotherapy treatments are on an out-patient basis.
If it's a typical policy, presumably the term "full cancer coverage" is expanded on in a couple of pages of small print.
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Re: Cancer treatment in Thailand

Post by Gail » Sun Mar 29, 2015 3:53 pm

Went to the open air food court on Soi 88 last night and noticed in the block of shops near there is a Clinic that specializes in Prostate health and other Men's stuff, just for your information :-)

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Re: Cancer treatment in Thailand

Post by carengreen » Wed Aug 05, 2015 3:40 pm

Yes indeed, when you have one of this insurance both BUPA Health Insurance and IAG Insurance in Thailand well cover you in any medical situation.

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