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Cancer Treatment

With aging society and changing living habits, the rate of cancer in modern people has increased over the years. With advanced cancer diagnosis & treatment guidelines, precision medicine in cancer treatment, rich experience in integrated care, and new cancer drugs in cancer treatment, the five-year survival rate of cancer patients in Taiwan is 73% which is higher than the average of 67% in Europe and America.

As an advance medical country, Taiwan is certainly no inferior to others when it comes to advanced medical technology. Since 2009, the Taiwan government has approved eight medical institutions to build their own Proton and Heavy Ion Therapy Centers. In 2015, the first Proton Therapy and Radiosurgery Center (also the Proton Therapy Center with the largest scale in Asia) was opened to the public, using the pencil beam scanning for the first time. By 2018, among 70 Proton Therapy Centers that are officially put into operations worldwide, Taiwan has 2 Proton Therapy Centers, making it a country with the highest intensity for proton therapy in the world. Due to the relatively reasonable price and the relatively competitive technology in medical treatment, Taiwan has not only provided medical services to tens of thousands of people every year but also attract many overseas patients to seek medical assistance in Taiwan.  

Patient Stories

  • New Cell Therapy Technology - Opening of CMUH “Translational Cell Therapy Center”
    New Cell Therapy Technology - Opening of CMUH “Translational Cell Therapy Center”

    New Cell Therapy Technology - Opening of CMUH “Translational Cell Therapy Center”

    New Cell Therapy Technology Opening of CMUH “Translational Cell Therapy Center” China Medical University Hospital (CMUH) constantly pursues innovation and breakthrough. On May 15, 2019, CMUH was approved by the Ministry of Health and Welfare to use dendritic cell (DC) therapy to target “stage IV solid tumors”. The use of autologous bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSC) for “stroke” and “arthritis” and dendritic cell therapy for “stage I-I

  • A Thank-you Letter from Chinese Patient with Breast Cancer
    A Thank-you Letter from Chinese Patient with Breast Cancer

    A Thank-you Letter from Chinese Patient with Breast Cancer

    A 50 year-old Chinese was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013. She immediately received the surgical treatment in China. In January 2016, Patient came to E-Da hospital through a friend’s recommendation for further treatments including surgical and chemotherapy. In her thank-you letter, she was grateful for all the staff from the intensive care unit to the regular ward. Every nursing staff and physician she had encountered showed their caring and thoughtfulness during her hospitaliza

  • A Thank-you Letter from Vietnamese Patient with Prostate Cancer
    A Thank-you Letter from Vietnamese Patient with Prostate Cancer

    A Thank-you Letter from Vietnamese Patient with Prostate Cancer

    A 54-year-old Vietnamese patient was first diagnosed with prostate cancer and was treated in a renown Singapore hospital during the year of 2012 through 2016. Although the quality of care is well-established in Singapore, there is a very long exhausting wait, which had resulted in Patient looking for alternative facilities. In mid-2016, Patient came to E-DA Hospital for cancer treatments via his friend’s recommendation. With the assistance of Ms. Elena Wu, Coordinator of International Medi

  • A Thank-you Letter from Chinese Patient with Liver Cancer
    A Thank-you Letter from Chinese Patient with Liver Cancer

    A Thank-you Letter from Chinese Patient with Liver Cancer

    A 65 year-old Chinese was diagnosed with liver cancer in mid-2014, and received the surgical treatment in the Mainland. Upon discharge from the hospital, the attending physician told Patient and his family members that Patient’s tumor recurrence rate was as high as 90% after liver resection, and the only way to treat the recurrent tumor was via surgical removal procedure. Within few months, Patient did have the tumor recurrence. His attending physician at the time was E-Da Hospital’s

  • A Thank-you Letter from Malaysian Patient with Lung Cancer
    A Thank-you Letter from Malaysian Patient with Lung Cancer

    A Thank-you Letter from Malaysian Patient with Lung Cancer

    A 62 year-old Malaysian found lung cancer cell suspension through a health check-up in Malaysian Hospital. However, the local physician could not confirm whether the cells are cancerous at the time. After a friend’s recommendation, Patient came to E-Da Hospital for pathology and advanced diagnostic imaging tests to further confirm the diagnosis of lung cancer. Patient’s attending physician Dr. Yu-Feng Wei, Director of Pulmonary Medicine treated Patient with cycles of chemotherapy and

  • A Thank-you Letter from Vietnamese Patient with Breast Cancer
    A Thank-you Letter from Vietnamese Patient with Breast Cancer

    A Thank-you Letter from Vietnamese Patient with Breast Cancer

    A 46-year-old Vietnamese was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009.Over the next four years, she travelled to a well-known hospital in Singapore for cure. Still, the disease had spread well beyond the breast into lungs and liver by the end of 2013. She felt exhausted physically and mentally after spending large amounts of money and time on travelling overseas for the treatments, but there were no positives outcomes. One of her friends recommended her E-Da Hospital for cancer therapies early

  • A Thank-you Letter from Chinese Patient with Ovarian Cancer
    A Thank-you Letter from Chinese Patient with Ovarian Cancer

    A Thank-you Letter from Chinese Patient with Ovarian Cancer

    A 52-year-old Chinese was first diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and she later received surgical treatment in China. In December, 2015, she came to E-Da Hospital, which was recommended by her friend, for series of chemotherapy treatments. In her thank-you note, Patient complimented her attending physician Dr. Chang, Superintendent of E-Da Cancer Hospital, whose superior medical expertise. She also praised for the nursing staff, excellent communication within multidisciplinary teams, state-of-the-a

  • A Thank-you Letter from Chinese Patient with Lung Cancer
    A Thank-you Letter from Chinese Patient with Lung Cancer

    A Thank-you Letter from Chinese Patient with Lung Cancer

    Mr. Lee , a 74-year-old lung cancer patient from China, received cancer treatments including chemotherapy and targeted therapies at E-Da Hospital in October, 2014. Mr. Lee wrote a thank-you letter to IPC and felt grateful towards Dr. Jung-Yueh Chen ,Chest Medicine surgeon and IPC coordinator, Miss Elena WuHe was very complimentary about Dr. Chen’s professional expertise and Miss Wu’s enthusiasm. Mr. Lee’s conditions have greatly improved a year after the cancer treatments. Last

  • A Thank-you Letter from American Patient with Lung Cancer
    A Thank-you Letter from American Patient with Lung Cancer

    A Thank-you Letter from American Patient with Lung Cancer

    Mrs. Cheng is a 63-year-old Taiwanese, who was diagnosed with lung adenocarcinomas in September 2013. Mrs. Cheng was born in Taiwan, and then relocated to Texas, USA 29 years ago. She first came to E-Da Hospital for health screening, however, she discovered a 3.5cm tumor in her right lung. Dr. Yu-Jen Cheng, Chief of Surgery at E-Da Cancer Hospital, was her attending physician at that time, performed lobectomy on her. After the surgery, Mrs. Cheng received a series of radiotherapy within the next

  •  A Thank-you Letter from Chinese Patient with Prostate Cancer
    A Thank-you Letter from Chinese Patient with Prostate Cancer

    A Thank-you Letter from Chinese Patient with Prostate Cancer

    Mr. Pan, originally came from China, was diagnosed with prostate cancer in April 2015. Due to his age (80 years old) and overall health, Mr. Pan was scheduled for 3-month hormone therapy. Now, he comes back to E-Da Hospital for follow- up visits on regular basis. In his thank-you letter, he complimented on his attending physician, Dr. Tsan-Jung Yu, Administrator of E-Da Dachang Hospital. He was very pleased with how thorough and professional Dr. Yu was. Mr. Pan also mentioned about Dr. Chi-Ming

  •  A Thank-you Letter from Chinese Patient with Breast Cancer
    A Thank-you Letter from Chinese Patient with Breast Cancer

    A Thank-you Letter from Chinese Patient with Breast Cancer

    Ms. Yang, a 71-year-old breast cancer patient, came to E-Da Hospital for cancer treatments. She underwent the surgery of mastectomy and had follow-up visits on regular basis. In Ms. Yang’s thank-you letter, she was very complimentary about Miss Elena Wu, IPC coordinator, who is caring and attention to detail. Ms. Yang also praised doctors at E-Da Hospital were kind, and they always explained her conditions as well as treatments patiently. Lastly, Ms. Yang really appreciated that doctors al

  • Chinese Patient with Lung Cancer
    A Thank-you Letter from Chinese Patient with Lung Cancer

    A Thank-you Letter from Chinese Patient with Lung Cancer

    Mr. Lee, a 69-year-old lung cancer patient came from China, had undergone a series of cancer treatments including chemotherapy at E-Da Hospital. Mr. Lee and his family first heard of E-Da Hospital through one of their friends. Patient’s son, who was with the patient every treatment session, wrote a thank-you letter to express his father and his gratitude toward Miss Elena, IPC coordinator, as well as all medical staff. Patient’s son described on the very first day of his visit,he was

  • Salivary gland may also have a tumor? Da Vinci Made a Young Indonesian Man Smile Again
    Salivary gland may also have a tumor? Da Vinci Made a Young Indonesian Man Smile Again

    Salivary gland may also have a tumor? Da Vinci Made a Young Indonesian Man Smile Again

    23rd June 2015 Salivary gland may also have a tumor? Da Vinci Made a Young Indonesian Man Smile Again !--[if !supportLineBreakNewLine]--> !--[endif]-->o:p>/o:p> "It's so dark and windy; why hasn’t my brother come back from fishing?" Marco was a young man in his twenties from Indonesia. When young people of the same age were excitedly discussing where to hang out after class, he was pulling his fishing net with all his strength to support his family. He had even planned to go to J

  • Patient Sharing – The Professional Medical Care of Taiwan Saved a Cancer Patient from Indonesia
    Patient Sharing – The Professional Medical Care of Taiwan Saved a Cancer Patient from Indonesia

    Patient Sharing – The Professional Medical Care of Taiwan Saved a Cancer Patient from Indonesia

    Caulis Aristolochiae manshuriensis (CAM) is a kind of traditional Chinese medicine and can effectively increase the flow of urine, eliminate edema, remove heat from the lungs to relieve cough, encourage weight loss, and nourish a puerperant's body, so it has been widely used. However, in 1993, Belgian researchers found that CAM contained a kind of highly carcinogenic poison - aristolochic acid, the long-term consumption of which may lead to a renal disease that requires renal dialysis, kidney ca

  • Miriam's Miraculous Journey(2)
    Miriam's Miraculous Journey

    Miriam's Miraculous Journey

    Author:Mchail Miriam, International Patient from Papua New Guinea (Edited by Dr. Nina, Hsiao-Ling Kao, CEO of the Overseas Medical Mission Center) My name is Miriam Mchail, I am from Papua New Guinea, one of the countries in the Pacific Islands. I live in Mt Hagen, Western Highlands Province. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in January, 2016. I noticed blood coming from the nipple of my right breast in early 2014. I didn’t know it was one of the signs of breast cancer. A friend who is a

  • Oncology Tumor Surgery: Janet Y., Papua New Guinea
    Oncology Tumor Surgery: Janet Y., Papua New Guinea

    Oncology Tumor Surgery: Janet Y., Papua New Guinea

    In May of 2009, Yaki discovered that his wife, Janet, was suffering from colorectal cancer. The couple lived in Papua New Guinea and, after seeking treatment at home, learned that Papua New Guinea’s state-level hospital was unable to conduct the surgery. The couple initially considered seeking treatment in Australia but that was too expensive. Discouraged, Yaki and his wife considered giving up on treatment. While trying to make a decision about next steps, Yaki met a Papua New Guinea cong

  • Dermatology:Miller, US
    Dermatology:Miller, US

    Dermatology:Miller, US

    Originally from the US, Miller was diagnosed with skin cancer several years ago. Treatment for the cancer left him with scarring and other problems. He learned about experts at Chung Ho, the largest teaching hospital in Southern Taiwan, and contacted its International Center. Center representatives introduced him to Dr. Shih-Tsung Cheng, a specialist in surgery and skin disorders. Miller’s surgery was successful and left only minimal scarring. Pleased with his treatment at Chung Ho, Miller

  • Taiwan hospital gives Filipino cancer patient new lease on life
    Taiwan hospital gives Filipino cancer patient new lease on life

    Taiwan hospital gives Filipino cancer patient new lease on life

    A Filipino man who lost part of his jaw to oral cancer said Thursday he can now chew and have a more normal life after having free reconstructive surgery in Taiwan. Daniel Merana, who was diagnosed with oral cancer six years ago, said at a news conference in Taipei that the operation was performed at Shin Kong Wu Ho-su Memorial Hospital in the city on Aug 3. and lasted about 14.5 hours. In the first week after the operation, Merana said, he was in a lot of pain, but now he is doing better and ca

  • Letter from Mrs. Teri Brown on May 25, 2009
    Letter from Mrs. Teri Brown on May 25, 2009

    Letter from Mrs. Teri Brown on May 25, 2009

    My name is Teri Brown. I was asked to explain why I was a patient at NTUH. I am a foreigner from the United States. I had lived in Taiwan three years before having to come back to the United States. I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer the end of January, 2009. We were traveling in Thailand when my first ultrasound was done. I was diagnosed with Stage IIIc ovarian cancer after tests in Hong Kong. I came home to Taiwan to have the surgery done February 10th, 2009. My husband and I chose to come to

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