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Diagnosed with Larynx Cancer, 49 years old
Total cost of treatment was $58,000, fully covered by the MediCritical program
"From the first moment I was contacted by the Further team, I felt the support in all aspects of the whole process. All I had to do was pack my luggage since everything else was already taken care of by the team."
|Flights, private transfers and accommodation for Konstantin and his wife.|
|Radiotherapy treatment at Severance Hospital and further follow-up consultations.|
|Further medical concierge services, including interpretation and translation for his entire stay.|
At the end of 2016 Konstantin was experiencing hoarseness in his voice but didn´t really pay attention to it until the symptoms worsened. He was examined in June 2017 by an Ear Nose and Throat specialist who then informed him that there was a suspicion of larynx cancer.
Further histopathological examination confirmed the diagnosis of Grade 3 larynx cancer.
Konstantin was recommended by local doctors to have chemotherapy sessions followed by radiotherapy treatment. Another specialist advised him to undergo surgery, saying that Konstantin would most likely not be cured of cancer, and that his cancer was terminal.
Faced with a life-threatening illness, differing opinions on the most appropriate treatment recommendations and waiting in line to access local healthcare, Konstantin was grateful to have access to the international treatment plan provided by Further. Being insured under the plan meant there were no geographic or financial barriers when it came to accessing the best medical expertise possible.
«Local doctors did not promise me anything and did not give me any hope, the situation was uncertain and I was very anxious. It felt hopeless until the moment I contacted Further»
Konstantin sent his case notification to the Further call center. He was then contacted within 24 hours by a Further medical team, and underwent a medical interview over the phone. Further assigned a coordinator for him and collected all available medical records related to his cancer diagnosis.
After ensuring the collection of Konstantin´s complete medical records and X-rays, the Further team prepared a detailed Clinical Summary of the case to choose the most appropriate center and international specialist for a consultation and further treatment plan.
Instead of having to wait for treatment locally, Konstantin was able to travel with his wife to Seoul, to one of the leading international hospitals in Asia.
Severance Hospital in South Korea has a lot of experience in successfully treating oncological patients. Prior to his arrival for the first consultation, Konstantin received travel documents and a detailed medical appointment schedule from the Further team.
The Further team took care of all hospital admissions and travel arrangements, including interpreter services to assist in every consultation.
Following the first consultation with the assigned doctor, Konstantin was informed that the initial diagnosis of Grade 3 larynx cancer that he was diagnosed in Russia was incorrect. The international specialist changed the cancer grade to 1 and established a totally revised treatment plan which was less harmful to his health.
Konstantin underwent radiotherapy sessions, which were a complete success.
Once his treatment was over, and after follow-up testing and consultations, he was informed that the cancer was gone and that he could return home.
For Konstantin, having access to treatment abroad with the MediCritical program changed his life. No longer facing the acute effects of laryngectomy, which would have resulted in him losing his voice, he can now focus on recovery.
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