Radiotherapy Facilities in the Philippines – March 2016 – April 2017

2017 Updated List and Map of Radiotherapy Facilities in the Philippines – A Public Service of ROJoson Medical Clinic

This map was shared to me by a radiotherapy friend – Dr. Henri Co.

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The Linac of Philippine General Hospital and ManilaMed will be operational in April to June 2017 (according to a reliable source).

Additional note (17jul18):

The Medical City has had image guided radiation therapy (IGRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) and stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) for about 3 years now.

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In 2011, I posted a list of radiotherapy facilities in the Philippines in my website to assist Filipino patients on where to avail the radiotherapy in case they need one.

https://rojosonfacebooknotes.wordpress.com/2011/12/17/radiation-therapy-facilities-in-the-philippines-as-of-2011

In 2013, I updated the list.

https://rojosonfacebooknotes.wordpress.com/2013/11/16/radiotherapy-facilities-in-the-philippines-as-of-november-2013

https://rojosonmedicalclinic.wordpress.com/2013/11/16/radiotherapy-facilities-in-the-philippines

It is about time that I update the list in 2016 as there are quite a number of inquiries on where and how much.

I have a lot of online inquiries since 2011 ranging from where can we avail of the radiotherapy and how much will it cost.  Honestly, I am not in the best position to answer the inquiries as I am not a radiation oncologist.  I have no radiotherapy facility.  I just wanted to help our Filipino cancer patients in need of radiotherapy – information on where to avail and the usual cost as much as I can (I posted one information in 2013 –https://rojosonmedicalclinic.wordpress.com/2012/06/16/cost-of-radiotherapy-linear-accelerator-san-juan-de-dios-hospital-fyi).

I will try to get the help of my radiation oncologists in updating the list of radiotherapy facilities for 2016 and in providing more information, particularly on the cost.

I wish also that the Philippine Radiation Oncology Society can come out with the needed information (as of March 21, 2016 – I visited its website – http://pros.org.ph –  and I don’t see a list).

Metro Manila

  • Benavides Cancer Institute – Manila
  • Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center, Manila
  • Philippine General Hospital, Manila
  • Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center, Manila
  • San Juan de Dios Hospital, Pasay City
  • Cardinal Santos Medical Center, San Juan
  • Gamma Knife Center, San Juan
  • Lung Center of the Philippines, Quezon City
  • Veterans’ Memorial Medical Center, Quezon City
  • National Kidney and Transplant Institute, Quezon City
  • Philippine Oncology Center Corporation formerly Marian Radiation Oncology Center, Fairview, Quezon City
  • St. Luke’s Medical Center – Quezon City
  • St. Luke’s Medical Center – Fort Bonifacio
  • Makati Medical Center, Makati City
  • Rizal Medical Center, Pasig City
  • The Medical City, Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City
  •  Asian Hospital, Muntinlupa
  • University of Perpetual Help Medical Center, Las Pinas City

Luzon

  • Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center, Baguio City
  • Dagupan Doctors Radiation Oncology Center, Dagupan Doctors Villaflor Memorial Hospital, Dagupan City
  • Dee Hwa Liong Medical Center, Mabalacat, Pampanga
  • Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Pampanga  (IGRT)
  • U.P.H. – Dr. Jose G. Tamayo Medical Center, Binan, Laguna
  • St. Frances Cabrini Medical Center, Sto. Tomas, Batangas

Visayas

  • Cebu Doctors’ Hospital, Cebu City
  • Perpetual Succor Hospital, Cebu City
  • Tan Kim Ching Cancer Center, Gullas Medical Center, Cebu City
  • Western Visayas Medical Center, Iloilo City

Mindanao

  • Davao Doctors’ Oncology Center, Davao City
  • Zamboanga City Medical Center, Zamboanga City (Cobalt)

Brachytherapy facility only:

  • Capitol Medical Center – Low Dose Rate System
  • V.L. Makabali Memorial Medical Center, San Fernando City, Pampanga – High Dose Rate System

Soon to open: Tarlac and Bicol (according to Dr. Joie Canal – 16mar21)

CRT – conventional radiation therapy
3DCRT – 3 dimensional conformal radiation therapy
IMRT – intensity modulated radiation therapy
IGRT – image guided radiation therapy
E – electron
SRS – stereotactic radiation surgery
SRT – stereotactic radiation therapy

SBRT – stereotactic body radiation therapy

TBI – total body irradiation
LDR – low dose rate brachytherapy
HDR – high dose rate brachytherapy
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Some notes on costs:
Some training institutions  offer free radiotherapy treatment for indigent patients with PhilHealth using a Linac machine.
Costing varies per institution ranging from around 75k for a whole treatment for conventional therapy, 150k for 3 dimensional conformal radiation therapy, 250k for intensity modulated radiation therapy, and 300k for image guided radiation therapy.
The package for LDR brachytherapy costs around 75k, while HDR brachytherapy is around 115k.
PhilHealth membership drives the cost down to around 30% of the usual cost for conventional and 3 dimensional conformal radiation therapy, and around 60% if intensity modulated radiation therapy.
Some centers accept PCSO guarantee letters in case the patient doesn’t have Philhealth or has already consumed their PhilHealth.
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In a radiotherapy facility in Pampanga:
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St. Lukes Medical Center – BGC
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Note:The rates have increased in 2016 but still covered by PhilHealth: Planning – P10,000; Daily Treatment Charge: P1,989. The Professional Fee: P36,000, outside of PhilHealth (from EP – 16mar22)
ROJ@16mar21;22
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6 Responses to Radiotherapy Facilities in the Philippines – March 2016 – April 2017

  1. J says:

    Thank you, God Bless, Very helpful!

  2. MIrene says:

    Thank you so much, big help, God bless!

  3. Rodolfo c dulay says:

    Can you reccomend a hospital which offer affordable but quality brachytheraphy for early stage prostate cancer. I leave in Laguna, thanks a lot for your concern to cancer patients…

  4. Junquijano92@yahoo.com j says:

    I had total thyroidictomy a week ago from papillary thyroid cancer, may I know how much it costs to undergo six weeks oder radiation therapy . If it is cheaper there, I might go home from USA so I can have my vacation too

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