Medical Tourism Boosted by Long Wait Times

Going abroad for surgery is becoming an affordable option for Canadians, with many firms turning operations and recovery periods into high-end exotic holidays.

Brian Adeba
Published: Wednesday, 03/28/2007 12:00 am EDT

Four years ago when Suzanne Aucoin was diagnosed with colorectal cancer, she had to travel every week to the United States to buy life-saving cancer drugs at expensive rates. Ms. Aucoin, who lives in St. Catharines, Ont., said she was lucky because she lived in a border town and she was able to buy drugs that were not available in Canada.

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