About Oncology

Oncology is dealing with the treatment, diagnosis and prevention of cancer. Today millions of people are being treated with cancer or at least knows people who have died from cancer. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States and many other countries. Cancer is caused when the abnormal cells in the body divide in an uncontrolled way. Depending on the type of cancer some cancer types are able to spread into other tissues and grow. At the moment there are more than 200 types of different cancer. Cancer begins firstly in the cells in the body, in either one cell or a small group of cells. Some types of cancer like Leukaemia start from the blood cells in the body and doesn’t form a type of tumour. Because of this the cancer cells build up in the blood and the bone marrow. Early diagnosis is very important in people’s lives for the prevention of illness and diseases. Regular check-ups are highly recommended for everyone.

There are various types of oncology diagnosis services including:

Radiology – radiologic investigations are performed together with mammography, ultrasonography, Doppler ultrasonography, computed tomography and MRI. To support treatment, interventional radiological procedures like thoracentesis, paracentesis, nerve blockages and drainages are also performed.

Nuclear Medicine– PETCT and SPECT devices are used for the diagnosis of patients.

Molecular Oncology & Genetics – genetic tests in cancer can be used to help diagnosis, modify follow up procedures and predicting prognosis. Disorders causing cancer, genetic mutations, gene increase, deletion, translocation and other abnormalities can be detected with genetic tests.

Pathology – biopsy specimens are investigated and diagnosed.

Clinical Laboratory – routines tests and follow up of the general health of patients are performed. Around 1000 different tests are performed in the clinical laboratory.

Oncological Check-up – cancer sometimes does not give any symptoms or indications during the early periods. Check-up programs are performed to prevent and notice cancers at an early stage.

Oncology Treatment Procedure

Medical Oncology – Chemotherapy and immunotherapy are carried out with target-driven treatment, using the latest devices and methods with an experienced oncologic staff.

Radiation Oncology

  • Radiotherapy, prevents the reproduction of cancer cells by causing DNA breakage in the cores of cancer cells with ionizing X-rays. Cancer cells are sensitive towards radiotherapy than other organs and tissues in the body.
  • Gamma Knife Treatment – is an advanced method of a radiosurgery used in the treatment of diseases of the brain

Oncological Surgery –  experienced general surgery staff performs surgery for:

  • Breast cancer
  • Liver benign and malignant tumors
  • Cysts
  • Gall bladder and biliary tract tumors
  • Pancreatic cysts and tumors of the esophagus
  • Stomach cancer
  • Colon – rectal tumors
  • Anorectal tumors
  • Thyroid cancer

Robotic Surgery – suitable for all surgical procedures. Can be performed by laparoscopy for many of the different surgical branches.

Before Oncology Treatment

  • Patients will need to undergo several tests and examinations before the treatment
  • Patients will need to avoid smoking and alcohol 3 weeks before the treatment
  • Patients will need to take required medication informed by the doctor

After Oncology Treatment

  • Patients may need to undergo other treatments depending on the condition of the illness
  • Patients will need to attend routine controls to the doctor and will be kept under control
  • Patients must follow instructions given by the doctor and take medication as directed

Risks of Oncology Treatment

Like every treatment there is a risk of complications to occur including

  • Damage to other organs
  • Bleeding
  • Allergic reactions to drugs
  • Infection
  • Pain

First day of Oncology Treatment

The patient will attend a consultation and the treatment can begin. The patient will need to undergo certain tests and procedures for diagnosis. Once the procedure is done, the most suitable treatment will be performed. Depending on the treatment to be performed the patient will be informed and will need to attend a few more appointments. If patient has undergone surgery, they will be taken to a private room and need to stay in hospital for 3 to 4 days.

7th day of Oncology Treatment

If patient has undergone surgery, they will attend a post checkup. Doctors will further advise on treatment requirements and the patient will continue the treatment if necessary. Further tests may be performed. If there is no need for further treatment then the patient will be dismissed and can return to their destination. If further treatment is required, then they will be further instructed by the doctor.

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What is Oncology?

Oncology is a branch of medicine which deals with the treatment, diagnosis and prevention of cancer.

There are various types of oncology diagnosis services including:

  • Radiology
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Molecular Oncology & Genetics
  • Pathology
  • Clinical Laboratory
  • Oncological Check-up

How is Oncology Treatment Performed?

There are different types of treatments available for the treatment of cancer. Once the diagnosis has been done, then a suitable treatment plan will be made and performed.

How long does Oncology Treatment take?

The duration of the treatment depends on the extent of treatment needed and the kind of treatment to be performed. Roughly minimum of a week is required if a surgery is needed to be performed for the removal of tumor. If there is any chemotherapy, immunotherapy or radiation therapy needed, then the duration can extend to as told by the doctor.

When can I return to work after Oncology Treatment?

If patients undergo surgery they can return to work after a week to a month from the surgery taking extra care of themselves. When the patients will be available to return to work will be as instructed by the doctor. Patients that undergo chemotherapy, immunotherapy or radiation therapy can return to work the next day.

Who can have Oncology Treatment?

Both male and female patients who suffer from any kind of tumor which needs further treatment.

Are there any risks of Oncology Treatment?

Like every treatment there is a risk of complications to occur including

  • Damage to other organs
  • Bleeding
  • Allergic reactions to drugs
  • Infection
  • Pain

How long do I need to stay in Turkey?

The recommended stay in Turkey for Oncology Treatment is minimum a week. The duration will extend depending on the type of treatment to be performed.

Devices used in Oncology Treatment

During Oncology treatment; PETCT and SPECT device, X-Ray, Mammography Device, Ultrasonography, Doppler Ultrasonography Device, Computed Tomography, MRI Device, Gamma Knife Device and Laparoscope is used for the diagnosis and treatment.

Operation Price Stay in hospital Stay in Turkey
Oncology – Medical

Oncology

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Treatment is
performed on an
outpatient basis.
Minimum a week.
Duration can expand
depending on the
extent of treatment
performed.
Oncology – Radiation

Oncology

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Treatment is
performed on an
outpatient basis.
Minimum a week.
Duration can expand
depending on the
extent of treatment
performed.
Oncology – Oncological

Surgery

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about the pricing.
Treatment is
performed on an
outpatient basis.
Minimum a week.
Duration can expand
depending on the
extent of treatment
performed.
Oncology – Robotic

Surgery

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3-4 Days Minimum a week.
Duration can expand
depending on the
extent of treatment
performed.

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