Cancer treatment

Cancer treatments and diagnosis in turkey – ISTANBUL

Oncology treatments in Turkey

Cancer is a devastating affliction, the frequency of which is gradually increasing all over the world. Although it differs according to the type of cancer and where it occurs, cancer may be cured if properly intervened at the right time. The correct treatment, aided by professionals and the right technology can provide critical life support to cancer patients.

However, this situation also means cancer patients must go through a long and complicated process. Cancer patients receive the most significant support from medical institutions. Medical institutions specialized in the treatment of cancer must have experienced and specialized personnel, a wealth of medical knowledge, devices manufactured with state-of-the-art technology, modern medical methods and infrastructure systems that will allow coordination between specialists. Adopting this approach, Acıbadem Health Group has taken big steps towards cancer treatment.

The Multidisciplinary Approach (For effective solutions in cancer treatment)

The most effective solutions in the treatment of cancer are obtained under a multidisciplinary approach because oncology is an area that requires the collaboration and co-decision of many branches of science. The consultation of physicians in different branches is extremely important in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and requires close teamwork. In multidisciplinary structures, specialists in different branches come together, reach a joint decision and share the responsibility. As a result, centers working under a multidisciplinary structure obtain more successful results in the treatment and follow-up of cancer that is in the field of oncology.

The Multidisciplinary approach in Acıbadem Hospitals The diagnosis and treatment of all cancers is evaluated under a multidisciplinary approach in Acıbadem Cancer Centers. The services offered in the centers include scanning programs for the early diagnosis of cancer, identifying people who are healthy but at risk of cancer and informing these people and their relatives about cancer prevention.

Acıbadem Hospitals – serving cancer patients with world class technology.

Acıbadem Healthcare Group has brought the latest technology to Turkey. With its developed technology, its technological devices and wealth of knowledge and experience, Acıbadem Hospitals offers its patients state-of-the-art technologies the world has reached on the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

Acıbadem Healthcare Group carries radiation oncology treatment in 5 hospitals. These hospitals are as follows: Maslak and Kozyatağı Hospitals in Istanbul, Bursa, Adana and Kayseri Hospitals outside of Istanbul.

The Gamma Knife device, used for the treatment of brain tumors, offers service in Acıbadem Kozyatağı Hospital and the CyberKnife device, used for the treatment of tumors in the brain and in other parts of the body, offers service in Acıbadem Maslak Hospital. In addition, cancer patients are treated with the first and only Rapidarc device, which reduces the treatment duration to 1-2 minutes, again in Acıbadem Maslak Hospital.

Most Common Types of Cancer

  • Oral Cavity Cancers
  • Lung Cancer
  • Brain Tumor
  • Skin Cancer
  • Throat ( Larynx ) Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Bone Tumors
  • Colon and Rectal Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Breast Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pediatric Oncology & Hematology
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Endometrial ( Uterus ) Cancer
  • Cervical ( Cervix ) Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer

We organise medicaltravel for your your cancer treatment in Turkey in one of the best Hospitals in this field

YOU ARE NOT ALONE AGANIST CANCER

Early diagnosis and proper treatment
can save lives in cancer

Acıbadem Hospitals Group continue to provide cancer patients with the best possible service, backed by our massive investments in state-of-the-art equipments. Our technological investments aim to ensure early diagnosis and treatment of cancer together with our experienced team of oncology specialists.

  • Service at global standards in cancer treatment with experienced professionals and advanced technology
  • The first step towards accurate treatment radiological diagnostic methods for cancer

Accurate radiological diagnosis is an essential part of deciding how treatment should be performed. Modern techniques and advanced technology are of paramount importance when performing radiological diagnosis, as well as an experienced radiology staff.

  • The multidisciplinary approach for effective solutions in cancer treatment
  • Tumor councils “a platform for gathering different specialists for the treatment of cancer”

Radiological Diagnostic Methods (The First Step Towards Accurate Treatment)

Accurate radiological diagnosis is an essential part of deciding how treatment should be performed. Modern techniques and advanced technology are of paramount importance when performing radiological diagnosis, as well as an experienced radiology staff.

Accurate radiological diagnosis is crucial in deciding whether the cancer needs treatment or not. As well as qualified radiology staff, it is essential that techniques applied with advanced technology are used in accurate diagnosis. The Acıbadem Hospitals Group, which works to this principle and closely follows developments in medical science, is constantly changing its diagnostic equipment in all Acıbadem hospitals and outpatient centers with new high-tech equipment. The Acıbadem Hospitals Group offers diagnosis and treatment services to patients using latest technology equipments, and radiology specialists work together with well-trained and experienced radiology technicians and nurses.

Cutting-Edge Technology in Diagnostics:

PET CT

For rapid and reliable diagnosis

The PET / CT device is used to identify tumors in their early stages, particularly for cancer treatment, and to determine whether these tumors are malign or benign. The device is also used in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological and cardiological disorders.

Pet / CT In Early Diagnosis

PET/CT offers many significant advantages in early diagnosis. It offers the opportunity to identify many disorders at the beginning phase. In pre-PET/CT periods, it was determined only by biopsy whether nodules in the body are cancerous or not, whereas now it is determined at a high rate of precision whether these lesions are cancerous or not with PET/CT.

In PET/CT imaging, it is possible to visualize tumors as small as 5 mm in diameter, as information belonging to the patient’s body images is obtained through advance computer systems. PET/CT, by taking advantage of the increased glucose metabolism, a feature of cancerous cells, facilitates establishment of fast and reliable diagnosis without taking any samples.

Pet / Ct In Metastasis

PET/CT also offers a significant advantage for the determination of whether the disease spread to adjacent tissues or lymph nodes in many cancer types, i.e. whether there is metastasis or not. Since the entire body is visualized at the same time thanks to the images taken via PET/CT, it is also possible to evaluate whether the cancer has spread to another organ. Thus, PET/CT is highly advantageous in determining, for instance, whether a tumor in the lung has spread to other internal organs, the adrenal glands or the lymph nodes (whether there is metastasis or not), in other words for determining the extensity of the disorder which is known as staging.

INTRAOPERATIVE 3 TESLA MR

Intraoperative MR, an imaging technology which only used at Acıbadem Kozyatağı Hospital in Turkey, facilitates the complete removal of the tumor by providing images during brain surgery. It thus eliminates the risk of that a second operation would be required, due to tumor residues.

Advantages of 3-Tesla MR:

Generates more robust information

Than low-Tesla systems The 3-Tesla MR device generates faster data with higher resolution during and after the operation, and provides physicians with more reliable information than that obtained from low-Tesla MR systems. The device achieves this thanks to its strong magnetic field. By generating a magnetic field twice as strong as the magnetic field of the 1.5-Tesla MR device, which had been used previously, it receives more signals from tissues.

Works more rapidly

The 3-Tesla MR device works much more rapidly than other devices. This is especially important during brain surgery. The system allows the surgeon to take images during the operation at the required moment without waking the patient and without closing the surgical area. In particular, it addresses surgeons’ concerns that they cannot obtain correct information on the size and direction of the tumor if it is in a place difficult to reach. The chances of the operation’s success improve as images may be evaluated during the operation.

Eliminates the risk of a second operation

Various risks may arise in operations in which intraoperative MR is not used. In these operations, residues cannot be identified due to the fact that they are so small that they cannot be seen with a microscope, or they are of the same color as the brain tissue. As such, there is a 30-40% probability of residues being left over in brain tumor operations. The patient is taken into intensive care after the operation. The determination of whether or not residues are present may be taken on the basis of MR images taken 24 hours after the period of intensive care. In the event that any residues are identified in the MR, a second operation will take place. Here, thanks to its intraoperative feature, a second operation is not required as residues may be fully identified and removed during the operation.

Zero probability of residues

Thanks to the 3-Tesla MR device, there is no chance of residues being left in the brain after the operation. All residues that may be omitted are identified with the images the device takes. Thus, the surgeon has reliable information when it comes to removing these residues as well. One of the worst results of leaving residues is that the tumor may grow again from these residues. The growing tumor may compromise the patient’s quality of life or even threaten the patient’s life again. Another satisfactory result of the complete removal of the tumor is further delays the recurrence of malign brain tumors.

Accurate identification of operation area

Operation-related side effects are eliminated.

DIGITAL MAMMOGRAPHY WITH TOMOSYNTHESIS

A mammography device which delivers excellent two- and three-dimensional image quality at the lowest required dose. With its two dimensional and multi slice three dimensional tomosynthetic imaging capacity, it offers groundbreaking possibilities in the early diagnosis of cancer.