Cancer Specialist(s) in Turkey

About Cancer Specialist in Turkey

Types of cancer specialists

There are three main types of cancer specialists depending on the nature of cancer treatment, including medicine, radiation, and surgery. Each treatment is handled by different specialists. A person might not need all the three types of treatments. It actually depends on the type of cancer as well as the stage of the cancer.

The three types of cancer specialists are:

  • Radiation oncologist
  • Surgical oncologist
  • Medical Oncologist

About Radiation Oncologist

A radiation oncologist is a physician who specializes in the controlled use of ionizing radiation for the treatment of cancer. Radiation oncology is a branch of oncology, which is often used in combination with the other two branches of medical oncology and surgical oncology to treat a cancer patient.

A radiation oncologist works alongside medical oncologist, surgical oncologist, radiologists, interventional radiologists, internal medicine specialists as well as physicists who form a part of multidisciplinary cancer team at the hospital. The team, based on the patient’s clinical status, develops a comprehensive treatment plan. A radiation oncologist determines the dosage and delivery method of radiation therapy to be given to the patient as per the current clinical status and medical history.

Procedures Performed by Radiation Oncologist in Turkey

Based on the area of specialization, a radiation oncologist offers procedure not limited to the following:

  • Brachytherapy
  • Internal modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic body radiotherapy (Cyberknife, Gammaknife, X-knife)
  • Proton therapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • 3D conformal radiation
  • Adaptive radiation therapy (ART)
  • Proton therapy
  • Radioactive iodine therapy
  • Radionucleotide therapy

About Surgical Oncologist

A surgical oncologist is a surgeon specialized in treating cancer that requires surgery to remove tumors and other cancerous tissues. He performs surgeries for removing tumor or cancerous tissues and also the nearby susceptible tissues. Surgical oncologists also perform certain types of biopsies to help in the diagnosis of cancer. They work in coordination with other doctors, specialists and clinicians to help in reducing the pain, side effects, clinicians and speed up the recovery after the surgery.

A surgical oncologist is usually the first specialist doctor you will see if your primary care physician suspects that you have cancer. Surgical oncologist then performs biopsies by taking a small portion of the tissues so that it can be checked for the presence of cancer.

If the presence of cancerous cells gets confirmed, the surgical oncologist will perform surgery to remove the tumor or cancerous cells and the surrounding tissues. The surgeon will also help you prepare for and recover from any surgical procedure that you have to undergo during your cancer treatment.

Most of the patients have cancer surgery combined with other treatments like chemotherapy, radiation therapy or hormone therapy. Sometimes, non-surgical treatments (also known as neoadjuvant therapy) or post-surgery treatments (also known as adjuvant therapy) help in the prevention of cancer growth, metastasis or cancer recurrence.

Procedures Performed by Surgical Oncologist in Turkey

  • Laparoscopy
  • Robotic surgery
  • Appendectomy
  • Bowel resection
  • Flex Robotic System
  • HIPEC Treatment
  • Vascularized lymph node transfer surgery
  • Lymphaticovenular bypass surgery
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Robotic surgery (da Vinci Surgical System)
  • Thoracotomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Tracheoesophageal puncture (TEP)
  • Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

About Medical Oncologist

A medical oncologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and care of patients who have cancer of any tissue or organ. He provides treatment of cancer using systematic therapies- like chemotherapy, targeted therapy, hormone therapy, immunotherapy- and biological agents.

A medical oncologist usually works in conjunction with other multi-disciplinary cancer specialists, for instance, surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists or interventional radiologists, to give the best treatment outcomes. Your medical oncologist takes care of your chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and immunotherapy.

Medical Oncologists are the specialist that you are going to visit most often and for the longest period of time in the duration of your cancer treatment. This is because your oncologist is the specialist who will modulate your general care and coordinate your course of treatment with other specialists as well.

Procedures Performed by Medical Oncologist in Turkey

A medical oncologist performs the below, but not limited to, procedures:

  • Blood tests – to look for the markers of cancer
  • Imaging tests
  • Bone marrow aspirate or biopsy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Hormone therapy
  • Immunotherapy
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Frequently Asked Questions

Which are the most popular procedures performed by a cancer specialist in Turkey.

 The most popular procedures performed by a cancer specialist in Turkey are

  • Bone marrow Transplant- Bone marrow transplantation is a medical treatment that replaces your bone marrow with healthy cells. Replacement cells may come either from your own body or from a donor.

  • Chemotherapy- Chemotherapy is the use of drugs to kill cancer cells. It usually works by preventing cancer cells from growing, dividing, and making more cells. Because cancer cells usually grow and divide faster than normal cells, chemotherapy has a greater effect on cancer cells.

  • Immunotherapy-  It is a type of cancer treatment that uses the body's own immune system's power to prevent, control, and eliminate cancer. It works by helping the immune system recognize and attack cancer cells.

  • Cyberknife- One of the most advanced forms of radiosurgery, it is a painless, non-invasive treatment that delivers high doses of targeted radiation to destroy tumors or lesions within the body. It uses a robotic arm to deliver highly concentrated radiation beams.

  • Radiotherapy-  is a cancer treatment that uses high doses of radiation to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors.

  • PET/CT- A positron emission tomography scan is known as a PET scan. PET scan is a type of test that may be used in cancer treatment. It can be done along with a CT scan.

  • Immunohistochemistry- It is a special staining process performed on fresh or frozen breast cancer tissue removed during the biopsy. IHC is used to show whether or not the cancer cells have HER2 receptors and/or hormone receptors on their surface. This information plays a critical role in treatment planning.

  • PET/CT with Gallium 68(PSMA)- It is an imaging drug that binds to prostate tumor cells and can be imaged using PET. Diagnostic procedures, such as gallium Ga 68-labeled PSMA-11 PET / CT, may help find the presence of prostate cancer.

  • Biopsy- If a patient has a lump or swelling in a body with no apparent cause, the only way to determine whether or not it is cancerous is through a biopsy.

  • MRI of affected Area- It is a test that can be used to find a tumor in the body and to help find out whether a tumor is cancerous,

  • Brain Tumour Removal- The first step in the brain or spinal cord tumor treatment is for the neurosurgeon to remove as much of the tumor as is safe without affecting normal brain function.

Why should you choose a Cancer Specialist from Turkey?

The Oncologists (cancer specialists) are professionally trained and well-educated in Turkey. This is one of the reasons why many people are heading to Turkey for medical treatment. Physicians are skilled and can speak fluent English and other foreign languages. There is no such language barrier in Turkey. The known Cancer specialists in Turkey have vast experience, they are keen on continuing the education, participating in professional associations, and have positive feedback from treated patients.

What are the average consulting fees of a Cancer Specialist in Turkey?

 The cost of Oncological treatment in Turkey is quite reasonable. Prices may vary depending upon the experience, Qualification, and expertise of a cancer specialist. It also varies from place to place in the country and specific treatment centers. On average, the Consultation fee of a Cancer Specialist in Turkey is $340. The minimum is $50 and the maximum is $640.

What is the Quality of a cancer specialist in Turkey?

Turkey Cancer specialists adapt the treatment programs according to the principle of affordability and innovative techniques for cancer control. They use the most modern and effective method for their patients to regain their health. Each clinic has high-quality modern equipment and a team of top-class doctors in its frontline. The Cancer specialists in Turkey are capable of handling complex cases.

What are the types of cancer specialists which are present in Turkey?

  • Medical Oncologist-Cancer Physicians who treat the patients using Chemotherapy and other medications.

  • Surgical Oncologist- Cancer specialist who removes the tumor and nearby tissue during surgery. He/she also performs biopsies for the diagnosis of cancer.

  • Radiation Oncologist- They treat cancer using radiotherapy.

  • Gynecologic Oncologist- cancer specialist who treats gynecologic cancer conditions like uterine, ovarian, and cervical cancer.

  • Paediatric Oncologist-  Cancer Doctor who treats cancer in children.

  • Hematologist Oncologist- These doctors help diagnose and treat blood cancer.

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