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Dr. Meltem Topalgokceli Selam: Best Medical Oncologist in Istanbul, Turkey

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, Istanbul, Turkey

16 Years of experience

Speaks: English

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Dr. Meltem Topalgokceli Selam is a specialized Medical Oncologist in Turkey. And one of the most sought after medical specialists in Istanbul, Turkey. The doctor has over 16 Years of experience and is associated with Liv Hospital Ulus.

Association and Memberships Dr. Meltem Topalgokceli Selam is part of:

  • Turkish Medical Oncology Association
  • Istanbul Breast Research Group

Qualifications :

  • Istanbul University Istanbul Faculty of Medicine
  • Uskudar American High School for Girls

Hospital Address :

Ulus Mahallesi, Liv Hospital Group, Canan Sokak, Beikta/Istanbul, Turkey

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Dr. Tugba Cosgun: Best Thoracic Surgeon in Istanbul, Turkey

Thoracic Surgeon

 

Istanbul, Turkey

10 Years of experience

Speaks: English

 


Dr. Tugba Cosgun is a specialized Surgical Oncologist in Turkey. And one of the most sought-after medical specialists in Istanbul, Turkey. The doctor has over of 10 years of experience and was associated with Istinye University Medical Park Gaziosmanpasa Hospital.

Association and Memberships Dr. Tugba Cosgun is part of:

  • Turkish Lung Cancer Association
  • Turkish Thorraks Association Turkish Thoracic Association
  • European Respiratory Society
  • European Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Istanbul Medical Chamber Member

Qualifications :

  • 2007: Ankara University
  • Faculty of Medicine – Medical education 2013: Süreyyapasa Education Research Hospital – Thoracic Surgery Specialization
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Dr. Bulent Thompson: Best  in Istanbul, Turkey

 

, Istanbul, Turkey

of experience

Speaks: English

 


Dr. Bulent Thompson is a specialized Gynecologist Laproscopic Surgeon in Turkey. And one of the most sought after medical specialists in istanbul, Turkey. The doctor has over of experience and is associated with Istinye University Bahcesehir - LIV Hospital.

Qualifications :

  • Istanbul University Istanbul Faculty of Medicine - Medical Education
  • 2004 - 2009 - Taksim Education Research Hospital-Obstetrics and Gynecology- Specialization
  • 2013 - 2014 - University of Leicester.Leicester Royal Infrmary-Urojinecology Sub-Branch Education. -
  • Expertise WALS-World of Laparoscopic Surgeons-Fellowship-2008 November

Hospital Address :

Ak Veysel Mah, stinye

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Dr. M Cem Turan: Best  in Istanbul, Turkey

 

, Istanbul, Turkey

of experience

Speaks: English

 


Dr. M Cem Turan is a specialized Surgical Oncologist in Turkey. And one of the most sought after medical specialists in istanbul, Turkey. The doctor has over of experience and is associated with Acibadem Kadikoy Hospital.

Association and Memberships Dr. M Cem Turan is part of:

  • TSRM
  • Gynecologic Endoscopy Association
  • Perinatology Association

Qualifications :

  • 2011 Board of Specialists in Medicine Perinatology
  • 2011 Gynecologic Oncology Surgery of The Specialty Board in Medicine
  • 2011 Perinatologist, Prof Dr.
  • 2011 Gynecologic Oncology Surgery Specialist, Professor Dr.
  • 1991 Dr. Zekai Tahir Burak Gynecology Training and Research Hospital Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • 1986 Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine

Hospital Address :

Acbadem Mahallesi, Acbadem Kadk

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Dr. Fatma Paksoy Turkoz: Best  in Istanbul, Turkey

 

, Istanbul, Turkey

of experience

Speaks: English

 


Dr. Fatma Paksoy Turkoz is a specialized Medical Oncologist in Turkey. And one of the most sought after medical specialists in istanbul, Turkey. The doctor has over of experience and is associated with Medical Park Goztepe Hospital.

Association and Memberships Dr. Fatma Paksoy Turkoz is part of:

  • Turkish Medical Oncology Association
  • Anadolu Medical Oncology Association
  • Ankara Breast Diseases Association
  • Turkish Lung Cancer Association
  • European Society for Medical Oncology
  • Turkish Medical Association

Qualifications :

  • Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine - Medical Education T.C. Ministry of Health sisli Etfal Education and Research Hospital - Internal Medicine (Main Branch)

Hospital Address :

What is the medical expertise of Dr Fatma Paksoy Turkoz?

  • With more than 19 years of experience, Dr Fatma Paksoy Turkoz is a leading medical oncologist. She is competent in providing treatments for a range of cancers such as pancreatic, prostate, thyroid, stomach, breast and liver cancer. Her expertise includes chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, targeted therapy and immunotherapy.
  • She is a prestigious member of renowned professional organizations such as the Anatolian Medical Oncology Association, Turkish Medical Oncology Association, Turkish Medical Association, European Society for Medical Oncology, Turkish Lung Cancer Association, and Ankara Breast Diseases Association.
  • Dr Turkoz has 43 research articles to her credit and has presented over 100 papers at international and national conferences. Some of her publications are:
    1. F.Paksoy Türköz, M.Solak, İ.Petekkaya, Ö.Keskin, N.Kertmen, F.Sarıcı, Z.Arık, T.Babacan, Y.Özışık, K.Altundağ . Association Between Common Risk Factors and Molecular Subtypes in Breast Cancer Patients. Breast 2013; 22(3): 344-50. DOI: doi: 10.1016/ j.breast.2012.08.05.
    2. F.Paksoy Türköz, G.Celenkoğlu, GGDoğu, MEKalender, U.Coşkun, N.Alkış, M.Özkan, HMTürk, Ü.Y.Arslan. Risk Factors of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma in Turkey- An Epidemiological Survey of The Anatolian Society of Medical Oncology. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention 2011; 12(11):3017-21.
    3. F.Paksoy Türköz, M.Solak, S.Aksoy, İ.Petekkaya, Ö.Keskin, N.Kertmen, F.Sarıcı, Z.Arık, T.Babacan, E.Şimşek, Y.Özışık, K.Altundağ . Association Between Family History and Clinicopathologic Characteristics in 1987 Breast Cancer Patients: Single Institution Experience From Turkey. J BUON- Journal of Balkan Union of Oncology 2012; 17(4): 649-57.
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Dr. Serkan Celik: Best  in Istanbul, Turkey

 

, Istanbul, Turkey

of experience

Speaks: English

 


Dr. Serkan Celik is a specialized Medical Oncologist in Turkey. And one of the most sought after medical specialists in istanbul, Turkey. The doctor has over of experience and is associated with Medical Park Goztepe Hospital.

Association and Memberships Dr. Serkan Celik is part of:

  • Turkish Medical Oncology Association

Qualifications :

  • Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Faculty of Military Medicine Gulhane Military Medical Faculty Haydarpasa Training Hospital, Istanbul. Internal Medicine- Specialist Gulhane Military Medical Faculty Haydarpasa Education Hospital, Istanbul. Medical Oncology

Hospital Address :

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Dr. Muhsin Balaban: Best  in Istanbul, Turkey

 

, Istanbul, Turkey

8 Years of experience

Speaks: English

 


Dr. Muhsin Balaban is a specialized Urologist in Turkey. And one of the most sought after medical specialists in Istanbul, Turkey. The doctor has over 8 Years of experience and is associated with Medicana International Istanbul.

Qualifications :

  • Marmara University School of Medicine
  • Istanbul Kartal Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Education and Research Hospital, Urology Residency Program

Hospital Address :

Byk?ehir Mahallesi, Medicana International Istanbul, Beylikdz Caddesi, Beylikdz/Istanbul, Turkey

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Dr. Bulent Ozbilek: Best  in Istanbul, Turkey

 

, Istanbul, Turkey

33 Years of experience

Speaks: English

 


Dr. Bulent Ozbilek is a specialized Urosurgeon in Turkey. And one of the most sought after medical specialists in Istanbul, Turkey. The doctor has over 33 Years of experience and is associated with Acibadem Kadikoy Hospital.

Association and Memberships Dr. Bulent Ozbilek is part of:

  • Turkish Medical Association EAU Turkish Association of Urology

Qualifications :

  • Istanbul University School of Medicine
  • Gulhane Military Medical Academy Urology

Hospital Address :

Acbadem Mahallesi, Acbadem Kadk

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Dr. Turhan Caskurlu: Best  in Istanbul, Turkey

 

, Istanbul, Turkey

27 Years of experience

Speaks: English

 


Dr. Turhan Caskurlu is a specialized Urologist in Turkey. And one of the most sought after medical specialists in Istanbul, Turkey. The doctor has over 27 Years of experience and is associated with Memorial Atasehir Hospital.

Association and Memberships Dr. Turhan Caskurlu is part of:

  • Turkish Urology Association (Presently Board Member and Accounting Officer)
  • Endourology Association
  • Eurasian Urooncology Association (Presently Board Member)
  • Turkish Andrology Association European Urology Association(EAU)
  • Endourology Association(SIU)
  • American Urology Association(AUA)
  • Turkish Medical Association

Qualifications :

  • Istanbul University , Istanbul Medical Faculty - Medical Training
  • Haseki Training and Research Hospital-Urology Specialisation Training

Hospital Address :

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Dr. Veli Yalcin: Best  in Istanbul, Turkey

 

, Istanbul, Turkey

37 Years of experience

Speaks: English

 


Dr. Veli Yalcin is a specialized Urosurgeon in Turkey. And one of the most sought after medical specialists in Istanbul, Turkey. The doctor has over 37 Years of experience and is associated with Acibadem Bakirkoy Hospital.

Association and Memberships Dr. Veli Yalcin is part of:

  • Samatya Sports Club
  • Turkish Endocrology Association
  • Turkish Association of Urology
  • Society of Urologic Oncology

Qualifications :

  • Istanbul University Cerrahpasa School of Medicine
  • Istanbul University Cerrahpasa School of Medicine Urology

Hospital Address :

Zeytinlik Mahallesi, Acbadem Bakrk

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Dr. Bora Ozveren: Best  in Istanbul, Turkey

 

, Istanbul, Turkey

20 Years of experience

Speaks: English

 


Dr. Bora Ozveren is a specialized Urologist in Turkey. And one of the most sought after medical specialists in Istanbul, Turkey. The doctor has over 20 Years of experience and is associated with Acibadem Altunizade Hospital.

Association and Memberships Dr. Bora Ozveren is part of:

  • European Association of Urology
  • American Association of Urology
  • Association of Endourology
  • Turkish Andrology Association
  • Turkish Association of Urology
  • Endorology Association
  • Society of Urological Surgery in Turkey

Certifications :

  • EBU Diploma European Board of Urology Fellowship Tel Aviv University, Endouroloji Fellowship

Qualifications :

  • 1999 Tel Aviv University / Endourology Fellowship
  • 1999 Marmara University School of Medicine Urology
  • 1996 University of Pittsburg / Clinical Observer
  • 1995 Uludag University Faculty of Medicine

Hospital Address :

Altunizade, Acbadem Hastanesi - Altunizade, Yurtcan Soka,

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Dr. Orhan Tanriverdi: Best  in Istanbul, Turkey

 

, Istanbul, Turkey

25 Years of experience

Speaks: English

 


Dr. Orhan Tanriverdi is a specialized Urologist in Turkey. And one of the most sought after medical specialists in Istanbul, Turkey. The doctor has over 25 Years of experience and is associated with Liv Hospital Ulus.

Association and Memberships Dr. Orhan Tanriverdi is part of:

  • Turkish Association of Urology
  • Endourology Society
  • Turkish Society of Andrology
  • Endourological Society
  • European Association of Urology (EAU)
  • American Urological Association (AUA)

Certifications :

  • Fellowship on Robotic Surgery, Department of Urology in the OLV Hospital Aalst, Belgium, 2013

Qualifications :

  • Ankara University Medical Faculty
  • MD

Hospital Address :

Ulus Mahallesi, Liv Hospital Group, Canan Sokak, Beikta/Istanbul, Turkey

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Dr. Idris Yucel: Best  in Samsun, Turkey

 

, Samsun, Turkey

31 Years of experience

Speaks: English

 


Dr. Idris Yucel is a specialized Medical Oncologist in Turkey. And one of the most sought after medical specialists in Samsun, Turkey. The doctor has over 31 Years of experience and is associated with Medicana International Samsun Hospital.

Qualifications :

  • Cerrah Pasa Medical Faculty 1969
  • Gulhane Military Medical Academy 1983

Hospital Address :

Yenimahalle Mahallesi, Medicana International Samsun, ?ehit Mesut Birinci Caddesi, Canik/Samsun, Turkey

What is the medical expertise of Dr Idris Yucel?

  • With 31 years of experience, Dr Idris Yucel is a respected figure in the field of medical oncology. He is an expert in treating various cancers with chemotherapy.
  • He is associated with the Turkish Medical Oncology Association, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Turkish Lung Cancer Association and the Samsun Breast Association.
  • He has several publications in respected international and national journals. Some of these include:
    1. Efficacy and safety of docetaxel or epirubicin, combined with cisplatin and fluorouracil (DCF and ECF), regimens as first-line chemotherapy for advanced gastric cancer: a retrospective analysis from Turkey.
    2. Güler N, Kelkitli E, Atay H, Erdem D, Alaçam H, Bek Y, Özatlı D, Turgut M, Yıldız L, Yücel İ. The Relationship of T Helper-2 Pathway Components Interleukin-4, Interleukin-10, Immunoglobulin E, and Eosinophils with Prognostic Markers in Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma: A Case-Control Study.
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Dr. Yusuf Gunaydin: Best  in Samsun, Turkey

 

, Samsun, Turkey

9 Years of experience

Speaks: English

 


Dr. Yusuf Gunaydin is a specialized Medical Oncologist in Turkey. And one of the most sought after medical specialists in Samsun, Turkey. The doctor has over 9 Years of experience and is associated with Medicana International Samsun Hospital.

Qualifications :

  • Ankara University Faculty of Medicine 2005

Hospital Address :

Yenimahalle Mahallesi, Medicana International Samsun, ?ehit Mesut Birinci Caddesi, Canik/Samsun, Turkey

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Top Cancer Specialist in Turkey

About Cancer Specialists

Cancer specialists, also called oncologists, are doctors specialized in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer. There are different types of cancer specialists based on the specific area or region they specialize in. For example, a cancer specialist who diagnoses treats and prevents the disorders of the blood, bone marrow and lymph nodes are Hematologists. A cancer specialist works in coordination with various healthcare experts for special cancer care.

If cancer is detected in a patient with symptoms of cancer, oncologist designs a treatment plan for you based on his evaluation with the details of the type of cancer you have, what is the stage of the cancer, how fast it is likely to grow and what parts of your body are or likely to get affected.

A cancer specialist manages a patient’s care throughout the course of the treatment starting with the diagnosis, including:

  • Explaining the cancer diagnosis and stage
  • Discussing all the treatment options and his or her preferred choice
  • Helping a patient manage the symptoms and side effects of cancer and cancer treatment

Procedures Performed by Cancer Specialists in Turkey

  • Cancer Surgery
  • Stem Cell Transplant
  • Chemotherapy (External Beam Radiation or Brachytherapy)
  • Bone marrow transplant
  • Immunotherapy
  • Hormone therapy
  • Targeted drug therapy
  • Cryoablation
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Clinical trials
  • Precision Medication

Top Cancer Specialists in Turkey

DoctorAssociated Hospital
Dr. Aziz YazarAcibadem Altunizade Hospital, Istanbul
Dr. Ertugrul GaziogluLiv Hospital Ulus, Istanbul
Dr. Meltem Topalgokceli SelamLiv Hospital Ulus, Istanbul
Dr. Nuran BeseAcibadem Maslak Hospital, Istanbul
Dr. Tahir KaradenizLiv Hospital Ulus, Istanbul
Dr. Emel Ceylan GunayLiv Hospital Ulus, Istanbul
Dr. Huseyin Yuce BiracanBaskent University Istanbul Hospital, Istanbul
Dr. Tugba CosgunLiv Hospital Ulus, Istanbul

Reasons to avail Online Consultation with Cancer Specialist in Turkey

It might be distressing and anxiety-inducing to discover that you have cancer-related issues that need immediate medical attention. It simply takes too much time for people on a tight schedule to travel a long distance to a doctor's office and then, inevitably, wait in long queues to be seen. You cannot afford such attempts, particularly in a malignant situation. However, online consultations with the best cross-border cancer specialists are a great way to get your problems identified, prescribed, and treated without having to waste time getting to and from the doctor's office and waiting in lines. It's a wise decision to take into account Turkish cancer specialists. We’ve compiled a list of reasons to avail an online consultation with a Medical Oncologist in Turkey-

  • Turkey is one of the top 10 destinations for medical travel worldwide. The three main benefits of receiving treatment in Turkey are the low cost of care offered by extremely skilled doctors, and the ease of access to first-rate care.
  • Many people travel to Turkey each year to receive medical treatment. The majority of these patients come from the Middle East, France, the United States, Canada, and other European countries.
  • There are many hospitals in Turkey that have been accredited by world-class organizations, including JCI. Their patient care facilities and service standards are measured against this as a benchmark.
  • These clinics/cancer care centers operate in accordance with all WHO rules and standards for treatment procedures.
  • Every cancer hospital/clinic in the country is equipped with advanced & optimal technology and a top-notch medical staff.
  • The top cancer professionals in Turkey are well-versed with extensive training and experience in the field and have dealt with extremely critical patients their entire professional careers.
  • These specialists are affiliated with several cancer-fighting professional bodies such as TACRC, UICC, TSMO, TOD, etc.
  • The use of current technologies in Turkey has made it possible for surgeons to perform painless and safe surgical procedures to remove tumors of all shapes & sizes and treat cancer effectively.
  • In order to reduce psychological stress and prevent giving unnecessary treatments; doctors make sure that there will be "No Overdiagnosis" of the patient.
  • Turkish cancer specialists offer their patients the chance to recover their health by utilizing only the most cutting-edge, effective & minimally invasive techniques.
  • Indeed, revolutionary ways are used in Turkish clinics to treat cancers such as the TrueBeam method, Radiosurgery, HIFU, Da Vinci Robot Surgeon, and Tomotherapy for treating tumors.
  • Turkey is a pioneer in affordable cancer care. It offers tumor surgery at a 70% lower cost than the rest of Europe.
  • Turkey has a large English-speaking population, proving that there is no language barrier in the country.

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
  • ERBEJET2
  • 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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Top Rated Hospitals Where We Can Find Cancer Specialist in Turkey?

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Who are the top Cancer Specialists in Turkey offering online consultation?

Given below are some of the most sought after cancer specialist available for online consultation in Turkey:

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Who is a Cancer Specialist?

An oncologist is a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating cancer. If you have cancer, a cancer specialist will design a treatment plan based on pathology reports that say what type of cancer you have, up to what extent it has developed, how quickly it is likely to spread, and what body parts are affected.

As most cancers are treated through a combination of therapies, you could see several different kinds of cancer specialists during the course of your treatment. The types of cancer specialists include:

Medical oncologists: Medical oncologists treat cancer using hormonal therapies, chemotherapy, biological therapies, and other targeted treatments. People often consider a medical oncologist as their primary cancer doctor.

Radiation oncologists: Radiation oncologists use high-energy photon beams to destroy cancer cells.

Surgical oncologists: A surgical oncologist may be the first doctor you may see if your primary care physician thinks that you have cancer. Surgical oncologists often perform a biopsy, which involves the removal of a small section of tissues to check for cancer cells.

Pediatric oncologists: A pediatric oncologist specializes in certain types of cancer, and conducts research on childhood cancers.

Gynecologic oncologists: Gynecologic oncologists can treat cancers that affect women, such as cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar cancers.

Hematologist-oncologist: Doctors who specialize in treating blood cancers likely lymphoma and leukemia are called hematologists, because they may treat blood disorders that are not cancer, like hemophilia and sickle cell anemia.

What are the qualifications of a Cancer Specialist?

A cancer specialist must choose a specific discipline to have expertise in a particular type of procedure. The minimum educational qualification for becoming a cancer specialist is a Bachelor’s Degree or Higher Degree from an accredited university or college.

Students after passing their 12th class in the science stream need to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized college or university. Candidates have to appear in entrance tests for getting admission in the very courses related to oncology.

Then go for an MBBS degree, after which you do a three-year:

a) M.S., followed by a three-year M.Ch. Program

b) M.D. (Medicine/ Paediatrics), topped up with a DM (Medical Oncology) qualification

c) M.D. in Radiotherapy. If you can’t do M.S. or M.D., opt for a DNB

A Master’s degree is given more credit in offering jobs or becoming a specialist in Oncology. After passing their graduation candidates can have this post-graduation course from a recognized institute in the country. Here, they are introduced about the details of topics regarding Oncology or other aspects of it which are given below-

Master’s Degree Courses-

M.Ch. (Surgical Oncology)

D.M. (Medical Oncology)

What conditions do Cancer Specialists treat?

Cancer specialistscan treat different types of cancer as given below:

  • Bladder, kidney, and other genitourinary cancers
  • Brain tumors
  • Leukemia and other blood cancers
  • Lung cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Cervical, uterine, ovarian, and other gynecologic cancers
  • Pancreatic, Colorectal, stomach, and other gastrointestinal cancers
  • Thyroid, Oral, esophageal, and other head and neck cancers
  • Testicular and prostate cancer
  • Skin cancer such as melanoma
What diagnostic tests are required by Cancer Specialist?

A cancer specialist suggests certain diagnostic test(s) to confirm the presence of cancer. Some common tests for cancer detection are as follows:

  • Biopsy: Tissue sample is studied to diagnose cancer.
  • Breast MRI: Imaging test is used to detect breast tissue.
  • Computed Tomography (CT) Scan: It is a type of imaging test used to detect and learn more about cancer.
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG) and Echocardiogram: Tests to find problems with the valves, heart muscle, or rhythm.
  • Mammogram: A mammogram is an X-ray used to detect cancer in breast tissue.
  • Ultrasound: An ultrasound is used to locate tumors by revealing their exact location in the body.
  • Positron Emission Tomography and Computed Tomography (PET-CT) Scans: It is also known as a PET scan, which is a type of diagnostic test used in cancer treatment.
  • Colonoscopy: A colonoscopy is a way to can see the entire large intestine.
  • Bone Scan: It is a test that can help a cancer specialist diagnose problems with your bones.
When should you visit a Cancer Specialist?

Cancer can affect different tissues in the body, producing various signs and symptoms, such as fatigue, weight loss, a persistent cough, and skin changes. Anyone who experiences continuous or worrisome symptoms should consult a cancer specialist immediately. You should visit a cancer specialist if you experience any of the below symptoms:

  • Breast changes: Breast cancer often results in visible changes in the breast tissue.
  • Vaginal bleeding between periods: Irregular vaginal bleeding might signal endometrial or cervical cancers
  • Testicular lumps: A hard, painless lump inside the testicle may indicate testicular cancer.
  • Bowel changes: A persistent change in bowel habits may signal cancers of the rectum or colon, which are collectively referred to as colorectal cancers.
  • Rectal bleeding: Colorectal cancers can lead to bleeding in the digestive system. Stools could contain visible blood or look darker than usual.
  • Urinary changes: Any change in urinary habits is a symptom of both bladder and prostate cancers.
  • Skin cancer: Skin cancer can appear on any part of the skin. However, it mostly appears in areas that have exposure to the sun, like the face, arms, neck, and hands.
  • Lung cancer: Lung cancer may not always produce visible symptoms in its early stages. If symptoms appear, people may mistake them for cold or acute respiratory infections.
What can you expect from your first visit with a Cancer Specialist?

When a patient visits a clinic for the first consultation, the cancer specialist will do a thorough examination. Then, the oncologist will ask some questions and review the patient’s detailed health history. This will include an assessment of the tests and scans the patient might have had beforehand. The cancer specialist can then develop a treatment strategy that suits the patient.

At the first appointment, the cancer specialist will talk to the patient about treatment options. The oncologist will tell which ones are available at present, what the side effects may be, and how effective they are. Then the specialist will recommend a course and then suggest when the treatments should start.

Which are the most common procedures performed by a Cancer Specialist?
  • Immunotherapy
  • Hormone therapy
  • Targeted drug therapy
  • Cryoablation
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Stem Cell Transplant
  • Chemotherapy
  • Clinical trials
  • Precision Medication
  • Bone marrow transplant
  • Radiofrequency ablation

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