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Asija Pandzic , United States
star star Jan 2021

Made my trip overseas so much easier!

Yasmin was extremely helpful, friendly and made planning my trip so much easier. I don't know what I would have done without her! She told me how to get a travel visa and luckily warned me of any travel restrictions that were going on! I had to rebook my trip twice due to covid & restrictions and Yasmin handled everything on the hospitals end. One of the times I had to rebook it was because my layover was in london and Turkey banned all incoming travel from the UK. The airline never notified me so if it wasn't for Yasmin warning me I would have gotten on the plane and been stuck in london! Going overseas to a country you've never been to before to get plastic surgery can be scary, having Yasmin made it a lot less scary knowing you have somebody there that's on your team to help you.

Aylya Mustafova, Turkey
star star Jan 2021

I highly recommend the services of Flymedi

I highly recommend the services of Flymedi 🔝🔝🔝Professionalism, accuracy, friendliness and most of all quality work. Abud ✔️✔️✔️was our agent, we thank him for his accuracy and professionalism. I recommend !!!💯💯💯

Henry Mitchell, United Kingdom
star star Dec 2020

Long waiting times in UK…

Because of long waiting times in UK hospitals due to Covid19, I hit upon the idea of having my bilateral hernia surgery done while on a 2-week holiday in Antalya. After making inquiries through Yasmin, I had a short but comprehensive consultation with an eminent surgeon Prof Alihan Gürkan and my operation was scheduled for a day halfway through my stay in Antalya. It went well with keyhole surgery, I stayed in overnight and was discharged the next day, which gave me 6 days to recover before my flight home to Scotland. Yasmin kept in touch throughout, making sure I had transport to and from the hospital, and a special thanks to Fatma, my mentor and guide at the Memorial Hospital on my day of tests and examinations. I telephoned my surgeon a few days after the operation for advice on removing my plasters and he was most helpful and reassuring about my complete recovery. I was not too fond of the breakfast, but considered it as another form of medicine! My flight home was amazingly comfortable without painkillers, although they were definitely needed for a few days after my operation. In conclusion, I would be happy to have other treatment like this, though in a nice sort of way I hope never to set eyes on the Memorial Hospital again. 🙂

George Bileci Malta, Turkey
star star Nov 2020

A very positive outcome

A very positive outcome, following my decision to pursue in having dental cosmetic surgery/treatment carried out in Turkey. Excellent advisory skills by Flymedi rep Abud. He was professional, well informed, and followed me up with total attention throughout the whole process. Last but not least, I thank Dr Ahmed Kumsan and his team at Infinity Smiles Dental Clinic for their commitment and professionalism. Highly recommended.

Alexander Sullivan, United Kingdom
star star Nov 2020

Thank you Flymedi

I was considering several different options, however Abud was by far the most committed and helpful of all the agents I'd been in discussions with. Everything was organised for me and I was guided throughout and if I was feeling apprehensive about anything or had any questions Abud was always on hand to answer my questions and give reassurances. I'm so happy with the results of my operation and I was left overwhelmed by how friendly and supportive everyone was throughout. If you're considering using flymedi then I can honestly say you'll be delighted with the service both before during and after your surgery.

Recommended For Blastoma Treatment

As we saw above, some kinds of blastoma are more difficult to detect than others and can be mistaken for other illnesses easily. Because of that, parents should take care of to the medical issues of their child and not disregard common symptoms at all, for instance, a cough unless likely to deal it with normal medicines. That is because, in late stages, the chance of assisting the patient is very limited and at times the single choice that is promising is palliative care.


Blastoma is a type of cancer acting on commonly named precursor cells (or blasts). Glioblastoma, neuroblastoma, pleuropulmonary blastoma, and retinoblastoma are some of the blastoma kinds. Blastoma saw particularly in children because it is an illness associated with growth. Blastoma is a broad term; diverse blastoma kinds act on lungs, eyes, or brain. That's why cancer treatment of a blastoma may be in diverse ways, relying upon the area and stages of cancer.

Kinds of Blastoma
• Glioblastoma regarded as the toughest to struggle with between all brain cancers. Symptoms involve memory difficulties, aggression, lack of criticism and changes in personality.

• Neuroblastoma acts on nerves, particularly in younger children. Symptoms of neuroblastoma are difficulties in breathing and swallowing, difficulties associated with proper urination, energy loss and others.
• Retinoblastoma is a blastoma growing in one’s eye. In several instances, retinoblastoma is inherited, whereas in others it is associated with a mutation in one of the chromosomes.
• Pleuropulmonary Blastoma develops in the lungs or pleural cavity. Pleuropulmonary blastoma generally emerges as secondary cancer in children but likewise in adults. Among Pleuropulmonary blastoma are difficulties with breathing, chest pain and shortness of breath.
Some other blastoma cancer instances are ameloblastoma, nephroblastoma, hepatoblastoma, and others.


Your medical team should be informed concerning your medical history and medications, in order for them to plan you a safe treatment and not use drugs that can do harm to you. Supposing that your treatment of blastoma will be a surgery, you should fast for a couple of hours before the surgery and comply with other instructions set by specialists. As for chemotherapy and radiation therapy, they do not need any special preparation.

How It Is Performed

The decision of the treatment option relies upon the stage of the cancer. For instance, if a patient has stage 4 glioblastoma, a glioblastoma multiforme surgery cannot be performed. All options for blastoma treatment are:
• For early blastoma cancer stages, a surgery is generally an ideal decision. Specialists generally carry out glioblastoma multiforme surgery, neuroblastoma surgery and resection for other blastoma kinds.
•In order to support surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy are generally used. In chemotherapy, powerful medications used to destroy cancer cells, whereas in radiation therapy radioactive elements are used for the similar intentions.
• Other kinds of blastoma cancer treatment comprise immunotherapy which purposes to strengthen the patient’s immune system, and targeted therapy.


Blastoma treatment, particularly with chemotherapy and radiation therapy, may last months and the recovery period can be even longer, such as, years. For surgery, it relies upon the treated place – for all kinds of blastoma, the recovery period is differing, for instance, for glioblastoma surgery and retinoblastoma treatment.


Blastoma cancer treatment may cause numerous complications, including the damage to internal organs, bleeding and infections. Additionally, chemotherapy and radiotherapy can cause neurological problems or even infertility.

Side Effects

Particularly chemotherapy and radiation therapy may result in numerous side effects. These comprise:
• Memory and concentration issues
• Hair loss
• Weight loss
• Nausea, vomiting

Success Rates

As blastoma is a broad category, we cannot say a standardized success rate. We should look for specific blastoma kinds. For instance, survival rate of glioblastoma is 15-16 months for 50% of the patients. Whereas, 5-year survival rate of neuroblastoma is as high as 80%.


What Is Blastoma?
Blastoma is one of the kinds of cancer, in which precursor cells are attacked by cancer. For that reason it is predominantly found in young patients.

What are the Blastoma kinds?
Blastoma kinds consist of glioblastoma, neuroblastoma, nephroblastoma, ameloblastoma, retinoblastoma and pleuropulmonary blastoma.

What Is the Best Blastoma Cancer Treatment Available?
Kind of blastoma treatment used by specialist relies upon cancer stages and other factors. It is not possible to say that surgery is better than chemotherapy since they often are used at the same time, have different effects and can be used in different stages of blastoma cancer. 

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This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in September, 2019.