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Hannah, United States
star star Jul 2021

Abud exceeded all my expectations

Abud exceeded all my expectations for Flymedi. He was readily available to answer my questions and put my mind at ease. I was never made to feel like I asked too many questions or rushed at all, he spoke to me as if he were a long time friend. He was also very clear about everything I am going to expect on my trip, from accommodations to the procedure, down to the weather and beautiful things to see in Turkey. Abud makes things so simple and takes the stress away from traveling. I could not and most likely would not have done this without Abud and his help!

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First time plastic surgery experience with FlyMedi

I contacted Flymedi about getting a breast augmentation done and I was contacted by Abud shortly thereafter who was helped me through the initial planning phase so well. Since I am coming all the way from Africa and have never traveled alone, Abud organized a video call with the surgeon to go over some of the questions I had as well as my expectations of the surgery. I am very pleased with the service so far and already feel safe about traveling to Istanbul for my surgery

Renate Podgorac, Austria
star star Jul 2021

Very helpful and trustful

Kate was so far very helpful and trustful - delivered all wanted information, very helpful with the booking and organization!

Grace Diamond, United Kingdom
star star Jul 2021

Affordable and professional treatment

Fantastic!! Definitely recommend booking via flymedi, prices are affordable which isn’t the case where I live. So far everything’s running smoothly and any questions I’ve had have been answered honestly and promptly. very caring and professional towards your needs and no judgments

El, Canada
star star Jul 2021

Angela went above and beyond my expectations. She is very friendly and you can always feel at ease contacting her. She made sure I was comfortable with our choice of surgeon Dr. Can Karaca and set up a video call for me. Always ready to help and answer any questions (she would always be available despite the 7 hour time difference)! I wasn’t really sure about traveling to Istanbul, Turkey for my procedure until I met Angela and she explained everything from start to finish and stood behind her words to always be of assistance. Mind you I have been researching for months now for a good doctor and went back and forth between waiting 2 years to get my surgery done in Canada or even traveling to Mexico for it! I was thinking Turkey would be a difficult route due to time difference and the distance but I’m very happy I chose to go to Turkey with Flymedi and I’m glad my agent was Angela Sabou! Do not hesitate to work with Flymedi and especially request Angela if you can!!! - a very satisfied client

Recommended For Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment

To the most common symptoms of Hodgkin’s lymphoma belong swollen lymph nodes, problems with appetite or even a weight loss. Apart from them, a person suffering from Hodgkin’s lymphoma will most probably experience night sweats as well as an itchy skin. However, there is no way to make a diagnosis other than a biopsy.

Not Recommended For Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment

Some patients with other diseases or very late stages of Hodgkin’s lymphoma may not be able to undergo the lymphoma treatment including chemotherapy treatment and radiation therapy. However, this is left to the discretion of patient’s doctor.

Duration Of Operation

Up to one hour

Overview

Hodgkin’s lymphoma is one type of blood cancer. It is also called as B-cell lymphoma since unlike non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma it is developing only in white cells type B. Previously known as Hodgkin’s disease, this lymph node cancer is a well-studied disease with a great chance of being treated and eradicated if it is discovered at early stages. Statistically, Hodgkin’s lymphoma is much less common than non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma but still every year thousands of patients are diagnosed with it. Unlike the other types of cancer, this one is usually not treated by a surgery but only by chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

Preparation

There is no specific preparation for Hodgkin’s lymphoma treatment. Both chemotherapy treatment and radiation therapy do not require patients to undergo a certain preparation routine. However, it is better to inform your oncologist about other medical conditions you suffer from and medications you take. In this way, your lymphoma treatment will be tailored according to your needs and possibilities. It is also worth taking under consideration to undergo other medical treatments before starting your chemotherapy.

How It Is Performed

Since Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a lymph nodes cancer, surgery is not performed as a part of lymphoma treatment. Instead, oncologists focus on effective chemotherapy treatment and radiation therapy as means to eradicate this cancer.

• Chemotherapy treatment involves the use of drugs, which destroy cancer cells. There are many types of such drugs; the choice is left to your oncologist with regard for the exact type of your Hodgkin’s lymphoma as well as your overall medical condition.

• Radiation therapy for Hodgkin’s lymphoma may be of two types. In external radiation therapy, radiation is emitted by a special machine – cancer cells are bombarded from the outside. In internal radiation therapy, radioactive material is injected into patient’s bloodstream in order to destroy large B-cells causing Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Both of these treatments are rather short but there are several sessions of them, their exact number depending on patient’s situation and the stage of Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Recovery

Chemotherapy treatment and radiation therapy, while very successful in fighting Hodgkin’s lymphoma as well as other types of cancer such as non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas, can be destructive to patient’s body. Many side effects of these lymphoma treatments may continue for months or even years. Still, their high effectiveness against Hodgkin’s lymphoma makes them primary methods of struggling with this lymph nodes cancer.

Risks

There are certain risks connected with Hodgkin’s lymphoma treatment. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy may cause secondary cancers in the long run, such as breast cancer or lung cancer. However, this does not have to be the case with every patient. Additionally, Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivors are generally advised to do routine check-ups so secondary cancer should be detected in early stage. Another common complication related to chemotherapy and radiation therapy is infertility.

Side Effects

Hodgkin’s lymphoma treatment’s side effects include:

• General weakness, tiredness

• Memory problems

• Weakened immune system

• Bleeding

and many others. There are various side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy, which may vary from person to person.

Success Rates

Hodgkin’s lymphoma treatment, in contrary to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma treatment, has a high success rate, estimated at 85%. That is because it is a well-known disease, attacking only B-type lymphocytes.

Faq

What is the Difference between Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma?

Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a B-cell lymphoma, which means that only B-type lymphocytes are changing. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is just a category, in which there are many different types of blood cancers, B-cell as well as T-cell lymphomas. Additionally, Hodgkin’s lymphoma is usually concentrated in lymph nodes (hence lymph nodes cancer) while non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas may appear in different locations. Finally, it is easier to spot a Hodgkin’s lymphoma rather than non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas due to well-known symptoms.


Is Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy the only Treatment?

While there are other Hodgkin’s lymphoma treatments in development, chemotherapy combined with radiation therapy are thought to be the most effective ones so far.


Are Stages of Lymphoma Important?

Of course. As in other types of cancer, in the case of Hodgkin’s lymphoma the more advanced stages of lymphoma, the smaller is the chance of surviving this cancer. For this reason, it is advised to pay attention to Hodgkin’s lymphoma symptoms such as swollen lymph nodes and night sweats.