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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.

Bernadette Kemal, United Kingdom
star star Nov 2020

Yasmin helped me find my surgery and…

Yasmin helped me find my surgery and helped me with everything i needed she was wonderful to talk to.and replyed to me very quickly. Great customer care and service . Thank you 🙏

Recommended For Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

Pancreatic cancer symptoms are initially hard to catch. They become distinguishable only in the later stages of pancreatic cancer when it is often too late to completely treat it. The early signs, easily confused with other medical conditions, include:

• Weight loss higher than expected

• The yellow colour of the skin and eyes.

• Pain, usually located in the back and around the stomach

New pancreatic cancer symptoms, after it reaches next stages, include:

• Fever

• Formation of blood clots

• Symptoms of diabetes

• Vomiting, nausea

Pancreatic cancer is usually detected through CT scan or MRI scan and diagnosed by biopsy.

Not Recommended For Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

Patients may not be able to undergo treatment for pancreatic cancer due to other medical conditions, bad state of health or due to its advanced stage. However, the decision about a pancreatic cancer treatment will be taken by a medical team after taking all factors into consideration.

Discharge From Hospital

Up to a case and a type of treatment / 3-10 days for a pancreatic cancer surgery

Overview

Pancreatic cancer is a type of cancer developing in the pancreas, a large gland connected to the digestive system. Due to the lack of clear signs of pancreatic cancer throughout first stages, it is one of the most difficult cancer types when it comes to effective treatment. There are two types of cancer which can develop in one’s pancreas:

• Exocrine pancreatic cancer – concerning patient’s exocrine gland. This type usually attacks ducts located in pancreas or cells producing pancreatic enzymes.

• Endocrine pancreatic cancer – it starts in hormone-producing cells in the pancreas and is much less common.

Pancreatic cancer treatment may take many forms depending on its stage and the patient’s condition, including chemotherapy treatment, radiation therapy, cancer surgery and targeted therapy.

Preparation

Since there are many types of treatment for pancreatic cancer, your preparation may take various forms. Initially, you should inform your medical team about your health, possible medical conditions, as well as produce a list of all medication you take.

• For pancreatic cancer surgery, you will have to undergo some tests. Additionally, you will be asked to fast for several hours before this type of pancreatic cancer treatment.

• Chemotherapy and radiation therapy for pancreatic cancer – they do not include preparation apart from organising transport to and from your hospital as well as undergoing all other medical procedures before starting these treatments since it will not be possible during and for some time after your sessions.

How It Is Performed

Pancreatic cancer treatment has many faces, depending on stages of cancer as well as patient’s condition. Treatment for pancreatic cancer may take the form of:

• Pancreatic cancer surgery. This includes so-called Whipple procedure (removal of the head of one’s pancreas union distal pancreatectomy (the tail and body of one’s pancreas are resected union and total pancreatectomy (total removal of one’s pancreas). All of these procedures are quite long and require a good overall state of health. Additionally, pancreatic cancer surgery is usually not available in later stages of pancreatic cancer, from stage 3 pancreatic cancer up.

• Chemotherapy treatment – chemotherapy involves heavy doses of drugs which aim at killing possibly high numbers of cancer cells. Chemotherapy treatment is conducted in sessions and may take weeks or even months to complete.

• Radiation therapy – Radiation therapy utilizes radiation for the purpose of destroying the pancreatic cancer cells. There are two types of radiotherapy – external radiation therapy (radiation is emitted by a machine) and internal radiation therapy (radioactive elements are injected or swallowed as a pill).

• Targeted therapy – Targeted therapy is a new generation of treatment for pancreatic cancer. With targeted therapy, your oncologist and the medical team try to destroy cancer cells by disrupting their biology, without harming other cells.

Recovery

Pancreatic cancer treatment recovery depends on the type of it. As for pancreatic cancer surgery, patients will experience problems with digesting food, especially during first days. As the time passes, this problem should disappear. Pain experienced after surgery will be minimalised with medications.

As for chemotherapy treatment and radiation therapy, their negative effects may last for weeks, months or even years after pancreatic cancer treatment.

Risks

Pancreatic cancer treatment may cause risks which are worth thinking about. In the case of surgery for pancreatic cancer, these are:

• Leak from connection between bowel, liver, and pancreas – so-called anastomotic leak

• Bleeding.

• Infections.

Chemotherapy and radiation therapy also may cause some complications, including:

• Damage to lung tissue

• Damage to other vital organs

• Neurological problems

Side Effects

Pancreatic cancer treatment side effects are numerous and include:

• Problems with digestive system

• Memory and concentration issues

• Hair loss

• Feeling of weakness and tiredness

Success Rates

Pancreatic cancer is one of the hardest to fight with and it is visible in pancreatic cancer survival rate, which is 20% for 1-year survival and 7% for 5-year survival. However, as the medicine develops, pancreatic cancer prognosis brings more and more positive results.

Faq

What is Pancreatic Cancer?

Pancreatic cancer is cancer developing in the pancreas, an important organ being a part of digestive system.


Is Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer Curable?

At this stage, it is impossible to cure stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Still, doctors work tirelessly to make it possible in the future.


What are the Pancreatic Cancer Causes?

While direct causes of pancreatic cancer are largely unknown, age, pancreas-related diseases such as diabetes or pancreatitis, as well as smoking is considered risk factors.