Chemotherapy treatment, also known as Chemo is a type of cancer treatment that is comprised from a mix of anti-cancer chemotherapeutic
Average Chemotherapy costs in Turkey are € 934.
With FlyMedi, you can connect with 13 Oncology centers in Turkey that are offering Chemotherapy procedures. These Oncology centers are accredited by international standard-setting bodies including JCI and ISO 9001:2000. Popular Chemotherapy destinations in Turkey include Istanbul, Antalya and Ankara.
Prices listed on this page are the average price for Chemotherapy. Clinics may require more details regarding your medical condition in order to provide you with a personalized Chemotherapy quote. For a more accurate Chemotherapy price quote, please click HERE.
Turkey is a treasure trove of traditions, spices, street food delights and destinations for any intrepid tourist. It’s a mix between the familiar and the exotic, ranging from the bustling streets of Istanbul to the serene and relaxed Roman ruins spread around Turkey’s Western and Southern coast. Turkey is a fairly large country with 75 million inhabitants. The country spreads between Europe and Asia, with 97% of the country on the Asian side – Asian Turkey. Turkey is encircled and enjoys access to three different seas: The Black Sea, The Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean. Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey and the largest city in Europe, regarding population – It has over 14 million people.
Turkey’s medical infrastructure has improved greatly beginning with the early 2000s and now is one of the biggest medical tourism hubs in Europe and Asia. Turkey has the largest number of JCI-accredited hospitals, second only to the USA and hospitals are more often than not part of international healthcare groups, following strict European protocols and regulations. Turkey has 28.000 medical institutions spread across the European and Asian side but some of the biggest private hospitals and medical centres are in Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya and Bodrum – these also happen to be some of the best tourist destinations in Turkey.
Bodrum is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Turkey, with its sandy beaches and small streets littered with traditional shops and elegant restaurants. The town used to be called Halicarnassus, and the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus is one of the World’s Seven Ancient Wonders. Bodrum also features a castle built by the crusaders in the 15th century.
Istanbul is the home of several architectural treasures, including the Blue Mosque. The Blue Mosque was built on the orders of Sultan Ahmed between 1609 and 1616 and the Sultan’s body still resides within the mosque. The high ceiling is lined with more than 20000 handmade ceramic tiles, hence the name – The Blue Mosque.
Pamukkale, meaning “The Cotton Castle” in Turkish is a surreal destination in the country’s western region of Denizli, world renowned for its white terraces with warm spring water. The ancient Greek city of Hierapolis was built over the springs and Pamukkale was a renowned destination in antiquity as well. Tourists can visit the ancient Roman and Greek ruins of the baths, temples and theatres dating to the second century BC.
● If you don’t feel like waiting in a queue, you can get a VISA for Turkey online. The VISA usually costs around $20 for US travellers.
● Turkey’s population is predominantly Islamic so it’s a good idea to wear a headscarf while visiting mosques. Shorts or any other garments that fit under the knee are not prohibited by law but it’s considered good etiquette not to wear shorts for men or short skirts for women.
● You can change any sort of currency into the Turkish Lira – the Turkish currency just about everywhere. Most supermarkets and shops also accept credit cards.
● Roaming fees in Turkey can be somewhat expensive, so it’s a good idea to simply buy a new Turkish SIM card and use it while staying in Turkey.
● Turkey’s international calling code is +90.
● Electrical installations usually operate on 220 volts, 50 Hz and use European style plugs and European style sockets. Four and Five star hotels usually provide North American - 120 volts, 60 Hz sockets as well.
● Driving in Turkey can be a hassle sometimes, but very pleasurable at other times. Roads are usually in good shape and some roads actually lack traffic, so it can be a relaxing experience. In Turkey, people drive on the right, so that’s a detail you will need to keep in mind. In some areas, villagers made cardboard and marker pen signs in order to help lost tourist on their way.
● Renting a car in Turkey is quite simple and cheap. If you have the budget for a full insurance, you should definitely take it – if anything happens, at least you won’t have to worry about money.
● The Turkish Airlines Company, THY offers destinations to just about anywhere in the world with a total of 261 destinations. The company was founded in 1933 and features 285 passenger and cargo planes.
● Turkey uses the metric system which is easy enough to understand – 1 Km = 1000 meters, 1 Kg = 1000 grams, and so on. One mile equals 1.60 Km.
● Turkish people are warm and very hospitable - It is customary for people to hug and kiss both cheeks regardless of their gender.
● Turkish street food is very diverse, from the simple bagel-type snack Simit to the familiar pizza-type Lahmacun, there are tons of variants to just about anything.
● Turkish coffee is world renowned, but it’s also a bit different than say, its American counterpart - It is usually a strong coffee with a rich aroma, served very hot from a small traditional cup. Be careful not to drink any of the coffee grounds still in the cup.
● Turkish delight, as the name suggests, can be a really sweet delight for tourists. It is made from sugar, starch and just about any fruit or aroma imaginable, including walnuts, hazelnuts, pistachios, dates, lemon, orange, rosewater and many others. Turkish delight is usually served with coffee and it became popular all around the world, including in the Balkans region and as far as Brazil and North America.
Chemotherapy treatment, also known as Chemo is a type of cancer treatment that is comprised from a mix of anti-cancer chemotherapeutic agents. Chemotherapy drugs are cytotoxic – meaning they attack cells that divide very rapidly in the body – this is one of the main properties of cancer cells. In the same time, chemotherapy drugs also attack healthy normal cells that divide rapidly – cells from hair follicles, from the digestive tract and bone marrow cells.
Chemotherapy treatment or chemo can be used to:
● Cure the individual from a certain disease or cancer
● Prolong the life of an individual
● Reduce symptoms of certain diseases – this is called palliative chemotherapy
Common types of chemo or chemotherapy treatment include:
● Chemotherapy for breast cancer
● Chemotherapy for lung cancer
● Chemotherapy for prostate cancer
● Chemotherapy for colon cancer
● Chemotherapy for ovarian cancer
● Chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer
● Chemotherapy for liver cancer
● Chemotherapy for bladder cancer
Chemotherapy drugs can also be used to treat the following conditions:
● Crohn’s disease
● Multiple sclerosis
● Psoriatic arthritis
● Rheumatoid arthritis
● Systemic lupus erythematosus
Chemotherapy treatment is recommended for patients suffering from cancer or other diseases. Sometimes chemotherapy drugs may be administered before or after cancer surgery in order to eliminate any remnants of the diseased cancer cells.
Chemotherapy treatment is not recommended for the following categories of patients:
● Patients in the first-trimester pregnancy – Chemotherapy drugs can increase the potential of birth defects. Patients may need to wait until the second or third trimester before undergoing chemotherapy treatment.
● Patients suffering from Thrombocytopenia – Patients with low blood counts or low platelet counts may need transfusions or medications before undergoing chemotherapy treatment.
● Patients suffering from kidney or liver impairment – Depending on the degree of impairment, patients may or may not have chemo therapy.
● Patients who undergone surgery recently – This only applies to certain procedures but in some cases it’s best to wait and let the body recuperate before administering chemotherapy drugs.
● Patients with an active infection – These patients are at risk of developing more complications from the chemotherapy drugs – it’s best to first treat the infection and then start chemo therapy.
Patients need to quit smoking, abstain from any alcoholic drinks and eat as healthy as possible before the chemo therapy begins.
Certain tests need to be performed before the chemotherapy treatment can begin. Based on the results from these tests, the doctor will set up a treatment plan and decide on the following:
● The duration of the chemo therapy cycle
● The frequency of the chemo therapy cycle
● The number of cycles needed
Each chemotherapy treatment session lasts between 30 minutes and a few hours.
Chemotherapy can be administered in different ways, including through:
● Injection – Patients can have shots in their abdomen, legs, hips, thighs, arms
● Intra-arterial – The chemotherapy drugs are fed into an artery close to the cancer source
● Intra-peritoneal – Chemotherapy drugs are injected in the peritoneal cavity
● Topically – Chemotherapy drugs can come in the form of a cream which is then rubbed onto the skin
● Orally – Chemotherapy drugs in the form of capsules, pills or liquids
Patients can react differently to chemotherapy treatment. Cancer symptoms may decrease but some patients can feel very tired from the treatment.
Chemotherapy treatment risks and complications can include:
● Early menopause start in women
● Heart damage
Chemotherapy side effects can include one or more of the following:
● Feeling tired
● Feeling sick and vomiting
● Hair loss
● Mouth ulcers or sore mouth
● Loss of appetite
● Skin can become sensitive or dry
● Tinnitus – a ringing sound in the patient’s ears
Chemotherapy treatment success rates depend on the patient’s disease or cancer type.
Patients need to maintain a healthy lifestyle during and after chemotherapy treatment. Smoking and alcohol are strictly forbidden. There is a higher risk of developing infections or other diseases so patients need to take precautions in order to maintain a good state of health.