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Istanbul, Turkey
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Memorial Sisli Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Florence Nightingale Istanbul
Istanbul, Turkey
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Neolife Oncology Center
Istanbul, Turkey
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Medical Park Goztepe Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
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Hannah, United States
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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!

Anita Tlotlo Baliki, Botswana
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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 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.

Overview

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.

Preparation

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.

Recovery

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.

Risks

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%.

Faq

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.