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Lung Cancer Treatment (7 Clinics)

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Koç Healthcare Institutions
Istanbul, Turkey
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  • One of the best research and training hospital
  • ISO 9001 Quality Management System
  • Founded in 1997
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Acibadem Maslak Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
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  • ISO 9001:2008 and JCI accreditations
  • Has LEED GOLD Certificate
  • 231 patient rooms
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Memorial Sisli Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
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  • Since first opening its doors in 2000
  • 200 bed capacity
  • Pneumatic tube transfer system
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Florence Nightingale Istanbul
Istanbul, Turkey
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  • Accredited by ISO, JCI and the TUV
  • Free airport pickup and free VIP transfers
  • Translation services in English, German and more
  • 700 bed capacity
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Neolife Oncology Center
Istanbul, Turkey
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Kolan International Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
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  • Over 450 medical staff
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  • 174 beds
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Medical Park Goztepe Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
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  • 293 patient beds
  • JCI accredited
  • 150 doctors
  • Translation service in 40 diffrent languages
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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 Lung Cancer Treatment

Candidates are all the people who experience symptoms of lung cancer and diagnosed oncologist. Lung cancer symptoms involve chronic coughing, changed coughing (if you are a smoker and cough from occasionally due to your addiction union changed voice tone and weight in addition to bone pain, which may be due to lung cancer diffusing to backbones.

Not Recommended For Lung Cancer Treatment

If any sign of lung cancer disturbs you, you should seek a specialist. If unfortunately, you diagnosed as lung cancer, you should begin considering lung cancer treatment.

Number Of Trips Abroad

1 in the case of successful lung cancer surgery, several in the case of chemoradiotherapy

Discharge From Hospital

Depends on a patient

Duration Of Operation

Several hours

Overview

Lung cancer is one of the most widespread kinds of cancer and the most frequent reason of cancer death. This critical illness may have numerous causes, comprising environment, smoking along with genetics and other medical circumstances. Treatment success of lung cancer generally relies upon the cancer stages– it is better to notice the signs of cancer earlier. Relying upon its stage, lung cancer treatment may aim to heal the patient entirely or only offer better living conditions in the last months. More and more patient prefer every year to seek lung cancer treatment abroad.

Preparation

Lung cancer treatment options are many, involving lung cancer surgery, chemotherapy for lung cancer, and radiation therapy. Consequently, we cannot mention a standardized preparation process. Regarding lung cancer surgery, you should discontinue using a blood thinner for a couple of days before and fast for a few hours. Regarding radiation therapy and chemotherapy, there is no particular preparation. You should get your needed medical appointments done in advance to your radiation and chemotherapy because it may be not possible throughout these lung cancer treatments.

How It Is Performed

In the case of early-stage cancer or it is not much aggressive, specialists may effort to resect it completely or in any case its majority with lung cancer surgery. On the other hand, particularly in later stage cancer, chemotherapy and radiation therapy may be combined. If specialists choose to use chemotherapy for lung cancer, anti-cancer drug injection, or a pill will be given to the patient. In radiation therapy, radioactive substances in harmless doses will be given to destroy the cancer cells. Radiation may be external as beams, or internal by way of injection.

Recovery

Lung cancer treatment recovery is a somewhat longer period. In the case of lung cancer surgery, the complete recovery may take weeks or in fact, months. As for chemotherapy and radiation therapy, some side effects might be involved to the long period of recovery. Recovery from radiation therapy lasts months, whereas chemotherapy can last years. On particular occasions, complete recovery from these lung cancer treatments may never happen. Nonetheless, the patient may live in better conditions with rehabilitation and medicines.

Risks

Treatment of lung cancer may carry some risks and complications regardless of receiving lung cancer surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy. Lung cancer surgery may lead to an unnecessary amount of bleeding, along with infections. Chemotherapy combined with radiation therapy may lead to severe damage to vital organs or bring, both real and phantom, pain.

Side Effects

In the same way, lung cancer treatment has some side effects. Specifically chemotherapy mixed with radiotherapy. They are:
• Feeling of over-all weakness, getting easily tired• Easy bruising and swelling of the body
• Chronic pain in several body parts
• Vomiting
On the other hand, it should be noted that the alternative to these lung cancer treatments is in a long run death, whereas these procedures provide an opportunity for healing or extending life..

Success Rates

Survival rates of lung cancer patients rely mainly upon the lung cancer stage. For early-stage lung cancer patients, the 5-year survival rate is as high as 55%. On the other hand, for late-stage lung cancer patients, the 5-year survival rate is only 5%.

Before And After

After the treatment, the recovery period will be pretty long. Some side effects may never completely disappear, yet with appropriate medicines, you will have a better life.

Faq

Which Kind of Lung Cancer Treatment Should I Choose?
You should not choose your treatment by yourself. Your cancer specialist will assess the size, stage and exact location of cancer and then will decide which type of treatment for lung cancer is suitable for you and –what’s most important – will bring good outcomes.

Why Cannot I Have a Lung Cancer Surgery instead of Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy?
It means that your cancer has spread and it is not possible to simply cut it out.
Drug is used in Chemotherapy for Lung Cancer?
There are numerous kinds of drugs used in chemotherapy treatment. In order to learn the name of your drug, you should ask your cancer specialist. 

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