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Istanbul, Turkey
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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

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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

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To determine the suitability to take bone cancer treatment, stages of bone cancer is essential. In early stages, all methods, even the osteosarcoma surgery, are obtainable, whereas in late stages, bone cancer surgery is generally not possible or effective.

Overview

Osteosarcoma is the most widespread kind of bone cancer. Specifically, in adolescents due to their fast growth, osteosarcoma is a frequent disease. Regarding adults, osteosarcoma may be seen in people over 60 or in cancer patients who received radiation therapy for other kinds of cancer.
Treatment of Osteosarcoma may be in several ways, involving radiation therapy, chemotherapy treatment, and osteosarcoma surgery. The particular bone cancer treatment kind relies upon the patient’s age, the place, and stage of cancer. Developed metastatic bone cancer will necessitate a more complicated method than the early stage of bone cancer.

Bone Cancer Symptoms
Bone pain is the most apparent symptom of bone cancer. Adolescents frequently feel natural bone pain due to fast bone growth and it is difficult to tell if the bone pain is normal or a bone cancer pain. Consequently, bone cancer symptoms is not acknowledged by many until the osteosarcoma progresses to late bone cancer stages.

Preparation

A detailed assessment about the medical history and medicines is the beginning of the preparations for osteosarcoma treatment. In this way, specialists will arrange the bone cancer treatment to the health of the patient and exclude the medicines which can disturb it.
Regarding radiation therapy and chemotherapy, you may better visit planned medical treatments beforehand, as it may be not possible for a while after these treatments.

How It Is Performed

Osteosarcoma treatment may be in diverse ways relying upon the stages of bone cancer and the patient's general condition. The classical components of osteosarcoma treatment are: 
• Chemotherapy – it may be administered before and after the osteosarcoma surgery or paired with radiation therapy. In chemotherapy, strong drugs are used in order to kill bone cancer. It may be received as a pill or an injection.
• Radiation Therapy – radiation therapy is used in a way similar to chemotherapy but rather than drugs, it uses radiation to kill bone cancer cells. It may be received as external radiation therapy (with a machine generating radiation) or internal radiation therapy (a pill).
• Bone Cancer Surgery – specialists try to eliminate the entire bone cancer-affected tissues. Occasionally it is used in later stages as well, so as to decelerate the development of osteosarcoma.

Recovery

The recovery from osteosarcoma treatment will be a long period. On the other hand, it generally relies upon the extent and doses of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and bone cancer surgery.
The recovery period may last weeks (bone cancer surgery) or even months or years (chemotherapy and radiation therapy). Chemotherapy and radiation therapy gives rise to several side effects which should (but not always do) diminish in time. In osteosarcoma surgery, an implant may be needed to compensate for removed parts of bones.

Risks

Chemotherapy and radiation therapy as osteosarcoma treatment may cause damage to lungs and other vital organs, internal bleeding and other complications. As for bone cancer surgery, it entails the risk of damage to blood vessels and nerves, and infection. In rare cases, amputation will become a necessity throughout osteosarcoma surgery due to the spread metastatic bone cancer.

Side Effects

The popular side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy are nausea, memory and concentration difficulties, neurological issues and general feeling of being tired.
Osteosarcoma surgery may cause lesser capability to use the operated limb, whether a hand or a leg.

Success Rates

Survival rate of osteosarcoma relies upon stages of bone cancer, but even for advanced cancer which didn’t spread to other organs, the survival rate of bone cancer is seem to be as high as 70%. For early-stage bone cancer patients, this percentage may be even higher, while metastatic bone cancer patients have less advantage to completely recover from it.

Faq

What Is Osteosarcoma?
Osteosarcoma is a bone cancer especially common among growing up youths. Bone pain belonging to signs of bone cancer is often confused with bone pain experienced by many young people in their adolescence.

What Are the Types of Osteosarcoma Treatment?
Osteosarcoma treatment may take the form of chemotherapy treatment, radiation therapy, or bone cancer surgery. The particular choice depends on the patient’s health and bone cancer stages.

How High Is the Osteosarcoma Survival Rate?
Osteosarcoma bone cancer survival rate is thought to be 70% for patients in late bone cancer stages whose cancer didn’t spread to other organs.

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