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Koc Healthcare Institutions

Istanbul, Turkey
2 reviews
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Medical Park Gaziosmanpasa Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
32 reviews
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CyberKnife Center

Warsaw, Poland
4 reviews
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Medical Park Antalya Hospital

Antalya, Turkey
11 reviews
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Kolan British Hospital

Nicosia, Cyprus
2 reviews
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Medical Park Bahcelievler Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
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Neolife Oncology Center

Istanbul, Turkey
4 reviews
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Neolife Medical Center Romania

Bucharest, Romania
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Memorial Ankara Hospital

Ankara, Turkey
6 reviews
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Kolan International Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
3 reviews
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Acibadem Maslak Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
10 reviews
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Memorial Sisli Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
30 reviews
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Raffles Hospital Singapore

SINGAPORE, Singapore
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Memorial Antalya Hospital

Antalya, Turkey
9 reviews
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Medipol Mega University Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
9 reviews
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Oncology Cost

Average Oncology costs are € 75, based on Oncology prices from 18 clinics.

Oncology prices vary greatly depending on the clinic and the location. For example, Oncology in Poland is a popular option where Oncology costs as low as € 75.

Please note that the Oncology prices listed on FlyMedi are the average price for Oncology procedures. Clinics may ask you to provide them with specific information about your medical condition in order to provide you a detailed cost estimate for Oncology procedures. To receive a personalized Oncology quote, please click HERE.

Oncology

Oncology is one of the subjects of medicine, that is concerned with tumors and cancer treatment. Cancer is the medical condition, in which body cells start to mutate and become risky for the patient’s health or life. There are many kinds of cancer, involving lung cancer, leukemia, brain cancer, liver cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer and soft tissue cancers such as various sarcomas.

The history of oncology is very brief in its modern form, but people have been observing tumors and cancer for thousands of years. They only described the kinds that can be seen from outside. The term “oncology” comes from Galen, who used the Greek word ‘oncos’ (swelling) to describe tumors of all kind and ‘cancer’ (crab) for their malignant forms. Up until the 19th century, people used Greek and Roman cancer treatments, they were mainly based on “humors” which had almost no effect. The reason for that is the fact they lacked knowledge of cells. The advent of microscope uses in medicine, as well as the discovery of radiation by Marie Curie-Skłodowska, had an important contribution to the development of oncology and cancer treatments.

Oncology involves different types of treatment methods. Oncology operation is performed only when there is a chance for the removal of cancer. So, the surgery is generally performed in the early stages of cancer when cancer has not spread to other parts of the patient’s body via metastasis. However, in later stages, the doctor performs chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. Chemotherapy treatment involves the use of strong drugs during the treatment. These drugs used in the treatment kill cancer cells, but they can cause collateral damage in the patient’s body as well. During radiation therapy, radiation is used by doctors for effective cancer treatment. Radiation may be emitted by a machine (external radiation therapy) or injected/swallowed (internal radiation therapy). However, these treatment techniques are not all the alternatives for oncology treatment. Apart from these treatment techniques, there are novel, experimental therapies as well such as gene therapies, targeted therapies, etc. which bring even a brighter future for cancer patients.

It is thought that only the elder patients suffer from cancer, but the truth is seemingly healthy young people might have a tumor or suffer from early stages of cancer as well. Therefore, it is very important to pay attention to all cancer symptoms. Specifically, skin cancers such as melanomas or soft tissue cancers are usually noticeable with time, allowing for rather quick identification and successful cancer treatment.

 

Oncology Abroad

Because of the growth of medical tourism, many patients choose to get their treatment abroad. In some countries, more advanced therapies are not refunded, and the patients want to pay themselves to get the best treatment for cancer. It is popular among patients from Western Europe and the US to get treatment in India, where the costs of cancer treatment are low and cheaper. However, closer to Europe there are other health tourism destinations that offer comparable cancer care for a similar price. The cost of chemotherapy and radiation therapy can be very expensive in some of the most popular oncology institutions in the world, such as USA, Australia, and the UK, the patients choose to go to other alternative medical tourism destinations where the costs of treatments are more affordable. For instance, the cost of chemotherapy is very cheap in Turkey and India. For example, Turkey attracts patients with its top-end clinics and doctors. Also, India has welcomed so many international patients in recent years.

Most Common Cancer Treatments Abroad

  • Lung Cancer Treatment – Lung cancer is the most common cancer around the world and there are lots of patients choose to get their oncology treatment in clinics abroad.
  • Breast Cancer Treatment –Breast cancer affects mostly female patients, but it can be seen in male patients as well. In the early stages of cancer, mastectomy is the solution and in late stages, chemotherapy combined with radiation therapy is performed.
  • Colorectal Cancer Treatment – Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and is often mistaken for other medical conditions.
  • Prostate Cancer –Prostate cancer affects only male patients but rarely the young ones. Men at a certain age are recommended to have prostate checks regularly to identify prostate cancer in its early stages and start an oncology treatment. If the patient is experiencing any of the prostate cancer symptoms it is better to visit a professional instantly.
  • Stomach Cancer –The patients may suffer from stomach cancer as a result of several factors, involving smoking, bad diet, and stress and cancer are often diagnosed very late for proper treatment. Therefore, after experiencing stomach cancer symptoms, the patients should go visit a doctor as soon as possible.

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