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Acibadem Maslak Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
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Memorial Sisli Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
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Medipol Mega University Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
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Medical Park Antalya Hospital
Antalya, Turkey
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Florence Nightingale Istanbul
Istanbul, Turkey
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Neolife Oncology Center
Istanbul, Turkey
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Kolan International Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
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Kent Hospital
İzmir, Turkey
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Medical Park Goztepe Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
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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

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After trying IVF unsuccessfully in the US for many years Maria from Adonis Fertility International gave me hope. I was very impressed by her work ethic and I trusted she would work hard at helping us become parents. Her communication was top-notch. I choose Adonis because of Maria and then worked with Amy, Nancy, and Ivanna and ALL were Amazing. Everything is broken down for you in steps and very organized. There was always someone there to answer a question you may. Its been a very smooth process, with all the legal documents and made transporting the biomaterial stress-free. We are still in our beginning stages and I will give another review at the end but everything so far has been excellent and I would recommend Adonis to any US couple looking to try IVF and hopefully become parents.

Pete Tarantino, United States
star star Jun 2021

Excellent service

Excellent service. I was really hesitant at first, because I’ve never done anything like this before, but Kirstie did a great job of answering all my questions & concerns, in a timely manner. I would highly recommend using this service.

Omar Hansen, United States
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At the beginning, I was very hesitant about having my surgeries, especially the idea of having them in Turkey, which is a country located across the ocean of where I come from, the United States of America. When I initially started my research, I came across Flymedi, and I strongly believe that connecting with them was the best decision I have made in regards of having my desired surgeries. After entering my contact information, I was contacted from Flymedi by an agent named Abud. On one hand, Abud has been a great assist and support to my journey, as he was involved in every step throughout the process. He was very responsive to all my concerns and inquiries before and after the operations. On the other hand, everyone at the clinic that I was referred to (EstEthica) was very nice and welcoming. The in-person consultant on site (Lamia) was extremely helpful and kind. She, along with the whole clinic staff, made me feel so comfortable and made the whole trip seem as smooth as possible, despite the discomfort after the surgeries. In terms of the results, I can not speak of this just yet as it has only been a week since I have had my operations. However, I will definitely come back within a couple of months to update my review and speak about the results and any other additional notes along the way. In a nutshell, all I can say that I am grateful for everything so far, and I truly appreciate everyone that was involved in this process! P.S. as a word of advice, if you are having a hair transplant operation, I highly recommend having it at least 3 - 4 days before your departure flight back home, as the post operation instructions are a bit intense and not being in a rush would significantly help with the recovery process.

Recommended For Multiple Myeloma Treatment

Candidates found their multiple myeloma through routine blood tests accompanied by more comprehensive research when an unusual amount of blood cell is discovered. On the other hand, unless a blood test is performed, over the time the patient will start to experience the following symptoms of multiple myeloma (but not of smoldering myeloma) :
• Bone osteoporosis
• Bone pain and feeling of bone tenderness
• Recurring infections• A general feeling of tiredness and weakness
• Very rarely – bruising and unusual bleeding

Not Recommended For Multiple Myeloma Treatment

Overall well-being is the most significant aspect of determining the suitability to go through a multiple myeloma treatment. If a patient has some other medical circumstances, the patient may be too weak to experience a standard treatment or even any treatment other than palliative measures. Patients at the age of 70 and over are generally getting a less intensive multiple myeloma treatment, whereas younger patients get an intensive one if their health endures it.

Duration Of Operation

Several sessions in the period of few months

Overview

Multiple myelomas is a cancer of the blood (hematological cancer) emerging in the bone marrow. In multiple myeloma, plasma cells turn out to be non-functioning. While plasmacytoma is in one place, multiple myeloma expands to other bone marrow places all over the patient’s body. Unfortunately, no cure for multiple myeloma is found. Nevertheless, an effective multiple myeloma treatment may prolong one's life.
There are 3 major kinds of multiple myeloma: • Smoldering myeloma – multiple myeloma have no negative effect. Specialists occasionally wait until it turns into more active.
• Normal Multiple myelomas • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia – multiple myeloma that is aggressive and often grows as a secondary illness after normal multiple myeloma. It necessitates a more radical approach.

Preparation

As chemotherapy and targeted therapy are major gears in struggling with multiple myeloma, there is no detailed preparation. Your oncologist should be informed about your medical history and medications so as to select a precise set of medications in your multiple myeloma treatment. In addition, it is recommended to exercise and have a healthy diet to keep your body healthy and ready to fight with your blood cancer.

How It Is Performed

Multiple myeloma treatment generally relies upon:
• Chemotherapy treatment – a combination of strong drugs is presented to the patient's body over the bloodstream or as a pill.
• Targeted treatment for multiple myeloma – there are some medications that act on plasma cells directly and results in less damage to other body cells.
• Steroids – helps the chemotherapy to destroy the non-functioning plasma cells more successfully.
• Stem cell transplant – works to refill the plasma cells after the chemotherapy treatment is ended. It can be autologous stem cell transplant or taken from your close relatives, for instance, siblings.
Once the initial stage of multiple myeloma treatment is ended, patients generally spend months or even years without myeloma reoccurrence. Nevertheless, in the end, the illness will return, and a new treatment will need to be performed, generally including lenalidomide.

Recovery

After the first treatment of multiple myeloma, symptoms will stop to be seen for a couple of months or even years. On the other hand, in this period, the patients should adapt to live with some long-lasting side effects of chemotherapy.

Risks

Multiple myeloma treatment risks involve:

• Lung issues
• Damage to other organs, for instance, kidneys and heart
• Nerve damage
• Lenalidomide may, in extreme cases, result in a secondary cancer

Side Effects

Chemotherapy for the treatment of multiple myeloma may additionally lead to some non-life-threatening side effects, for instance, appetite disruptions, issues with memory and concentration, an over-all feeling of weakness, and tiredness. The precise set of chemotherapy side effects relies upon the patient.

Success Rates

The life expectancy of normal multiple myeloma is pretty high as opposed to other kinds of cancer. Up to 77% of people with multiple myeloma live for more than a year, 47% more than five years, and 33% - more than ten years, which is a pretty decent outcome. In addition, the survival rate of multiple myeloma increases as the improvement of novel generations of targeted therapies.

Faq

What is the Difference between Multiple Myeloma and Plasmacytoma?
Plasmacytoma does not spread to other bone marrow locations while multiple myeloma does. That's why multiple myeloma is a more serious medical condition.

Is there a Connection between MGUS and Multiple Myeloma?
MGUS (Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance) is a medical condition in which an abnormal protein. M is present in the patient's body without causing any harm. In multiple myeloma, the presence of abnormal plasma cells producing M protein causes damage to the patient's body. In 1% of patients with MGUS, this disease will turn into multiple myeloma or other cancer.

Is Treatment for Multiple Myeloma Effective?
Although multiple myeloma does not heal completely, treatment benefits to significantly prolong the lives of patients – 1/3 of patients with multiple myeloma live longer than 10 years which is a remarkable outcome.

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