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Prostate cancer treatment as the name shows is a treatment for a disease which affects men only and is among the most common forms of cancer in men. A treatment for prostate cancer can be a very complex process and it can involve a combination of multiple therapies like: active surveillance, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery, cryosurgery, etc.

Before starting a prostate cancer treatment it is important to know the stage of the disease and the tumor’s size. This information helps the physician in establishing the right form of therapy and prognosis.

Age and genetics are between the primary factors of this form of cancer but nobody can establish the exact causes. Unfortunately there are no symptoms in the early stages of prostate cancer and most men find out about it through a routine consultation or check-up.

Some of the symptoms (when they exist) are:

• The patient needs to urinate more often (also during the night);

• Difficulties to start urinating;

• Pain or mild pain at urination;

• Blood presence in urine;

• Difficulties in achieving or maintaining an ejaculation.

Prostate cancer usually affects men over the age of 50. A prostate cancer treatment is recommended for any patient that was diagnosed with cancer or with cancer tissue detected. The form of therapy will be different depending on the diagnosis.

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Antalya, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Bucureşti, Romania
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Ersoy Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
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I travelled all the way from US by myself to come here and get rhinoplasty done, my surgery was a week ago by Dr Hasan duygulu he is extremely professional and excellent at his job. My whole stay was made very easy and comforting by Kate, Sultan and Enes. I have been coordinating with Kate this whole time from the start till the end. She has been amazing throughout and ensuring. They all were there for me when i needed them and even after. It was a great decision for me and i m totally proud of myself that i was able to find the best and proceeded with it. I thank everyone part of luna clinic and the hospital for your kind and loving hospitality. I will recommend coming to Dr Hasan to everyone and anyone without any hesitation

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I would highly recommend Flymedi. My mom had a gastric balloon fitted at the Luna clinic and everything went smoothly. When I was looking for a clinic in Turkey I found Flymedi as medical tourism, I contacted them by email and they got back to me in a short time. I was assigned Abud as health coordinator and I don’t have enough words to thank him. He’s professional but on top of that he loves what he’s doing and he does really care. As I said before I don’t have enough words to thank Abud and Flymedi and I’m so happy I made the right decision by choosing them. If you want to have the bed experience choose Flymedi and you won’t regret it.

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I had my rhinoplasty done exactly 12 days ago with doctor Hasan Duygulu. Before flying to Istanbul, I was very scared of doing this somewhere far from home but , from the first day of our arrival I knew I chose the right clinic; we met Sultan at the gate of the hospital, she was extremely nice and accommodating and organised, she comforted and still comforting me with answering every question and concerns possible and was with me through the whole before, during and after process which I am still experiencing btw. At the day of the surgery we met doctor Hasan, he is very nice and professional, I told him what I wanted and he took pictures of my face and showed me what my nose could approximately look like after the surgery and addressed my concerns and questions which were a lot btw :) he came to visit me right after I woke up and the next morning as well. The hospital was very luxurious and the nurses were very nice and all our needs were met perfectly, everything was super organised and easy. Today I removed my cast and I am very happy with the results as early as it is with the swelling I am very satisfied and I cant wait to see the final results which seem to be very close to the pictures he showed me. Thank you Luna clinic and especially Sultan for making this life changing decisions the best decision I made. The whole experience was easy, trusted and comfortable thanks to you

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Not Recommended For Prostate Cancer Treatment
Men who don’t suffer from any form of prostate cancer and with no cancer tissue or symptoms detected are not suitable for this treatment.
Number Of Trips Abroad

1

Discharge From Hospital
Can vary depending on the treatment
Duration Of Operation
Can vary depending on the treatment
Minimum Stay

1 day

Preparation

There are risks associated with every cancer treatment that involves radiations, chemotherapy or surgery. Before starting any procedure, it is crucial that the tumor is graded properly by the pathologist, because this will determine what type of treatment should be recommended.

A very important aspect of preparation is a proper hydration. It is recommended to drink around 1, 5 liters of water per day before and during the treatment.

The preparation process depends on the form of therapy chosen for the patient. For instance chemotherapy can affect a prostate cancer patient’s long term fertility. The doctor should be able to provide with all the necessary advice regarding the preparation. Some patients may need psychological therapy to help them in the process.

How It Is Performed

Treatments are applied depending on the stage of the disease. For early stage prostate cancer (when the tumor is small and localized) there are several prostate cancer treatment options:

• Radical prostatectomy – when the prostate is surgically completely removed;

• Conformal radiotherapy – the radiations are only applied on the organ that needs treatment, minimizing the exposure of healthy tissue to radiation;

• Watchful waiting or active surveillance – involves the constant monitoring of PSA blood levels;

• Brachytherapy – the prostate will be treated with radioactive seeds.


For more advanced stages of prostate cancer, the recommended treatments may be:

• Combination of radiotherapy and hormone therapy – requires a daily radiotherapy treatment for a period that can go up to 8 weeks;

• Hormone therapy – it helps slowing down and even completely stopping the cancer cells from growing;

• Radical prostatectomy – when the prostate is surgically completely removed;

• Traditional surgery – it requires a long hospital stay and a recovery period that can go up to 3 months;

• Radioactive injections – an injection with a radioactive substance that targets the tumor and can extend the life of a prostate cancer patient.

Recovery
The recovery period also depends on the type of prostate cancer treatment. The doctor should be able to provide this information taking into consideration the treatment’s results that may be different from patient to patient.
Risks

Possible risks and complications of prostate cancer treatments are:

• Incontinence;

• Long-term infertility;

• Metastasis;

• Metabolic factors;

• Erectile dysfunction.

Side Effects

• Long term fertility is affected

• Stress

• Incontinence

Success Rates
The survival rates of prostate cancer are relative but there is a very high percentage of men diagnosed with common types of prostate cancer who will survive more than 5 years after the diagnosis.
Before And After

Certain cancer treatments and surgeries can affect a male’s long term fertility and it is very important for them to be advised on the benefits of sperm banking.

It is also crucial to know that if the disease is detected in early stages, the patients can beneficiate from curative treatments.

Faq

Can I have a sexual life after a prostate cancer treatment?

Erectile dysfunction after a prostate removal is very possible but during the surgery the doctors will try to preserve the sexual function. The results are also affected by factors like age, health condition and the patient’s ability to have an erection before the treatment.


How can I prevent prostate cancer?

You can improve your chances by maintaining a healthy diet and a healthy weight.


How long is the recovery period?

Depending on the patient’s overall health and organism, treatment and cancer’s stage it can last between a couple of weeks up to a couple of months.

Back To Work
2 - 8 weeks
Back To Sports

1-2 weeks