Chemotherapy is a method of treating diseases by using chemically produced drugs. It is an old method (since 1950) and its main goal is to stop the multiplication of cancerous cells and thus stop the disease. This is a very potent treatment, which explains its side effects.
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Chemotherapy is always scary and generally linked by the treatment of different types of cancer such as breast cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, thyroid cancer, and so on. This drug may be suggested for the treatment of diseases in early stages or more advanced stages.
This treatment is not suggested, it is a systematic procedure. But before deciding it, the doctor takes into consideration several factors such as the patient's experience, the surgical antecedents, and so on.
During the first few treatment sessions, hospitalization is mandatory to monitor the patient's condition.
The doctor usually offers chemotherapy in Turkey and Istanbul in three situations:
Prior to surgery: this is neoadjuvant chemotherapy. This chemotherapy aims to decrease the size of the tumor and thus facilitate the operation. It also aims to reduce the risk of recurrence of cancer. In addition, it makes it possible to quickly assess whether chemotherapy drugs are effective on the tumor or not.
After complete tumour surgery, that is, when the surgeon has removed all visible cancer cells. Chemotherapy intends to reduce the risk of local or remote recurrence. As a result, chemotherapy then completes surgery.
Metastases treatment: it can be employed to destroy cancer cells that have spread to other parts of the body.
Chemotherapy is sometimes used as the only treatment. When it is associated with radiotherapy, this is called radiochemotherapy.
The side effects of chemotherapy vary according to the chemicals used, the person, and the dosage.
Chemotherapy may be used alone or in conjunction with other drugs such as surgery or radiotherapy, but its side effects are unavoidable
Please find below the different prices associated with your request for : Chemotherapy in Turkey
The cost of treatment depends on a variety of factors that vary from hospital to hospital. The type of surgery you are going to have and the experience of your surgeon should be taken into consideration.