Frequently asked questions and answers about brain tumor treatment in Turkey
What is the success rate of brain tumor removal?
Here are some basic survival rate statistics, as I mentioned before American Cancer SocietyOligodendroglioma: 90% for patients 20-44, 82% for patients 45-54 and 69% for patients 55-64. Meningioma - 84% for patients 20-44, 79% for patients 45-54 and 74% for patients 55-64.
Is there a medical follow-up after brain tumor treatment in Turkey?
You will need regular check-ups after treatment in hospitals in Turkey. For example, for certain types of tumors, examinations may be done every 3 months. Checkups help make sure that any changes in your health are noticed and that those affected are treated if necessary. If you have any health problems between checkups, you should contact your doctor. Tests also help detect health problems that can result from brain cancer treatment.
Is it important to have a special diet if I have a brain tumor?
It is important to take care of yourself by eating well. You need the number of calories to maintain a good weight. You also need enough protein to maintain your strength. Eating well can help you feel better and have more energy.
Sometimes, especially during or shortly after brain tumor treatment, you may not feel like eating. You may be uncomfortable or tired. You may find that foods don't taste as good as before. In addition, side effects (such as poor appetite, nausea, vomiting, or mouth blisters) can make it difficult to eat well. Your doctor, registered dietitian or other health care provider can suggest ways to deal with these problems.
What happens if brain tumors are not treated?
If left untreated, any type of glioma can grow and press on other structures in the brain. Pressure on the brain can be harmful as it pushes the brain against the skull, causing damage to the brain and impairing its ability to function properly.