Chemotherapy-in-Turkey:-costs-and-medical-procedures
}September 27, 2021
jDr.. Muhannad Al-Khatib

Chemotherapy in Turkey: costs and medical procedures followed

Chemical therapy in Turkey is considered one of the most effective and effective treatments that are mainly used in the treatment of cancer treatment of all kinds.
}September 27, 2021
jDr.. Muhannad Al-Khatib

Chemotherapy in Turkey: costs and medical procedures followed

Chemical therapy in Turkey is considered one of the most effective and effective treatments that are mainly used in the treatment of cancer treatment of all kinds.

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    Chemotherapy is considered chemical therapy In Turkey, it is one of the most effective and effective treatments that are mainly used in the treatment of cancer treatment of all kinds, in addition to the treatment of various other conditions. It is also used to prepare and condition patients to receive other types of treatment such as bone marrow transplantation.

    In this article, we review all the details of chemotherapy, its fields of use, side effects, and other important details for patients who go to Turkey to receive this type of treatment, such as costs and new medical procedures.

    What do we mean by chemotherapy? chemotherapy treatment

    It is a treatment using drugs or drug therapy and aims to destroy and kill bacteria, viruses, fungi and fast-growing cells in the body such as cancer cells that divide faster than others.

    Chemotherapy

    Chemotherapy

    It is often used in combination with other types of treatment, such as surgery, radiotherapy or hormonal therapy. This depends on several factors, including:

    • The patient’s stage and type of cancer, his general health, and his personal desire to take the treatment that is most comfortable for him.
    • The location of the cancer-causing cells.

    What is the purpose of using chemotherapy?

    Chemotherapy or chemotherapy is a drug that a patient takes orally or intravenously to spread throughout the body through the bloodstream.

    Chemotherapy is used primarily for the purpose of reducing cancer cells and destroying cancer cells, thereby reducing the possibility of cancer spreading. And this reduces the size of the tumor. It also reduces side effects caused by other types of treatment.

    If a person has had surgery to remove any cancerous tumor, such as a lumpectomy for breast cancer, an oncologist may recommend this type of treatment to ensure that any remaining fast-growing cancer cells are destroyed.

    It is also used to prepare the patient to receive other treatments such as radiation therapy. Or it can be used to shrink a tumor so that it is surgically removed, and in the case of late-stage cancer, chemotherapy may help relieve pain.

    Much lower doses than those used to treat cancer may be used to help with disorders in which the immune system attacks healthy cells, such as lupus (a skin disease) or rheumatoid arthritis.

    How is chemotherapy done and how long does it take?

    In some cases, any cancer patient may need to undergo chemotherapy before or after radiotherapy or may combine the two treatments together and usually receives chemotherapy in the hospital or clinic, or at home after being trained to take chemotherapy in the correct way and on time. Chemotherapy is given to the patient for a specific period, such as 6 months or a year. And it is in several parts every few days or weeks, and there may be leave from treatment for several days, weeks, or even months in between. This time off from treatment gives the immune system of cancer patients enough time to reproduce new healthy cells and reduce symptoms caused by this type of treatment.

    The number of sessions depends on:

    • The type and stage of the cancerous tumor.
    • The purpose of chemotherapy.
    • How to take chemotherapy (intravenous or oral administration, etc.)
    • The body's response to treatment. The better the response, the fewer treatment sessions.

     Drugs used to treat cancer

    1. Bio alkylating agents It is known as a drug that is toxic to cancer cells, as it works to inhibit the activity of its proliferation and leads to its destruction.

    This type of chemotherapy includes drugs that:

    • Mustard gas derivatives: cyclosulfamide. mechlorethamine; chlorambucil; phosphamide. And the coins.
    • Ethylene amine: thiotepa and hexamethyl melamine.
    • Alkyl Salguate: Busulgan
    • Mineral salts: or oxaliplatin. Cisplatin. and carboplatin.
    • Nitrozos: streptozosin. lomustine. Klermosten

    Nitrosaurus is characterized by its ability to cross the blood-brain barrier and is an effective option for the treatment of brain tumors and cancer.

    1. Plant Alkaloids Drugs: Alkaloids They attack dividing cancer cells at different stages of the dividing cycle.

    It includes streptococci. And oxidants, brodophyllotoxin, and camptothecane analogues.

    1. Antimetabolites

    This type of chemotherapy includes chemicals that are similar in chemical structure to the natural substances found in cells. It works by inhibiting and stopping the division of cancer cells.

    1. topoisomerase inhibitors: topoisomerase inhibitors

    The topoisomerase enzymes are responsible for controlling the structural processing of DNA in cells. It is essential in cell division and multiplication. These inhibitors inhibit the action of topoisomerase enzymes within the cancer cell.

    How are these medicines given?

    Chemotherapy (chemotherapy drugs) is given in a variety of ways, including:

    • Oral chemotherapy:

    Cancer patients can take some chemical drugs orally in the form of pills, capsules, or liquids. Which can be absorbed by the stomach or directly under the tongue. Cancer patients obtain chemotherapy drugs from the pharmacy and take them at home according to the instructions of the attending physician. Some of the chemotherapy drugs are taken on a daily basis, and others are given daily for 4 weeks, followed by a two-week break, according to what the doctor prescribes.

    • Intravenous chemotherapy:

    Sometimes chemotherapy requires a cancer patient to take the drugs directly by intravenous injection. And the treatment in this case takes from a few minutes to a few hours. This type of medication is rapidly absorbed into the body's circulatory system. Some types of intravenous injections include:

    Angioplasty: The attending physician creates a line in the arm or hand and the injection of drugs can last for several minutes to a few days.

     –Peripherally inserted central catheter PICC: This method is temporary but can last from 6 weeks to a few months. The doctor places the long plastic catheter in one of the largest veins in the arm of the cancer patient. This can be done at home by installing it with a portable pump.

      –Non-tunneled catheters:  This method is used as a short-term option in emergency situations. The clavicle or jugular vein is accessed and the line passes through the superior vena cava into the right atrium of the heart. They require careful maintenance and change of dressings regularly.

    Tunnel catheters: It passes through the middle of the chest, bypasses the cells under the skin and into the vessel of the superior vena cava, which enters the right atrium of the heart. This catheter can be left in for years with little chance of infection. It is a good option in cases of intensive treatment such as a bone marrow transplant procedure.

        Port-a-cath- Use as a permanent option. It is usually placed by a surgeon or radiologist. Its lifespan can vary from three to five years.

    Port-a-cath

    Port-a-cath

    • Injectable chemotherapy:

    Chemotherapy can be given intramuscularly or under the skin. You may receive these injections in the arm, leg, or abdomen.

     

    Subcutaneous injection:

    Chemotherapy drugs are injected with a short needle. This method is used for some biological response modifiers and chemotherapy drugs. If your platelet count is low, these injections are not likely to cause any more bleeding than intramuscular injections.

    Intramuscular chemical injection:

    In this way, drugs are injected using a large needle designated for this purpose. The chemotherapy injection penetrates the muscle layer until the drug is deposited in the muscle tissue. Most cases of intramuscular chemotherapy are not applied due to its strength in cancer patients. Also, people with low platelet count are not recommended this treatment because of the possibility of intramuscular bleeding.

    • Trans-arterial chemotherapy:

    An artery is a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to another part of the body. Sometimes chemotherapy is injected into an artery that goes directly to the site of the cancer. This type of treatment is beneficial for patients withColon Cancer and cancer of the extremities andPancreas cancer pancreatic cancer and stomach cancer.

    • Topical chemotherapy:

    Cancer patients can take some types of chemotherapy drugs in the form of a cream that they apply to the skin to be absorbed. This chemotherapy is not very commonly used in the treatment of cancer but is used to treat skin cancer.

    • Intraventricular chemotherapy:

     The drugs in this procedure are intended to reach the cerebrospinal fluid of the cancer patient. Since the blood-brain barrier prevents many of them from reaching it, this can be done in two ways; One is a lumbar puncture and the other is the Omaya reservoir. A device with a catheter is placed in the subcutaneous layer on the scalp. Then it is delivered to the lateral ventricle of the brain. A small needle is placed through the Omaya reservoir to inject the medication. This type of chemotherapy is good for leukemia.

    • Intraperitoneal chemotherapy:

    In this case, the chemotherapy can be drained directly into the cancer patient's abdominal cavity, which is the general cavity surrounding the organs. This is what causes the organs to sink in the drug before it is absorbed into the site of the cancer or tumor.

    • Intra-articular chemotherapy:

    This type of chemotherapy uses a urinary catheter to access the urinary bladder of cancer patients. This type of treatment is useful for people who suffer from: Bladder Cancer surface invader.

    • Intrapleural chemotherapy:

    Chemotherapy drugs are given into the pleural cavity to control malignant pleural effusion and are used to relieve symptoms of cancer asLung Cancer.

    • Implantable chemotherapy:

    This treatment is done by placing a Glyadel chip in the cavity after removing the tumor in the brain. It can be left for two or three weeks to ensure that all cancer cells have been completely killed in the area around the site Cancer or brain tumor.

    The side effects of chemotherapy

    Chemotherapy kills and destroys rapidly dividing cells, including cancerous and non-cancerous cells. These cells can be adversely affected by chemotherapy and are present in: : blood. Poetry. Skin. The lining of the intestine, and this leads to the emergence of a range of side effects. Including the following:

    • Easy bruising and excessive bleeding
    • diarrhea
      Chemotherapy side effects

      Chemotherapy side effects

    • Ulcers and dryness in the mouth
    • exhaustion
    • Fever
    • hair loss
    • loss of taste
    • nausea
    • vomiting
    • Weight loss
    • the pain
    • infections
    • Anemia
    • constipation
    • neuropathy
    • Memory and concentration problems
    • Changes in the skin and nails
    • Insomnia
    • sexual changes

    Most of these effects of chemotherapy stop immediately after treatment ends.

    But there is a risk of long-term effects that may appear even years after chemotherapy, depending on the type of chemotherapy drugs used that can damage the functions of the heart, kidneys, lungs, nerves and reproductive organs.

    What after chemotherapy for cancer?

    There will be regular medical follow-up during and after chemotherapy for cancer patients under the supervision of a private physician and the cancer treatment team, and this will include examinations including imaging techniques, laboratory tests, and possibly more. The doctor can change the chemotherapy plan at any time according to the information and results that the cancer patient shares with him about the effect of chemotherapy on him. This is to inform the doctor of any side effects of the treatment or problems related to the treatment he receives so that the doctor can suggest solutions and make adjustments to the treatment if necessary.

    Top Frequently Asked Questions About Chemotherapy

    Is chemotherapy painful?

    Mostly be The chemotherapy process is painlessHowever, patients may experience painful side effects after chemotherapy. It is preferable for the person to get sufficient information about chemotherapy and ways to deal with it.

    Do I gain weight after chemotherapy? 

    Chemotherapy can lead to weight gain So that: It makes the body retain extra fluid, which is called edema. It causes fatigue and becomes difficult to exercise. Increased nausea that improves by eating more food.

    What foods should chemotherapy patients avoid?

    A study conducted on cancer patients found that there are a group of foods that a cancer patient should avoid, including:

    • Hot and spicy foods (such as chili peppers, curries, and Cajun seasonings).
    • Greasy, greasy or fried foods.
    • Sweet and sugary foods.
    • Great meals.
    • Foods with strong odors (Warm foods tend to smell stronger).
    • Eating or drinking quickly.

    What is the cost of chemotherapy in Turkey?

    The average cost of chemotherapy in Turkey ranges from $600 to $3,000. The cost of chemotherapy in Turkey varies according to: the type and degree of cancer. In addition to the time taken to treat a cancerous tumor. It can also cost more than that if the cancer is in advanced stages.

    How are the booking procedures for chemotherapy in Turkey?

    • Cancer patients will have free medical support on the phone, and an official who will track their health status, listen to their inquiries and suggest treatment solutions.
    • Our medical representative communicates with specialized doctors and hospitals in Turkey to find the best possible treatments for their health condition at the lowest cost.
    • We communicate with the Turkish embassy in the patient's country to help him obtain an entry visa to Turkey to receive treatment and arrange his treatment program for free.
    • We translate medical documents and reports into Turkish for free on their behalf.
    • We monitor all stages of cancer treatment for free to ensure the effectiveness of the treatment provided to them.
    • Book a place of residence for them and their escorts for treatment in Turkey, and transportation services are provided free of charge.

    For more details and information about your health condition, do not hesitate to contact us Bimarsten doctors from here..

    Top Frequently Asked Questions About Chemotherapy

    Is chemotherapy painful?

    Mostly be The chemotherapy process is painlessHowever, patients may experience painful side effects after chemotherapy. It is preferable for the person to get sufficient information about chemotherapy and ways to deal with it.

    Do I gain weight after chemotherapy?

    Chemotherapy can lead to weight gain So that: It makes the body retain extra fluid, which is called edema. It causes fatigue and becomes difficult to exercise. Increased nausea that improves by eating more food.

    What foods should chemotherapy patients avoid?

    A study conducted on cancer patients found that there are a group of foods that a cancer patient should avoid, including:

    • Hot and spicy foods (such as chili peppers, curries, and Cajun seasonings).
    • Greasy, greasy or fried foods.
    • Sweet and sugary foods.
    • Great meals.
    • Foods with strong odors (Warm foods tend to smell stronger).
    • Eating or drinking quickly.
    What is the cost of chemotherapy in Turkey?

    The average cost of chemotherapy in Turkey ranges from $600 to $3,000. The cost of chemotherapy in Turkey varies according to: the type and degree of cancer. In addition to the time taken to treat a cancerous tumor. It can also cost more than that if the cancer is in advanced stages.

    How are the booking procedures for chemotherapy in Turkey?
    • Cancer patients will have free medical support on the phone, and an official who will track their health status, listen to their inquiries and suggest treatment solutions.
    • Our medical representative communicates with specialized doctors and hospitals in Turkey to find the best possible treatments for their health condition at the lowest cost.
    • We communicate with the Turkish embassy in the patient's country to help him obtain an entry visa to Turkey to receive treatment and arrange his treatment program for free.
    • We translate medical documents and reports into Turkish for free on their behalf.
    • We monitor all stages of cancer treatment for free to ensure the effectiveness of the treatment provided to them.
    • Book a place of residence for them and their escorts for treatment in Turkey, and transportation services are provided free of charge.

    In the event that you wish to take a consultation about your health condition and the possibility of its treatment and request the price of the service, you can send your medical reports and describe the case to the doctors of Bemarsten from here..

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