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Treatment of bladder cancer in Turkey

We`ve found 14 specialized hospitals for treatment of bladder cancer

Bladder cancer: symptoms

Bladder сancer is an oncological disease, developing in the cells of the mucosa in the bladder wall.

Turkish oncologists recommend to make regular examination for people with dysfunction of the genitourinary system, as only screenings help to identify the oncology with no visible symptoms. However, there are some symptoms, signalizing the presence of bladder cancer at the later stages:

  • Urination dysfunction (pain, burning, false urges);
  • Pain in the lumbar and pelvic area;
  • Constant fatigue, weakness, anemia;
  • Hematuria;
  • Weight loss.

Bladder cancer treatment in Turkey

In Turkey, the highly qualified urologists provide effective diagnostic procedures to detect bladder cancer at the earliest possible time. The most advanced methods are applied:

  • Сomplete blood count;
  • Common urine examination with cytology;
  • Ultrasound;
  • URO-CT, MRI, PET-CT;
  • Cystoscopy and biopsy with following by histochemical cell analysis.

The following stages of the disease are diagnosticated:

  • Stage 1 – the tumor is small and located in the mucosa of the bladder wall.
  • Stage 2 – the tumor spreads to all layers of the body wall. Metastasis appear in lymph nodes.
  • Stage 3 – the tumor ingrows in the entire bladder wall and spreads to neighboring organs. Metastases are in regional lymph nodes.
  • Stage 4 – metastases appear in distant organs.

Examination methods of bladder cancer in Turkey

  • An effective and advanced method of complex treatment of bladder cancer at the 1-2 stage in Turkey is surgery (a complete tumor removal). At the same time clinics in Turkey use sparing and laparoscopic methods with radiosurgery (da Vinci robot, NanoKnife, GammaKnife);
  • Stage 2-3: surgery, chemotherapy, beam-therapy, palliative surgeries for inoperable tumors;
  • Stage 4: doctors alleviate the severity of the patient's condition, prolong his/her life and improve its quality by all means.

Cost of bladder cancer treatment in Turkey

  • The cost for bladder cancer treatment in Turkey is available if to compare it with the cost in Europe and the USA, while the level of medical care is very high. That is why Turkey is so popular among patients from all over the world.
  • Turkish medicine has a high status provided by the qualification of the professionals, the level of equipment in clinics and state interest in innovative and technological development of the industry.
  • The climate is comfortable for rehabilitation after treatment and money-saving rest.
  • Treatment of cancer of the bladder in Turkey without intermediaries is possible due to the company of Bookimed.
With the Bookimed support, 152 patients received individual program for treatment of bladder cancer
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Doctor's qualification 10
 
Medical equipment 10
 
Service and comfort 9
 
Popularity of the clinic 9
 
After treatment, Bookimed will return 3% of the cost of treatment
445 patients received a treatment program
With the Bookimed support, 445 patients received individual treatment program in Medical Park Hospitals Group
30 requests this month
Medical Park is the largest group of hospitals in Turkey. Compliance of their medical services is confirmed by Joint Commission International. Medical Park Hospitals are ranked first in the number of organ transplants and provide high success rates in bone marrow transplantation. Oncological units use innovative techniques to increase efficiency of the treatment - Gamma-Knife, the Tomotherapy etc.
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With the Bookimed support, 1394 patients received individual treatment program in Anadolu Medical Center
9.6 average rate of the hospital
28 requests for week

Affiliated with John Hopkins Medical Center (USA)

Anadolu uses treatment guidelines developed by prestigious American clinic.

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I suffered from back pain lately. I was trying to find a clinic and a qualified doctor in this field, but couldn’t do it myself. Then, on my relatives’ advice, I went to the Anadolu Medical Center. Within just one day I was diagnosed with a tumor on the spinal cord. The clinic was very good with highly qualified doctors who helped us choose the...
Treatment

At early stages surgery can be avoided. If radio- and chemotherapy aren’t efficient, bladder removal is conducted. Occasionally, surgeon may perform ileal conduit surgery.


transurethral resection of the bladder
Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) therapy
Сystectomy
Radiotherapy 8000 - 15000 $
Chemotherapy 7000 $
Diagnostics

Bladder cancer diagnostics lasts not more than 3 days.Methods of diagnostics: Ultrasound of pelvic organs, biopsy of bladder tissue, CT, MRI, PET-CT. The final diagnosis has to be based on biopsy. All other diagnostic procedures are additional.

Lab tests 500 $
X-ray
Ultrasound
PET-CT 1100 $
Biopsy
Consultation of an oncologist 140 - 200 $
CT (computer tomography) 250 - 350 $

Anadolu is the best oncological center in Turkey. Bladder cancer is treated by urologists, oncologists, oncosurgeons and radiologists. They use treatment guidelines developed by John Hopkins Medical Center.

Treatment and diagnostics of bladder cancer are performed by Prof. Cemil Yugur and Prof. Serdar Turhal. They are members of American Society of Oncologists.


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Medical equipment 10
 
Service and comfort 8
 
Popularity of the clinic 7
 
35 patients received a treatment program
With the Bookimed support, 35 patients received individual treatment program in Neolife Medical Center
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Doctor's qualification 10
 
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Service and comfort 10
 
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After treatment, Bookimed will return 3% of the cost of treatment
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With the Bookimed support, 1724 patients received individual treatment program in LIV Hospital
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LIV Hospital Oncological Department specializes in the diagnostics and treatment of all types of cancer. There is the whole range of modern equipment, including MRT, CT, PET-CT, TrueBeam ST and others in the department. It is through the use of a linear accelerator LIV Hospital TrueBeam ST cancer patients get the exact dose of radiation directed to the affected cells and tissues. TrueBeam ST visualization is very important in the treatment of lung cancer, breast cancer, spinal or prostate tumors. Software Acuros XB, for the first time in Turkey, was applied in LIV Hospital. It calculates more accurately and quickly the amount of radiation dose than other systems. All these factors extremely reduce the period of treatment and minimize the chance of spread of the tumor.

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With the Bookimed support, 73 patients received individual treatment program in American Hospital Istanbul (Koc Healthcare)
American Hospital in Istanbul was founded in 1920. In 2002, the Hospital was accredited by JCI (USA). The clinic serves about 140 thousand patients annually. American hospital is a diversified institution that operates in 38 medical branches.
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It was very expensive visit and cost me almost 300$ for a wile , beside that I think they should put an English speaking employees in the american hospital
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748 patients received a treatment program
With the Bookimed support, 748 patients received individual treatment program in Memorial Healthcare Group

Why are Memorial Medical Centers recommended to treat bladder cancer?

Memorial is the chain of the high-professional institutions, providing the entire range of the diagnostics, treatment and support of the oncologic patients. The famous oncologic urologists provide the surgeries, and world-known doctors consult, such as Doç. Dr. Darda Bayraktar. The Centers of Transplantology and laboratories for genetic tumors verification are located at Memorial Medical Centers.

Da Vinci Surgical Systems and devices for most complicated endoscopic surgeries equip the operational rooms. The Medical Centers have the JCI certification (USA), verifying the professionalism of staff and high level of the technical equipment.

Diagnostics of bladder cancer at Memorial Medical Center

  • Examination by the oncologic urologist, family anamnesis study, genetic mapping if required to verify the early cancer stages;
  • Complete blood count: biochemistry, tumor markers, cytology;
  • Urine examination: flora cropping; hidden blood search, biochemical examination;
  • Ultrasound of the bladder, i.e. cystoscopy;
  • Biopsy (with histological study) to estimate the tumor type and process stage;
  • Multi-slice CT, PET-CT, MRI and angiography to detect the metastases.

What is the cost for diagnostics and treatment of bladder cancer at Memorial Medical Center?

The list of the diagnostic and treatment procedures may modify. Hence, the cost for diagnostics and treatment may vary. Clarify the prices and get the preliminary treatment plan on Bookimed website, by ordering the individual program.

Treatment methods of bladder cancer at Memorial Medical Center

  • Endoscopic tumor removal (held through urethra) with no damage of the bladder walls, by few small incisions (2-3 cm length);
  • Cystectomy, e. removal of the entire bladder, as well as the affected lymph nodes and sites of the surrounding organs;
  • Chemotherapy¸ e. the doctors select the optimal combination of the cytostatic medications to prevent the relapse or inhibit the cancer growth;
  • Radiotherapy.
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With the Bookimed support, 214 patients received individual treatment program in Medicana Hospitals Group
Medicana is a modern health-care organization which follows world’s standards of treatment. Its physicians employ innovative techniques, explore the new ones and implement them into practical activity after a number of serious researches. Medicana Hospitals conduct more than 30,000 angiographies per year and show impressive results in cardiosurgery.
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Doctor's qualification 8
 
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Service and comfort 7
 
Popularity of the clinic 9
 
1121 patients received a treatment program
With the Bookimed support, 1121 patients received individual treatment program in Acibadem Health Group

Bladder cancer treatment in Turkey

Acıbadem Centers for Oncology provide the medical care for the patients suffering the bladder cancer of any stage. The innovative devices equip the departments of the oncologic urology. The world-known experts, such as Prof. Dr. Özlem Er and Prof. Dr. Gül Başaran carry out the surgeries and control the medical appointments.

The microsurgical methods are widely used, including the endoscopic surgeries and the newest schemes of the chemotherapy. It provides the high treatment efficiency at Acibadem Departments for Oncology.

Diagnostics of bladder cancer in Turkey

  • Examination of the patient by the oncologic urologist, detection of the main disease stage;
  • Blood testing: biochemical indicators, tumor markers;
  • Urine testing: signs of inflammation, search of hidden blood;
  • Contrast-based ultrasound, CT and MRI;
  • Laparoscopy with the biopsy of the modified tissue (detection of the type and stage of the process).

What is the cost for diagnostics and treatment of bladder cancer?

The bladder cancer may rapidly metastasize, requiring a thorough examination and possible extension of the diagnostic procedures. Bookimed Company can assist you to find out the cost for various procedures and treatment methods. Order the individual treatment program with exact pricing for the bladder cancer treatment at Acibadem medical center.

Types of the bladder cancer treatment at Acibadem Medical Center

  • Transurethral resection of the tumor. The sparing surgery at the early stages of cancer, i.e. total preservation of the bladder functioning;
  • Radical cystectomy. Acibadem surgeons carry out the bladder plastic surgery after the total removal;
  • Extended surgery includes the partial removal of the affected organs and tissues, i.e. vagina, rectum, uterus, lymph nodes groups etc.;
  • Chemotherapeutical methods, including the administration of medication into the bladder;
  • Radiotherapy affection;
  • Immune therapy, i.e. application of the monoclonal antibodies and other cytokines.
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With the Bookimed support, 149 patients received individual treatment program in Kadikoy Sifa Hospital
During 35 years Kadikoy Sifa Hospital  is providing services in the medical field at the highest level. The main areas are gynecology, IVF, endocrinology, oncology, orthopedics.
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With the Bookimed support, 62 patients received individual treatment program in Istanbul Cerrahi Hospital
Istanbul Cerrahi Hospital is renowned thanks to continuous service of foreign patients, during which used biomedical technological equipment and qualified personnel of the hospital.
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