Chemotherapy Unit

In our Chemotherapy Unit which operates under our Medical Oncology Department provides outpatient services. Our patients are administered chemotherapy on the patient treatment seats in our unit. Our patients  are provided a training and assessed in terms of side effects before the chemotherapy.

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy refers to treating a tumor with medications. Together with surgery and radiotherapy, it is an important part of tumor treatment. With chemotherapy the tumor cells are destroyed and it is intended to stop the growth of the tumor. Sometimes a single and sometimes multiple drugs are administered in several ways.

What is the purpose of chemotherapy?

Depending on the type and the phase of the cancer, the purposes of chemotherapy are as follows:

  • Treat the disease
  • To prevent disease from spreading
  • To slow the progress of the disease
  • To destroy the cancer cells which may possibly have metastasized
  • To minimize the discomfort / complaints arising from the disease

Medical Oncology

The branch of science which deals with chemotherapy is called "Medical Oncology" and the physician working in this field is called "Medical Oncologist". Medical oncology is a separate specialty. A medical oncologist is an internal medicine specialist who specialized in tumor treatment. Tumor treatment is a team work and it should definitely be practiced in centers where all the members of this team are present. This team should involve a surgeon, a radiation oncologist for the radiotherapy, and a medical oncologist for the chemotherapy and patient care (supportive care).

The medical oncology department of our hospital provides service with specialists who are renowned in our city, region and even in our country.

Scalp Cooling System

Hair loss is the most common side effect of chemotherapy but still the prevention and the management of this symptom is the least interested and considered side effect when considered to the others. There are several scientific studies on this matter around the world and "Scalp Cooling System" is the most effective and scientifically proved method among all studies. Click to access more detailed information about the system used in our hospital.

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