Today, millions of people around the world are struggling with cancer. Although there are quite a lot of people who survived this struggle and continued their lives, unfortunately, the number of those who succumbed to the disease is not to be underestimated. Cancer, in its broadest sense, is defined as the uncontrolled and abnormal growth of specific cells in the body where they are found. The human body consists of trillions of cells. Cells that grow to replace aging or damaged cells allow new cells to be formed by dividing.


Sometimes, some disruptions may occur in this process. Cells that are damaged or that should not grow can proliferate and form lumps called tumors. Not all tumors lead to cancer; not all are malignant. The common feature of non-benign tumors is that they have the potential to spread to adjacent tissues. The spread of tumor or cancer cells is called metastasis.


Oncology examines the formation, progression, hereditary characteristics, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer, is also defined as "cancer science."


Academic Hospital Oncology Department


In the Academic Hospital's Oncology Department, the diagnosis of cancer, which has more than 100 types, can be made using the latest medical developments in the field of cancer. The formation, causes, diagnosis, treatment, and hereditary relationship of tumors are all examined. In addition to cancerous cells, healthy cells are also controlled. At Academic Hospital, experienced experts in the field of Medical oncology examine chemotherapy applications, which means the treatment of cancer with drugs. They also carry out cancer prevention, cancer screening, and early diagnosis applications.


Life and Death Parameter: Time


Time is a parameter that works against both the patient and the physician. For this reason, it is a matter of life and death to diagnose the disease in its early stages and to prepare a treatment plan immediately. Factors such as a regular and healthy diet, quality sleep, regular exercise habits, and avoiding cigarettes and tobacco products give very effective results in reducing the risk of cancer. However, regular health screening has an important place in the early diagnosis of the disease.


Academic Hospital provides services with specialist physicians, experienced staff, and effective medical devices in order to diagnose the disease and proceed to the treatment phase as soon as possible.


Cancer Screening: The Entire Body Should Be Examined


Cancer is a disease that is not recognized and is difficult to diagnose. Physicians with extensive knowledge and experience in this disease are increasing by the day, taking full advantage of the opportunity for rapid diagnosis provided by technological advancements in a time-consuming process. Screening tests are one of the methods that provide this opportunity to physicians. In addition to blood and urine tests, tests performed to detect diseases specific to men and women (mammography, smear, PSA, etc.) provide detailed data on whether there is a cancer risk.


Chemotherapy: Medication


Chemotherapy, commonly abbreviated as "chemo" among the people, is a treatment method used to destroy cancer cells by means of drugs and to prevent their growth and thus spread. In addition to cancer cells, it is also applied to reduce and/or destroy tumors that cause many problems, especially unbearable pain. The number of sessions of chemotherapy is decided by medical oncology, and the drugs given in this process differ according to the type of cancer, the rate of spread, and the size of the tumor.


It is a scientific fact that chemotherapy is one of the most effective treatment methods in the fight against cancer. Therefore, it is extremely important for the patient to act in accordance with the schedule determined by the physician and not skip chemotherapy sessions in order for the treatment to reach its goal. Since the body is really struggling during the chemotherapy process, applying a special nutrition program can be effective in helping the patient have a more comfortable period. For this reason, cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy should receive support from a dietitian under the guidance of their physicians.


Immunotherapy: A Strong Immune System Determines Disease Progression


As in almost every disease, a strong immune system is needed to fight cancer. Hereditary characteristics, as well as paying attention to the quality of one's life, play a role in a person with a strong immune system. If the immune system is not strong enough, it interferes with cancer treatment. Thanks to technological advances, we can detect the path where the tumor proliferates with molecular genetic analyses on tumor tissue, and even if there are drugs that can specifically block that pathway, we recommend immunotherapy instead of chemotherapy. This method is less used compared to other treatment methods because it uses biological drugs produced in a laboratory environment and not chemicals.


At the end of a long and difficult period, there is a brand new life.


Oncology, or cancerology, is the branch of medicine that seeks a cure for a disease that affects millions of people today. In addition to the physical pain experienced by the patient both during the diagnosis and treatment process, the psychological trauma experienced is also an indicator of how arduous the struggle to beat cancer is. The reward for the patient to emerge victorious from this long and difficult struggle under the guidance of his doctor is too high to be measured by any monetary value. A brand new life, as if reborn...

Thank you!

Your request has been received.
You will be contacted as soon as possible.



An error occurred.
Please try submitting the form again after a while.