Pancreatic cancer is one of the most deadly forms of cancer, but thanks to new treatments, it’s also one of the most treatable. You can find out more about pancreatic cancer in Turkey and what doctors there want you to know about their treatment options here!
Chemotherapy is often not very effective on pancreatic cancer
Only 10%-20% of patients are eligible for surgery, and chemotherapy is often not very effective on pancreatic cancer. Radiation therapy can be used as a treatment option in some cases, but it has been shown to have no effect on survival rates.
The good news? Pancreatic cancer treatment in Turkey can be easily treated with surgery and/or radiation therapy through a specialized program called “pancreatectomy” (explained below).
Technology used in Turkey is the latest
As a medical tourism destination, Turkey has been offering the latest technology and treatments for more than a decade. The country’s doctors are trained in both conventional and alternative medicine, which they use to provide patients with the best care possible.
The treatment options available to you will depend on your condition and stage of cancer; however, there are some things you can do before traveling to get an idea of what your treatment options may be like:
Talk with your doctor about their experience treating pancreatic cancer patients at this location. They may be able to recommend someone who has had success with similar cases before or provide insight into what kind of support systems exist throughout the country so you don’t feel alone during recovery time after surgery or chemotherapy sessions (these processes take place over several weeks).
Only 10%-20% of patients are eligible for surgery
Because it’s so difficult to detect, only 10%-20% of patients are eligible for surgery. The rest need other treatment options, such as radiation and chemotherapy.
Surgery is the best way to treat pancreatic cancer because it’s fast—you can make it into an outpatient procedure in less than six hours—and has high chances for cure (98%). Other techniques, such as radiation or chemotherapy, are used when surgery isn’t possible or difficult enough due to location or size of tumor.”
Chemotherapy is used to treat other conditions caused by pancreatic cancer
Chemotherapy is used to treat pancreatic cancer, but it’s not a cure. Chemotherapy is used in combination with other treatments like radiation therapy and surgery.
Chemotherapy can shrink tumors before surgery and improve survival rates when combined with other therapies. However, chemotherapy alone may not be enough to kill all of the cancer cells in your body or prevent new tumors from forming if you have already had one removed through surgery. In general, doctors will recommend that people receive multiple rounds of chemotherapy before having their tumors removed as part of a larger treatment plan called “chemoradiotherapy.”
Pancreatic cancer is difficult to treat because it’s hard to detect
Fortunately, because doctors have few options, they can be very focused in their approach and use different types of treatments. Pancreatic cancer is difficult to treat because it’s hard to detect. Unfortunately, there are no reliable tests for detecting pancreatic cancer at an early stage, so even if you have symptoms or a family history of pancreatic cancer—which is slightly more common than breast or prostate cancers—you may not know if you have it until later on when your doctor finds something abnormal during an examination or scans (such as an ultrasound).
Because pancreatic cancer causes death by causing digestive system problems such as vomiting blood or burning pain around the belly button area (called epigastric), there are many ways that doctors can help manage this type of pain: prescription medications such as morphine sulfate injections; surgery on nearby organs like gallbladders; breathing machines; radiation therapy using CT scans from outside the body onto tumors inside one’s body; chemotherapy drugs injected directly into tumors through needle-like tubes inserted into veins near major arteries leading toward vital organs such as lungs (this technique has now been replaced by pills called chemoembolization). In fact, most patients receive some combination thereof!
Pancreatic cancer is most difficult types of cancer to treat. In fact, only about 10%-20% of patients are eligible for surgery. However, pancreatic cancer is also one of the most deadly and early detection can often be difficult. Fortunately, there are some promising new treatments available that have recently been developed by researchers at Turkey’s top hospital. These treatments include chemotherapy, stem cell transplants and even gene therapy – all aimed at improving survival rates!