Radiation Oncology Centre
Radiation oncology uses ionizing radiations to control malignant cells as part of cancer treatment in order to transfer radiation to the affected organ in the most accurate and correct way. Devices have been developed, the use of high-dose radiation using these devices, is called ”radiotherapy” often for the purpose of destroying
or softening cancerous tissues.
Radiation Oncology Department, radiation oncologist, medical physician, radiotherapy technician, nurse, dosimeter, psychologist, social worker, dietitian, radiation protection specialist, and patient consultant.
In addition, basic steps in directing therapy such as staging and tumor staging after evaluation are resolved with clinics such as nuclear medicine, radiology, and pathology through a multidisciplinary approach.
Radiotherapy is a therapeutic method that aims to eliminate tumor cells by irradiating the diseased area with radiotherapy devices. Treatments are given in daily sessions and last for several days to weeks. The oncologist decides the duration and form of treatment.
Radiotherapy is applied (radiotherapy – treatment alone or in combination with surgery / chemotherapy for cancer. When radiotherapy is planned and applied by computer-aided planning by a radiation oncologist, success rates increase. Therefore, the combination of technology and the treatment team important in the radiotherapy.
Radiotherapy is a treatment method used for nearly half of all cancer patients today. planning 3-D conformal radiotherapy, radiotherapy effective in treating cancer.
The contribution of technological innovations to radiotherapy:
Radiotherapy is constantly being updated in line with technological developments. Oncology sites can be treated with treatment planning systems without damaging the surrounding organs under the supervision of radiation oncologists. The human factor and technological advances help treat patients in coordination.
As a result of detailed checkup of the diseased area by computerized screening method, it is possible to distinguish between the diseased area and the normal area. In this way, radiotherapy is only applied to the site of the tumor and side effects can be reduced.
A separate treatment for each patient:
Reports and films reviewed by your doctor will evaluate the patient’s treatment plan. This detailed treatment plan prepared by the radiotherapy team provides benefits in treating the disease through controlled treatment practices every day.
What should be paid attention to during the treatment?
- Each body responds differently to radiotherapy. Therefore, your doctor may plan each treatment differently or change the plan if any side effects occur. Your doctor will also tell you what to look for while you are undergoing to the treatment and how to behave at home.
- Every patient receives radiotherapy must take care to protect his health and ensure the success of the treatment. Here are some things to note.
- Before starting the treatment, tell your doctor about the medications you are currently using. Do not start a new medication without consulting your doctor.
- Tiredness is a common condition during radiotherapy. During treatment, the body needs additional energy, so you may feel tired. Don’t forget to rest, sleep as much as you need. This feeling of tiredness usually disappears automatically within 4-6 weeks after treatment ends.
- Good nutrition is of great importance. Create a balanced diet that will not lose weight. Ask for help from a dietitian if necessary.
- Do not wear tight-fitting clothes that tighten the body in areas appropriate for treatment.
- Take care of your skin in the treatment area. Ask your doctor if you can use soap, lotion, deodorant, powder in the treatment area. Wear loose cotton clothing. Do not scrub or rub the treated skin. Do not use too cold or hot water when washing the treatment area, as warm water is sufficient. When shaving in the treated areas, do not use the shaving preparation or hair removal products. Protect the treatment area from sunlight during treatment and after treatment, ask your doctor how long it takes to protect your skin from the sun.
Comprehensive Cancer Center
Kent Cancer Center, which makes Kent Hospital an integrated cancer treatment center offering integrated oncology services; New radiation oncology and nuclear medicine clinics offer the most comprehensive treatment in the region.
Interdisciplinary approach of cancer treatment
The most important step that must be taken in this process is to determine the treatment that should be applied to patients by collecting doctors from all disciplines.
Interdisciplinary teams are of great importance to evaluate each patient individually and to develop the correct treatment methods.
Our oncology center, which adopts this approach, aims to increase the patient survival rate in the treatment process as well as the quality of life.
Computerized planning support is used in our clinic’s treatment applications. Treatment planning and implementation is carried out as a team with radiation oncologists, radiation technicians, and radiotherapy technicians.
For inquiries and medical advice about your treatment, “You just have to send all the medical information, tests, analyzes and written information about the condition of the disease, etc. by via social media, whats app and viber or you can directly contact our consultants via the numbers on the site.
After taking all the information required, we will assess the condition of the disease within only 24 hours of receiving your information and will provide you with all information about the treatment plan, details of treatment, treatment costs, duration of stay in Turkey and other services in our center.