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Metastatic Cancer Treatment in Istanbul

Hospitals and medical centers in Istanbul, Turkey which treat Metastatic Cancer patients.
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Neolife Oncology Center, Istanbul, Turkey

A modern dedicated Oncology center equipped with advanced technologies and treatment modules such as the TrueBeam Radiotherapy device and PET-CT scanners. Neolife team consists of 20 Oncologists and a supporting staff of 40.


Metastatic Cancer is treated at Neolife Istanbul

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Prof. Ufuk Abacıoğlu

Head of Oncology Department

Dr. Nesrin Aslan

Nuclear Medicine Specialist

Medipol Mega University Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Medipol Mega Hospital Complex is a modern medical facility with four specialist hospitals and an extensive selection of high caliber medical devices available for use. The hospital provides treatments in a wide variety of medical fields in its 470 bed facility.


Metastatic Cancer is treated at Medipol Mega University Hospital

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Prof. Dr. Mehmet Faruk Köse

OB-GYN, Gynecologic Oncology Surgery Specialist

Prof. Dr. Seniye Sema Anak

Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Specialist

Acibadem Atakent University Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Acıbadem Atakent University Hospital is designed as a comprehensive hospital that serves in all fields, and draws attention with its cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, nuclear medicine, and oncology branches.


Metastatic Cancer is treated at Acibadem Atakent University Hospital

Acibadem Taksim Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

With a capacity of 99 beds and 6 operating rooms, Acıbadem Taksim Hospital is designed for all the different stages of diagnosis and treatment.


Metastatic Cancer is treated at Acibadem Taksim Hospital

Liv Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Liv Hospital is the only institution in Turkey co-authorized Center of Excellence Accreditation in colorectal surgery, robotic surgery and bariatric surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) and provides advanced technology and treatments to its international patients with its 159 bed capacit


Metastatic Cancer is treated at Liv Hospital

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Cem Iyibozkurt

Consultant, In-Vitro Fertilization Center

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About Metastatic Cancer Treatment

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

Metastatic Cancer

This refers to cancer that has spread from the place where it was initially diagnosed to other areas of the body. Metastatic cancer inherits the name and the cells of original cancer. For example, breast cancer that spreads to the lungs and in the process forming a metastatic tumor is called a metastatic breast cancer and not lung cancer. A metastatic tumor is one formed by metastatic cancer cells. Metastasis refers to the process where cancer cells spread to other areas of the body.

The majority of metastatic cancer cannot be cured with current medications and treatment techniques. However, doctors have devised treatments to control the growth of cancer and relieve symptoms in order to prolong the life of the affected.

How does metastatic cancer spread?

When cancer cells undergo metastasis, it usually involves the following steps:

  • Local invasion – cancer invades the normal tissue
  • Intravasation – the cancer move through the walls of nearby lymph nodes
  • Circulation – Move through the lymphatic system and the bloodstreams to other areas of the body
  • Arrest and extravasation – the cancer cells stop moving and invade the walls of the capillaries and migrate into the surrounding tissue
  • Proliferation – The cells multiply at another area of the body and form small tumors
  • Angiogenesis – The small tumors formed to stimulate the growth of new blood vessels to obtain a blood supply necessary for tumor growth.

Not all the above steps will be required in order for metastasis to occur.

Symptoms of metastatic cancer

Not all people with metastatic cancer have symptoms. Their metastases are usually found by the use of imaging tests. The frequency of symptoms in metastatic cancer depends and varies on the size and location of the metastasis.

Diagnosing Metastatic cancer

Cancer that has spread to other areas of the body is usually considered advanced. In order to diagnose cancer, diagnostic tests must be performed. Diagnostic tests involve tests and procedures that:

  • Confirm the presence of the disease
  • Identify the type of tumor
  • Determine the location, extent, and stage of the cancer

Some common diagnostic tests include:

  • Reviewing the patient health history
  • Subjecting the patient to physical examinations
  • Performing laboratory tests on the blood and urine
  • Performing a biopsy to confirm the diagnosis
  • Performing all the required imaging tests such as (X-rays, MRI scans, Ultrasound, PET/CT scans.
  • Performing genetic tests
  • Endoscopy

Before treatment, the doctors will need to accurately locate the tumors and determine the right stage of the disease so as to formulate a relevant treatment plan that will most benefit the patient.


Tumor molecular profiling will be used to identify the right therapy drugs required before treatment, which reduces unrequired toxicity and helps to identify the appropriate treatment approach. Treatment of metastatic cancer aims to reduce/control the spread of cancer.

Metastatic cancer may be treated with:

  • Systemic therapy
  • Biological therapy
  • Targeted therapy
  • Hormonal therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Surgery
  • Radiation therapy

During treatment

  • Track the size and the spread of the tumor
  • Track the Progression of the disease
  • Determine the patient's response to treatment and modify the treatment accordingly

After treatment, you will be required to follow up with the doctors to follow up on any symptoms that you may have.

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