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Ovarian Cancer Treatment Abroad

Details of international hospitals and medical centers which treat Ovarian Cancer patients.

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.

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Ovarian Cancer is treated at Medipol Mega University Hospital

14 listed oncologists:

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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

Assuta Hospital

The new Assuta Hospital was opened in 2009, and claims to be the most modern hospital in the middle east.

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Ovarian Cancer is treated at Assuta Hospital

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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.

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Ovarian Cancer is treated at Neolife Istanbul

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Prof. Ufuk Abacıoğlu

Head of Oncology Department

Dr. Nesrin Aslan

Nuclear Medicine Specialist

Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Xanit Hospital Internacional is a modern private hospital located in the suburbs of Malaga, Spain. The hospital is modern (opened in 2005), and the staff include over 200 specialists in all medical specialties.

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Ovarian Cancer is treated at Vithas Xanit International Hospital

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Dr. Emilio Alba

Director of the Xanit Oncology Institute (XOI)

HM Hospitales

HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.

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Ovarian Cancer is treated at HM Hospitales

Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.

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Ovarian Cancer is treated at Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Apollo Hospital Chennai

The Apollo Hospital Chennai is part of the Apollo Hospitals group. The hospital is JCI accredited and considered as one of the best hospitals in India.

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Ovarian Cancer is treated at Apollo Hospital Chennai

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Cyberknife Center Hamburg

CyberKnife Center of Hamburg has an excellent track record for cancer treatment with the use of high technology. Among others, they specialize in CyberKnife radiosurgery, radiation oncology, stereotactic radiotherapy, diagnostic radiology.

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Ovarian Cancer is treated at Cyberknife Center Hamburg

6 listed oncologists:

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Prof. Dr. Michael Heinrich Seegenschmiedt

Chairman and CEO, Radiotherapist -- Radiosurgery, Cyberknife Technology and Benign Diseases Specialist

Dr. Fabian Fehlauer

Medical Director, Radiotherapist -- Oncology and Palliative Care Specialist

Bangkok Hospital Pattaya

This multi-specialty tertiary hospital offers various medical services as well as dental procedures to local and overseas patients. It serves over 100,000 international patients every year.

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Ovarian Cancer is treated at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya

9 listed oncologists:

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Dr. Napaporn Ketvatanawes

Gynecological - Oncology

Hygeia Hospital

HYGEIA Hospital is the first large private hospital to operate in Greece and has been a leading healthcare provider for the last 35 years. It is the first and only hospital in Greece to be accredited by the JCI.

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Ovarian Cancer is treated at Hygeia Hospital

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About Ovarian Cancer Treatment

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


What is ovarian cancer?

This is cancer that affects the ovaries in a woman’s reproductive system. An ovary is a small organ that is part of a pair contained in the female reproductive system. Ovaries release an egg once a month in a process known as ovulation. Cancer of the ovaries can affect women of any age. It is difficult to recognize the symptoms of ovarian cancer because they can be similar to those of other conditions.


Who is at risk?Although it can affect women of any age, the risk increases in the following:
  • Women who have been through menopause
  • A family history of breast cancer or ovarian cancer
  • Women who have never had children
  • Hormone therapy after menopause
  • Obesity
  • Fertility medication

Factors that decrease the risk

Women who are at a very high risk of getting ovarian cancer can have, as a preventative measure, their ovaries removed. Other factors that play a role in decreasing the risk include:

  • Tubal ligation
  • Hormonal birth control
  • Breastfeeding
  • Multiple pregnancies

What are the sign and symptoms?In the early stages, the signs and symptoms are absent, painless and difficult to recognize as they are similar to those of other conditions. It is important to look out for the following signs and inform your doctor if they go on for a long time.

  • Pain in the pelvis and lower abdomen
  • Persistent bloating
  • Loss of appetite
  • Pain in the back and side
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Postmenopausal vaginal bleeding
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Urgent and frequent urination
  • Diarrhea
  • Indigestion and heartburn

Screening and Diagnosis

Screening tests are usually done to people who have a high risk of getting cancer. This is so that cancer can be found early when the chances of curing it are high. However, there is no reliable screening test for this cancer yet.

Diagnosis starts with a physical examination, a pelvic exam, lab tests, a blood test, vaginal ultrasound or biopsy. Diagnosis must be confirmed by surgery; which helps the doctor to determine if the cancer is benign or malignant.



Treatment

Surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy are the main treatments for ovarian cancer. A team of specialists who include: a medical oncologist, a gynecological oncologist and a cancer nurse, a radiologist, pathologist, physiotherapist nutritionist, and therapist.

Factors that will be considered by your doctors in deciding the best treatment for you are your general health, whether fertility is an issue, the size n of cancer and how far it has spread.


What does the procedure involve?

If surgery is recommended, then it will probably involve the removal of:

  • Both ovaries and the fallopian tubes, also known as a bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy
  • The womb, also is known as a total abdominal hysterectomy
  • A fatty layer of tissue within the abdomen called an omentum, also known as an omentectomy
  • The lymph nodes from your pelvis and abdomen and nearby tissue to test if cancer has spread.

After care : If there are no complications you will be ready to go home in 3-7 days. However, it will take weeks to fully recover. Gentle exercises are advised after this surgery, but you should first discuss with your doctor.

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