Surgical Oncology

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Surgical Oncology

ONCOLOGICAL SURGERY

It is a specialty that focuses on the surgical treatment of cancer and struggles to ensure a comfortable life for the patient. Cancer is a complicated disease that must be managed by many branches such as

  • Medical Oncology,
  • Radiation Oncology,
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Pathology

both in the diagnosis and treatment phase. In addition to removing cancer surgically, Retimed Surgical Oncology Specialists also work to help control pain, increase the comfort level of the patient, and manage cancer-related symptoms and side effects, and they can also perform palliative surgeries for this.

Our oncological surgeons take an active role not only in the treatment phase, but also in the diagnosis phase of cancer, which can be completely eliminated with early diagnosis.

Oncological surgery applications must be performed by surgeons specialized in that field. It has been proven that performing cancer surgeries by surgical oncologists specialized in this field with a multidisciplinary perspective has improving effects on the survival and quality of life of the patients.

Before a patient's surgery is decided, all aspects of the patient's health are scrutinized, including factors such as the type, size, location, grade, and stage of the tumor, as well as age, physical fitness, and other medical conditions.

Before deciding on the operation, other health indicators of the patient are also examined and evaluated according to the size of the tumor, its location and whether it has metastasized, and open, laparoscopic or robotic surgery applications are performed.

IN WHICH CONDITIONS ONCOLOGIC SURGERY CANNOT BE DONE

Not all cancer patients are eligible for surgery.FOR EXAMPLE; in the case of blood cancers (leukemia), there is no "mass" to be removed with surgery.

In such cases, the doctor may choose a different treatment method. The condition of some patients (taking into account the location, size and other diseases of the tumor) may not be healthy enough to undergo surgery. In such cases, physicians may turn to other treatment methods according to the characteristics of the disease and the patient, or they may plan a future surgery and recommend the use of other treatment methods such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy beforehand.