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    Tumor ablation achieves a high rate of success and provides a great deal of patient satisfaction as a result. Its role in oncology treatment increases day by day and started to be used more frequently than ever, especially for some types of cancer, it started to be seen as one of the primary treatment phases. Tumor ablation in Turkey is estimated to be cost very compared to the other developed countries. With the best practitioners in Turkey, Clinic Center offers a good opportunity to international patients who wants to benefit from the advantages of tumor ablation application with low cost.


    What is Tumor ablation?

    Tumor ablation is a minimally invasive technique commonly used in the treatment of tumors existent in the liver, kidney, bone, and lung. In this operation, thermal energy is used to heat or cool the tissue to what is called the cytotoxic levels, which is less than −40°C or more than 60°C). It is an important option for people who did not benefit from chemotherapy or radiotherapy or are ineligible for surgery. Ablation is also being considered a potential first-line treatment for patients with small hepatocellular carcinomas or benign tumors in the liver.


    How is a Tumor ablation Done?

    Studies shows that tumor cells can be killed when they are exposed to 45 degrees Celsius heat or by being freezed. An interventional radiologist will use CT scan or an ultrasound to guide the probe or needle into the right position. And through these needles, radiologist applies heat (microwave or radiofrequency ablation), cold (cryoablation), or rapid-pulsed electricity (irreversible electroporation) to kill the tumor.


    Who is a Candidate for Tumor ablation?

    There are many types of cancer that can be treated with tumor ablation including liver, kidney, and lung cancer. Patients whose cancer had metastasized to their liver, lung, and kidney may also benefit from tumor ablation. Also, patients who are suffering from painful metastatic bone lesions can be good candidate tumor ablation.


    What are the Risks of Tumor ablation?

    Tumor ablation usually involves exposure to x-rays. However, compared to the benefits of the procedure, radiation risk is not significant. Approximately, 25% of the patients has a chance to develop a “post-ablation syndrome” with flu-like symptoms, these symptoms appear three to five days after the procedure and may last about five days to 2 weeks in some cases. Organs and tissues near the liver, such as the gallbladder, bile ducts, diaphragm and bowel loops, are also vulnerable to the procedure and under the risk of being damaged


    Tumor ablation Cost in Turkey

    Based in the UK, Clinic Center has been the best service provider abroad for international people who are planning to have tumor ablation in Turkey. In addition to the latest tumor ablation techniques and technologies, Clinic Center offers latest technology tumor ablation applications with affordable prices.



    Tumor ablation Recovery and Aftercare

    More than 9 out of 10 patients are discharged from the hospital the day after the procedure. You will remain in the recovery room until you are completely awake and ready to return home. You should be able to return your daily activities within next a few days. Only a small percentage of patients will still have slight pain a week following the procedure.



    Fast Facts About Tumor ablation

    Procedure: Ablation is the destruction of cancerous tissues with extreme cold or heat application
    Duration: Less than 30 minutes
    Stay: 1-day hospitalization
    Recovery: Discharge on the same day
    Anesthesia: Sedation and local anesthesia
    Recovery: Back to work after 24 to 72 hours
    Pain: Depending on the person, slight pain for the following 2-3 days
    Side Effects: Feeling sick for the following 5-14 days
    Complications: Damage risk to the adjacent tissues
    Scar: No scars



    Radiofrequency Ablation FAQ


    Is Radiofrequency Ablation painful?

    Radiofrequency ablation is generally well-tolerated, and does not typically cause any serious pain after the treatment. There is a very low risk of bleeding or infection after the treatment as well as a low risk of injury to the gallbladder or bile ducts.


    How long is the treatment period for Radiofrequency Ablation?

    Patient quickly recover from this procedure. You may feel some discomfort at the insertion area for some time. It is normal to feel some fatigue, muscle pain and even slight fever for the following a couple of days.


    What should I expect coming to the hospital?

    Depending on your overall situation and health condition, you will be admitted to the hospital, either one day before the procedure or on the same day. Most of the time, ablation is performed under general anesthesia. But for some cases it can also be performed under conscious sedation or light sleep. After the procedure, you will go to an anesthesia recovery room to be waken up and then you will be taken to your hospital room. You will be under observation in your room.


    For how many days should I stay in the hospital?

    Most patients will remain in the hospital for 24 or 48 hours following the procedure.


    Am I a good candidate for tumor ablation?

    In most instances this treatment is more suitable for patients with four or fewer tumors and tumor sizes should be less than two and one half inches in diameter. Being mostly liver, several types of cancer can be treated with tumor ablation including liver, kidney, and lung cancer. Oncologist, surgical oncologist and interventional radiologist consult to each other before deciding what is more suitable for the patient.


    Who will interpret my results?

    Your results will be reviewed with a CT or MR scan one month after the ablation. Success of the treatment will be evaluated according to whether the tumor is destroyed or shrink in size.


    If the operation is unsuccessful, can I have another session of RFA?

    Sometimes tumors adjacent to flowing blood prevents sufficient temperatures to be generated required to destroy the entire tumor. If the first application fails to destroy all of the tumor, the procedure may be repeated. Since the procedure destroys very little normal liver, it is safe to repeat the procedure until the desired result is obtained.



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