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Discover the Best Clinics and Costs for Tongue cancer treatment in Turkey 2024

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2 Recent Tongue cancer Treatment Reviews in Turkey: Check Real Patient Experience

Anonymous • Tongue cancer
Kazakhstan
Nov 7, 2018

Verified review.
Doctors seemed professional
Doctors seemed professional. Low quality translation from Turkish to Russian and vice versa. For some reason, after PET KT (perhaps a coincidence), upon returning home, it was sharply worse. We had to urgently operate, although Turkish oncologists did not see the need for an operation, but offered to wait a month.

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Arrival

  • Transportation from the airport to the hotel or clinic.
  • Completion of necessary paperwork and briefings.
  • Adaptation to the environment and rest.

Diagnostics

  • Physical examination of the oral cavity.
  • Imaging tests like CT scan or MRI for tumor visualization.
  • Biopsy procedure to confirm the presence of cancer cells.

Treatment plan development

  • Discussion of diagnostic results with the medical team.
  • Development of an individualized treatment plan.
  • Explanation of the plan and address any concerns.

Treatment

  • Surgery under general anesthesia to remove the tumor.
  • Radiotherapy or chemotherapy sessions if needed.
  • Regular monitoring and adjustment of the treatment plan.

Follow-up

  • Scheduled appointments to assess recovery progress.
  • Periodic imaging tests to monitor for recurrence.
  • Regular check-ups to manage post-treatment symptoms.

Rehabilitation

  • Speech therapy to improve communication skills.
  • Nutritional counseling for proper diet during recovery.
  • Psychological support for mental well-being.

Please note that only a doctor can determine a diagnostic and treatment plan, and it"s individual. In some cases, targeted drug therapy, immunotherapy, or palliative care may also be considered as part of the treatment plan.

What patients like

  1. Tongue cancer treatment efficacy. Turkey uses innovative treatments for tongue cancer. They integrate systemic treatment, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and surgery based on the patient’s health status.
  2. Doctor’s professionalism. Turkish specialists in oncology and otolaryngology are highly qualified with membership in professional medical organizations. They have managed many tongue cancer cases successfully.
  3. Cost. The Tongue cancer treatment cost in Turkey ranges from 3905$ to 23750$. This is quite affordable compared to other countries like the U.S where the cost can go up to $80000.
  4. Service level. Turkish hospitals offer high-quality medical services. They provide comprehensive care including medical consultations, diagnostic tests, and follow-up services.
  5. Logistics. Turkey offers free services like hotel booking and airport transfer. They also provide a translator to aid non-Turkish speaking patients.

What patients don’t like

  1. Waiting time. Patients might experience long waiting times due to the high demand for these services in Turkey.
  2. Language barrier. Despite the provision of translators, some patients might still face language-related challenges.
  3. Cost variability. The cost of treatment may vary based on the individual case which may cause uncertainty in planning.

How much is the Cost for Tongue cancer diagnostic and treatment procedures in Turkey? Find Out Now

updated 2/23/2024
The average price for Tongue cancer diagnostic and treatment in Turkey is $14000, the minimum price is $3905, and the maximum price is $23750.
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Biopsy from $3800 from $3000 from $430
CT of the paranasal sinuses -from $29000 -
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Consultation with an oncologist -from $750 -
ECG -from $24000 -
Histopathology revision -from $300 -
PET/CT from $1300 from $700 -
Scintigraphy -from $75 -
Tongue cancer surgery -from $9000 -
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Anadolu Medical Center
Highest-Rated Clinic for Tongue cancer Treatment
Turkey, Istanbul
4.6
Excellent
• 450 reviews

At Anadolu, oncologists carry out tongue cancer management in the General Oncology Department. Physicians use the most actual diagnostic MRI, PET-CT, X-ray equipment to determine tumor location and size. Accurate diagnosis amplifies tongue cancer treatment success rate.

The operation is the best disease treatment option. In early stages, a tumor is removed and a patient doesn’t have to stay in the Hospital for more than 3-4 days. Removal of 1-2 stages of tumor doesn’t affect person's appearance.

To treat more advanced stages of cancer, oncologists combine surgery with radio- or chemotherapy. It allows to reduce tumor before the operation and destroy remaining cancer cells after it.

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accreditations:

International Organization for Standardization certificate for Anadolu Medical Center
Joint Commission International  certificate for Anadolu Medical Center
European Society for Medical Oncology certificate for Anadolu Medical Center
Organisation of European Cancer Institutes Certificate certificate for Anadolu Medical Center
 Johns Hopkins Medicine certificate for Anadolu Medical Center
Patient Choice for Basic Check-up certificate for Anadolu Medical Center
Patient choice in Oncology & Hematology Oncology certificate for Anadolu Medical Center
International Accreditation System for Interventional Oncology Services (IASIOS) certificate for Anadolu Medical Center
 Planetree's Gold Certificate certificate for Anadolu Medical Center
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Жамиля Sarsinbaev • Nov 7, 2018
Doctors seemed professional. Low quality translation from Turkish to Russian and vice versa. For some reason, after PET KT (perhaps a coincidence), upon returning home, it was sharply worse. We had to urgently operate, although Turkish oncologists did not see the need for an operation, but offered to wait a month.
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Memorial Şişli Hospital
Turkey, Istanbul
4.6
Excellent
• 242 reviews

Memorial Şişli Hospital in Istanbul is the largest multidisciplinary medical center in Istanbul. It is the 1st hospital in Turkeу and the 21st in the world accredited by Joint Commission International (JCI) for the high quality of treatment.

Memorial Şişli specialties are the following: oncology, bone marrow transplant, in vitro fertilization (IVF), neurosurgery, and organ transplant. The success rate of organ transplant at Memorial is 90%.

Patients from 92 countries choose Memorial Şişli for treatment annually.

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International Organization for Standardization certificate for Memorial Şişli Hospital
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Неля • Aug 26, 2019
This is a kind, responsive, attentive, punctual person! Thank you Memorial Clinic for the organization, support, good news! I recommend this wonderful clinic to everyone!
4.6
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Memorial Antalya Hospital
Turkey, Antalya
4.5
Excellent
• 80 reviews

Memorial Antalya Hospital is a private multidisciplinary hospital in Turkey. It specializes in medical and radiation oncology, general, plastic, and reconstruction surgery. Memorial Antalya Hospital meets international standards of quality and safety according to the JCI (Joint Commission International), an authoritative organization evaluating world-class medical centers.

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Joint Commission International  certificate for Memorial Antalya Hospital
Лариса • Dec 8, 2022
We got to the MEMORIAL clinic due to an urgent diagnosis. The successful outcome of the operation depended on promptness. The question was about days. The operation was carried out the next day. The most difficult operation according to the Whipple method. Conducted by professor, head of surgery. Low bow to him. The entire staff of the department works perfectly, promptly responds to any request. Separately, I want to say about the work of the translator Aida. High qualification, operational work at any time of the day, sincerity - only a small description of her qualities. Special thanks for providing meals to the patient and accompanying person. The cuisine is very tasty, in some positions it is better than homemade. I enjoyed the vegetarian cuisine. But there is a different one. A low bow to all the staff of the clinic. They saved my husband's life.
4.5
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Medipol Mega University Hospital
Most Popular Clinic for Tongue cancer Treatment
Turkey, Istanbul
4.5
Excellent
• 453 reviews

Medipol University Hospital is one of the largest multi-specialty medical institution in Turkey. Daily, over 1,200 patients trust their health to Medipol's experts. The hospital is equipped with advanced technologies, i.e, Da Vinci Surgical System, Cyber and Gamma Knives. Doctors specialize in cancer, neurological, and cardiovascular treatment. Organ transplantation, bone marrow transplant and IVF are among key specialties of the hospital.

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Joint Commission International  certificate for Medipol Mega University Hospital
Patient choice in Pediatric Oncology & Hematology Oncology certificate for Medipol Mega University Hospital
Bohdan Bashtanar • Apr 11, 2019
Many thanks to the doctors, staff for your work, professionalism, Help, good nature. You give people and children a chance for a full life. Yours faithfully, the director of the charity foundation Lyubov Lyubushkina
4.5
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Hisar Intercontinental Hospital
Turkey, Istanbul
4.5
Excellent
• 103 reviews

Hisar Hospital Intercontinental is a multi-specialty medical center in Turkey, Istanbul.

The medical center specializes in pediatric and adult cardiovascular surgery, orthopedics, oncology, weight loss surgery, and check-ups. Hisar Intercontinental Hospital serves only adults. 250,000 patients choose Hisar Intercontinental Hospital to get medical care every year.  Hisar Hospital is certified by JCI (Joint Commission International) that confirms compliance with international standards of treatment quality and safety.

Patients from CIS, Balkans and African countries choose Hisar Hospital for medical care.

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Joint Commission International  certificate for Hisar Intercontinental Hospital
Аl'bina Левченко • Nov 13, 2023
Excellent transfer, even from the bus station, hotel included in the price, almost like a separate apartment, very smiling and always helpful staff, excellent translator, clinic administrator. Liked everything. They expect me to check in in six months. I will definitely go to them.
4.5
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Private Koru Ankara Hospital
Turkey, Ankara
2
Poor
• 1 review

Private Koru Ankara Hospital is a private multi-specialty medical center located in Ankara, Turkey. The team is dedicated to Urology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Plastic Surgery and Weight Loss Surgery. Private Koru Ankara Hospital serves both adults and children. 350,000 patients choose Private Koru Ankara Hospital to get medical care every year. Patients from Russian Speaking Countries, Europe & Commonwealth and Arab League States visit the clinic most often.

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Turkish Medical Association certificate for Private Koru Ankara Hospital
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Memorial Bahçelievler Hospital
Turkey, Istanbul
4.6
Excellent
• 87 reviews

Memorial Hospital Bahçelievler (Memorial Bahçelievler Hastanesi) is a multidisciplinary medical center in Istanbul with an eco-friendly design. There are a lot of green areas on the hospital territory, which contribute to patients’ psychological comfort and their speedy recovery.

The medical facility specializes in oncology treatments, cardiovascular surgery, orthopedics, brain surgery, urology, gynecology, general and robotic surgery.

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International Organization for Standardization certificate for Memorial Bahçelievler Hospital
Joint Commission International  certificate for Memorial Bahçelievler Hospital
Ivanka • Oct 6, 2023
We are more than grateful to our coordinator from Bookimed dr. Hanna. She has been our helper and supporter every step of the way. I highly recommend to take a contact with her if you need help for treatment in another country. She is wonderful and supportive and organise ting and consultation with doctors pretty fast. We get a good help in Memorial hospital thanks to her and her assistance.
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Group Florence Nightingale Hospitals
Turkey, Istanbul
5
Excellent
• 11 reviews

Group Florence Nightingale Hospitals is at the forefront of modern medicine and surgery in Turkey having been founded in 1989 as the first hospital for cardiovascular diseases in the region under the aegis of the Turkish Society of Cardiology. 

All facilities are JCI and ISO accredited. Additionally, Istanbul FNH was also awarded Sign of the City in 2014 and British QHA accreditation in 2015.

Today, there are 4 general hospitals, 2 medical centers, as well as Demiroglu Bilim University which has a medical faculty, a school of nursing and a vocational school of healthcare.

The Group has maintained its reputation for excellence by combining expertise with the highest caliber of staff and healthcare innovation to ensure that each and every patient receives the best care possible.

An American-based international non-profit organization that evaluates and accredits healthcare institutions has given Florence Nightingale the global “Gold seal” for inpatient care and safety of the highest level.

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Joint Commission International  certificate for Group Florence Nightingale Hospitals
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Mariam kimeridze • Jan 25, 2024
Dear all, Higlhly recomending the Florence Hospital wich is locating in istanbul. We are very satisfied with the all jobs they did for us. They have a online program BOOKIMED, wich will helps to you all to get a approximatelly quotation and treatment course step by step. Its very comportable and reachable for all. From here began a difficult road which we passed easily with the help of this clinic. The person whos name is Alisher Durdyyev, coordinator of the Florence hospital , took a good care for patient and us as well. Many thanks to him, he did his best. Thank you All.
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Liv Hospital Ulus
Turkey, Istanbul
4.5
Excellent
• 212 reviews

Liv Hospital Ulus is a multi-specialized medical center located in Istanbul.

Orthopedics, cancer treatment, weight loss surgery, neurosurgery, heart surgery and regenerative medicine are the leading specialties in the hospital.

Liv is a smart hospital with innovative medical technologies available: da Vinci robot-assisted system for the surgeries, MAKOplasty for knee replacement, YAG Laser for vascular surgery, virtual angiography for cardiac diagnostics, etc.

Liv Hospital in Istanbul is a popular weight loss surgery clinic in Turkey — patients lose 71% of their excess weight in a year.

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Joint Commission International  certificate for Liv Hospital Ulus
Certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001 by TÜV NORD CERT certificate for Liv Hospital Ulus
Colorectal Surgery Center for Excellence certificate for Liv Hospital Ulus
Robotic Surgery Center of Exellence certificate for Liv Hospital Ulus
Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence certificate for Liv Hospital Ulus
Patient choice in Diagnostics certificate for Liv Hospital Ulus
Best patient assistance certificate for Liv Hospital Ulus
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Светлана • Sep 9, 2021
We went to the clinic for rectal adecarcenoma. Bookimed coordinator Ekaterina promptly and professionally helped organize the trip. Upon arrival at the airport, we were met by a car from Liv Hospital, taken to the booked hotel. Each transfer from the hotel to the clinic and back was carried out practically without delay. The examination took place within the agreed time and price, and a course of treatment was prescribed. What will be the results of treatment, time will tell
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Istanbul Oncology Hospital
Turkey, Istanbul
1
Terrible
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Istanbul Oncology Hospital is a private multi-specialty medical center located in Istanbul, Turkey. Istanbul Oncology Hospital, established in 2008, started as an outpatient oncology clinic and later expanded to become a fully-fledged Oncology Hospital in 2015. The team is dedicated to orthopedics, oncology, diagnostics, and medical check-up. Istanbul Oncology Hospital serves only adults. At Istanbul Oncology Hospital, all procedures and medical interventions are carried out by experienced medical staff guided by advanced technology. 11640 patients choose Istanbul Oncology Hospital to get medical care every year. Patients from Russian-speaking countries, Europe & Commonwealth, and the Balkans often visit the clinic.

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Certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001 by TÜV NORD CERT certificate for Istanbul Oncology Hospital
International Health Tourism Authorization Certificate certificate for Istanbul Oncology Hospital
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Get a Medical Assessment for Tongue cancer Treatment in Turkey: Consult with 28 Experienced Doctors Now

Bülent Karagöz
Turkey, Istanbul
Bülent Karagöz
Clinical oncologist
31 years of experience
Anadolu Medical Center
Dr. Bülent Karagöz is a top Turkish medical oncologist, sarcoma, lymphoma, pancreatic, lung cancer oncologist, and breast cancer surgeon with experience of over 20 years. His main sub-specialties are tumor biology, tumor immunology, cancer Immunotherapy, and targeted therapies. Work experience Since 2019 — Medical oncologist at Anadolu Medical Center 2019 — Head of Internal Diseases Department, Head of Internal Diseases and Medical Oncology Departments and Head of Medical Ethics Committee, Istanbul Okan University Faculty of Medicine 2017-2019 — Head of Medical Oncology at the Department of Internal Medicine in GATA Haydarpaşa Training Hospital 2012-2017 — Head of Medical Oncology Section of Internal Medicine Department in GATA Haydarpaşa Training Hospital 2003 — Internal medicine specialist in Çorlu Soldier Hospital 2001 — NATO KFOR Command in NATO 1993-1995 — Turkish Cypriot Peace Forces Command. Education 1992 — Gülhane Military Medical Academy — Degree in general medicine 1999 — GATA Haydarpasa Training Hospital — Specialty in internal medicine 2006 — GATA Haydarpasa Training Hospital — Specialty in medical oncology. Teaching activity 2017 — Professor at Istanbul Okan University Faculty of Medicine. Scientific activity Has written over 40 publications in cancer research. Membership The Turkish Medical Oncology Association. Read more
4.6
Tongue cancer surgery
$20000
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Yesim Yildirim
Turkey, Istanbul
Yesim Yildirim
Clinical oncologist
20 years of experience

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European Society of Medical Oncology
European School of Oncology
Anadolu Medical Center
Professor Yesim Yıldırım has been working as a medical oncology specialist at Anadolu Medical Center since 2011. She is a member of the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO). She specializes in the cancer immunotherapy and targeted therapies, diagnostics and treatment of malignant neoplasms of various localizations, especially breast cancers, gastrointestinal cancers and lung cancers.  Also she wrote more than 80 international and national publications, abstracts and  books ( co-author in ‘Handbook of Advanced Cancer Care Treatment’ and ‘Precision medicine in cancer and non-communicable disease).  Yesim Yildirim is one of the outstanding specialists in the area of medical oncology. Not only a doctor, but also a scientist and lecturer in Halic University (Istanbul: Turkey). She is a member of several well-known associations: ESMO - European Society of Medical Oncology, ESO - European School of Oncology and so forth. Nowadays she is currently working in Anadolu Medical Centre at a position of Professor. Education: In 1999 Dr. Yesim Yıldırım graduated from  Hacettepe University Medical School and started internal medicine fellowship in Gazi University.  After finishing internal medicine she subsequently started her oncology career in Baskent University and became medical oncologist in 2007. During her academic  journey she was awarded by numbers of grants and scholarships. Academic experience:  Obtained a grade of minor assistant to the Medical Oncology Hospital Division after gaining a scholarship of Middle East Cancer Consortium and attending an advanced oncology tuition courses at Rambam Medical Centre in Haifa, Israel; In 2010 achieved an academic rank of Assistant Professor of internal diseases at Acibadem University School of Medicine; Gained the attestation certificate from ESMO examination (2010); Was conferred a scholastic Associate Professor degree in medical oncology after completing her academic studies in 2011; Participated to the training course in Melanoma and Kidney Cancer Clinic at Mount Vernon Cancer Center Immunooncology Clinic, London, UK;  Successfully finished MBA program in Healthcare Management in Bilgi University, Istanbul; In 2021 achieved an academic rank of Professor in Haliç University, Istanbul. Improving of practical qualification: Sivas Numune Hospital (compulsory service for government); Acibadem Kozyatagi Hospital; Acibadem University of Medicine; Anadolu Medical Centre, Istanbul, Turkey. Language: English, Russian (B1 level), Turkish Read more
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Tongue cancer surgery
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Mustafa Solak
Turkey, Istanbul
Mustafa Solak
Clinical oncologist
18 years of experience
Hisar Intercontinental Hospital
Mustafa Solak, M.D., who was born in 1978, was graduated from School of Medicine, Hacettepe University. He completed his residency education in İstanbul Sisli Etfal Teaching and Research Hospital and completed his fellowship in Cancer Institute of Hacettepe University.   He has dealt with many cases of Breast Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Lung Cancer, Head-Neck Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancers.   FIELDS OF MEDICAL INTEREST Breast cancer Testicular Cancer Ovarian Cancer Lung Cancer Head & Neck Cancers Gastrointestinal cancers EDUCATİON: Bachelor's: Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Specialization: Istanbul Sisli Etfal Training and Research Hospital Minor Specialization: Hacettepe University Cancer Institute INSTITUTIONS WHERE EDUCATION AND WORKED The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Hitit University Corum Training Hospital Medical Park Hospital Read more
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FAQ about Tongue cancer Treatment in Turkey

Why do patients choose foreign clinics for the treatment of tongue cancer?

The main method of treating tongue cancer in domestic hospitals is partial or complete removal of the organ. Abroad, specialists use laser and ultrasound, which preserve the tissues of the tongue as much as possible. If surgery is indicated, foreign doctors perform a partial removal of the organ with its subsequent restoration.

How to choose a clinic for the diagnosis and treatment of tongue cancer?

When choosing a medical institution, pay attention to:

  • qualification of an ENT oncologist;
  • methods of treatment used by clinic specialists;
  • accreditations and certificates of the department where tongue cancer is treated.

Tongue Cancer Diagnosis

Comprehensive diagnosis of tongue cancer includes:

  • biopsy - sampling of neoplasm tissue for analysis;
  • histology - a laboratory study of a tumor, which determines its malignancy;
  • Chest CT - detects metastases in the lungs;
  • positron emission computed tomography (PET-CT) - determines the prevalence of the tumor in the body.

Treatment Methods

Removal of the tumor

  • Non-surgical removal

Intervention is indicated for patients with tumors up to 4 cm. Doctors excise the tumor with a laser or ultrasound.

Advantages: unlike other methods, the procedure preserves healthy tissues as much as possible.

Disadvantages: Large neoplasms cannot be removed with laser and ultrasound.

  • Glossectomy

This is a partial or complete removal of the language. Surgeons perform interventions for tumors larger than 4 cm.

Advantages: during the operation, surgeons excise large neoplasms.

Disadvantages: the procedure causes organ dysfunction. After a glossectomy, it is necessary to carry out the reconstruction of the tongue.

Radiation therapy

Types of radiation therapy for tongue cancer:

  • therapeutic - destroys small tumors without surgical intervention;
  • neoadjuvant - reduces the neoplasm before its removal;
  • adjuvant - affects the pathological cells that remain after the operation;
  • palliative - stops tumor growth and reduces symptoms in the last stages.

Chemotherapy

Types of chemistry for tongue cancer:

  • therapeutic - destroys small tumors without surgery;
  • induction - reduces neoplasms before surgery;
  • adjuvant - destroys malignant cells that have not been removed;
  • palliative - improves the quality of life in the last stages.

In most cases, doctors do chemotherapy along with radiation therapy.

Duration of treatment

The duration of treatment depends on the prescribed procedures. Surgery for tongue cancer takes 1 to 4 hours. Depending on the extent of the intervention, the patient stays in the clinic for 1-14 days. Radiation therapy lasts from 1 to 7 weeks, chemotherapy - up to 6 months.

Stages of treatment

  1. The patient comes to the medical facility for a consultation. An ENT oncologist studies the medical history, the results of previous tests, if necessary, sends for an additional examination.
  2. The patient undergoes procedures prescribed by a specialist.
  3. An ENT oncologist selects the most effective treatment for tongue cancer and makes predictions.

How is the treatment going?

Removal of the tumor

Depending on the size of the neoplasm, the doctor removes it with a laser, ultrasonic scissors, or with a scalpel.

After traditional surgery, a reconstructive plastic surgeon reconstructs the tongue with a skin flap. He takes the material for the procedure from the chest, thigh, forearm or back of the patient.

Radiation therapy

Radiation oncologists perform irradiation by the following methods:

  • remote - using a linear accelerator. Specialists perform an MRI, which accurately determines the location of the tumor. After that, they set the intensity and direction of the beam to the linear accelerator. The device accurately affects the affected tissues without damaging healthy ones.
  • Contact (brachytherapy) – specialists using needles for 1 week granules with radioactive material are placed in the tumor. The substance destroys pathological cells and does not harm the entire body.

Life after tongue cancer

Surgical treatment of tongue cancer can impair its function. Therefore, speech therapists work with patients - they help restore the functioning of the organ.

Questions about tongue cancer treatment

  • Can stage 4 tongue cancer be cured?

In the last stages, palliative treatment is indicated, which reduces symptoms and improves quality of life.

  • Is it necessary to come to the clinic for a consultation?

We can arrange a remote consultation. Learn more about this from your Bookimed medical coordinator.

Organization of tongue cancer treatment in foreign clinics

To undergo tongue cancer treatment abroad, leave a request on the Bookimed website. You will be contacted by a specialized coordinating doctor who will help you choose a clinic.

Send us your medical records. We will send them to the medical center of your choice and request a treatment program.

The medical coordinator will help you organize your trip and will stay in touch with you throughout your treatment - from the moment you contact us and even after you return home.

Payment

Bookimed services are free for patients. Our work - consulting, selection of clinics, organization of treatment, information support - is paid for by clinics, since we take on some of the functions of their departments for working with foreign patients. Our services do not affect your bill from the clinic. You pay it directly to the cash desk of the medical center. There are several payment methods: cash, bank transfer, payment by card through the terminal. You can learn more about the terms of payment in a particular medical center from the Bookimed coordinator.

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