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Discover the Best Clinics and Costs for Chemotherapy in Turkey 2024

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Don't Miss Out On Top-Rated Chemotherapy Specials in Turkey for February 2024

Best price
Turkey, Istanbul
Clinical oncologist - Sadi Kerem Okutur
18 years of experience
  • Extensive Oncology Expertise: Prof. Sadi Kerem Okutur brings over 17 years of medical experience, with a focus on oncology since 2006.
  • Highly Credentialed: Holds memberships in prestigious societies such as The European Society for Medical Oncology and has an Associate Professorship.
  • Award-Winning Physician: Recipient of the 2012 Oncology Research Award from the Turkish Medical Oncology Association.
  • Comprehensive Offer: Includes PET-CT, consultation with Prof. Okutur, individual chamber, and all necessary airport and hotel transfers.
  • Accommodation and Logistics: No hospital stay required with a comfortable 3-day hotel accommodation provided for recovery and convenience.
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4.6
Package price
$780
$750
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Turkey, Istanbul
Surgical oncologist - Kivanc Derya Peker
20 years of experience
  • Extensive experience: Assoc. Prof. Kıvanç Derya Peker began his medical career in 2004, has specialized in Gastroenterology Surgery, and performed over 400 pancreatic and gastric cancer surgeries.
  • International training: Dr. Peker trained at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in the USA, enriching his expertise in Hepatopancreatobiliary and Obesity-Metabolic Surgery.
  • Comprehensive care: The HIPEC offer includes a surgeon consultation, all necessary preoperative tests, general anesthesia, and language assistance for international patients.
  • Accredited facility: Hisar Intercontinental Hospital is JCI certified, ensuring adherence to international healthcare standards and serving 250,000 patients annually from diverse regions.
  • Convenient logistics: The offer covers transfers between airport, hotel, and clinic, with a 3-day hospital stay and a 7-day hotel stay for recovery and follow-up.
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Turkey, Istanbul
General surgeon - Kaan Gökçe
18 years of experience
  • Extensive Expertise: Dr. Kaan Gökçe began practicing in 2006, bringing over 15 years of experience in Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC).
  • Comprehensive Care Package: Our HIPEC All included offer covers consultations, follow-up, preoperative tests, medications, and transfers.
  • Optimal Recovery Time: Patients benefit from a 10-day stay in our individual chambers at the hospital and a 1-day hotel accommodation.
  • Renowned Institution: Okan University Hospital annually serves 110,000 patients, including international visitors, and excels in oncology and HIPEC procedures.
  • State-of-the-Art Facilities: The hospital is equipped with modern technology to provide the highest standard of care during HIPEC treatment.
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18 Recent Chemotherapy Reviews in Turkey: Check Real Patient Experience

Ayimgul Arysheva • Lymphoma
Kazakhstan
Dec 21, 2023

Verified review.
Everything is super, there are no words! Well done!
Thanks to Dr. Zephyr Gyulgash! And to the translator Diana. Thank you I respect you for your competence! Everything is super, there are no words! Well done!

Кайрат • Chemotherapy
Kazakhstan
Jul 18, 2022

Verified review.
The examination was successful, the results pleased me
In July 2022, I underwent an examination at the Anadolu clinic. The examination was conducted by Dr. Zafer Gulbash. Everything went very professionally, at a high level. It can be seen that the specialist is highly professional and competent. I would also like to note the high level of service of Bookimed employee Anna Khomenko. Very friendly, competent staff. I also wanted to express my gratitude to the staff of the clinic Anadol Osman Shahin, Zahida, Khalida and others, whose names I unfortunately did not remember.

Валерий • Prostate cancer
Ukraine
Apr 17, 2021

Verified review.
SPECIAL THANKS TO BUKIMEDA COORDINATOR PAVL
I went to the Liv Istinier clinic for treatment. The treatment was planned for a month. It was provided with an examination and recommendations for treatment at home. In general, the trip went well, thanks to the coordinators Dilvar, Tuba, Niyaz. SPECIAL THANKS TO BUKIMEDA COORDINATOR PAVL. Before the trip, I read a lot of reviews, what problems there might be. I also had them, but Pavel was always in touch, and it was all solved in 5-10 minutes, without exaggeration. In 3-4 months, if everything is normal, I will go to the clinic for control.

Алексей • Lymphoma
Ukraine
Nov 26, 2018

Verified review.
We are all happy
At the moment, I am undergoing chemotherapy at the Medipol clinic. The clinic is very good, the doctors are attentive and friendly. Constant support of a translator helps a lot. Found this clinic with the help of booked, they very quickly organized a flight and a visit to the doctor. Accommodation for the entire period of treatment was provided by the clinic for free, as well as three meals a day. We are all happy.

Irina Ivanchishin • Lymphoma
Ukraine
Nov 7, 2018

Verified review.
Special thanks to Bookimed Coordinator - Varvara for organizing the trip and attentiveness!
Professionalism, high standards, the attitude of doctors and staff attentive, arrival and departure at a high level. Special thanks to Bookimed Coordinator - Varvara for organizing the trip and attentiveness!

Артур • Breast cancer
Russian Federation
Jun 20, 2018

Verified review.
The results are amazing
Very satisfied, well, very pleasant consultation

Anonymous • Uterine cancer
Russian Federation
Mar 20, 2019

Verified review.
Logistics (hotel accommodation, transfer), translator on top
The clinic is modern, the staff is attentive, competent, highly qualified. The approach to the organization of diagnosis and treatment professional. Everything went according to schedule. The language barrier was not felt. I was somewhat surprised by the lack of sanepid mode, in my opinion. Logistics (hotel accommodation, transfer), translator on top. Great site, great service. Kind, competent, attentive and caring attitude of employees. You do not feel useless and lonely.

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.

Chemotherapy Overview in Turkey

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patients recommend -
90%
Surgery Time - 4 hours
Stay in the country - 2 days
Rehabilitation - 1 day
Anesthesia - General anesthesia
Verified patient reviews - 18
Requests processed - 6882
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Step-by-Step Roadmap

Day 1

  • Arrival in the country, transfer to the 5* hotel.
  • Rest and acclimatization to the new environment.

Day 2

  • Transfer from the hotel to the clinic.
  • Consultation with an oncologist and chemotherapy plan preparation.
  • Medical tests including blood tests, scans.

Day 3 - Day 5

  • Start of chemotherapy sessions based on the plan.
  • Each session lasts 3-4 hours, no general anesthesia required.
  • Post-session observations in the clinic.
  • Transfer back to the hotel for rest.

Week 2

  • Continuation of chemotherapy sessions.
  • Monitoring side effects and adjusting treatment if necessary.

Week 3

  • Completion of chemotherapy sessions.
  • Post-treatment consultations with oncologist.
  • Final medical tests and scans.

Week 4 - Week 6

  • Rehabilitation period, gradual return to daily activities.
  • Light physical activities, such as walking, are encouraged.

Week 7 onwards

  • Gradual return to work, sports, and other activities.
  • Continuous monitoring of health status.

Please note that each patient"s case is individual. The treatment plan and recovery time can vary based on the individual"s health status and response to treatment.

What patients like:

  1. Cost. The Chemotherapy cost in Turkey ranges from 7420$ to 30000$. This is significantly cheaper compared to other countries where the average price is around $15000.
  2. Doctor’s professionalism. Patients appreciate the high level of professionalism displayed by Turkish doctors. They are often praised for their competence and quality of service.
  3. Service level. The service level in Turkey's health facilities is commendable. The staff is attentive, friendly, and supportive, which makes the treatment process smoother for patients.
  4. Chemotherapy efficacy. The efficacy of chemotherapy in Turkey is highly rated. Modern techniques are used, and positive outcomes are reported.
  5. Logistics. Logistics, including flight organization and accommodation, are well-handled. Patients are provided with free accommodation and meals during their treatment period.

What patients don't like:

  1. Language barrier. Sometimes, language can be a barrier, but the constant support of a translator helps a lot.
  2. Waiting time. In some cases, patients have mentioned waiting times, but these are usually resolved quickly.
  3. Distance from home. For some, the distance from home can be a challenge, especially if frequent visits are required for chemotherapy sessions.

How much is Chemotherapy cost in Turkey? Find Out Now

updated 2/25/2024
The average price of Chemotherapy in Turkey is $19141, the minimum price is $7420, and the maximum price is $30000.
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Discover the Best Chemotherapy Clinics in Turkey: 31 Verified Options and Prices
Check the hospital ranking based on requests and 18 reviews to pick the right Chemotherapy clinic for you.
Anadolu Medical Center
Highest-Rated Clinic for Chemotherapy
Turkey, Istanbul
4.6
Excellent
• 451 reviews

Oncologists appoint and carry out chemotherapy in the Oncology Department at Anadolu Medical Center.

Chemotherapy is a course of medicine aimed to eradicate cancerous cells or to prepare a patient for surgery. It reduces the size of metastases, making surgery more effective.

Doctors arrange the course basing on patient’s health state and type of cancer. There are mono- and polychemotherapies developed to effectively treat even the most complicated cases.

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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
+5
Ayimgul Arysheva • Dec 21, 2023
Thanks to Dr. Zephyr Gyulgash! And to the translator Diana. Thank you I respect you for your competence! Everything is super, there are no words! Well done!
4.6
451 reviews
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The oncologist with American education. Lung cancer treatment: diagnosis + surgery + chemotherapy
The oncologist with American education. Lung cancer treatment: diagnosis + surgery + chemotherapy
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Chemotherapy $1800 - $7000
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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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accreditations:

International Organization for Standardization certificate for Memorial Şişli Hospital
Joint Commission International  certificate for Memorial Şişli Hospital
Евгения Бедрий • Mar 7, 2019
All liked it. Professionals
4.6
242 reviews
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Chemotherapy $350 - $5000
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Hisar Intercontinental Hospital
Turkey, Istanbul
4.5
Excellent
• 104 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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accreditations:

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
104 reviews
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HIPEC
HIPEC
$30000
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Chemotherapy $500 - $1500
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Lokman Hekim Istanbul Hospital
Turkey, Istanbul
4.6
Excellent
• 13 reviews

Lokman Hekim Istanbul Hospital (former Adatip International Hospital) is a private multi-specialty medical center located in Istanbul, Turkey. Top specialties here are neurosurgery, orthopedics, spinal surgery, and weight loss surgery. Lokman Hekim serves both adults and children. Patients from the CIS, Africa, and Arab League States visit the clinic most often.

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accreditations:

Certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001 by TÜV NORD CERT certificate for Lokman Hekim Istanbul Hospital
Joint Commission International  certificate for Lokman Hekim Istanbul Hospital
Fayha • Jul 16, 2022
Thank you very much you were very helpful and organized I recommend you to all patients
4.6
13 reviews
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Memorial Şişli Hospital
Turkey, Istanbul
4.6
Excellent
• 242 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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accreditations:

International Organization for Standardization certificate for Memorial Şişli Hospital
Joint Commission International  certificate for Memorial Şişli Hospital
Савчук Ольга • Feb 28, 2020
The clinic is new, when you come in, there is no fear that the hospital, during the course, is beautiful, very, and smells, the doctor and staff are very responsive, they often clean, the rooms are cozy.
4.6
242 reviews
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BEST OPTION IN TURKEY || PET-CT + Consultation with Oncologist with 24 years experience
BEST OPTION IN TURKEY || PET-CT + Consultation with Oncologist with 24 years experience
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Valued Med Hub Hospitals
Turkey, Istanbul
4.9
Excellent
• 15 reviews

Valued Med Hub Hospitals is a private multi-specialty medical center located in Istanbul, Turkey. The team specializes in neurosurgery, orthopedics, ophthalmology, organ transplant, and plastic surgery. Valued Med Hub Hospitals  serves both adults and children. Patients from Europe & Commonwealth, CIS countries, and Arab League States visit the clinic most often.

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accreditations:

Turkish Medical Association certificate for Valued Med Hub Hospitals
Keith Bertling • Nov 14, 2023
My whole family against me coming to turkey for this operation from the Us they were very scared and I was a little nervous as well . Wish they could have come and seen how I was treated here like royalty . Hate to admit it but would have never got this kind of service in US. I think everyone here that was involved doctors nurses interpreters drivers and sure left some out behind the scenes. Would definitely recommend and come back again
4.9
15 reviews
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Medipol Mega University Hospital
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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accreditations:

Joint Commission International  certificate for Medipol Mega University Hospital
Patient choice in Pediatric Oncology & Hematology Oncology certificate for Medipol Mega University Hospital
Алексей • Nov 26, 2018
At the moment, I am undergoing chemotherapy at the Medipol clinic. The clinic is very good, the doctors are attentive and friendly. Constant support of a translator helps a lot. Found this clinic with the help of booked, they very quickly organized a flight and a visit to the doctor. Accommodation for the entire period of treatment was provided by the clinic for free, as well as three meals a day. We are all happy.
4.5
453 reviews
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Liv Hospital Ulus
Turkey, Istanbul
4.5
Excellent
• 212 reviews

Liv Hospital has its own Oncology Department, where professional oncologists treat cancer patients, chemotherapy being one of the options.

Chemotherapy is often used to prepare patients for tumor removal interventions. It stops cancer development and eradicates metastases. The success rate of such operations, when combined with chemo, is up to 94%.

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accreditations:

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
4.5
212 reviews
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Memorial Ataşehir Hospital
Turkey, Istanbul
4.6
Excellent
• 38 reviews

Memorial Atasehir Hospital is a private multidisciplinary hospital in Istanbul which belongs to the large Memorial Healthcare Group. The Memorial Atasehir specialties are organ transplant (with 99.5% success rate for liver and 99% for kidney), in vitro fertilization (65% success rate), oncology, cardio- and neurosurgery.

The hospital has Joint Commission International (JCI) certificate for the compliance with international treatment standards, quality, and safety. JCI is a global organization that controls the quality of medical services worldwide.

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Joint Commission International  certificate for Memorial Ataşehir Hospital
Айдин • Jul 31, 2020
Hello everybody. Thanks to the Clinic for a successful operation. To the Neurosurgeon Mustafa Onaz and Professor Gohan. We are diagnosed with Brain cancer, the last stage, malignant. The tumor was twice as large. They saved my husband's life. Masha Allah. The operation was 8-9 hours. they deleted everything, I consider this a record. It was a difficult operation. Well done. At our KZ they could not remove everything that was, only a small part was removed and that's it. I bow to you. At the expense of the clinic. Service At the Highest Level. Another razzzzz Many thanks to Mustafa Onaz. We love you. A doctor from God. He needs OsKar ❤️❤️❤️ Aidana Amanshieva
4.6
38 reviews
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Emsey Hospital
Turkey, Istanbul
4.2
Good
• 31 reviews

Emsey Hospital is one of Turkey’s multi-specialty private medical center, provides health services in the A+ Class level hospital. The hospital has ISO and JCI accreditations as a reliable medical center. As a general hospital, the facility provides treatments in general medicine, surgical medicine and internal medicine. Emsey Hospital provides healthcare services to patients from all around the world since 2012. The hospital has Advanced Spine Surgery Center performing congenital and complicated orthopedic treatments from scoliosis to spine fusion surgeries. The Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit is one of the largest BMT unit in Turkey with 45 beds. 

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Joint Commission International  certificate for Emsey Hospital
Ануар Амангельдинович • Apr 18, 2022
Hello everyone, we are still being treated, the treatment process has not been completed. But we all like it and the doctors are qualified, all the staff are kind. We like it here. I wish you prosperity and even more joy for all patients to give
4.2
31 reviews
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Chemotherapy $1500 - $5000
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Your Medical Travel Guide: Essential Tips and Advice

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How many days do I need to stay in Turkey?
2 days
How much extra money do I need (additional to the procedure)?
A night in a 5-star hotel on full board basis — $100. A night in a 4-star hotel breakfast included — $50. A night in a 3-star hotel breakfast included — $30. Lunch & dinner — $15.
Some clinics include 4- or 5-star hotel stay in the procedure cost.
Do I need a visa?
For citizens of the UK: visa is not required. For citizens of the USA: online visa is available — $76.50.
For citizens of other countries — please visit ivisa.com to find more details on entry requirements to Turkey.
What payment options are available?
PayPal, cash, credit cards (Visa, MasterCard).
Transfers
Flight tickets to Turkey: are not included in the price.
Transfer: most of clinics provide a free airport-clinic-airport transfer for patients coming for the procedure.

Get a Medical Assessment for Chemotherapy in Turkey: Consult with 42 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
Chemotherapy
$1800 - $7000
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Sinan Karaaslan
Turkey, Istanbul
Sinan Karaaslan
Clinical oncologist
27 years of experience
Anadolu Medical Center
Dr. Sinan Karaaslan is one of the best oncologists to manage breast cancer, colorectal and urogenital system cancers. Work experience Since 2014 — Medical oncologist at Anadolu Medical Center 2012-2014 — Medical oncologist in Medical Park Hospital 2011-2012 — Medical oncologist in Kocaeli Derince Egitim ve Arastirma Hastanesi 2010-2011 — Medical oncologist in Erzurum Bolge Egitim ve Arastirma Hastanesi 2009-2010 — Medical Oncology specialist during military duty in Turkish Armed Forces, Gülhane Military Medical Academy 2006-2009 — Fellow of medical oncology in Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty Dept. of Medical Oncology 2003-2006 — Internal medicine specialist in Bayrampaşa Devlet Hastanesi 1997-2003 — Fellow of internal medicine and Internal medicine specialist in Haseki Egitim ve Arastirma Hastanesi. Education 1997 — Istanbul University Istanbul Medical School — Degree in general medicine 2002 — Haseki Training and Research Hospital — Specialty in internal medicine 2009 — Istanbul University, Cerrahpaşa Medical School — Specialty in medical oncology. Membership The Turkish Medical Association The Turkish Medical Oncology Society The Turkish Lung Cancer Society. Read more
4.6
Chemotherapy
$1800 - $7000
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Yesim Yildirim
Turkey, Istanbul
Yesim Yildirim
Clinical oncologist
20 years of experience

accreditations:

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
4.6
Chemotherapy
$1800 - $7000
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FAQ about Chemotherapy in Turkey

How much does chemotherapy cost?

According to information from Bookimed partner clinics, the minimum price for chemotherapy is $200 - it is provided by medical centers in India . Turkey is also among the countries with the lowest cost of treatment - from $600 for 1 course of chemotherapy and Spain - from $520. The average price is $2,750, the maximum price is $20,900. Ask your Bookimed coordinating doctor how much chemotherapy costs in your case.

What affects the cost of chemotherapy?

The main factors that affect the cost of chemotherapy include:

  • The drug and its dosage. Each medicine has its own cost, and it increases with increasing dosage.
  • Number of courses. In most cases, the prices for chemotherapy provided by clinics in their price lists are per course. Therefore, the longer the treatment, the higher its cost. However, some medical centers offer prices for all treatments.
  • scope of diagnostics. Laboratory and instrumental studies that must be completed to select a therapy protocol increase its final cost. Therefore, if the patient has already undergone some kind of diagnostics at the place of residence, its results (discs with CT, MRI images, glasses with histological material) must be taken with you to the clinic. If they are informative for the doctor, the procedure will not have to be repeated - this will reduce the final cost of treatment.
  • The need for hospitalization / residence in the country. If a patient chooses a clinic, for example, in Israel , he does not have to undergo treatment there. If the condition and circumstances allow, it is possible to receive a treatment regimen from a doctor in an Israeli hospital, purchase medicine and undergo therapy at the place of residence. This reduces overall costs.
  • Selected camps and clinics. Each country has its own pricing policy for medical services, so they can differ several times. For example, the minimum price for chemotherapy in Turkey is $600, in Germany it starts from $1,400. At the same time, the treatment is carried out according to the same international protocols, using original, certified drugs. Also, prices may vary in different clinics of the same country.

Bookimed assistance in choosing a clinic and organizing treatment does not affect the cost of chemotherapy! With us, you will pay for it the same amount as you would pay if you contacted the clinic directly. Find out more about how we work.

What are the benefits of chemotherapy package prices?

Package prices for chemotherapy are available at some medical centers. In addition to the main procedure, it includes additional medical and non-medical options.

The choice of package depends on the diagnosis, since each of them involves the treatment of a specific type of cancer and includes the appropriate diagnostic methods and types of surgery.

The advantage of package offers is that the patient immediately understands what the cost of the final treatment will be, what is included in it. In some cases, they even allow you to reduce costs, since the price of treatment within the package can be lower than if you add together the sum of all procedures.

How much does chemotherapy for cancer cost in different countries?

To give you an idea of how much cancer chemotherapy costs in different countries, we have prepared a comparison table. Please get to know her.

The country

Minimum price

Germany $ 1,040
Israel $ 620
Turkey $ 600
Spain $ 520
South Korea $ 540
Ukraine $ 520

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Bookimed is an international service for the selection of medical solutions, organization of diagnostics and treatment in more than 40 countries. Every month, our medical coordinators help 9,000 patients. Our mission is to provide access to the necessary medical solutions for everyone and to provide assistance at all stages: from choosing a clinic and organizing a trip to returning home. We stay in touch with you 24/7 to make your path to health simple and comfortable.

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When is chemotherapy indicated?

In most cases, doctors prescribe chemotherapy for patients with stage 2-4 cancer when needed:

  • prevent the return of the disease;
  • reduce the tumor for surgery;
  • reduce symptoms;
  • prolong remission;
  • completely destroy the neoplasm.

In some cases, oncologists resort to chemotherapy at the 1st stage of cancer - it depends on its type, characteristics of the tumor and characteristics of the body.

Cancer types for which chemotherapy is indicated include:

What are the types of chemotherapy?

There are different types of classification of chemotherapy depending on the drugs prescribed and their purpose.

According to the number of drugs that the patient takes during treatment, the National Cancer Institute distinguishes :

  • Monochemotherapy is treatment with one drug to which the tumor is most sensitive.
  • Polychemotherapy is treatment with several drugs at the same time or in a certain sequence.

Depending on the task of treatment, the Chemocare.com information portal distinguishes the following types of chemotherapy:

  • Neoadjuvant (preoperative) - is aimed at reducing the tumor before its removal, allows you to save the tissues of the organ as much as possible.
  • Adjuvant (prophylactic) - takes place before surgery and allows you to destroy tumor cells that have not been removed to prevent the return of the disease.
  • Therapeutic - its task is to completely destroy the malignant tumor without the use of additional treatment.
  • Induction - allows you to achieve remission (the period when the disease does not show symptoms). In most cases, doctors prescribe this type of chemistry to patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
  • Consolidating - allows you to maintain remission in the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
  • The first line ( standard) - which has the highest probability of effectiveness for a particular type of cancer.
  • Second-line - it is prescribed if, after first-line chemotherapy, the disease has not responded or has returned.
  • Palliative - helps to reduce symptoms and improve the quality of life of a patient with advanced stages of the disease.

How is chemotherapy used? Traditional and innovative ways

The method of taking a chemotherapy drug depends on its type and characteristics of the diagnosis. The main methods of the American Society of Clinical Oncology include:

  • Intravenous - takes place with the help of a dropper. During the treatment period, a special catheter remains in the patient's arm - this allows you not to make punctures in the vein every time before taking the drug, thereby reducing pain and simplifying the process.
  • Oral - suitable for drugs that are produced in the form of tablets, capsules or a special liquid.
  • Injection - takes place with the help of a subcutaneous or intramuscular injection in the arm, leg or abdomen.
  • Arterial - the introduction of a chemotherapy drug into the main artery that feeds the tumor.
  • Local is a treatment during which a chemotherapy drug is used in the form of a cream, which is applied to the skin where the neoplasm was.

Innovative chemotherapy methods include intraperitoneal PIPAC and HIPEC . Doctors use them for multiple metastases (carcinomatosis) in the peritoneum.

During HIPEC , doctors inject a heated anticancer drug into the abdominal cavity and remove it after a while. Due to the high temperature, the drug penetrates deep into the organs and destroys more cancer cells than traditional chemo.

With PIPAC, the medicine is sprayed onto the internal organs, which envelops them. Due to the high pressure, small particles penetrate deep into the tumor, which allows you to reduce the dose of chemo.

What are the possible side effects after chemotherapy?

According to the American Cancer Society , side effects occur in most patients, however they may vary from case to case. The most common are:

  • nausea and vomiting;
  • hair loss;
  • weakness;
  • loss of appetite;
  • hearing impairment;
  • lack of coordination;
  • disruption of the intestines.

As a rule, if side effects occur, chemotherapy is continued according to the established scheme. Moreover, if the condition worsens, it is possible to review it or completely stop treatment.

This page may feature information relating to various medical conditions, treatments, and healthcare services available in different countries. Please be advised that the content is provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice or guidance. Please consult with your doctor or a qualified medical professional before starting or changing medical treatment.

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