WHY Florence Nightingale CANCER CENTER?
Gayrettepe Florence Nightingale Hospital Cancer Center, which has been providing reliable health care service since 1997, has adopted the mission of “Every Patient Is Special”. Patients at Florence Nightingale encounter a patient-centered approach from the moment they apply for treatment. The experienced Cancer Center team offers extensive treatment options with advanced medical technology.
Cancer patients are initially treated in a multidisciplinary way in the Tumor Council. At the Florence Nightingale Tumor Council, there are specialists in the fields of Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Cancer Surgery, Radiology, Pathology, Nuclear Medicine, and Medical Genetics.
ASSOC. PROF. DR. ÇETİN ORDU:
“We first decide the treatment we consider appropriate for the patient as a team. Then, we inform patient and patient relatives in detail… We explain the stages of treatment, the benefits it will provide and side effects, if any …
We initiate the treatment process after the treatment decision of our Council is confirmed by the patient.”
Effective cancer treatments are being applied in Florence Nightingale Cancer Center, where up-to-date developments are closely followed. Patients are offered many services such as psychological counseling, pain treatment and diet planning.
PROF. DR. COŞKUN TECİMER:
“We organize the chemotherapy plan according to the characteristics of the patient and tumor. The treatment is carried out under the supervision of our Medical Oncologists and our experienced nurses who have certificate of chemotherapy administration.
PROF. DR. SEZER SAĞLAM:
“In our Medical Oncology department, we offer treatments for antibody treatments and personalized treatments appropriate for genetic tests.”
Group Florence Nightingale Hospitals use devices with advanced technology when achieving high success rates in cancer treatment.
PROF. DR. ŞEFİK İĞDEM:
“Truebeam STX, is and advanced technology in Radiotherapy… We reach the tumors in the hard-to-reach regions with this system and provide an effective treatment. ”
ASSOC. PROF. DR. GÜL ALÇO:
“Using Gamma Knife, a breakthrough in the treatment of brain tumors, we treat tumoral tissue without opening the skull. This technology has a highly advanced “protection from radiation” feature. That is, the amount of radiation received by areas outside the treated part of the body is 100 times less compared to other radiotherapy devices. ”
Florence Nightingale Cancer Center offers the biopsy option along with radiology, CT, MRI, Ultrasonography, Interventional Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, PET and imaging.
PROF. DR. CÜNEYT TÜRKMEN:
“In our Nuclear Medicine Laboratories, materials used in the diagnosis and treatment of patients are produced. The diagnostic products obtained are used in PET devices. Lutetium, which is also produced in these laboratories, is used in the treatment of targeted neuroendocrine tumors.
ASSOC. PROF. DR. OKAY ÇAĞLAYAN:
“One of our departments making a difference is the Genetic Diseases Treatment Center, where makes effective intervention to cancer possible. We analyze the structural change of DNA by performing genetic analysis with advanced devices. We are creating a road map for effective targeted treatment. Furthermore, thanks to a genetic blood test called liquid (liquid biopsy), we can also diagnose without biopsy and determine treatment options. ”
SPEC. DR. SAVAŞ ÇÖMLEK:
“Cancer-originated pain is one of the things that patients are most frequently complain of during the treatment process. More than 80% of cancer pain can be controlled. In pain treatments we offer at Florence Nightingale; we conduct successful studies on extending the painless sleep period of the patient and minimizing the pain while resting and moving. In our center, it is our priority to increase the patient’s quality of life. ”
Florence Nightingale, which has international success in cancer treatment, continues to rehabilitate thousands of patients from different parts of the world every year.