In İzmir Tınaztepe Galen Radiation Oncology Clinic, we stand by our valuable patients by combining technology and the expertise of health personnel with love and interest in line with our guiding principle of "Technology, Competence and Humanity".
What is radiotherapy?
Radiotherapy is the application of treatment through special devices by targeting malignant (malignant) and some benign (benign) tumors with high-energy ionizing radiation. The clinics where this treatment is applied within the appropriate principles are called "Radiation Oncology Clinic".
75-85% of all cancer patients need radiotherapy at some point in their lives after diagnosis. Radiotherapy can be used alone (curative) as the main treatment in cancer treatment or before or after other treatments such as surgery and/or chemotherapy (adjuvant/neoadjuvant) or concurrently with chemotherapy/immunotherapy/targeted therapies to increase treatment success. In addition, in the treatment of cancer-related complaints such as pain, bleeding, and congestion; It is one of the most effective treatment methods that is frequently used (palliative) in order to eliminate the complaints and improve the life comfort of the patient.
How does radiotherapy work?
Radiotherapy uses targeted and regulated high-energy ionizing radiation to kill cancer cells. Ionizing radiation damages the genetic structure of cells by causing changes in the atoms of the tissues it passes through, especially in the DNA structure where genetic information is stored. As a result, cell death occurs soon after treatment in some types of cancer. Tumors shrink or may even disappear. In some types of cancer, however, as a result of the damage caused by radiation in the genetic structure of cancer cells, the cells cease to reproduce, die or become ineffective. Unlike chemotherapy, which has a whole body (systemic) effect, radiotherapy is a local (local) treatment method that is effective only where it is applied. Therefore, its effects on cellular or tissue occur only in the area where radiotherapy is applied.
What are the new treatment methods in radiotherapy?
With the new sensitive irradiation techniques, the location (localization) of the tumor tissue is displayed more precisely, the organ/tissue boundaries can be separated more clearly, and thus healthy tissue can be better preserved. With such techniques, stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) applications are available, which are effective treatment methods by killing a large number of tumor cells at once.
Diseases Used in Radiation Therapy in İzmir Tınaztepe Health Group Galen Radiation Oncology Clinic:
Genitourinary cancers (prostate, bladder, kidney, penis, testis, ureter)
Gastrointestinal cancers (esophagus, stomach, pancreas, hepatobiliary, colon, rectum, anal canal)
Gynecological cancers (cervix, endometrium, ovary, vagina, vulva)
Head and neck cancers (nasopharynx, oropharynx, hypopharynx, larynx, nasal cavity and sinuses, oral cavity, salivary gland)
Central nervous system tumors (brain, spinal cord)
Skin cancers (Squamous and basal cell, Merkel cell, melanoma)
Bone and soft tissue cancers
lymphoma, leukemia, myeloma
Endocrine (thyroid, adrenal, pituitary)
Some benign diseases (AVM, keloid, etc.)
Radiotherapy Techniques Applied in İzmir Tınaztepe Health Group Galen Radiation Oncology Clinic:
Surface guided radiotherapy (SGRT)
Intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT)
Intensity modulated arc therapy (VMAT)
Radiotherapy accompanied by respiratory control (Four-dimensional radiotherapy)
Stereotactic radiotherapy / stereotactic body radiotherapy (stereotactic radiotherapy-SRT, stereotactic body radiotherapy-SBRT)
Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)
İzmir Tınaztepe Health Group Galen Radiation Oncology Clinic Technical Infrastructure:
Varian Trubeam device (Rapid plan, MCO, Biological optimization)
4-Dimensional Computed Tomography (CT)
Respiratory control system (Real time Position Management - RPM)
Varian-Identify Surface Imaging and Tracking Technology
IBA Current quality control equipment