The cells in our body are capable of dividing but each cell can divide for a certain number of times and cannot divide infinitely. For normal functioning of our body, the cells should grow, divide and generate more cells. Unconscious cancer cells begin to divide uncontrollably and multiply and cause mass and tumor formation. Oncologic Surgery is a field that focuses on the use of surgery for diagnosis of cancer, stage detection and treatment of cancer. Operations are performed to remove the cancerous tissue from the body by surgical methods, control pain and manage cancer-related symptoms and side effects. Whether a patient is a suitable candidate for surgery is decided upon by considering factors such as tumor type, size, location, grade and stage as well as physical fitness and other medical conditions. Oncological surgery operations can be performed as open or laparoscopically.
At Ege Şehir Hospital Oncologic Surgery unit, the treatment plans and follow-up of patients diagnosed with cancer are meticulously carried out by our expert team using our high-end equipment.
Some of the Diseases Treated by Oncologic Surgery Unit:
Cancers that develop in the lips, gums, tongue, inner sides of the cheeks, palate and floor of the mouth are defined as oral cancer. In oral cancers, operations can be performed to remove the tumor, clean the surrounding tissue and reconstruct the mouth.
Malignant tumors caused by uncontrolled and abnormally proliferating cells in the lung tissue are called lung cancer. Surgical intervention can be performed by examining the location, size, metastasis status of the tumor and the general health status of the patient. Surgical treatment gives successful results particularly in early-stage patients.
Tumors located in the skull are called brain tumors. The most common symptoms of brain tumors are severe headache, nausea, and vomiting. Brain tumors can be treated by removing the tumor in the oncological surgery unit if the general health status of the patient, the spread of the tumor and the area where it is located are examined and found suitable for surgery.
Kidney cancer is malignant tumors that occur due to uncontrolled and normally proliferating cells in the urine producing part of the kidney and in the pool area where urine is collected. The most effective method in the treatment of kidney cancer is to remove all or part of the kidney.
Skin cancer is caused by mutations in the skin cells. Treatment of skin cancer varies depending on the size, type, depth and location of the lesions. The cancerous area can be surgically cut off.
Uterine cancer is caused by the uncontrolled and abnormal proliferation of cells in the lining of the uterus. Surgery is the most commonly used treatment method in uterine cancer.
Larynx is an organ located in the throat that separates the trachea and esophagus from each other. Malignant tumors in this area are called laryngeal cancer. Operations can be performed to remove the tumor, clean and reconstruct the surrounding tissue in laryngeal cancer.
Bone tumors can be observed due to metastasis to bone of tumors in organs or tumor formation in the bone. Surgical treatment can be applied in bone tumors.
The excessive proliferation of cells in the milk ducts or milk glands in the breast is called breast cancer. It can be treated by surgically removing the area where cancer cells have spread. The removal of the breast mass is called lumpectomy, and the removal of tissue around the breast tissue is called mastectomy.
Stomach cancer is caused by disproportionate proliferation of cells covering the stomach and producing mucus, and surgery is the most preferred option in stomach cancer.
Prostate is a secretory organ that produces various secretions for reproductive activities in men; prostate cancer is caused by excessive proliferation of cells that make up the prostate tissue.
Cervical cancer occurs in the part of the cervix which connects the uterus and uterine tract as a result of proliferation of cells in this area. 95% of cervical cancer cases is caused by HPV virus.
The testicle is the organ responsible for producing sperm and testosterone. Testicular cancer occurs as a result of uncontrolled and abnormal proliferation of reproductive cells in the testicle.