Tratamentul: Lung Cancer
Rosita and her husband of two years were planning to start a family in their home town of Pleven, Bulgaria. Excited about becoming a mother and aware of the new responsibilities she would carry, Rosita started to pay close attention to her health an
Rosita and her husband of two years were planning to start a family in their home town of Pleven, Bulgaria. Excited about becoming a mother and aware of the new responsibilities she would carry, Rosita started to pay close attention to her health and body. During a routine self examination, Rosita noticed a mass in her breast. Without a delay Rosita saw a specialist in her hometown. The biopsy test showed that Rosita had breast cancer. The news devastated the family. Supported by her husband, friends, and family, Rosita travelled to Sofia to undergo a breast removal surgery and six sessions of the chemotherapy treatments. The surgery and the chemotherapy treatments were successful and Rosita lived a normal life with her husband and her family for the following six years.
Meeting the challenge
During her usual routine check-up in January 2008, Rosita was informed that her tumor indicators were higher than normal but the test findings did not show that she had a tumor. In May 2008 Rosita sought medical help again after she started to experience shortness of breath, coughing and chest pains. Once again the test results did know show presence of a cancerous tumor. Upset and alarmed, Rosita decided to go through another chemotherapy session for her peace of mind even though she was told that cancer was not present.
It was during this last treatment that Rosita came across a TV program that talked about Anadolu Medical Center in Turkey. She became interested in the Center and decided to send an inquiry about a possibility of getting a second medical opinion through the Center’s International Patient department. Physicians at Anadolu Medical Center told Rosita that PET-CT was necessary for a definite diagnosis. Leaving her family behind, Rosita traveled to Turkey where a PET-CT scan was performed as recommended. The results of the test were hard to accept: Rosita had cancer but now in her bones and lungs. Under the care of Dr. Prof. Haluk Onat and his team, she began chemotherapy once again.
Rosita shared this about her experience at the hospital: "Anadolu Medical Center surpassed my expectations. It is a great hospital. There is specific personnel for each task. Everyone is very friendly. More than anything, this place does not smell like a hospital. As a chemotherapy patient, at the moment I am very sensitive to smell and I am more than happy since there aren’t any discomforting smells. Having an interpreter at hand, dealing with all my needs is a remarkable feature. We can communicate and solve issues so easily.”