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Our lesson: cancer! “We are after everything that will keep hope alive”


Seeking hope outside of modern medicine in cancer treatment has very important results! Hope is very important to all of us. We're chasing all kinds of things to keep hope alive!



Breast, cervical, lung and colon cancers are common in women. In men, lung cancer, prostate cancer, head, neck and stomach cancers are more common in our country. Especially in women, breast and uterine cancer screening is very important. For men, after the age of 40, the PSA test should definitely be done!



Could you give information about the multidisciplinary approach in cancer treatment? What difference and benefits does this approach bring to the treatment and the patient?



We were able to achieve higher treatment success with a multidisciplinary approach in oncology. Multidisciplinary approach; It is a way of thinking in which many branches come together, evaluate the patient together, and decide on treatment methods together.



In order to eliminate the disease or its complications in the appropriate patient, these branches come into play in surgery, small or large stages. Radiation therapy is the same. We can usually give it as a preventative after surgery, but every patient is special in himself. We don't just look at it as a case of prostate cancer when people walk through the door if it's prostate cancer.



Because we know that prostate cancer, like breast or lung cancer, are different biological subgroups of other cancers. In this subgroup, we highlight the stage of the disease, the characteristics of our patient, and the treatments specific to that patient.



While doing this, we always come together with related branches. Since every organ system has cancer, doctors working in each department have experience in surgery and oncology.



Oncology; Radiotherapy is a combination of intensive efforts in diagnosis-oriented branches and pathology.



What are the most common types of cancer in men and women?



Could you give information about the incidence of cancers by gender?



Breast cancer, cervical cancer, lung and colon cancers are common in women. In men, lung cancer, prostate cancer, head, neck and stomach cancers are more common in our country.



Although cancers related to smoking in our country are better than in the past due to some attitudes, unfortunately, the increasing trend continues.



A slight decrease may have started after the ban on smoking. But still smoking-related cancers are a serious problem. Among these, we can count head and neck cancers, lung cancer, bladder cancer, kidney tumors and bone marrow tumors.



Unfortunately, smoking continues to be an important problem in our country as it increases the risk of developing many cancers.



“MAN CAN ALSO HAVE BREAST CANCER”


Does breast cancer only occur in women? Do men also need to do some check-ups or have them done, knowing the importance of early diagnosis?



Breast cancer is more common in women. 1 out of every 8 women is diagnosed with breast cancer. The incidence in men is about 1% of the incidence in women. Although it brings easy diagnosis due to the anatomical structure of the male chest,

With the thought and approach that there is no breast cancer, we see that there are developments in the diagnosis, contrary to what is believed.



Here, no special screening is required for male breast cancer, but we are aware of the existence of other cancer types that require screening.

we should be.



Certain cancers stand out in Turkey, if we reduce this to Antalya, is there a prominent cancer type?



We don't have a very different view in Antalya from other mosaics in Turkey. Skin cancer is one of the tumors that can be seen in Turkey. Its frequency may be increasing in Antalya.



It may have increased with greater exposure to sunlight, and especially with damage to the ozone layer, but we don't have solid statistics to show that this has increased compared to past years.



In general, we see more European distribution in cancers as we go to the western parts. Colon, breast, lung are more prominent.



When we go to the eastern part, we see that different types of cancer, such as the esophagus and stomach, can predominate regionally.



“FAMILY STORY HAS AN IMPORTANT PLACE”


What would you recommend to our readers for cancer screening? To whom and how often would you recommend the scans?



I would like to remind you that breast and uterine cancer screenings are very important, especially in women. After the age of 40, he should have a mammogram every year. For cervical cancers, smears can be taken at least once every 3 years.



I would like to remind you that especially after the age of 50, screening of the large intestine may be on the agenda. For colon cancer, a colonoscopy can be performed every 10 years after the age of 50.



Another important point is family history. In men, PSA can be tested after the age of 50, again at an advanced age. Colon evaluation also applies to men. Low-dose tomography screening for lung cancer is a prominent method in the world.

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