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A specialist in brain and Nervous Diseases surgery and a member of the Turkish Neurosurgical Society Professor Doctor in Turkey, have warned about a brain tumor. He stressed that there are more than 100 types of brain tumors which is called “benign” and “low-grade,” should not be underestimated.

“What people describe as ‘easy and simple’ is to underestimate the tumor and it causes life danger, ” he said, noting the importance of the issue. Dr. “ultimately, the formation of life-threatening in the patient depends on the Mass Effect of the tumor. Tumors that we call low-grade ‘glial tumors’ are actually malignant. It shows slow growth compared to others, but these tumors can turn into high-grade brain cancers. Every state of the tumor needs to be taken seriously,” he said.


“If you have different pain than before, pay attention,” About the symptoms of the disease, stating that the brain tumor is manifested by the growth of abnormal cells in the brain and the formation of mass in the brain:

“The symptoms of a brain tumor vary greatly and depend on the size, location, and rate of growth of the brain tumor. We need to take into account beginner headaches or changes in the pain that used to exist. These pains are headaches that gradually become more frequent and more severe. Sometimes nausea and vomiting also occur. In addition to these symptoms, vision problems such as blurred vision, double vision or peripheral vision loss, gradual loss of sensation or movement in an arm or leg, hearing problems, difficulties in balance and speech, confusion of daily work, and personality and behavioral changes may also occur. The appearance of epilepsy seizures, especially in a person who does not have a history of seizures, also reflects the urgency of the condition. You should immediately make an appointment with your doctor and perform the necessary procedures in no time.”


Some types of cancer can spread to the brain, especially breast, colon, kidney, lung, melanoma (skin) cancer has a higher percentage of bounce to the brain, he said. “Although it is not known exactly why some tumors spread more to the brain, we know which tumor spread more easily. Patients with this type of tumor should have a brain imaging examination at intervals and follow-up would be a more appropriate measure for their lives,” he said, reiterating the “follow-up” warning for patients with a history of tumors.


Erdogan, who stressed that surgery is the most common and effective method of treating a brain tumor, gave the following information about treatment methods:

“For patients with a brain tumor, different types of treatment can be used alone or together, depending on the type and location of the tumor. Surgical treatment for brain tumors is still the most important and effective method of determining both the type of tumor and treating the tumor by removing it. The development of imaging methods also contributed greatly to the surgical method. In addition, there are various methods available with radiation therapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapy. Apart from the medical treatments we are talking about, other methods mentioned under the name ‘complementary medicine’ have no scientifically proven benefit, it should not be forgotten. Smart drugs, especially recently used to treat tumors that metastasize to the brain, are also promising.”


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Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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