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Noting that there has been an increase in breast cancer cases in recent years, especially with the pandemic process, General Surgery Specialist Op. Dr. “Lifestyle changes and regular check-ups are essential to protect against the disease,” was said.

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women… but when diagnosed at an early stage using screening methods, the chances of treatment and survival rates are very high thanks to effective methods, General Surgery Specialist Op. Dr. gave vital information about this. Here are the explanations.


In the family history of breast cancer, breast cancer in both breasts, advanced age, estrogen is high (see the pieces at an early age to enter menopause at a late age), birth, and infancy, to give birth at an advanced age, az to move, being overweight, and hormone therapy are the main risk factors for getting breast cancer.


Breast cancer may not give any symptoms at an early stage. Painful or painless Mass who give birth when the tumor grows, screened for breast, bloody discharge from the nipple, that is found under the seat of cancer, breast skin, redness, heat, and is signaled by the appearance of orange peel. Ways to reduce the risk of disease can be listed as follows:

1- There is an important relationship between nutrition and the risk of breast cancer. A balanced and Mediterranean diet with a predominant diet (that is, consuming lots of vegetables and fruits during the season, eating lots of fish, choosing foods with olive oil, consuming little sugar, little salt, avoiding excessive animal fat and processed foods) reduces the risk of breast cancer.

2- In scientific studies, it has been observed that the risk of breast cancer decreases in women who exercise regularly. Because adipose tissue in the body is the main source of the hormone estrogen. High levels of this hormone are a risk factor for breast cancer. In particular, obesity in the abdominal area can increase the risk of breast cancer by increasing the production of the hormone estrogen.

3- Quality and adequate sleep against breast cancer is also very important. During sleep, cells that have developed DNA damage, have not yet turned into cancer, but have entered this pathway are repaired and renewed. For this reason, the protective effect of healthy sleep should also not be forgotten.

4- Smoking and alcohol increase the risk of breast cancer. Therefore, Turkish tobacco products, smoking environments and excessive alcohol consumption should be avoided.

5- Regular check-ups to protect against breast cancer also save lives. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there have been delays in early diagnosis in the last two years due to patients not contacting a health facility and health centers not being able to work fully efficiently because follow-ups and screenings cannot be performed. However, since the severity of the Covid-19 pandemic has decreased somewhat, routine checks should definitely be done by taking the necessary precautions, even if there are no complaints for early diagnosis. It is important for every woman to have a breast self-examination 1 time per month from the age of 20 and to have a mammogram 1 time per year after the age of 40 and to have a doctor’s examination. A mammogram can detect breast cancer 3-4 years before it is detected. It does not increase the risk of cancer due to the fact that it contains a low dose of radiation.


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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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