BEWARE IF YOU HAVE BREAST CANCER IN THE FAMILY! EARLY DIAGNOSIS SAVES LIVES

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BEWARE IF YOU HAVE BREAST CANCER IN THE FAMILY! EARLY DIAGNOSIS SAVES LIVES

Turkey iHealth member and JCI Antalya hospital, head of department Specialist in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology Prof. Dr. said that early diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, the most common type of cancer among women, saves lives. “The risk increases more if the person’s mother, brother or aunt, such as relatives, have previously had this disease,” said Professor, who said that the family history of the disease is important.

Although breast cancer is more common in menopausal women, its incidence is now increasing in their 20s, said Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology Specialist Prof. Doctor stated that the disease occurs due to genetic factors, environmental factors and obesity.

Giving information about the disease, Prof. Doctor said, “Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women in our country, as well as all over the world. The disease can be manifested by symptoms such as bloating, disfigurement of the breast, redness, the appearance of orange peel, pain,” he said.
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The most common method of detection is as a result of manual control of one’s own breast. Because of the awareness of young patients, it can now be detected earlier. In such a situation, it is necessary to be examined by seeing a specialist doctor in Turkey without wasting time.

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If there are any in the family, pay attention

Expressing that the family history is important in the disease, Prof. Doctor “Every woman from the age of 40 should have a mammogram 1 time a year. If a person’s relatives, such as his mother, brother, or aunt, have previously had this disease, the risk increases more. For this reason, it needs to be followed up with a manual examination and mammography from the age of 20. In some groups, breast MRI may also be required,” he said.

Personalized treatment is applied

A special process has been followed in the treatment of the disease, Prof. Dr. continued as follows:

“After the diagnosis of the mass is made, it must be removed by surgical intervention, and the lymph nodes next to the mass must also be removed. If lymph node involvement is observed, it is also possible to remove underarm lymph. Depending on the type of tumor determined as a result of the patient’s pathology, hormonal therapy, chemotherapy and rational drug therapy can also be applied. Because some tumors are larger, the tumor is reduced by chemotherapy treatment before surgery. Radiation therapy can also be performed against the possibility of recurrence of breast cancer.”
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With the developing technology in breast cancer, the patient can be discharged after 1 day or even on the same day. Early treatment increases the chances of success.

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