Being healthy is undoubtedly the greatest wealth in the world. But the questions I have received from my patients, especially recently, indicate that we are experiencing a little confusion about check-ups. For this reason, we have prepared a check-up list that you can have according to your age groups this week.


– Dentist check-up every 6 months

– Gynecological examination and smear test

– Breast self-check at home : Preferably in the week following menstruation (if possible, each check should be in the same period), nipple withdrawal, flaking or redness of the nipple in front of the mirror, dimpling, swelling, abnormal feeling of fullness on the skin should be checked. In addition, manual examination is also very important. For this purpose, the left breast with the right hand and the right breast with the left hand should be scanned by squeezing the chest wall,as well as squeezing the breast between the two hands from the bottom and top. This examination works better in the shower and with soap.

– Breast USG

– Self-“me” control : In this control, you should examine all the moles on your naked body and check their changes in terms of growth, color, shape, surface feature. You can ask for help from a relative for areas that you cannot see.

– Blood pressure control


– Blood sugar

– Cholesterol, blood fats (examination of the risk of cardiovascular diseases)

– Blood count-sedimentation – CRP values (in terms of infection or rheumatic factors)

– Liver function test

– Kidney function test

– Urinalysis

– Hidden blood in gaita

– Troit function tests


– Screening for hepatitis B, C and HIV in the blood

– HPV screening in women (for cervical cancer)


– Chest X-ray

– All abdominal USG

– ECG (Examination of the heartbeat and assessment of the risk of heart attack)

If the results are good and there is no family history of the disease, it will be enough to have these tests every two years until the age of 40, under the supervision of your doctor.


In addition to the tests required to be between the ages of 20 and 39,

– Cardiological examination (exertion test and heart echo)

– Eye check every 2 years

– Hormone tests for menopause in women

– Breast USG in women, as well as mammography at intervals that your doctor deems appropriate

– Prostate control in men

If the results are good and there is no family history of the disease, it will be enough to have these tests once a year under the supervision of your doctor.


In addition to the tests you have taken between the ages of 20-39 and 40-49

– Hormone tests due to menopause in women

– Manual and visual breast examination in women: If menopause has entered, you can do this test on a certain day of each month, for example, on the first day.

– Bone density measurement

– Examination of tumor markers in blood

– Colonoscopy in terms of bowel cancer risk and gastroscopy in terms of stomach cancer risk

– Trace elements and vitamins

Also from this age onwards

– Get weighed regularly every week.

– Pay attention to your stool characteristics.

– Be careful about bleeding from any part of the body; never neglect bleeding, especially vaginal, urine, feces or saliva.

– Do not neglect persistent cough and severe night sweats.

It is useful to contact your doctor for complaints such as chest, abdominal pain, discomfort and shortness of breath.

Wish you healthy days.

Turkey Medicals Co-ordinator, MD


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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

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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