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Turkey Medicals – contact your specialist dentist in Turkey immediately if you have painful mouth and gums, wounds that do not go away, a burning sensation on your tongue, bruises, dry mouth, impaired taste.

Oral cancer is in the top eight of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) list of the most deadly types of cancer. This figure is increasing every year. Oral cancer, which usually occurs above the lips (more often the lower lip), inside the mouth, behind the larynx, tonsils, or salivary glands; it is more common in men than in women.

In oral cancer, which can be more common in people over the age of 40; smoking along with heavy alcohol use is the most important risk factor.


Many people are surprised to hear that every hour a person dies of oral cancer. However, this type of cancer is much more deadly than neck, brain, ovarian and skin cancer. Although the death rate has decreased in many types of cancer in recent studies, it seems that this rate has increased in oral cancers. We already knew that early detection methods such as pap smear tests, PSA tests, and mammography were useful in reducing the rates of uterine, prostate, and breast cancers.

Since it was found out that oral cancer is one of the easiest diseases to treat if it is diagnosed early, it has become very important for your dentist to see you regularly and carefully monitor the problems in your mouth. If the lesions that are likely to turn into cancer or oral cancer are caught at an early stage, the treatment is much easier, its spread can be prevented, and the success rate is more than 82 percent. With the innovations brought by technology, early detection has increased the use of intraoral screening devices as well as examination, and has increased the success rate in Turkey.


Oral cancer can spread if it is diagnosed at an early stage and treatment is not provided, causing constant pain, loss of function, facial and oral deformities that cannot be corrected after treatment, and even death. Visit to the dentist at regular intervals is also important for the early detection of oral cancers.

Usually treatment; surgical removal of all cancerous tissue, radiation therapy the use of radiation to destroy cancer cells), chemotherapy (cancer-fighting drugs), or all of these methods use a combination of the following occurs. A new treatment called Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is also used for some types of oral cancer.

In this treatment, a laser beam and a photosensitive drug are used to destroy cancer cells in Turkey.

Oral cancer is most likely to improve when treated early. After surgery, it may be necessary to perform a number of reconstructive operations on soft tissue or skin, or replace bones with prostheses. Patients who have had their mouths changed during treatment may need to receive restorative dentistry, speech therapy, and nutritional counseling services. Psychological support in Turkey may also be necessary for people whose speech or appearance changes after treatment.


Especially hard alcoholic drinks, including excessive alcohol consumption, use of alcohol and cigarettes (cancer in cigarette smoke produces substances into the body, as large as it is with alcohol, a combination of alcohol and cigarette smoke is a major reason), instead of fitting false teeth, uneven or jagged teeth insufficient, especially when you don’t care, any sharp edges in the teeth due to the constant irritation of the language; can be counted among the factors that trigger cancer of the mouth.

Chemotherapy and radiation therapy, especially applied to the head and neck area, can have very serious consequences. In addition, this treatment can damage not only cancer cells, but also your own healthy cells (including intraoral tissues).

The side effects seen in both forms of treatment are as follows: painful mouth and gums, ulcerations (sores), burning sensation in your tongue, common caries, dry mouth, changes in taste, difficulty eating, talking and swallowing.

In addition, some people may develop infections that will lead to a delay in treatment in Turkey.


Most of the time, as a result of cancer treatment, people may have a jaw and the patient cannot open their mouth too much. To prevent this, exercise should be done three times a day. It will be enough to repeat this movement 20 times, opening and closing the mouth so much that it does not cause pain.

It will be best to warm up this area with a warm, damp towel before performing the exercise or to repeat the procedure during a hot shower.

Another effective recommendation is to gently brush the teeth, gums and tongue with a soft brush moistened in warm water.

Use dental floss every day, taking care to keep bleeding areas clean. Jul:

Avoid using toothpicks, tobacco products and alcohol. Do not consume hard, crispy and spicy foods that can irritate your mouth. Do not use mouthwash containing alcohol.

Instead, mix the baking soda and salt with water and gargle (1/4 teaspoon of baking soda, 1/8 teaspoon of salt, a glass of hot water). Be sure to consult your dentist.

Oral cancer progresses so secretly that at first you may not notice any symptoms. But if attention is not paid and an early diagnosis is not made, even consequences that lead to premature death can occur in the later stages.


In addition, bleeding that occurs in the mouth or throat should be taken seriously. Because among the main symptoms of oral cancer, there are bleeding that occurs unexpectedly at the treatment time.

Other symptoms include difficulty chewing, swallowing disorders, decreased sense of taste in the tongue, numbness and bloating in certain areas of the mouth.

If you also have these symptoms, although it is not certain, we can say that you are also at risk of oral cancer. For your own health, it is useful to undergo an examination to take early measures against this deadly type of cancer and find out if you have oral cancer.


There are two types of lesions that are suspected of being cancer or are likely to turn into cancer: white lesions (leukopylakies) and red lesions (erythroplakies). Red lesions are much less common, but they have a much greater risk of developing into cancer. If the red or white lesion does not go away on its own within 2 weeks, it should be re-evaluated and a biopsy should be taken for a definitive diagnosis. Other symptoms of oral cancers:

Difficulty chewing or swallowing

Numbness of the tongue

Hoarseness of voice

Pain in the ear

Difficulty in tongue and jaw movements

It is a lumpy protrusion or thinning of the soft tissues inside the mouth. If any of these symptoms appear for more than two weeks, an examination and the necessary laboratory tests should definitely be performed.


Oral cancer is a type of cancer that occurs above the lips (usually the lower lip), inside the mouth, behind the larynx, tonsils, or salivary glands. It is more common in men than in women. If not diagnosed early, oral cancer may require surgery, radiation therapy, and/or chemotherapy. The survival rate for a total of five years is 50 percent, but it can also be fatal. The reason for this poor forecast is that the early symptoms can not be noticed. That is why early detection of oral cancer is so important for successful treatment.


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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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