Gynecological Oncology Surgery Specialist Prof. Dr. told, “Ovarian cancer is a cancer of the ovaries, one of the reproductive organs of women and 2 pieces in a normal woman. It usually does not give symptoms and is diagnosed in advanced stages”. In addition, although this disease is mostly seen in the post-menopausal period, it is a type of cancer that can occur at any age emphasizing ways to prevent the disease as follows:


In ovarian cancer, it causes complaints such as irregular menstruation, non-menstrual vaginal bleeding, abdominal pain and, most often, swelling in the abdomen. Vague abdominal pain is unfortunately ignored by women and leads to further progression of the tumor. Depending on which of these complaints, it is the right move to contact a gynecologist as soon as possible.


In order to prevent ovarian cancer, it is necessary to surgically remove the ovaries, which is not the right approach. But this method can be applied in a selected very limited group. Prevention is not possible for the entire community, but it is possible to take precautions. This, in turn, can only be achieved by regularly performing gynecological checks. For this reason, I recommend that our young or fertile women go to the gynecologist if they have complaints that I mentioned above. Diagnosis is made by the experience of the doctor, ultrasonography, evaluation of the abdominal area with devices such as MRI or tomography, blood tests. The earlier the disease is diagnosed, the success of treatment also increases at rates approaching 100 percent. But patients treated at an early stage should not say” I survived”, they should continue their regular check-ups. Because the disease can recur even years later. For early detection, there is no choice but to go to a regular doctor, and this should be started no later than the age of 18. But it is not necessary to ignore two exceptional situations. First, regular checks should be started if there is sexual contact before the age of 18, and second, for possible complaints before the age of 18, a doctor should be consulted. In addition to having annual periodic checkups of menopausal women, it may be preferable for family-risky people to keep these periods at a frequency of six months.


In ovarian cancer, the primary treatment method is the removal of tumor tissues from the body by surgery. In surgery, the goal is not to leave any tumors in the abdomen, if possible. But sometimes it is not possible due to these conditions (for example, some very advanced cases). Apart from surgery and usually after surgery, drug therapy (chemotherapy) benefits quite high rates. In some selected cases, chemotherapy is started even before the operation. Radiation therapy (radiotherapy) is not routinely resorted to, but in rare cases, radiation therapy also produces good results.


Our expectation is that, unfortunately, as with all cancers, there will be an increase in ovarian cancer. But we need time to be able to say it on an evidence-based basis. Because the pandemic period naturally causes a decrease in people’s visits to the doctor, our guess is that the patients we encounter gradually come to us in later stages.

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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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