Emphasizing that early diagnosis is just as important as cancer treatment, which is a major public health issue in Turkey, experts said there is an annual increase in newly diagnosed cancer patients in Turkey.
Medical Oncological Specialist Associ. Dr. Ahmet Şiyar Ekinci stated that lung and prostate cancer, which often occurs in men in our country, has turned into breast cancer in women.
Noting that breast cancer screening can reduce the risk of death, Ekinci said: “Breast cancer is a cancer that can reduce the risk of death from screening. Early diagnosis makes a serious difference in breast cancer. Early diagnosis is very important for coping with the disease For early diagnosis, mammography every 2 years, from the age of 40 It is recommended from the age of 70 to 75 cancer checks Let’s not be afraid of cancer, let’s not be afraid of being late. We absolutely want an early diagnosis to better fight breast cancer.”
“Mammography significantly increases early detection and breast cancer survival rates”
Ekinci said that cancer screening programs, which are 50 years old in Europe, start from the age of 40 in our country, “According to our country’s screening programs, mammography is recommended every 2 years from the age of 40. It increases the survival rate. It percentage of women who develop breast cancer in the world is one in 8. Our country’s data is consistent with this. However, according to the European data in Turkey, cancer is diagnosed earlier in terms of Therefore, screening programs, which in Europe are starting at 50 years old are, in our country, from the age of 40,” he said.
Helin Ekinci, 29, who presented to the hospital with suspicion of the massive rash, said early diagnosis is vital. Ekinci, who regained her health after an early diagnosis at the hospital where she was treated, said: “I went through the breast cancer treatment process. My treatments are over, thank God. . At first I did not take it seriously because the mass was very small. Later, when the mass grew, I went to the hospital. Doctors performed diagnostic procedures. “After starting it, I learned that I had cancer in my results . Then I had 8 cycles of chemotherapy. After this process, I underwent surgery and received radiotherapy for 33 days. Now I continue with preventive treatment,” he said.
“I was preparing for KPSS when I was diagnosed in this process. Therefore, I had to take a break from my teaching life. After I regained my health, I prepared for KPSS again and took the exam. I am currently waiting at the rendezvous,” said Ekinci.
“Of course, when I first heard that I had cancer, I was not afraid. To be honest, I did not take the disease very seriously. I told my friends that I would conquer and beat cancer. When I first heard about it, there was just a bit of a scare effect. First I had to accept that process. I accepted it and gave positive and good answers to my treatments.”