Don’t Ignore These Symptoms – Health News

Covid-19, the epidemic disease of the century, which has been going on for more than two years; It causes many neurological problems such as headaches, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, difficulty concentrating, insomnia and changes in consciousness levels. Stating that more than a third of patients have had neurological signs and symptoms since the start of the epidemic, neurosurgery specialist Prof. Dr. Gökhan Bozkurt said: “It is very important that patients presenting with such mild neurological signs and symptoms report to the hospital, carefully evaluated and without ignoring that these complaints can also be related to a brain tumor.” Clinical and experimental studies on brain tumors, the incidence of which is increasing nowadays; While showing that some mis-encoded genes and proteins play an active role in tumor development, Prof. Dr. Gökhan Bozkurt said: “Some factors, such as radiation and cancer-causing chemicals, also facilitate the formation of brain tumors. In addition, it is observed that there is a familial tendency in the formation of some brain tumors.


State that in recent years in our country, thanks to the experience of doctors and new medical technologies in the field of neurosurgery, extremely important developments have been achieved in the field of diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Gökhan Bozkurt provides the following information: “In particular, the increase in knowledge about the pathways that tumors use during brain tumor formation, the knowledge of key genes and proteins that are active here, and the use of some biomarkers that reveal molecular changes have led to very important developments in the diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors. In this context, the development of targeted smart drugs has been achieved that affect only the harmful tissues, called tumors, without damaging the normal tissue. In patients with a preliminary diagnosis of a brain tumor, regardless of whether the tumor is radiologically benign or malignant, a priority treatment must be determined.Today, surgical treatment is the preferred approach in the treatment of brain tumors, both benign and malignant.Especially with the complete or near-complete removal of these tumors, our patients become a long and healthy life and commandments.


The determining factors in the surgical treatment of a brain tumor are tumor type and benign-malignant appearance, location, size, age of the patient, general condition and functioning of the patient, neurological status of the patient, the life-threatening condition. of the tumor and additional systemic problems that may influence the patient’s surgical decision.Explain as ‘yes or not’ Prof. dr. Dr. Gökhan Bozkurt: “With some benign tumours, with almost all malignant tumours, radiotherapy and chemotherapy are given in addition to the surgical treatment, unless there is a special reason. In addition, we are very pleased with the results of local radiotherapy applications after surgical treatment in part of the benign tumors and in all malignant tumors. In addition, with the new methods applied to the tumor area removed after surgical treatment, side effects are reduced and the effectiveness of the treatment is significantly increased. Targeted smart drugs developed in the field of oncology in recent years have given rise to new hopes in the treatment of brain tumors. The negativity caused by chemotherapy drugs, which were used until recently but were not very helpful in treating brain tumors, has now been eliminated with targeted smart drugs, and at the same time, smart drugs have increased the success rate of surgery and postoperative radiotherapy.


Neurosurgical specialist Prof. Dr. Gökhan Bozkurt lists the symptoms of brain tumors as follows; headache, feeling or being sick with a headache, loss of consciousness and disturbances in level of consciousness, having a seizure (episode) that has never happened before, loss of sensation or strength in any part of the body, drowsiness, short-term vision loss, double vision or include memory and behavior disorders, speech disorders, imbalance and gait problems, hormonal disorders and related clinical symptoms (early puberty, growth of hands and feet, menstrual cycle disorders, hyperthyroidism, cortisol deficiency or excess…).

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