Women’s ignorance about breast cancer causes late diagnosis. A late diagnosis can result in death.
He reminded that free community-based screening service has been provided for more than 10 years for three cancers (breast, cervical, colorectal) recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO)
President of the Turkish Society of Medical Oncology Prof. Dr. Ahmet Abstract said that the vast majority of women with breast cancer died due to unconsciousness and being late. Dr. Ahmet Abstract, in his statement on the occasion of breast cancer awareness month, reminded that free community-based screening service has been provided for more than 10 years for three cancers (breast, cervical, colorectal) recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) within the framework of the National Cancer Control Program in Turkey. .
Indicating that it has been decided to increase the participation rate in cancer screening programs to 100 percent in all member countries since 2013, due to the month of breast cancer awareness, “Breast cancer in women in our country as well as all over the world,” said. It is the most common cancer and affects approximately 15,000 women per year.
Risk factors for breast cancer include family history of breast cancer, early first menstrual period, late menopause, not breastfeeding, obesity. In order to reduce the risk, behavioral changes such as reaching the ideal weight and regular exercise can be effective. However, although the risk factors are listed in this way, knowing and applying them is unfortunately not enough to prevent breast cancer.”
Indicating that the chance of survival increases with early diagnosis, Abstract, “Breast cancer screenings for early diagnosis of the disease are the most effective methods in reducing deaths from this cancer and the frequency of the disease. The majority of breast cancer deaths are due to the late diagnosis of women with breast cancer and their lack of awareness in accessing health services. As the socio-economic conditions of the countries improve, the early diagnosis of breast cancer and the survival rates of patients increase significantly.” Stating that it will be advantageous in the early diagnosis of breast cancer, Prof.
Abstract, “For this reason, it is important to inform and raise awareness among women about the causes, symptoms, prevention, screening, when and how to screen for breast cancer. A high rate of success is achieved in the treatment of breast cancer in the early stages. With appropriate breast surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, only quality of life is achieved. will not decrease, and the public cost will also decrease”.
Prof. Dr. Ahmet Abstract, drawing attention to the fact that it can be diagnosed at an early stage at a rate of 85 percent in centers where community-based screenings are performed, as in KETEMs, continued as follows: “Unfortunately, cancer is a subject that is very open to abuse. Those who seek healing for their patients are often misguided by the wrong people, and sometimes they lose their chance of treatment instead of healing.For this reason, it is extremely important for our patients and their relatives to stay in the light of science and the guidance of experts so that they do not encounter even greater difficulties while seeking a cure for their problems. It is very important for our citizens to closely follow the advice and information of medical doctors, who are the real interlocutors of this business, and especially physicians working on this issue, regarding all types of cancer.”