Bursa Onkoday Association and Western Black Sea Breast Diseases Association Prof. Dr. Under the chairmanship of Çakmak, “Breast Cancer Awareness Event” was held in the foyer of the chief physician of BEU.
In a statement after the event, Çakmak said that breast cancer is the most common type of disease in women worldwide.
Noting that 2 million 300 thousand women in the world were diagnosed with new breast cancer as of last year, Çakmak said, “We know that about two-thirds of breast cancer deaths occur in countries with middle and low income. Unfortunately, in such countries, cancer occurs at a much more advanced stage. It turns out that the required standards in the diagnosis and treatment of women cannot be met. As a result, we may lose our patients.” said.
Pointing out the importance of early diagnosis in breast cancer, Çakmak said:
“Our most important weapon in the fight against breast cancer is to provide early diagnosis. The most important way to ensure early diagnosis is for women to be aware of the magnitude of the problem in breast cancer. If women are aware of the problem in breast cancer, if they have proper check-ups, we can now treat this disease as physicians. “There are some things that women should do until now. Women should examine their own breasts from the age of 25. From the age of 40, they must be included in a doctor’s examination and a yearly mammographic screening program so that this disease can be diagnosed early.”
“When the disease progresses, the chances of treatment become very difficult”
Emphasizing that breast cancer has increased significantly in Turkey and around the world, Prof. Dr. Çakmak said, “While we see 10-15 thousand annual figures in Turkey, we have now increased to 25 thousand, and the World Health Organization says that this will increase to 35-40-50 thousand in 2030-2035.” said.
Çakmak stated that with the increase of screening programs and awareness all over the world, they detected much more breast cancer diagnoses and said:
“Our goal is to catch it as early as possible, because when the disease progresses, the chance of treatment becomes very difficult, we need to make more extensive treatments and change the quality of life of patients, and unfortunately, the number of patients we lose from cancer in the long term is increasing.”
Noting that the risk of breast cancer in men is one in a thousand, Çakmak said, “In other words, the lifetime probability of breast cancer in every thousand men is one. If we talk about the cases, we see one out of every 100 cases in men in all breast cancer cases.” used the phrase.
Expressing that men do not have a breast examination because it is thought that “men don’t get breast cancer anyway”, Çakmak said that when they detect something in the breast, they usually do not consult a doctor, and that this type of cancer can be more deadly in men because they are caught in the disease at a more aggressive and advanced stage.