📩 20/09/2023 12:58
Turkish Medical Oncology Association Board Member Dr. Gökşen İnanç İmamoğlu made statements aiming to raise awareness about women's health for Gynecology Oncology Day, which is celebrated every year on September 20.
Emphasizing the vital importance of early diagnosis of gynecological cancers, İmamoğlu talked about the importance of raising women's awareness about health issues and improving the general health of the society.
Dr. said that Gynecology Oncology Day, celebrated every year on September 20, is organized to draw attention to gynecological cancers, which are a critical part of women's health, and to emphasize the vital importance of early diagnosis. Gökşen İnanç İmamoğlu talked about the importance of early diagnosis.
“This special day is a great opportunity to raise women's health awareness and encourage the diagnosis of gynecological cancers at an early stage. Gynecological cancers are among the serious health problems that can deeply affect women's lives. However, with early diagnosis, we can minimize the effects of these types of cancer and increase the chance of treatment. Early diagnosis is the most critical factor determining treatment success. Therefore, it is vital for every woman to have regular gynecological check-ups, recognize the symptoms quickly and consult a specialist doctor. Diseases such as ovarian cancer, uterine cancer and other gynecological cancers may not show their symptoms at an early stage. Therefore, it is important to know your own body and not ignore possible symptoms. “Knowing your risk factors is the first step towards early diagnosis.”
Ovarian cancer is the 2nd most common type of cancer among gynecological cancers in Turkey.
Ovarian cancer is a disease that does not show symptoms in the early stages and can be diagnosed in advanced stages. The 7th most common type of cancer among female cancers in the world; Early diagnosis and regular check-ups are vital in ovarian cancer, which is the second most common type of cancer among gynecological cancers in Turkey.
“Worry About Yourself” for early diagnosis of ovarian cancer
Turkish Medical Oncology Association Board Member Dr. İmamoğlu said the following about ovarian cancer:
“Unfortunately, ovarian cancer is a disease that does not initially cause symptoms and is therefore difficult to diagnose early. So much so that in some cases, this disease is diagnosed by chance as a result of tests performed for different diseases. Since it is a disease that can be fatal if not diagnosed at an early stage, it is vital for women to be aware of the symptoms of ovarian cancer and not to neglect regular check-ups. As the Turkish Medical Oncology Association, we aim to raise the level of awareness about ovarian cancer and increase the rate of early diagnosis with the "Worry About Yourself" project that we have implemented. "I invite all women, whether they have symptoms or not, to become aware of ovarian cancer on Meraketkendini.com and take the test to measure their knowledge level."
Ovarian cancer statistics: What to know for women's health
Ovarian cancer occurs in seven out of every 100 thousand women in developed countries and in six out of every 40 thousand women in underdeveloped and developing countries. Additionally, 100 out of every 1,4 women over the age of 6 are diagnosed with ovarian cancer. As the number of breast and ovarian cancer cases in first-degree relatives increases, this rate increases to XNUMX percent.
Ovarian cancer is the seventh most common type of cancer in women worldwide, and 314 thousand women are diagnosed with this disease annually. Symptoms of ovarian cancer include pain in the groin, abdominal bloating, feeling of weight gain, indigestion, constipation, urination complaints, weight loss and extreme fatigue. If these symptoms persist for a long time, patients are advised to consult a gynecologist before it is too late.