📩 27/10/2023 13:41
Prof. from the Department of General Surgery, Istanbul Okan University Hospital. Dr. Abut Kebudi answered questions about breast cancer for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October 1-31.
Which breast complaint do women most often apply with?
Stating that the main complaints are often pain and stiffness in the breasts, Prof. from the General Surgery Department of Istanbul Okan University Hospital. Dr. Abut Kebudi said, “Most likely the causes are benign structures. "The important thing here is to have regular check-ups and thus early recognition of less likely serious situations." said.
The importance of early diagnosis in breast cancer?
Prof. Dr. Abut Kebudi said that when diagnosed early, the best result can be achieved with the least amount of treatment and continued: "It is also more possible to keep the cosmetic appearance of the breast good."
Frequency of visiting a doctor for breast cancer screening?
Prof. Dr. Abut Kebudi said, “First of all, starting from the age of 40, a check-up should be done once a year and mammography should be done once a year or every 2 years. Ultrasound examination can be done once a year. "Before the age of 40, a doctor should be visited at an appropriate frequency, depending on the risk situation." he warned.
Who are the risky people?
Prof. Dr. Abut Kebudi listed the risky people as follows: "Those with a family history of breast cancer, those with a genetic risk in their family, those with advanced age, those exposed to radiation, those who are overweight."
Should the breast be removed when breast cancer is diagnosed?
Prof. Dr. Abut Kebudi said, “No, if the patient is at the appropriate stage or can be brought to the appropriate stage with preoperative treatments, breast conservation surgeries or oncoplastic surgeries can be performed.” He explained: "In this way, we can both treat cancer and get a good cosmetic result."
Is it possible to remove the breast and get a good cosmetic result?
Saying that it is possible, Prof. Dr. Abut Kebudi concluded his words as follows: "If the condition of the disease requires the removal of the entire breast, a good appearance can be achieved by emptying the breast and replacing it with a silicone prosthesis, except for some special cases."