📩 29/09/2023 12:45
Anadolu Health Center Medical Oncology Specialist Prof. Dr. Şeref Kömürcü gave information on the subject on the occasion of October Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 gene mutations are an important hereditary risk factor that affects the development of breast cancer in women and prostate cancer in men. Underlining that those with a family history of breast or prostate cancer should undergo regular medical check-ups, Anadolu Health Center Medical Oncology Specialist Prof. Dr. Şeref Kömürcü said, “Apart from BRCA, other risky genes are also examined, and for people with significant risk, bilateral mastectomy can be recommended as a preventive measure, or hormone therapy can be recommended as a preventive measure. Breast cancer, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer, colon cancer, these are sister cancers. The risks in these follow each other. “If you have one of these diseases, the risk may be higher.” said.
One in every 8 cancers is breast cancer
Pointing out that it is known that there were 2020 million new cancer cases in the world in 19,3, Prof. Dr. Şeref Kömürcü said, “Among all cancers, breast cancer has now become the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the world, surpassing lung cancer in frequency. Approximately 2020 million new cases of breast cancer were reported in 2,3, indicating that 8 in every 2020 cancers diagnosed is breast cancer. Also in 685, breast cancer caused 5 thousand deaths. This disease ranked 4th among cancers that cause death worldwide. Breast cancer in women is responsible for 6 in every 1 cancer cases and XNUMX in every XNUMX cancer-related deaths.” said.
"Alternative method in breast cancer treatment: Immunotherapy"
Stating that new drugs are being used for targeted therapy in cancer treatment every day, Prof. Dr. Şeref Kömürcü said, “The rate of use of immunotherapy and targeted therapy is increasing. In addition to chemotherapy and radiotherapy methods that have been used for many years, cancer disease has begun to be controlled for longer periods of time with drugs called immunotherapy. "Thanks to this treatment method, the person's immune system is activated, enabling the person's own immune system cells to fight cancer cells more effectively." He made a statement.