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BREAST CLINIC

Specialized diagnosis and treatment centre

 

We have established our specialized centre for the comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer and other female diseases. It combines all the necessary units for screening, diagnosis, and treatment of breast cancer, which is the most common type of cancer in women. The breast diseases team is made up of specialists in all the needed fields and works as a separate unit.

One of the most important factors that increases success in breast health, decreases complications, and prolongs life expectancy is the quality of the teams where "breast radiologist, breast pathologist, and breast surgeons" are working together. This is the most successful success criterion that has been scientifically proven.

 

What is breast cancer?

Breast cancer is a type of cancer that forms in the cells of the breast tissue. It occurs when cells in the breast grow uncontrollably and form a tumour, which can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer among women, although it can also occur in men. It may present as a lump or mass in the breast or underarm area, changes in breast size or shape, skin dimpling or puckering, nipple changes, or other symptoms.

Early detection and treatment are crucial for favourable outcomes, and options for treatment may include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, targeted therapy, or a combination of these approaches. Breast cancer management typically involves a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, and regular breast self-exams, mammograms, and clinical breast exams are important for early detection and prevention.

What are the methods used for breast cancer diagnosis?

There are several methods commonly used for the diagnosis of breast cancer, including:

  1. Mammography
  2. Breast ultrasound
  3. Breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  4. Biopsy
  5. Clinical breast exam (CBE)
  6. Molecular or genetic testing
  7. Blood tests

How do we treat breast cancer?

The treatment of breast cancer depends on several factors, including the stage of the cancer, the type of breast cancer, the characteristics of the tumour, the overall health of the patient, and the patient's preferences. Treatment may involve one or a combination of the following modalities:

1. Surgery: Surgery is a common treatment option for breast cancer and may involve breast-conserving surgery (such as a lumpectomy or partial mastectomy) or mastectomy (removal of the entire breast).

2. Radiation therapy: Radiation therapy uses high-energy rays to kill cancer cells or prevent their growth.

3. Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy involves the use of drugs to kill cancer cells throughout the body.

4. Hormone therapy: Hormone therapy is used for breast cancers that are hormone receptor-positive, which means they depend on hormones (such as oestrogen or progesterone) to grow.

5. Targeted therapy: This is a type of treatment that specifically targets cancer cells with certain genetic mutations or overexpressed proteins. It may involve medications such as HER2-targeted therapies (such as trastuzumab or pertuzumab) or other targeted agents.

6. Immunotherapy: Immunotherapy is a newer treatment option for certain types of breast cancer that involves using drugs to boost the body's immune system to fight cancer cells.

7. Clinical trials: Clinical trials may be available for eligible patients with breast cancer, offering access to new treatments or treatment combinations being studied in research settings.

 

Our conturbiuting doctors:


Prof. Dr. Levent ÇELİK in breast radiology

Prof. Dr. Sıtkı Tuzlalı in breast pathology

Assoc Prof. Ekrem FERLENGEZ in breast surgery

Prof. Dr. Haluk ONAT in breast oncology

Dr. Taflan SALEPCI in medical oncology

Dr. Sinemis ÇELİK in medical oncology

Dr. Alper Özkan in radiation oncology



 Our breast clinic boasts a team of highly skilled and experienced doctors who are recognized experts in the field of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. We follow a multidisciplinary approach, where each case is thoroughly reviewed by a specialized council consisting of oncologists, surgeons, radiologists, and other experts. This allows us to create personalized and comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plans tailored to the unique needs of each patient.

The breast unit of our hospital is a member of the European School of Oncology Breast Centres Network.
check out: www.breastcentresnetwork.org

 



 

Son Güncelleme Tarihi 18 April 2023 Editör Admin Ceyhun Taş - 0541 809 1296

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