Thursday, 13 June 2024
Fight Against Cancer: Importance of Prevention and Early Diagnosis

Fight Against Cancer: Importance of Prevention and Early Diagnosis

According to World Health Organization (WHO) data, 20 million new cancer cases are seen globally and 235,000 in our country each year. Cancer is one of the leading groups of diseases causing death in society. The Director of the Health Sciences School of Karatay University at the Konya Chamber of Commerce (KTO), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Füsun Sunar, shared important information about the diagnosis and treatment of the cancer disease.

According to the Director of the Health Sciences School of Karatay University at the Konya Chamber of Commerce (KTO), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Füsun Sunar, the factors that cause cancer can be evaluated under two groups: environmental factors and hereditary causes. "Protection from cancer is only possible by identifying the factors that cause it and living away from them. Environmental causes can be attributed to factors such as smoking, food consumed, obesity, hormones, viruses, physical and chemical agents. In addition, cancer is more frequently observed in chronic inflammatory events and in the background of benign tumors," said Dr. Füsun Sunar.

"Preventing individuals from cancer and early diagnosis approaches can remove the fear associated with this disease. With screening methods, early diagnosis can be made possible for colon, breast, prostate, and cervical cancers, and these cancers can be treated. In our country, periodic screenings for these cancers are carried out at KETEM and Family Health Centers. Today, in the fight against cancer, measures taken to avoid getting sick are given priority. This involves staying as far away from the cancer-causing factors as possible, investigating the risks associated with a family history of cancer and having regular checks for early diagnosis if there is a risk. In addition to health policies, everyone should take responsibility for their own health and do what is necessary for both protection and early diagnosis." The Director of the Health Sciences School of Karatay University at the Konya Chamber of Commerce (KTO), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Füsun Sunar, made important recommendations by saying this.