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Stating that the number of newly diagnosed lung cancer is 5 times higher than last year’s average, Chest Diseases Specialist Dr. Lecturer Seha Akduman said, “Especially smokers that we could not convince for tomography had to have tomography due to coronavirus. In this way, we were able to catch lung cancer at an early stage.”
“NEW DIAGNOSIS LUNG CANCER RATIO IS 5 TIMES OVER THE PAST YEAR”
“SMOKING PERSONS CONVENIENCE TO CORONAVIRUS TOMOGRAPHY”
Explaining that with the use of tomography more for diagnosis, the chance of catching the early stage of the disease increases, Dr. Lecturer Member Akduman said, “The smoking rate in our country is around 45 percent. Smoking is the most important risk factor for lung cancer. The fact that smokers, who could not be persuaded to have tomography before, had to have tomography due to coronavirus, created the opportunity to catch lung cancer at an early stage. This situation also increased the chance of treatment, “he said.
“AKCIGER CANCER IS COMING IN A HIGHLY ADVANCED STAGE”
Drawing attention to the prevalence of lung cancer in both genders in recent years, Dr. Lecturer Akduman said, “In previous years, we used to see lung cancer in men. We now see it very widely in both sexes. Unfortunately, the disease is quite advanced. We catch two-thirds of the patients with lung cancer in the non-operative period. We try to treat it with chemotherapy or radiotherapy. However, in fact, the most basic and desired treatment method in lung cancer is early diagnosis and surgery ”.
“LUNG GRAPH IS INSUFFICIENT IN RISKY GROUP”
Stating that quitting smoking is important but does not reset the risk, Dr. Lecturer Member Akduman made the following warnings:
“If you smoke a pack of cigarettes a day for 20 years, your lung cancer risk is always with you. Although it decreases over the years after quitting smoking, the risk still continues compared to the non-smoker population. We definitely recommend a screening test with low-dose lung tomography for our patients over the age of 50 with a smoking history of 30-35 years. However, chest radiography is insufficient in the risky group. It must be a minimum of 1 centimeter for us to see a lesion here. We can detect the lesion that we missed on chest radiography by following the nodule in tomography. However, it is necessary not to say ‘we drank we already took the risk’. The longer the cigarette is used, the more the risk increases. Whenever you quit, then you start to be lucky. “
BLOODY BALGAM, ATTENTION TO NON-HALFING COUGH
Pointing out that bloody sputum seen in smokers is a sign of cancer that should be taken seriously, Chest Diseases Specialist Dr. Lecturer Member Seha Akduman said, “Besides, hoarseness is very critical in both thyroid and lung cancer. Back pain is risky if there is pleural or nerve cell involvement. Persistent cough that does not go away, frequent pneumonia should be taken seriously. For example, if a patient’s frequent pneumonia is on the same side and is constantly resistant, there may be an obstructive tumor in the trachea. We can visualize bloody sputum and persistent cough with bronchoscopy. It is important to view the inside of the trachea with a camera, “he warned.