DR. ADEM DERVİŞOĞLU, MD, PROFESSOR
Nowadays, the incidence of breast diseases is on a rapid rise but the outcomes of early diagnosis and appropriate treatment are highly successful. Diagnosis and treatment of patients presenting with breast complaints (pain, hardness/mass, fluid discharge from the nipple, changes in breast shape change, changes in nipple direction) are performed using current methods. There is no need to surgically remove every mass detected in the breast. After evaluating the mass by physical examination and necessary diagnostic tests, it may be decided to follow the mass up if it is considered benign based on the results of needle biopsy. A cystic mass can be followed up or it may be aspirated using an injector. Also, surgical removal of a suspected mass can be performed resulting in cavity formation; which will be consequently be filled in. In cancer patients; regional lymph nodes are checked and the ones with cancer will be removed. While there is an increase in breast cancer incidence today, treatment is possible in a considerable number of patients owing to favorable advances in treatment, including breast-conserving surgery (removal of the area with cancer).
To be able to make an especially early diagnosis starting from young ages; the patients with risk factors are followed up regularly in the breast surgery department after they become 40 years old.
For the treatment of breast diseases; experts from different specialty areas and departments including breast surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, and psychology select the mode of treatment in collaboration using the latest technological treatment methods.