What should be our aim in breast cancer?
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CitationOlgun, Ş. (2020). What should be our aim in breast cancer?. D. Küçükaltan, A. Karagöz, A. Kaptanoğlu (Eds.), Beykent University Archives of Health Science and Research içinde (270-273. ss.). İstanbul: Beykent Üniversitesi.
The 5-year survival rate of individuals diagnosed with breast cancer in early stages with early diagnosis and treatment in developed countries is determined to be approximately 91%. For this reason, the first target in preventing breast cancer; awareness of breast cancer risk factors, signs and symptoms should be increased. If individuals are taught exactly what are the changeable risk factors in breast cancer, the early stage is life-saving, and their vigilance about the signs and symptoms, it is thought that the incidence of breast cancer will be much lower. Another important issue is to raise awareness of women with first-degree relatives about breast cancer. The American Cancer Association recommends cancer screening guidelines for women whose first degree relatives have breast cancer. Thus, it is stated that breast cancer will be more limited and smaller in size and success in treatment will be higher by getting a diagnosis in the early period. It is thought that women who are treated should be informed about how they should continue their lives, measures to be taken to prevent metastasis, controls and issues to be considered during treatment. The article in your hand aims to compile the literature information about what our target should be in breast cancer.