Breast cancer patients are also in the priority risk group for Covid-19
Avcılar Medicana Hospital General Surgery Specialist Op. Dr. Hüseyin Kapu stated that breast cancer patients are also in the priority risk group in terms of new types of coronavirus (Kovid-19), just like other cancer patients, “Patients with acute or chronic diseases other than breast cancer know that they are also at risk for them, neglecting health controls. they should not and should follow the advice of physicians. " used expressions.
According to the statement made by Avcılar Medicana Hospital, the Kovid-19 epidemic, which has affected the whole world and caused thousands of deaths since December last year, continues to affect our country. While some people survive the disease with mild symptoms, the disease can be very severe in some people and hospitalization may be required.
One of the most important factors determining the severity of the disease; chronic diseases an individual has. In cancer patients in the risk group in terms of coronavirus, there are risks such as a more severe course of infection, need for intensive care and a significant increase in the risk of death.
breast cancer, one of the most common cancer in Turkey, the effects of Kovid-19 infection is among such disease to deeply felt.
Avcılar Medicana Hospital General Surgery Specialist Op. Dr. Hüseyin Kapu stated that one of the issues that has the most impact on protection from Kovid-19 infection or mild disease is the strength of the immune system.
Kapu pointed out that there is a decrease in the number of immune cells produced in the bone marrow in patients who receive treatments such as radiotherapy, chemotherapy or immunotherapy for cancer, “But this should definitely not be understood as cancer treatments such as chemotherapy should not be taken in this process. Although diseases such as lung cancer, multiple myeloma, lymphoma and leukemia that directly affect the immune system pose a much higher risk, all cancer cases affect the defense system when the effects of treatment are added in addition to the cancer disease itself. found the evaluation.
Pointing out that breast cancer patients are also in the priority risk group in terms of Covid-19, just like other cancer patients, Kapu said, “Patients with acute or chronic diseases other than breast cancer know that they are at risk in terms of them, do not neglect health checks, and physicians they must follow their advice. " used expressions.
Kapu said, "Scientific studies show that there is a significant increase in the risks of being admitted to the intensive care unit, being connected to the respiratory device, developing serious symptoms, and the mortality rate due to Kovid-19 infection in breast cancer patients in the high risk group." commented.
- "All cancer patients need to pay twice as much attention to protection from Kovid-19"
Stating that breast cancer patients and all cancer patients should pay twice as much attention to protection from Kovid-19, Kapu said, "Breast cancer patients should