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15th National Congress of Breast Diseases started in Antalya

15th National Congress of Breast Diseases started in Antalya
18 October 2019

15th National Congress of Breast Diseases organized by the Federation of Breast Diseases Associations of Turkey started in Antalya on October 17 with the opening session held on Thursday evening. More than 200 local and foreign experts will share information about new treatment methods for breast cancer which is the second most common type of cancer in the world, and other breast diseases during the 4-day congress.


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ISTANBUL (TR) - National Congress of Breast Diseases carried out by the Federation of Breast Diseases Associations of Turkey held in Antalya this year for the 15th time. The congress started on Thursday, October 17 and will last until October 20 under the chairmanship of Professor. Dr. Vahit Özmen, more than 200 national and international experts will conduct research on breast diseases.

Addressing the participants at the opening of the Congress President of Congress. Dr. Vahit Özmen said, "Previously organized and we have reached quite wide participation in the congresses, looking at our experience, we will discuss many aspects of breast diseases with you we will organize a high-level scientific congress."

New methods, especially the treatment of breast cancer, will be examined.

Within the scope of the 4-day congress, in addition to the training in the fields of 'Genetics’, 'Oncoplastic Surgery’, ‘Lymphedema’ and 'Radiation Oncology'; personalized treatment of breast cancer, new surgical techniques, chemotherapeutic drugs, radiotherapy and endocrine treatment issues will be discussed in 38 sessions. In the congress where experienced scientists in the field of breast cancer will come together with young physicians and increase their experience, certified courses will be organized for experts and assistants.

Breast cancer is the most common type of the disease among women in Turkey

According to the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF), breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer after lung cancer in 2018, and 2 million 88 thousand people were diagnosed with breast cancer worldwide. In Turkey, where 50 out of every 100 thousand of breast cancer in women and cancer of the breast cancer patients that 25% of women were identified. The most common type of cancer in women with breast cancer in Turkey every year, causing the deaths of close to 4 thousand women.

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