Kırıkkale University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Oncology Professor. Dr. Uğur Coşkun, in his statement, explained that there were no serious problems in the treatment of cancer patients during the new type of coronavirus (Kovid-19) epidemic.
Coşkun stated that very good precautions were taken during the epidemic period, care was taken to the patients and the measures were applied more seriously, and stated that the patients and their relatives were psychologically affected.
Turkey in cancer treatment, hospitals and health personnel, emphasizing that successfully implemented due to a lack of qualified Coskun, “the first Although there is no comprehensive data about the diagnosis Kovid-19 have hesitated to go to the hospital because and we face the patient now has been diagnosed. Therefore, it is our concern. Our patients or healthy When people have complaints, they should not neglect it and should not avoid going to the doctor because of the epidemic. Necessary precautions are taken in hospitals. ” he spoke.
Pointing out that there has been no change in the main treatments of cancer patients during the epidemic, Coşkun stated that they apply whatever is necessary for the patient’s health.
“We made minor adjustments considering the profit and loss ratio”
Explaining that the blood values of patients in chemotherapy treatment decreased, Coşkun said, “There are treatments that increase blood values and to prevent low white blood cells. We used them more carefully. Apart from that, we preferred targeted smart drugs instead of chemotherapy in some cases. Instead of applying once a week, we preferred treatments that would make them come to the hospital less than every 3 weeks. We made minor adjustments by considering the profit / loss ratio. In general, we can say that we are successful. ” found the assessment.
Pointing out that patient psychology is very important in the treatment process, Coşkun said:
“The psychological condition of the patients and their relatives directly affects the cancer treatment process. The body’s immune system may weaken due to conditions such as depression and anxiety, and may cause weakness in the fight against cancer cells. In this regard, our study on the compliance of the psychological conditions of the patients and their relatives to the treatment. there is.
The study has not been completed yet, but according to preliminary results, if the patients develop a psychological disorder due to either cancer or other conditions, the treatment compliance and course of the disease are affected more negatively. The effect of the psychological state of the patients and the support of their relatives on cancer treatment and outcomes was a situation that we predicted. We want to both confirm this and take precautions against it in a timely manner from now on and treat it beforehand. “