Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb.4
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
The number of cancer patients can increase in Turkey, according to the Turkish Psychological Association, the website of Al Jazeera Turk TV channel reported on Feb.4.
The survival of patients after cancer detection has increased to 50 percent in the past five years in Turkey, the association said.
Psychological support plays an important role in the treatment of the disease, the Turkish Psychological Association said.
Every fifth woman in Turkey is ill with breast cancer, according to the Turkish-European surgical centre.
The number of women suffering from this type of cancer has dramatically increased in Turkey in recent years, according to the centre.
The number of cancer patients in the country amounted to 1,234,328 in 2012, according to the statistics of Turkish Health Ministry.
Around 487,551 of the total number of people suffering from cancer fell to men, while some 746,777 of them were women in 2012, according to the statistical data.
The largest number of cancer cases was registered in the Marmara region of Turkey in recent years.
Translated by L.Z.
Edited by S.M.