Dr. Mesut Polat

Dr. Mesut Polat

Cancer Specialist - Surgical Oncologist

  Memorial Atasehir Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

  32 Years of experience

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Mesut Polat is one of the finest Cancer Specialist in Turkey. He is an experienced Surgical Oncologist in the Turkey. The Medical practitioner has been associated with various reputed hospitals in the Turkey. The physician is currently working as a Gynecologic Oncology Surgery, Memorial Atasehir Hospital, Turkey. The doctor is a well-reputed and sought after medical expert and is

  • IZMIR TEPECIK EDUCATION AND RESEARCH HOSPITAL Obstetrics and Gynecology Training 2000 - 2004 , Izmir/Turkey

qualified. Dr. Mesut Polat has been associated with many hospitals over the course of his illustrious and experienced career.

The hospitals include:

  • DICLE UNIVERSITY TIP FACULTY Medical Doctor Training 1988 - 1994 , Diyarbakir/Turkey

Dr. Mesut Polat has more than 32 Years of clinic experience. The Clinician specializes in and performs the following surgeries:

  • Cervical Cancer Treatment
  • Ovarian Cancer Treatment
  • Oncology
MEMBERSHIPS (2)
  • Turkish Medical Association
  • Turkish Gynecology and Obstetric Society
RESEARCH PAPERS AND PUBLICATIONS (9)
  • 28 scientific publications published in international journals
  • 20 articles published in national peer-reviewed journals
  • 2 papers presented at international scientific meetings
  • 7 papers presented at national scientific meetings and printed in the paperbook
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Ministry of Health, 2015
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Ministry of Health, 2016
  • Vocational Trainings, Courses and Conferences
  • Participation in numerous National and International congresses
Procedures
Cervical Cancer Treatment

Cervical cancer is an abnormal growth of cancer cells that starts in the cervix. The cervix is the narrow part of the lower uterus. It is the entrance of the uterus, often referred to as the neck of the womb. Cervical cancer is the fourth most common type of cancer in women around the world. It is the fourth leading cause of death caused by cancer in women. However, the important thing to note is that cervical cancer is also one of the most preventable types of cancer and early diagnosis of the disease can improve the mortality rate amongst patients.

A dramatic reduction in cervical cancer occurrence is primarily due to the widespread use of advanced screening tests such as pap tests to detect cervical abnormalities and allow for early treatment.

Where does cervical cancer take place?

Under normal circumstances, the ectocervix is covered with flat, thin cells called squamous cells and the endocervix is made up of another kind of cells called columnar cells. The area where these cells meet is called the transformation (T) zone. The T zone is the most likely location for cervical cancer cells to develop.

Cervical Cancer Causes

A majority of cervical cancer cases occur because of a virus called human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is a sexually transmitted virus. It can transfer through a sexual contact with an infected male partner.

There are many types of the HPV virus and not all types of HPV cause cervical cancer. Some of the HPV may cause genital warts. Some other cervical cancer risk factors include smoking, weak immune system, oral contraceptives, and multiple pregnancies.

Cervical Cancer Types

More than 90 percent of the cervical cancers are squamous cell carcinoma. The second most common type of cervical cancer is adenocarcinoma. Adenosquamous carcinomas or mixed carcinomas are some of the rare types of cervical cancer.

Cervical Cancer Symptoms

Usually, there are no early signs of cervical cancer, but several cervical cancer symptoms may appear as the tumor grows in size. Some of the common cervical cancer symptoms include the following:

  • Bleeding between periods
  • Bleeding during sexual intercourse
  • Bleeding after menopause
  • Smelly or blood-filled vaginal discharge
  • Pelvic pain, back pain, and swollen legs
  • Weight loss
  • Fatigue 
Ovarian Cancer Treatment

Ovarian cancer refers to the abnormal growth of cells in the ovaries, which are an important part of the female reproductive system. Ovaries are two small glands, located on either side of the uterus. They help produce female sex hormones and store or release eggs. An ovarian tumor is it is the eighth most common type of cancer among women. It is the fifth most common cause of cancer deaths in women around the world. Ovarian cancer can be life-threatening if not diagnosed and treated on time, however, the chances of survival are great in the case of early diagnosis.

Ovarian cancer forms when normal ovarian cell growth fails, and there is an uncontrolled growth of cells. Most of the ovarian cancers arise from the lining cells (epithelium) of the ovary. The ovarian tumor can metastasize and spread to other organs of the body.

Ovarian Cancer: Causes

There is no identified and known cause of ovarian cancer. However, there are some risk factors associated with the disease. Family history (genetics) of ovarian cancer, older age, breast cancer, obesity, and endometriosis are some of the known ovarian cancer risk factors. Other than these, menstrual cycles play a major role in ovarian cancer. The high number of total lifetime ovulations, greater the risk of ovarian cancer.  That is, women who have had their periods before the age of 12 are at an increased risk of ovarian cancer.

The risk of ovarian cancer is also high in women suffering from familial melanoma, which is characterized by the presence of certain genes. These genes are inherited from parents and mostly occurs when two or more relatives suffer from the aggressive form of melanoma or skin cancer.

Signs of Ovarian Cancer

Typically, the symptoms of ovarian cancer are subtle during the early stage. However, the patients may experience signs of ovarian cancer once the cancer advances and starts to grow. The following are some of the ovarian cancer symptoms:

  • Pain in the pelvis or belly

  • Bloating

  • Frequent and urgent urination

  • Changes in bowel habits

  • Nausea and fatigue

  • Weight loss

  • Breathlessness

  • Loss of appetite

These signs of ovarian cancer can be confused with those of ovarian cyst. However, patients must know that ovarian cysts are far more common and primarily affects women during their childbearing age.

Frequently Asked Questions
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Dr. Mesut Polat is specialized in Turkey and of the most sought after doctors in Cancer Specialist.
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Dr. Mesut Polat is one of the most sought after specialists in Turkey and has over 32 Years years of experience.
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