The main diseases falling within the treatment scope of the Chest Diseases Department are Lung Cancer, Asthma, Allergy, Bronchitis, Pneumonia, Pleuritis, Sarcoidosis, Pneumothorax, and Pulmonary Embolism. Along with advanced radiological imaging techniques available at all of our hospitals for the diagnosis of these diseases, several other opportunities such as Respiratory Function Laboratory, allergy tests, and bronchoscopy device are put at the disposal of our physician staff as part of modern treatment services furnished to our patients.
IMPORTANCE OF EARLY DIAGNOSIS
In cases suffering from advanced disease, the most frequently seen complaints include persistent cough, phlegm, and in particular labored breathing when walking or climbing up a hill. Since the disease is generally of insidious nature, sometimes it may remain unnoticed by the patient until the disease reaches advanced stages. Moreover, the patient may not experience any complaints in early stages of the disease. Therefore, individuals above the age of 40 or who are a current or ex-smoker or who are exposed to dusty atmospheres due to their occupation or because of their social environment are advised to consult a chest disease specialist and get a respiratory function test done if they suffer at least one of chronic cough, phlegm, or labored breathing complaints.