'I wouldn't smoke if I was worth my weight in gold'

On October 21, Yıldırım underwent robotic lung cancer surgery, was discharged in just two days and was back on his feet in a short time.

'I wouldn't smoke if I was worth my weight in gold'
Yakup Yıldırım (59), who lives in Istanbul, went to the hospital last August because he started spitting blood. After the necessary tests, Yıldırım was diagnosed with lung cancer. Yıldırım, who underwent lung cancer surgery at Mehmet Akif Ersoy Chest Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital on October 21, was discharged two days after surgery. Yıldırım stated that he was not afraid when he learned about his disease and that he was comfortable because he was operated with the robotic surgery method, and said, 'Even if it was not so, maybe I would not have had surgery. I feel very good. The pathology results will determine the next process. I will take care of myself from now on. I am back to my normal life. I will eliminate cigarettes from my life. I used to smoke two packs a day. Murat teacher said that 95 percent of my disease was caused by smoking. When I thought of cigarettes in intensive care, I always wondered what I had done to myself. Smoking is the biggest cruelty one can do to oneself. We used to smoke with pleasure and I still think about it, but now I will take it out of my life. Now, even if they give me gold with my weight, I will still not smoke.