They are key to detect cancer: digital mammograms, colonoscopies with sedation and chest CT of low dose of radiation. "Three minimally invasive techniques that help to discover a malignant tumor of the breast, colon or lung when the chances of a cure are still good", explains Dr.. Santiago Viteri, member of The Doctors, Clinical Coordinator and Medical Oncologist of the Dr Oncological Institute. Rosell, Barcelona. "They are more precise tests, capable of detecting incipient nodules and with very few risks".
In the first stage of the disease, chemotherapy and radiotherapy are still the most common and effective treatments, especially when the tumor is very localized. If there is metastasis or if the cancer is more advanced, at the Oncological Institute Dr. Rosell look at the possibility of combining traditional treatments with targeted or targeted therapies or with immunotherapy. "We perform a thorough genetic test and look for the weak point of the cancer, we attack it with a specific treatment for that tumor and, in certain cases, we also reprogram the immune system to detect the cancer cells and attack them ", explains the prestigious doctor..
The year 2013 has left us with a very encouraging number : the number of cancer deaths has decreased compared to the previous year. The decrease is 1.3% according to the Spanish Society of Medical Oncology (SEOM). The reason for this descent for Dr. Viteri is none other than health awareness "more and more patients regularly visit reviews" along with new detection and prevention programs that have launched some Autonomous Communities such as Navarre, Catalonia or Madrid; the hospitals directly summon the citizens to come and have an examination.
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