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Bone Cancer Treatment in Latin America

Hospitals and medical centers in Latin America which treat Bone Cancer patients.

Galenia Hospital

Hospital Galenia holds the Certificate of Medical Attention Establishments granted by Joint Commission International (JCI), Accreditation Canada International (ACI) and is certified by the Mexican General Health Council (CSG).

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Bone Cancer is treated at Galenia Hospital

Listed oncologist:

Dr. Marinee Torres Aguilar

Medical Oncology

Hospital Universitario Austral

Oncology depends on the Department of Medicine and is responsible for the follow-up and clinical treatment of adult cancer patients.

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Bone Cancer is treated at Hospital Universitario Austral

Clínica Anglo Americana

Clínica Anglo Americana is a JCI accredited medical facility established in 1921 and works with many international insurers. The innovative hospital with its bilingual staff keeps up to date with advanced technologies, and provides treatment in many fields.

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Bone Cancer is treated at Clínica Anglo Americana

Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

A JCI accredited hospital, located 150 miles from the border with Texas, United States. The hospital is a full range tertiary care hospital, with five areas of excellence: Cardiology, Oncology, Neuroscience, Organ Transplant and Liver Disease.

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Bone Cancer is treated at Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

San Angel Hospital

A small, modern, private hospital, located in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, right across the Texas border. 50% of the patients come from the United States, due to the proximity to the Texas border, and to the easy access by car and by air.

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Bone Cancer is treated at San Angel Hospital

San Javier Hospital

A 73 bed private, tertiary, full service hospital. San Javier Hospital is affiliated with 3,000 specialized, board certifies physicians, and offers the full range of medical specialties.

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Bone Cancer is treated at San Javier Hospital

International Bio Care Hospital

A unique hospital that uses integrative medical approach for treating cancer patients, Autoimmune Degenerative Diseases, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and other so called "Chronic diseases". Treatment methods are individually tailored for each patient.

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Bone Cancer is treated at International Bio Care Hospital

Listed oncologist:

Dr. Victor Loustaunau, MD

Medical Hyperthermia

Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación

The Comprehensive Cancer Unit of the University Hospital of San Vicente Fundación, with more than 40 years of experience in cancer treatment, provides the patient and his family with an integral and timely service in the diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and prevention.

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Bone Cancer is treated at Hospital Universitario San Vicente

Hospital Punta Pacifica

A modern private hospital which is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine International. Most of the doctors and surgeons at Hospital Punta Pacifica were trained in the USA or in Europe.

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Bone Cancer is treated at Hospital Punta Pacifica

Listed oncologists:

Dr. Roberto Ivan Lopez

Head of Medical Oncology Department

Dr. Keith Britton, MD, Ph.D.

Radiation Oncology Specialist

San Javier Marina Hospital

A tertiary, modern, small hospital, which is part of the San Javier group of hospitals. The hospital employs 48 physicians in most medical specialties, and provides many services to accomodate private and foreign patients.

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Bone Cancer is treated at San Javier Marina Hospital

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About Bone Cancer Treatment

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.


Treatment overview

Like many cancers, bone cancer is also treated by a team of doctors and therapists called multidisciplinary team. Treatment options for brain cancer include surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and biological therapy.


What are the treatment options for bone cancer?

Some cancers are treated with surgery or chemotherapy or a combination of both. Radiation therapy is used in cases where surgery is difficult. Biological therapy may also be used in some cancers in children and young adults.

  • Surgery: Surgical treatment to remove bone cancer is the mainstay of bone cancer treatment. It can remove the cancer without amputation of the affected limb. Many times, removal of muscles or other surrounding tissue may be required. Surgical removal with reconstruction is done in cases where part of bone is removed or amputation is done. Rehabilitation with physical therapy follows amputation.
  • Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy destroys cancer cells and prevents further cancer growth or recurrence. It is given into the blood stream via veins, either one drug or a combination is given in cycles. Sometimes, chemotherapy is given before surgery to shrink the cancer and helps easy removal.
  • Radiotherapy: Radiotherapy uses high- energy x-rays or other particles to destroy bone cancer cells. It can be given as an internal beam or external beam radiation therapy. It can be used along with chemotherapy or alone, before or after surgery
  • Biotherapy: Certain medications are targeted at specific cancer cells. They include monoclonal antibodies like denosumab.

What is the success rate of bone cancer treatment?

Chemotherapy increases the survival in bone cancer patients. Around 90% patients can be treated without the need for amputation.

Duration of procedure/surgery : Surgery lasts for 2- 3 hours depending on the cancer type and location in the bone

Days admitted : Stay in hospital usually takes 4-5 days

Anesthesia : Surgery is done under general anaesthesia

Risks : Risks due to anaesthesia, Haemorrhage, Amputation in certain bone cancers, Damage to nerves, Side effects due to chemotherapy like nausea, vomiting, hair loss, fatigue, loss of appetite etc., Side effects due to radiotherapy life skin irritation, stomach upset, fatigue etc.

After care : Regular follow up is required to identify any recurrence or side effects of treatment.

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