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Brain Cancer Treatment in Spain

Hospitals and medical centers in Spain which treat Brain Cancer patients.
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Grupo Hospitalario Quirónsalud

Quirónsalud has a multidisciplinary team of oncologists made up of experts in cancer of the breast, lung, and prostate, as well as colorectal cancer, endometrial cancer, kidney cancer, neuroendocrine tumors, and solid tumors.

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Brain Cancer is treated at Grupo Quirónsalud

8 listed oncologists:

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Dr. Jesús García Foncillas López

Director of the “OncoHealth” oncological institute of the department of oncology at Hospital Universitario Fundación Jiménez Díaz, and the Translation

Vithas Xanit International Hospital

We are there for you when you most need us. Cancer treatment is generally a long 'fight' and so we wish to be by your side guaranteeing access and knowledge of the latest progress and offering you maximum psychological support and making your road to recovery as easy as possible.

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Brain Cancer is treated at Vithas Xanit International Hospital

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Dr. Emilio Alba

Director of the Xanit Oncology Institute (XOI)

Clinica La Luz

Our objective is the comprehensive care of the cancer patient through the use of the most current resources to fight cancer.

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Brain Cancer is treated at Clinica La Luz

Hospital Quirónsalud Torrevieja

Hospital Quirónsalud Torrevieja is an ISO-certified private hospital located in the north of Torrevieja, championing excellence in cancer treatment and management.
IMTJ Best International Hospital of the world (awards 2017)

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Brain Cancer is treated at Hospital Quirónsalud Torrevieja

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Dr. Loubna Aakki

Consultant - Radiation Oncology

Hospital General de Catalunya

Hospital General de Catalunya is known as one of the best Oncology hospitals in Spain and is specialized in all types of Oncology surgery and treatment.

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Brain Cancer is treated at HGC

Sanitas Hospitales

Sanitas Hospitales offers comprehensive care in diagnosing and treating patients with cancer and non-malignant blood disorders. The hospital is on the forefront of cancer treatment and the expertise manifests itself in superior patient care.

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Brain Cancer is treated at Sanitas

Hospital Ruber Internacional

Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research is dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment and research of tumors in patients to ensure optimal outcomes across a broad spectrum of diagnoses.

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Brain Cancer is treated at Hospital Ruber Internacional

Quirónsalud Madrid University Hospital

Quirónsalud University Hospital in Madrid has 54,000 square meters in a unique building, which unites its practical nature with the comfort of patients and relatives. Quirónsalud University Hospital in Madrid offers 39 medical-surgical specialties

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Brain Cancer is treated at Hospital Quirón Madrid

7 listed oncologists:

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Dr. Ramón Pérez Carrión

Head of Oncology Integral Unit

Dr. Javier Hornedo Muguiro

Associate Chief of Medical Oncology Division

Nisa Pardo de Aravaca Hospital

A modern (opened in 2007), general, private hospital located in Madrid, part of the NISA group of hospitals. The international patients department can assist patients with accomodation and trasportation, and can communicate in English as well as in Spanish.

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Brain Cancer is treated at Nisa Pardo de Aravaca Hospital

Hospital Quirónsalud Valencia

Hospital Quirónsalud Valencia is ranked as one of the best private schools in Spain, winning nine times in the TOP 20 award in recognition of its management and quality of care.

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Brain Cancer is treated at Hospital Quirónsalud Valencia

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About Brain 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

Brain cancer treatment is complex and individualized for each patient. The care involves a team of doctor, including oncologists, neurosurgeons, radiation therapists, physical therapist, occupational therapist and neurologist. Different treatment options are available which are decided according to the cancer type and the patient’s status.


What are the treatment options for brain cancer?

The treatment plan in brain cancer depends on a variety of factors. They include:

  • Location of the cancer, its type, size
  • Patient’s age and general health and well being of the patient.
  • Spread of the cancer to other body parts or CNS
  • Any pressure effects produced by cancer in the brain

Before surgery, steroids may be given to reduce any swelling or edema present in the brain. In case the patient has seizures, then the antiepileptic drugs are given before surgery. Any pressure effects in brain may require shunting, which involves a thin tube placed in brain and passed down to the abdomen. It helps in draining excess fluid in the brain and prevents any further damage to brain tissue. The main important options include surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

  • Surgery: Surgery removes the cancer cells present in the brain. It is done by craniotomy, which involves making an opening in the skull. Most of the low grade or benign cancers are removed by surgery. In cases, where complete removal of cancer is not possible, partial removal is followed by chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Sometimes, in cases of difficult cancer, the doctor may only take a biopsy to determine the cancer tissue and decide further regarding the treatment options.
  • Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy involves drugs that help to destroy the cancer cells. They are either given orally or in the veins. They are also given directly into the brain fluid through Chemotherapy drugs are decided depending on the brain cancer type. They are either given individually or in combination. It is given in cycles.
  • Radiotherapy: Radiotherapy uses high energy radiations. It is usually given after surgery along with chemotherapy. It can be given as external beam radiation therapy or internal radiation. They are focused on specific brain areas where cancer cells are present, avoiding exposure to other healthy brain tissue. Conventional radiation therapy, proton beam therapy, gamma knife therapy are a few of the examples of external beam radiation therapy.

What is the success rate of brain cancer treatment?

Success of treatment depends on the brain cancer type, its size, spread and overall health of the patient. Advanced or terminal cancer cannot be cured by treatment.

Duration of procedure/surgery : Surgery may take 3-4 hours depending on the type of cancer and its location in the brain.

Days admitted : It may take 5- 7 days in the hospital depending on the recovery of the patient.

Recovery : Surgery is done under general anaesthesia

Risks : Risks due to surgery, including haemorrhage, coma, paralysis, damage to surrounding brain tissue, Risks associated with anaesthesia, Risks associated with chemotherapy, including hair loss, vomiting, nausea, sore mouth, loss of appetite, infection and fatigue, Risks associated with radiotherapy, including skin irritation, stomach upset, damage

After care : Regular follow up is necessary to diagnose any recurrence or after effects of surgery

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