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Lung Cancer Treatment in Spain

Hospitals and medical centers in Spain which treat Lung 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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Lung Cancer is treated at Grupo Quirónsalud

9 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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Lung Cancer is treated at Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Listed oncologist:

Dr. Emilio Alba

Director of the Xanit Oncology Institute (XOI)

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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Lung Cancer is treated at Hospital Quirónsalud Torrevieja

Listed oncologist:

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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Lung Cancer is treated at HGC

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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Lung Cancer is treated at Clinica La Luz

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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Lung Cancer is treated at Nisa Pardo de Aravaca Hospital

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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Lung 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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Lung 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

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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Lung Cancer is treated at Hospital Quirónsalud Valencia

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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Lung Cancer is treated at Sanitas

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About Lung 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.


What is Lung Cancer?

This is a cancer condition which occurs when cells in the lung tissue start to grow uncontrollably.

Types of lung cancer

There are two types of lung cancer namely primary and secondary lung cancer. Primary lung cancer is cancer that begins in the lungs. Cancer that spreads from the lungs to another body part is known as secondary lung cancer.


Signs of lung cancer

There are usually no signs or symptoms in the early stages of lung cancer. Eventually, symptoms develop which include:

  • Coughing of blood or rusty-colored phlegm
  • Shortness of breath
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Chest pain
  • Recurrent respiratory infections
  • Hoarseness
  • Wheezing

Diagnosis of lung cancer involves:
  • Chest X-ray: This is usually the first test used to diagnose lung cancer. However, chest X-rays can’t give a definitive diagnosis because they cannot differentiate between cancer and other medical conditions such as a lung abscess.
  • CT scan: A computerized tomography (CT) scan is usually carried out after a chest X-ray. Before having the scan you will be given an injection of a dye that makes the scan to be clearer. The scan is painless and takes 10-30 minutes to complete.
  • PET-CT scan: A PET-CT (positron emission tomography –computerized tomography) scan may be carried out if the results of the CT scan show you have early stage lung cancer. A PET-CT scan helps with diagnosis and treatment as it can show where there are active cancer cells.
  • Bronchoscopy and biopsy: A bronchoscopy is a procedure that allows a doctor to remove a small sample of cells from your lungs. A medical instrument called a bronchoscope is used to perform the biopsy. A biopsy is the sample of tissue taken from the body in order to examine it more closely. The procedure may be uncomfortable. A mild sedative is given beforehand and a local anesthetic to make your throat numb.

Precautions and Treatment

Tobacco is the number one cause of lung cancer. This is because different toxic substances are inhaled when smoking. However, people who do not smoke may get lung cancer. If you smoke, the best way to prevent lung cancer is to stop smoking. A healthy lifestyle will also decrease chances of developing lung cancer or other types of cancer. Major treatment procedures include surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy

  • Radiotherapy: This involves the use of high-energy x-rays to destroy cancer cells. How intensive the radiotherapy is, depends on how advanced your lung cancer is. Radiation treatments are given a few days at a time for several weeks. Radiation may be before surgery, to shrink a tumor to make it easier to remove, or after surgery to kill any cancer cells left behind. The recovery period can be several weeks or even months.
  • Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy uses powerful cancer-killing medication to treat the lung cancer in cycles. Your doctor may prescribe one type of chemo drug or a mix of different ones. You’ll get them through an IV at a hospital or treatment center. It may take a few rounds of treatment over a few days or weeks. Some chemotherapy drugs are injected into a vein, while others are taken by mouth.
  • Surgery: Surgery is performed by making a cut in your chest or side and removing a section or the entire affected lung. Nearby lymph nodes may also be removed if it is likely that cancer has spread to them. General anesthesia is injected into a vein or even inhaled.

Risks : Chest pain, Fatigue, Difficulty swallowing, Nausea, Vomiting, Mouth sores, Hair loss, Bleeding, Infection of lungs, an air leak in your lung that does not close, ongoing pain in your chest wall, risks from general anesthesia and damage to your heart, lungs, blood vessels, or nerves in your chest.

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