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Mesothelioma Treatment in Spain

Hospitals and medical centers in Spain which treat Mesothelioma patients.
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Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.


Mesothelioma is treated at Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

HM Hospitales

HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.


Mesothelioma is treated at HM Hospitales

Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Xanit Hospital Internacional is a modern private hospital located in the suburbs of Malaga, Spain. The hospital is modern (opened in 2005), and the staff include over 200 specialists in all medical specialties.


Mesothelioma is treated at Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Listed oncologist:

Dr. Emilio Alba

Director of the Xanit Oncology Institute (XOI)

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.


Mesothelioma is treated at Nisa Pardo de Aravaca Hospital

Clinica La Luz

The largest private hospital in Madrid, with over one hundred physicians providing tertiary medical services in over thirty medical specialties. The hospital is equipped to deal with the most complex of conditions, including oncology, neurosurgery and cardiac surgery.


Mesothelioma is treated at Clinica La Luz

Hospital Quirón Torrevieja

Hospital Quirón Torrevieja is an ISO-certified private hospital located in the north of Torrevieja, championing excellence in cancer treatment and management.


Mesothelioma is treated at Hospital Quirón Torrevieja

Listed oncologist:

Dr. Loubna Aakki

Consultant - Radiation Oncology

Hospital General de Catalunya

idcsalud Hospital General de Catalunya provides medical services in over 25 specialties, being one of the most technologically advanced hospitals in Europe, with an excellent medical care capacity to carry out complex surgeries and medical conditions.


Mesothelioma is treated at HGC

Hospital Ruber Internacional

The Ruber International Hospital is designed as a "whole hospital". thus achieving maximum efficiency in the organization and development of the various medical, welfare, educational and research activities.


Mesothelioma is treated at Hospital Ruber Internacional

Quirón Madrid University Hospital

An ISO certified modern private hospital, which was opened in 2006, and is part of the Quirón Hospital Group. This tertiary care hospital 400 has certified physicians from all medical specialties capable of treating the most complicated medical cases.


Mesothelioma 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 Quirón Valencia

Quirón Hospital of 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.


Mesothelioma is treated at Hospital Quirón Valencia

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About Mesothelioma Treatment

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


Mesothelioma is cancer that affects the mesothelial cells. These are the cells that cover the outer surface of our internal body organs, forming a lining that is sometimes called the mesothelium. Mesothelium can develop in the tissues covering the abdomen and the lung.

Types of mesothelioma
  • Pleural mesothelioma – this type of cancer grows in the tissues covering the lungs
  • Peritoneal mesothelioma – this type of mesothelioma grows in the tissue lining the inside of the abdomen

Mesothelioma risks and causes

The primary risk factor for getting mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos. Asbestos is a natural occurring mineral found in the environment and when it’s broken up it creates dust particle that when inhaled, settle in the linings of the lungs or stomach and cause irritation that leads to mesothelioma.

Other factors that increase the risk of mesothelioma include:
  • Personal history of asbestos exposure be it at home or work
  • Staying with someone who constantly works with asbestos
  • A family history of mesothelioma

In order to reduce the risk of mesothelioma, one must reduce his/her exposure to asbestos. It is important for one to follow the following guidelines to limit the chance of getting mesothelioma:

  • You should find out if at work you are exposed or work with asbestos
  • All safety rules and regulations should be complied with those who work in fields with a high risk of asbestos exposure.
  • Consult an expert if you find asbestos in your home as it is dangerous for someone without training to handle asbestos.

Test and diagnosis of mesothelioma

If the signs and symptoms might indicate the possibility of having mesothelioma, the doctor is required to do the following tests to confirm.

  • Physical examination to check for lumps
  • Imaging scans such as X-rays and a computerized tomography scan of the chest area to look for any abnormalities.

When the finding are inconclusive, further tests are needed to be performed to confirm if the symptoms are truly for mesothelioma or another disease. They include:

Biopsy – involves removal of a small portion of tissue that is subjected to laboratory examination. The tissue sample will be analyzed with the aid of a microscope to determine whether the irregular tissues is mesothelioma. A biopsy is a proven way to confirm mesothelioma.

Staging of mesothelioma

After being diagnosed with mesothelioma, the doctors will require determining the stage of cancer. Imaging test that will be performed to help determine the stage of the cancer include:

  • PET (positron emission tomography) and CT (computerized tomography) scans
  • Ultrasound scans
  • Mediastinoscopy – an examination of the central area of the chest (mediastinum)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging

Once the extent of the mesothelioma is determined, a cancer stage will be assigned. It starts from stage 1 which is considered localized to stage 4, which is considered advanced cancer that has spread to distant areas of the body.

Treatment of Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is an aggressive disease and for most people, the cure is not possible, if it is diagnosed late when it is not possible to remove cancer through surgery. Treatment options include:

  • Surgery – the surgeons remove the mesothelioma if it diagnosed at an early stage. However, surgery is not recommended to everyone.
  • Chemotherapy – use of chemicals to kill the cancer cells.
  • Radiation therapy – focusing of high energy beams to the affected area. Radiation might be used to kill all the remaining cells after surgery.

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