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Radiotherapy in Spain

Hospitals in Spain offering Radiotherapy for cancer treatment.
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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.

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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.

Listed oncologist:

Dr. Emilio Alba

Director of the Xanit Oncology Institute (XOI)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Listed oncologist:

Dr. Loubna Aakki

Consultant - Radiation Oncology

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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.

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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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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.

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Dr. Ramón Pérez Carrión

Head of Oncology Integral Unit

Dr. Javier Hornedo Muguiro

Associate Chief of Medical Oncology Division

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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.

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About Radiotherapy

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.

Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy, also called radiation therapy includes the use of ionizing radiation as a way to treat Cancer patients. This treatment acts by controlling as well as destroying malignant cells. Additionally, it could lead to treatment of several types of Cancer if the cells have not yet spread to different sections of the body. Apart from being used as a complimentary therapy with the intention of preventing the growth from recurring after a surgery, for instance during the early stages of breast Cancer, it is also used with curative intent. Radiation therapy is often combined with hormone therapy, surgery, immunotherapy or chemotherapy.

What to consider before starting radiotherapy

Pregnancy - during radiotherapy it is best not to get pregnant since radiotherapy harms a baby that may be developing. As for men, it is wise not to father a child during this time. Make sure you are not pregnant as you sign the consent form.

Get help at home because fatigue and depression could take a toll on you and minimize your production.

Check your financial records to ensure you can meet your appointment and travel cost. You may not be able to drive yourself to your appointments in the hospital and may need to consider a driver.

Talk to your employers if you are working or your tutors if you are pursuing further education to arrange for a program that can offer you as much support as you may need. You could even take some time off for treatment.

How to prepare for radiation therapy

Stop smoking to ensure that the radiotherapy works efficiently.

The oncologist will prepare a plan for your treatment considering your health and fitness condition.

Take tests to be sure of the size and position of the tumor. The tests include X-rays, CT-scans or an MRI scan.

You will be instructed on how to position your body before the actual day so that the machine can be accurate.

Your oncologist will tattoo some dots to locate actual spots to help when you have treatment

How to take care of yourself during radiotherapy

Sleep and rest as much as you can.

Ensure to keep to a well-balanced diet to help you stay healthy and retain your body’s nutrients

Keep your care team in the know of the additional medicines and supplements you may be taking.

Take care of your skin that may be affected by external radiation therapy.

Get involved in a support group that will help you connect with other people.

Side effects of radiotherapy

  • Fatigue for several weeks after treatment
  • Skin irritation that could look like mild sunburn
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Mouth, throat, and stomach
  • Intestinal discomfort
  • Swelling due to inflammation
  • Infertility due to direct exposure
  • Changes in menstruation cycle that may even show signs of menopause
  • Emotional disability that could cause depression, frustration, loneliness, helplessness, anger and even fright

Coping with side effects

There are different side effects since the experience is different for every patient. It is beneficial if you keep close contact with your health team which will help you on how to deal with different effects.

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