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Sarcoma Treatment in Latin America

Hospitals and medical centers in Latin America which treat Sarcoma patients.

Hospital Universitario Austral

A tertiary university hospital with over 750 physicians, providing medical services in most medical specialties. Services to foreign patients include interpreters, insurance coordination, and transportation arrangements. Both hospital and doctors have liability insuranc

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Sarcoma is treated at Hospital Universitario Austral

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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Sarcoma is treated at Galenia Hospital

Listed oncologist:

Dr. Marinee Torres Aguilar

Medical Oncology

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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Sarcoma is treated at Clínica Anglo Americana

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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Sarcoma is treated at International Bio Care Hospital

Listed oncologist:

Dr. Victor Loustaunau, MD

Medical Hyperthermia

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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Sarcoma 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

Hospital Velmar

A small multi specialty hospital located in the town of Ensanada, Mexico. A staff of 50 physicians provides surgical and medical care in over 20 medical specialties. The doctors can speak English, and the hospital provides services to foreign patients.

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Sarcoma is treated at Hospital Velmar

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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Sarcoma 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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Sarcoma is treated at San Javier Hospital

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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Sarcoma is treated at San Javier Marina Hospital

Centro Medico Puerta de Hierro

Centro Médico Puerta de Hierro (CMPDH) is a private, proudly Mexican organization, specializing in the provision of high quality health services.

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Sarcoma is treated at Centro Medico Puerta de Hierro

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About Sarcoma 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 sarcoma?

Sarcoma is derived from the Greek word ‘sarx’ which means flesh. Sarcomas are cancerous tumors of the connective tissues. Connective tissues include blood vessels, nerves, fat, cartilage, bones, deep skin tissues, and muscles. Sarcoma is rare cancer.


How many types of sarcomas are there?

There are two main types of sarcomas namely soft tissue sarcomas and bone sarcomas. They all exhibit the same symptoms and share some microscopic characteristics.

  • Soft tissues sarcoma: Because of this it is very important to see a specialist once you have been diagnosed. This type of cancer can occur in the tendons, blood vessels, muscles, fat synovial and fibrous tissues. They can spread to surrounding tissue and even further to other organs.
  • Bone sarcoma: This type of sarcoma is also called osteosarcoma.

Risk factors<

Although it is sometimes not clear why some people develop sarcomas, the following are some of the factors that increase the risks of developing sarcomas.

  • Exposure to high doses of radiation
  • Exposure to a chemical found in herbicides and wood preservatives
  • A family history of sarcomas
  • You suffer a bone disorder called Paget’s disease

Symptoms
  • Osteosarcoma is more common in children than adults and can sometimes be mistaken for growing pains.Soft tissue sarcoma presents as a small painless lump. With time, the lump becomes bigger. It might make you uncomfortable as it presses against muscles or nerves. With time, it also becomes sore and painful.
  • Bone sarcoma presents as off and on pain in the affected bone.
  • Swelling which starts weeks after the pain
  • You might exhibit a limp if the sarcoma is in the leg

Diagnosis
  • Biopsy: Soft tissue can only be diagnosed through surgical biopsy. A biopsy is a procedure used to remove a small sample of tissue for further examination under a microscope.
  • Imaging tests: these include a CT (computed tomography) scan, an ultrasound or an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) which helps the doctor to see inside your body.
  • Bone scan: If you have bone sarcoma you may be required to get a bone scan.

Treatment

Choice of which method of treatment to use or if to combine several is determined by the size, location, severity and growth rate of the tumor

  • Surgery: Soft tissue sarcomas are mainly treated with surgery.
  • Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy drugs can be used or even combined with surgery.
  • Radiotherapy: This can be used to shrink the tumor before the surgery. It can also be used to kill any remaining cancer cells after the surgery has been performed. It could also be the only treatment, especially if surgery is not an option.
  • Targeted therapy: This is a new treatment that uses drugs or artificial antibodies to block the growth of cancer cells while it leaves healthy cells unharmed.

Conclusion

Although sarcomas are quite rare, they are treatable. You should discuss with a specialist the options you have and which one you feel bests fits you.

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