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Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy in Spain

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Spain offering Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy.
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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

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.

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 Universitario HM Montepríncipe

The Therapeutic Dials Laboratory offers the patient the means to detect genetic alterations using the most innovative technologies with the aim of improving the prognosis of all cancer patients, contributing to the individualization of their treatment.

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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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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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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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Hospital Quirón Barcelona

Hospital Quirón Barcelona is the benchmark for private healthcare in southern Europe, providing world-class service for the past seventy years.

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Hospital Quirón Marbella

Hospital Quirón Marbella incorporates prestigious doctors, invests in research and development, technology and continuing education that enhances skills, in facilities, and in an increased operational efficiency in order to provide nothing but the best.

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Dr. Arturo Aboal Seijas

Oncology - Head of Service

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Hospital Quirón Malaga

With more than 36 medical specialties, 200 physicians and surgeons of the highest level, Quirón Malaga is one of the most pertinent hospitals in Spain.

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About Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy

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.

Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)

Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is also called stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR). It administers very high doses of radiation, using several beams of various intensities aimed at different angles to the body to precisely target the tumor. However, the tissues around it only receive a low dose.

What does SBRT treat?

This type of radiotherapy is mainly used to treat very small cancers, including cancer of the lung, Cancers in the lymph nodes, Spinal cord tumors and Cancer that started in the liver or cancer that has spread to the liver.

Preparation for the procedure

You may be asked not to eat or drink anything after midnight on the night before your treatment. You should discuss with your doctor any concerns. First you get a CT scan then an MRI or PET scans of the area to be treated. A computer program then designs radiation beams that follow the shape of the tumor to ensure that the entire tumor is inside the radiotherapy field and healthy tissue is avoided as much as possible.

The radiographers may make marks on your skin make sure the same area is treated at each session. A mould or mask keeps the treatment area completely still so that treatment is as accurate as possible. Any markings are made on the mask, instead of your skin. Metal markers may be put in or near your tumor. A small gold pellet or rod is released once the tip of the needle is in the right place.

Having SBRT treatment

Techniques such as SBRT, aim to maximize the capabilities of destroying cancer while minimizing the radiation effect on healthy tissue. A treatment team creates your treatment plan in a few days to 2 weeks. Machines used for this therapy include the Linear accelerator (LINAC) and CyberKnife radiotherapy machine.

To have the treatment you lie on a radiotherapy couch and any moulds that you may need are put in place. The staff then leaves the room so as not to be exposed to radiation. The treatment lasts between 15 minutes to 2 hours. It is important to stay very still throughout the treatment. The machine makes a beeping noise from time to time. Once the treatment is over you can get down from the treatment couch

Possible side effects include:

  • headaches
  • soreness and swelling in the treatment area
  • urinary and bladder changes
  • secondary cancer
  • fracture of bones
  • hair loss in the treatment area
  • mouth problems and difficulty swallowing
  • eating and digestion problems
  • nausea and vomiting
  • brain changes
  • spinal cord changes
  • colon and rectal changes
  • infertility
  • joint changes
  • lymphedema

Number of sessions required : Usually, you have between 1 to 8 treatments given as a single dose or up to five doses once a day. This can vary depending on the type and location of the tumor and the patient’s condition.

After care : These treatments are normally performed on an outpatient basis. However, you may need to spend up to a half-day or more at the facility. It is advisable to have someone accompany you and drive you home afterward.

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