It is the branch of Surgery that is responsible for the resection of a malignant tumor originating in the human body. Oncological surgery is one of the pillars for...
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We treat cancer with a multidisciplinary approach. Our specialists have current certification by the Mexican Oncology Council that allows us to provide quality care and excellence for our patients.
It is a cancer treatment that uses high-energy particles or waves, such as X-rays, gamma rays, electron or proton rays, to kill or kill cancer cells...
In recent years, there have been very important advances in the treatment of childhood cancer, to the point that in few specialties the therapeutic results observed during the last two decades...
The medical oncologist is the health professional in charge of cancer treatment and monitoring. The medical oncologist is the one who indicates the treatment plans...
Oncological Gynecology is the medical subspecialty that is responsible for the care of women with genital cancer, that is, cancer of the cervix, endometrial or body cancer, ovarian cancer, vulvar or vaginal cancer...
What our heroes think…
I felt very calm and confident when I was attended by the Institute’s doctors, it was a very pleasant interview, they told me what type of tumor I had, they spoke to me very carefully. I thought that moment was going to be dramatic, that I was going to cry … And it was the day that I felt most confident.
Currently this disease is curable, the treatment is sometimes uncomfortable for some people for others less, but in the end it is a treatment and the body recovers.
The truth is that the word “Cancer” is very scary, and the hardest thing was to tell my loved ones, my mother who at that time lived with me and my daughter. Another little angel that I had on my way was a little girl of 4 years … Isabela was going through a very hard cancer at her age, she was in treatment for more than a year and seeing what she lived and went ahead, that was a great example.
I felt very confident, my treatment was carried out by Dr. Díaz together with Dr. Jheymmy and my gynecologist-oncologist. The doctors are very nice, the nurses too, the truth is that you feel very comfortable, it is still something very hard and you feel well surrounded, that gives you encouragement and attitude is the most important thing.
Dr. Arianna Tabares has a specialty in Internal Medicine from the Universidad de Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco, as well as a subspecialty in Medical Oncology, having graduated from the National Institute of Cancerology (Universidad Autónoma de México). Certified by the Mexican Council of Oncology.
Dr. Omar Ortega studied a Bachelor of Medicine at the University of Guadalajara, later he completed a specialty in General Surgery at UMAE 1 with the endorsement of the University of Guanajuato. After finishing the...
Dr. Mariana Revueltas is a graduate of the La Salle University in Mexico City and the "Federico Gómez" Children's Hospital of Mexico. She is a member of the Mexican Board of Certification in Pediatrics and the Mexican Board of Oncology. She is part of our body of Affiliate Specialists.
Originally from Cancun Quintana Roo, Dr. Raúl Díaz is a medical graduate from UADY, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán. He specialized in Medical Oncology at ISSSTE Hospital 20 de Noviembre in Mexico City. He earned first place nationally on the Medical Oncology Certification Exam.
Feeling stressed is something more and more common in different people, different situations can cause it at some point in life, this is a normal reaction that occurs when a change occurs, some often associate stress with cancer.
They are also known as relief care, supportive medical care, and symptom control. This care improves the quality of life of cancer patients, both adults and children, and provides support to family members.
Cancer is caused by changes in genes that control the normal growth and death of cells. Certain lifestyles and environmental factors can turn normal genes into abnormal genes that allow malignant cells to grow.
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It is the use of medications indicated for patients diagnosed with cancer. Unlike radiation therapy and surgery, chemotherapy is considered a systemic treatment. This means that it has action on almost your entire body. The goal of treatment is to destroy malignant cells using blood as a means of transportation. It works by destroying cancer cells by preventing them from growing and multiplying. Because cancer cells have abnormal and accelerated growth relative to healthy cells, chemotherapy destroys them faster.
Chemotherapy is one of the pillars of cancer treatment. Doctors use chemotherapy in different ways at different times:
- Before surgery or radiation therapy to shrink tumors, known as neoadjuvant chemotherapy.
- After surgery or radiation therapy to kill any cancer cells that persist; known as adjuvant chemotherapy.
- As the only treatment, for example, to treat cancers of the blood or lymphatic system. These include leukemia and lymphomas.
- For cancer that comes back after treatment, called recurrent cancer.
- For cancer that has spread to other parts of the body, called metastatic cancer: palliative chemotherapy.
At Cancun Cancer Institute we apply chemotherapy in specific areas known as infusion rooms. Our spacious and comfortable room has 10 seats designed for the application of the treatment, illuminated areas with a cozy atmosphere, television and WiFi.
Intravenous chemotherapy (I.V.). Many chemotherapy drugs are injected directly into a vein. Doctors call it intravenous chemotherapy, or I.V. The treatment takes from a few minutes to a few hours.
Oral chemotherapy. It can be a tablet, capsule, or liquid. Some of these medications are administered daily and others less frequently. For example, a drug can be administered every day for four weeks, followed by a two-week break.
Like most drugs, chemotherapy drugs have side effects. It is easy to confuse these side effects with the symptoms of cancer. Different medications have different short and long-term side effects. Not all chemotherapy drugs cause all side effects. Chemotherapy usually damages cells that are dividing, those parts of the body where normal cells frequently divide. The mouth, intestines, skin, hair, bone marrow are commonly affected. Hair grows all the time. The skin is constantly renewed. The same happens with the walls of the mouth and the digestive system, for this, all these tissues must constantly divide to produce new cells and this makes the symptoms temporary (during treatment).
Doctors generally administer chemotherapy drugs with breaks, so that the patient has time to rest and the body can recover before the next treatment. These pauses allow healthy cells to recover from the effects of medications and grow back. For example, you may receive a dose of chemotherapy on the first day and then have three weeks of recovery before repeating treatment. Each three-week period is called a treatment cycle. Several cycles make up a course of chemotherapy. The number of cycles is individual for each patient and each type of tumor, this should be discussed directly with the doctor once the objectives that the treatment is intended to achieve are explained.
It is the branch of Surgery that is responsible for the resection of a malignant tumor originating in the human body. Cancer surgery is one of the pillars for the multimodal treatment of cancer. At Cancun Cancer Institute multimodal treatment is available, that is, the combination of the three Cancer treatments.
Cancer surgery is responsible for removing cancer cells, either in the organ that gave rise to it, or in distant organs. The intention of the surgery can be in a curative or palliative context.
Surgical treatment is carried out under oncological principles. Survival has been shown to be increased in those patients who are operated on by an Oncologist Surgeon.
Oncological surgical treatment is indicated in patients with an early clinical stage and locally advanced with curative intent. In metastatic stages it can be managed to improve patient conditions, avoid complications such as bleeding, perforation and occlusion; as well as for pain management.