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Only Comprehensive Cancer Center in Quintana Roo

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.

WHAT IS MEDICAL ONCOLOGY?

It is a specialty, derived from Internal Medicine, which is responsible for the study, diagnosis and comprehensive treatment of cancer.

HOW IS CANCER TREATED?

Treatment depends on the primary site, the clinical stage, the characteristics of the tumor and the patient’s conditions. The three main modalities are: Chemotherapy, Oncological Surgery and Radiotherapy.

WHAT IS CANCER?

Group of diseases that can affect any part of the organism, starting with an abnormal cell, which proliferates, evades its death, develops a survival mechanism, invades adjacent tissues and has the ability to travel at a distance.

Alteration in the balance between proliferation and cell death, with the development of a clone capable of invading and destroying adjacent tissues with the ability to spread remotely.

Nuestras Especialidades

WHAT IS SURGICAL ONCOLOGY? It is the branch of Surgery that is responsible for the resection of a malignant tumor originating in the human body....
CHILD CANCER. In recent years, there have been very important advances in the treatment of childhood cancer, to the point that in few specialties the...
MEDICAL ONCOLOGY The medical oncologist is the health professional in charge of cancer treatment and monitoring. The medical oncologist is the one who indicates the...
WHAT IS GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY? Gynecologic Oncology is the medical subspecialty that is responsible for the care of women with genital cancer, that is, cancer of...
WHAT IS RADIO-ONCOLOGY? It is a cancer treatment that uses high-energy particles or waves, such as X-rays, gamma rays, electron or proton rays, to kill...

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Specialists

Dr. Jorge Gómez is a graduate of Medicine from the University of Guadalajara, he specialized in oncological surgery at the...
Oncologist
Dr. Marinere Torres Aguilar is a graduate of the General Hospital of Mexico where she specialized in Medical Oncology, she...
Oncologist
Originally from Cancun Quintana Roo, Dr. Raúl Díaz is a medical graduate from UADY, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán. He specialized...
Oncologist
Dr. Alondra Naranjo is a Medical Oncologist who has been part of the Oncology Center multidisciplinary team for several years,...
Dr. Omar Ortega studied a Bachelor of Medicine at the University of Guadalajara, later he completed a specialty in General...
Oncologist
Dr. Andrea Vargas is originally from the city of Cancun Q. Roo, her basic education was carried out at the...
Pharmaceutical Chemist Biologist
José María de Jesús Mendoza Rosado is a graduate of the Autonomous University of Yucatán (UADY), Yucatán, México. He has...
Gynecologic Oncologist
Dr. Ana Lilia Franco is a specialist in Gynecology and Obstetrics with a subspecialty in Gynecologic Oncology. She is a...
Radio Oncologist
Dr. Jheymmy Ortiz is the head of Radiation Therapy at Cancun Oncology Center and the only Radio Oncologist in Quintana...
Surgical Oncologist
Dr. Brenda Pastrana is part of the multidisciplinary team at Cancun Cancer Institute. Oncologist Surgeon graduated from the National University...
Gynecologic Oncologist
Dr. Elisa Paola Jiménez Arroyo is a Gynecologic Oncologist who started her medical training in the Autonomous University of The...
Oncologist
Dr. Arianna Tabares has a specialty in Internal Medicine from the Universidad de Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco, as well as...

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Frequently asked questions…

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.

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