Oncology in Mexico

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Hospital de la Familia
4.4

From 64 verified reviews

mavfan6515, 20 September 2020

What a great experience! I am loving my results. Thank you!!

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Hospital Zambrano Hellion
4.2

From 89 verified reviews

Arturo Millán Guadarrama, 16 September 2020

Excellent place, very good attention, trained staff

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Hospital San Jose Tecnologico de Monterrey
4.1

From 79 verified reviews

Aaronl Lopez Rivera, 28 July 2020

I worked there in 1994 it was my first job at that time so it was very cleanIt was when Juan Tabarez of the liberation group was internedAnd Lic Joel Manzina hired meVery good personThen he went to the Santa Engracia hospitalWas or is in the same hospitalI have not heard from him

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Salutaris Medical Center
3.5

From 13 verified reviews

German Hincapie, 14 February 2020

The experience was very good overall. The building is spacious and clean. The attention was cordial and fast. Dr. Veronica is very professional and her diagnosis was correct, as were her medical prescriptions. I recommend them.The experience was very good in general. The spacious and clean site. The cordial and fast attention. Dr. Veronica is very professional and her diagnosis was correct, as were her medical prescriptions. I recommend them.

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ONCOLOGIA MULTIDISCIPLINARIA AVANZADA

ONCOLOGIA MULTIDISCIPLINARIA AVANZADA, located in Alvaro Obregon, Mexico City, Mexico offers patients Wilms Tumor Treatment procedures among its total of 108 available procedures, across 1 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Wilms Tumor Treatment procedures at ONCOLOGIA MULTIDISCIPLINARIA AVANZADA, as all prices are available on request only. All procedures and treatments are undertaken by the lead specialist at the Hospital, and they have multiple recognized accreditations, including: AMCG - Asociación Mexicana de Cirugía GeneralCMGO - Consejo Mexicano de Ginecología y Obstetricia

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Dr. César Zepeda Najar

Dr. César Zepeda Najar, located in Diego Rivera, Tijuana, Mexico offers patients Wilms Tumor Treatment procedures among its total of 108 available procedures, across 1 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Wilms Tumor Treatment procedures at Dr. César Zepeda Najar, as all prices are available on request only. All procedures and treatments are undertaken by the lead specialist at the Hospital, and they are not accredited by any recognized accreditations institutes

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Onco Center Cancun
5.0

From 1 verified reviews

Nora Martinez, 22 November 2019

All my recognition to ONCO CENTER for their ethics and humanism in caring for their patients ... Thank you

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Healthy Baja Group
3.5

From 6 verified reviews

MJ Reyes, 06 January 2020

Dr. Velasco was the doctor of my family for over 10 years and serves you with kindness and respect. Thanks to him my family has been healed of many diseases. Thanks Dr. Velasco.

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Oasis of Hope Health Group
3.4

From 47 verified reviews

Bravo Echo, 12 July 2020

I am so happy with the care and support that I received from all of the staff at Oasis of Hope. From the first day I made the decision to have my surgery to even now, the doctors and staff have taken great care to ensure my health and safety. I sincerely wish I knew the names of each and every one of the nurses, doctors, and staff that cared for me so I could personally thank them. I found communicating with the staff very easy, as most of them are fluent in English. I never had an issue with not being understood by staff, even the ones that were not fluent in English. Dr. Gonzales explained the procedure and asked if I had any questions. He really took the time to make sure I had a full understanding of what was being done. The hospital rooms are simple and unadorned with more than enough space to provide a comfortable stay. The shower has lots of hot water and fresh towels. Also, the room had a Lennox wall air conditioner that kept my room very comfortable. As for the hospital itself, it exudes an air of calm and peace. The only people that bustled about were the cleaning staff that cleaned everything in sight. Very Clean!! I walked around the day before my surgery and peeked into rooms with open doors. I found very modern-looking and new equipment. Nothing looked old or outdated. After my surgery, I always knew which doctor was in charge of my care and they can in the room to check on me. There was a doctor available to me 24/7 while I was at Oasis of Hope. All in all, I had a wonderful experience and can't wait to return for my body contouring surgery in a year!!

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Urology Expert Doctors Hospital

Urology Expert Doctors Hospital, located in Calle Ecuador, Monterrey, Mexico offers patients Cancer Screening procedures among its total of 54 available procedures, across 3 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Cancer Screening procedures at Urology Expert Doctors Hospital, as all prices are available on request only, whilst the national average price is approximately $38. All procedures and treatments are undertaken by the lead specialist at the Hospital, and they have multiple recognized accreditations, including: Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y DeporteCNMU - Consejo Nacional Mexicano de UrologíaSocialstyrelsen

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Oncology is the branch of medicine that focuses on the research, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. A medical professional who specializes in diagnosing and treating people with cancer is called an oncologist.

An oncologist can design a treatment plan based on detailed pathology reports that shows the type of cancer the patient has, how much cancer has developed, how fast the cancer is likely to spread, and what parts of the patient's body are involved.

The field of oncology has three main areas, which include:

  • Medical oncologists use chemotherapy, hormonal therapies, and other types of targeted treatments to treat cancer. Most people think of medical oncologist as their primary cancer doctor. Medical oncologists help monitor and maintain patients' well-being, as well as helping patients manage side effects. Often patients follow up with their medical oncologist once their treatment is complete.
  • Surgical oncologists perform the surgical removal of the tumor and surrounding tissue. They will help patients prepare for and recover from any surgical procedure they undergo during their cancer treatment. If your primary doctor suspects that you have cancer, a surgical oncologist is likely one of the first doctors you see. Surgical oncologists can perform biopsies, which involves removing a small tissue sample to be checked for cancer cells.
  • Radiation oncologists treat cancer using radiation therapy. They use high-energy photon beams to target and destroy cancer cells. Approximately one-half of all cancer patients will undergo radiation treatment during their cancer care.

Because most cancers are treated with a combination of therapies, you could see two or all three different oncologists during the course of your treatment.

Besides the three main areas, there are also several other areas of oncology. These include:

  • Pediatric oncologists diagnose and treat cancer in children. Some types of cancer appear more often in children and teenagers, such as leukemia, brain tumors, osteosarcoma, and Ewing’s sarcoma. Some pediatric oncologists focus on conducting research on childhood cancers, while others specialize in certain types of cancer.
  • Gynecologic oncologists treat cancers that affect women, such as cancer of the ovary, cervix, uterus, vagina, and vulva. Additionally, they also treat complicated gynecological conditions that are not cancerous, such as fibroid tumors and endometriosis.
  • Hematologist-oncologists diagnoses and treats blood cancers, such as lymphoma, leukemia, and myeloma. They may also specialize in the management of solid tumors.

Oncologists usually work with a variety of other medical professionals, including pathologists, diagnostic radiologists, oncology nurses, and oncology social workers. They may also work with doctors from other areas of medicine, such as neurologists, dermatologists, or urologists.

What does Oncology Involve?

There are many types of procedures to treat cancer. The types of procedures that you receive will depend on the type of cancer you have and how advanced it is. Some people who have cancer will only have one treatment. However, most people have a combination of treatments, such as surgery with radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy. Below are the types of procedures to treat cancer:

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is a type of treatment that uses drugs to kill cancer cells in the body and prevent them from growing. The drugs can prevent cell division, target the food source of the cancer cells’ (the hormones and enzymes the cells need to grow), and trigger apoptosis (a process in which cancer cells kill themselves).

  • Chemotherapy drugs can be given in several different ways, including.
  • Oral – taken in a pill or capsule form.
  • Intravenously – through an infusion into a vein.
  • Shots – injected with a needle.
  • Topical – applying creams or gels into the skin. This type is used to treat certain types of skin cancer.

Chemotherapy drugs can also be given directly to cancer or directly to an area of the body, such as the abdomen or central nervous system.

Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy, or biologic therapy, boosts your body’s natural defenses to fight cancer. It uses substances made by your own body, or in a laboratory, to improve or restore your immune system function. It can stop cancer from spreading to other parts of the body, stop or slow the growth of cancer cells, and help your immune system work better at destroying cancer cells.

There are several types of immunotherapy to treat cancer, including immune checkpoint inhibitors, T-cell transfer therapy, monoclonal antibodies, treatment vaccines, and immune system modulators. Different types of immunotherapy may be given in different ways, such as intravenous (IV), oral, intravesical (directly into the bladder), or topical.

Targeted therapy

Targeted therapy uses drugs that are designed to specifically “target” cancer cells without affecting normal cells. It targets the cancer’s specific proteins, genes, or other tissue environment contributing to cancer survival and growth. These proteins and genes are found in cancer cells or in cells related to cancer growth.

The targeted drugs can block or turn off chemical signals that tell cancer cells when to divide and grow, stop making new blood vessels that feed cancer cells, change proteins within the cancer cells so the cells die, trigger the immune system to kill cancer cells, and carry toxins in the cancer cells to kill them.

  • There are two types of targeted therapy:
  • Small-molecule drugs, which is given through pills or capsules that you swallow
  • Monoclonal antibodies, which are given through a needle in a blood vein.

Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy uses intense energy beams to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors. It most often uses X-rays, but other types of energy, such as protons may also be used.

Radiation therapy can be done in two ways:

  • External-beam radiation therapy – this type of radiation therapy delivers radiation from a machine outside the body. You will lie on a table, and the machine (called a linear accelerator) moves around you to deliver radiation from several different angles. It is a quick and painless procedure.
  • Internal radiation therapy – also called brachytherapy, involves both temporary and permanent placement of radioactive sources in the body. During the placement of the radioactive sources, you will be given anesthesia.

Hormone therapy

Hormone therapy stops or slows the growth of cancer that uses hormones to grow. It works by blocking your body’s ability to produce hormones or interfere with how hormones behave in your body. It can reduce the chance that cancer will return by stopping or slowing its growth, as well as preventing or reducing symptoms in men with prostate cancer.

Hormone therapy is usually used to treat breast and prostate cancer. It can be taken in many ways, including orally, through an injection, and surgery.

Stem Cell Transplant

People whose blood-forming stem cells are damaged by the very high doses of radiation therapy or chemotherapy can undergo stem cell transplant to restore the cells. Blood-forming stem cells are vital since they grow into different types of blood cells that you need to be healthy. The stem cells will be given to you through an IV catheter. The process is very much like receiving a blood transfusion.

Surgical treatment

Surgical treatment for cancer is a procedure to remove cancer from your body. There are many types of surgeries to treat cancer, which differ based on the part of the body that requires surgery, the purpose of the surgery, the amount of tissue to be removed, and your preference. In general, the surgery can be open or minimally invasive.

  • During open surgery, one large incision is made to remove the tumor, some healthy tissue, and some nearby lymph nodes.
  • During minimally invasive surgery, a few tiny incisions are made instead of a large one. These incisions are made to insert a laparoscope (a long, thin tube with a camera on its end) and special surgical tools. The laparoscope allows your surgeon to see the inside of the body, and the surgical tools are used to remove the tumor and some healthy tissue.

How Long Should I Stay in Mexico?

For chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, hormone therapy, and targeted therapy, the treatment schedule may vary. You may have treatment every day, week, or month. It may also be given in a cycle, which is a period of treatment followed by a period of rest to give your body a chance to recover. For surgical treatment, you may need to stay in the hospital for a few days, and you need to stay in Mexico for at least 10 to 14 days. Your oncologist and/or medical tourism team will advise you on the length of stay in Mexico.

What's the Recovery Time?

The type of procedure you undergo determines the recovery period. While you may be able to get back to your normal routine within 10 days after laparoscopic surgery, you may need to wait around 6 weeks to fully recover from open surgery. Your oncologist will give you a detailed recovery timeline.

What About Aftercare?

You will be given instructions on how to take care of yourself. Your surgeon or nurse will explain how to control your pain, how to take care of your wound, activities you can and cannot do, and how to spot signs of infections. You may also need to talk to a dietitian to help with eating problems caused by the treatment. You will need to attend follow-up checkups to monitor your condition.

What's the Success Rate?

Cancer survival has improved significantly due to constant advancement and improvements in the field of oncology, including improvement in treatments and screening (allowing for earlier diagnosis). Still, you need to be aware of the risks, such as infection, bleeding, nerve damage, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, and hair loss.

Are there Alternatives to Oncology?

There is no other alternative than to see an oncologist when it comes to cancer treatments. Some people may choose to undergo meditation, hypnosis, and acupuncture as well, usually to relieve the stress, anxiety, and pain that cancer can bring.

Whilst the information presented here has been accurately sourced and verified by a medical professional for its accuracy, it is still advised to consult with your doctor before pursuing a medical treatment at one of the listed medical providers. This content was last updated on 14/10/2020.

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