Diagnosis and Treatment

Kindness, Care, and Science

We are people taking care of people. At Cancun Oncology Center we work relentlessly with one objective in mind: to give hope and expert care to those fighting against cancer.

LET’S TALK ABOUT CANCER

Cancer is an unfortunate reality of life. Fortunately, a large majority cancers can be treated successfully if they are found in the early stages of development. At Cancun Oncology Center we know that each patient’s case is unique, and so is the treatment we offer them.

Am I at risk of developing Cancer?

There are many factors that may increase your chances of developing cancer. If one or more members of your family have suffered cancer you should contact our specialists who can provide more information on genetics and cancer.

Continuous screening exams are another great way of keeping cancer at bay. Most cancer-related fatalities could be avoided if enough people partake in routine preventive screenings, periodic check-ups, and knowing the early symptoms of the most common types of cancer.

Age, sex, lifestyle, and family history all play into what tests are right for you. Talk to Our Team of Experts about the different screening tests available at Cancun Oncology Center.

 

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Diagnosis and Treatment

Diagnosing and treating cancer at Cancun Oncology Center involves a team of experts in radio-oncology, chemotherapy, surgery, and emotional support.

Having the most accurate diagnosis of your type of cancer is essential to deciding the most effective treatment plan for you. After physical examinations, our team will diagnose your cancer and identify if it has spread by carefully reviewing results from different tests including blood tests, biopsies, and imaging.

Our Radiology Department has the most advanced imaging technology and our Pathology Team uses the latest techniques to accurately determine the type and stage of your cancer.

 

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What is Cancer?

Cancer is a group of diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control and can invade other tissues.

WHAT IS THE CAUSE OF CANCER?

It is caused by changes in the genes that control the normal cell growth and death. Also, certain lifestyle and environmental factors can convert normal genes into genes that allow abnormal growth of malignant cells.

CANCER AND TUMOR MEAN THE SAME?

No. There are benign tumors and malignant tumors. The latter, malignant tumors are synonymous with cancer.

HOW DOES CANCER INVADE?

Cancer can invade other parts of the body by the bloodstream and the lymphatic system. The invasion of other organs is called metastasis.

WHAT ARE SOME COMMON SYMPTOMS AND SIGNS?

Cancer can cause a variety of symptoms and signs. The most common include the following:

? Thickening or lump in the breast or elsewhere in the body.

? New moles or changes in their size, irregular edges or color of a previous mole.
? Sore that does not heal.
? Persistent cough or hoarseness.
? Pain, dripping, blood or difficulty to urinate.
? Periods of constipation alternating with diarrhea, blood or difficulty evacuating.
? Indigestion that does not go away or difficulty swallowing food.
? Weight loss for no apparent reason.
? Abnormal bleeding or discharge from mouth, nose, vagina or rectum.

HOW YOU CAN REDUCE THE POSSIBILITY OF SUFFERING CANCER?

? Visit your doctor frequently.
? Participate in screening programs.
? Exercise at least 30 minutes every day.
? Avoid fatty foods.
? Eat vegetables, fruits and whole grain.
? Avoid direct sunlight, use sunscreen and clothing to protect your skin.
? Stay at a healthy weight.
? Avoid alcoholic beverages.
? Quit smoking and stay in an environment free of tobacco.

 

AFTER HAVING BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER, WHAT IS THE TREATMENT?

The treatment of cancer is provided by a multidisciplinary team of oncologists, who will offer the best sequence of treatment based on the clinical stage of your disease. The most commonly used treatments are surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, accompanied by pain management when necessary.