What should I expect from my treatment?

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Effectiveness

Radiotherapy is a very effective, non-invasive treatment.

It is used with curative intent alone or in combination with surgery and/or other cancer treatments.

It delivers a lethal dose to the tumour.

It increases local disease control and survival.

 

Efficacy rates

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Disease control as the primary treatment

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Organ and function preservation in combined therapy

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Pain and symptom control in disseminated tumours

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Safety

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Safety

External radiation therapy won’t hurt or burn. You won’t see or smell the radiation, however you may hear a buzzing sound when the machine is on. You will NOT be radioactive

Your radiotherapist and radiophysicist will plan your treatment to the millimetre, with daily adaptive treatment and re-planning of the volume to be irradiated when necessary.

Our machine’s advances have increased safety during tretament administration due to:

Integrated imaging systems, using the shape and position of the tumour as visualised during treatment.

– The Synchrony system, which allows real-time tumour. The beam targets where the tumour is, at that moment in time, preventing a dose of radiation to non-tumour tissue.

The result is a radiotherapy that minimizes short and long-term side effects.

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Quality of life

The aim of treatment is to not only add years of life but also to add quality to years of life.   

It preserves organs and their function:

  • Voice preservation
  • Preservation of sexual function
  • Scar-free
  • Sphincter control
  • Pain relief

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Continuation of daily life

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Continuation of daily life

Treatment does not require admission, the patient can continue with every-day activities after each treatment session.

Treatment designed for you:

– often shorter generally 10-20 minutes per session.

– in as fewer as possible, in some cases only 1- 5 sessions.

What is your cancer?

Select the location of your cancer to learn more about your treatment

Which is your type of cancer?
Central nervous system tumours Central nervous system tumours Tumours of the head and neck Tumours of the head and neck Lung Cancer Lung Cancer Breast cancer Hepatobiliary and pancreatic tumours Hepatobiliary and pancreatic tumours Gastrointestinal tumours: Gastrointestinal tumours: Prostate cancer Genitourinary tumours Genitourinary tumours Gynaecological Tumours Haematological tumours Metastasis Sarcomas Sarcomas

Central nervous system tumours

  • Non-invasive treatment, no general anaesthetic or incision
  • Treatment of inoperable tumours (reaches areas where surgery cannot)
  • Improvement in disease control
  • Fewer and more effective sessions
  • Improved preservation of cognitive function
  • Limits radiation in healthy brain tissue
  • Adapts to the tumour
  • Safer re-irradiation possible

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Central nervous system tumours

  • Non-invasive treatment, no general anaesthetic or incision
  • Treatment of inoperable tumours (reaches areas where surgery cannot)
  • Improvement in disease control
  • Fewer and more effective sessions
  • Improved preservation of cognitive function
  • Limits radiation in healthy brain tissue
  • Adapts to the tumour
  • Safer re-irradiation possible

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Tumours of the head and neck

  • Alternative to surgery, no marks or scars.
  • Preservation of function: voice preservation.
  • Improvement in disease control.
  • Symptom control in advanced disease.
  • More effective treatment in a shorter time.
  • Treatment zone adjustment.
  • Adapts to the tumour and the patient.
  • Safer re-irradiation.

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Tumours of the head and neck

  • Alternative to surgery, no marks or scars.
  • Preservation of function: voice preservation.
  • Improvement in disease control.
  • Symptom control in advanced disease.
  • More effective treatment in a shorter time.
  • Treatment zone adjustment.
  • Adapts to the tumour and the patient.
  • Safer re-irradiation.

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Lung Cancer

  • Curative treatment, non-invasive alternative to surgery.
  • Ideal treatment for inoperable tumours.
  • Helps control pain or breathing difficulty.
  • Less radiation to healthy tissue, helps to maintain respiratory capacity.
  • It breathes with you, in synchronisation with respiratory movement, during the session.
  • Reduced side effects.
  • Fewer days (sessions) of treatment.
  • Greater comfort during the session.

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Lung Cancer

  • Curative treatment, non-invasive alternative to surgery.
  • Ideal treatment for inoperable tumours.
  • Helps control pain or breathing difficulty.
  • Less radiation to healthy tissue, helps to maintain respiratory capacity.
  • It breathes with you, in synchronisation with respiratory movement, during the session.
  • Reduced side effects.
  • Fewer days (sessions) of treatment.
  • Greater comfort during the session.

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Breast cancer

  • Indicated in the majority of cases.
  • Non-invasive treatment, no anaesthetic.
  • Reduces the risk of recurrence after conservative surgery.
  • Helps to control symptoms.
  • Delivery of a more uniform, homogeneous dose.
  • Higher precision.
  • Fewer side effects.
  • Adapts to the tumour.

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Hepatobiliary and pancreatic tumours

  • Non-invasive curative treatment.
  • Alternative in tumours where other treatments have been ruled out.
  • Enables surgery, in some cases.
  • Improves pain caused by the tumour.
  • Synchronisation with tumour motion.
  • Reduction in side effects.
  • Shorter treatments.
  • Safer re-irradiation in recurrent disease.

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Hepatobiliary and pancreatic tumours

  • Non-invasive curative treatment.
  • Alternative in tumours where other treatments have been ruled out.
  • Enables surgery, in some cases.
  • Improves pain caused by the tumour.
  • Synchronisation with tumour motion.
  • Reduction in side effects.
  • Shorter treatments.
  • Safer re-irradiation in recurrent disease.

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Gastrointestinal tumours:

  • Tratamiento de elección en tumores anales.
  • En tumores de recto aumenta la posibilidad de cirugía con conservación de esfínter anal (evitar bolsa colostomía).
  • En estadios avanzados es fundamental para el control de la enfermedad.
  • Ayuda a controlar los síntomas (sangrado o dolor).
  • Reduce los efectos secundarios.
  • Se adapta a los cambios del tumor.

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Gastrointestinal tumours:

  • Treatment of choice in anal tumours.
  • Improvement in likelihood of sphincter-preserving surgery (to prevent the need for colostomy) in rectal tumours.
  • In advanced stages it is fundamental for disease control.
  • Reduction in side effects.
  • Adapts to changes in the tumour.

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Prostate cancer

    • Reduced side effects.
    • Fewer, more effective sessions.
    • More comfortable for the patient.
    • Curative treatment, non-invasive alternative to surgery.
    • Improved preservation of sexual function.
    • Improved maintenance of urinary continence.
    • Safe rescue treatment after surgery.
    • Synchronisation with tumour motion. Safer and more precise.
    • It affects a smaller area of the bladder.
    • Reduced side effects.
    • Fewer, more effective sessions.
    • More comfortable for the patient.

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Genitourinary tumours

  • Non-invasive, pain-free treatment, alternative to surgery.
  • Helps to control the disease.
  • Bladder preservation (avoids a stoma bag).
  • Helps to control symptoms such as pain or bleeding when passing urine.
  • Higher precision and safety.
  • The bladder volume (amount of urine) and rectal volume (faecal or gas content) have less effect.
  • Shorter (fewer sessions) and effective treatments.
  • More comfortable for the patient.

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Genitourinary tumours

  • Non-invasive, pain-free treatment, alternative to surgery.
  • Helps to control the disease.
  • Bladder preservation (avoids a stoma bag).
  • Helps to control symptoms such as pain or bleeding when passing urine.
  • Higher precision and safety.
  • The bladder volume (amount of urine) and rectal volume (faecal or gas content) have less effect.
  • Shorter (fewer sessions) and effective treatments.
  • More comfortable for the patient.

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Gynaecological Tumours

  • Treatment of choice for inoperable advanced tumours.
  • Reduced risk of locoregional recurrence after surgery.
  • Symptom control (bleeding or pain).
  • Safer and more precise.
  • The bladder volume (amount of urine) and rectal volume (faecal or gas content) have less effect.
  • Fewer side effects. .
  • More comfortable for the patient,
  • Safer re-irradiation.

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Haematological tumours

  • Good and rapid response to treatment.
  • Enables treatment of different areas at the same time, including total body irradiation (TBI).
  • Improvement in symptom control (bone pain with or without soft tissue mass).
  • Adapts to changes in tumour volume and the patient's anatomy.
  • Fewer side effects.
  • More comfortable for the patient.

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Metastasis

  • Good and rapid response to treatment.
  • Enables treatment of different areas at the same time, including total body irradiation (TBI).
  • Improvement in symptom control (bone pain with or without soft tissue mass).
  • Adapts to changes in tumour volume and the patient's anatomy.
  • Fewer side effects.
  • More comfortable for the patient.

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Sarcomas

  • Non-invasive, pain-free treatment.
  • Improvement in local disease control and survival.
  • Facilitates surgery.
  • Prevention of traumatic surgery (amputation).
  • Well tolerated, allows normal daily life during treatment.
  • Adapts to changes in the tumour and/or the patient.

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Sarcomas

  • Non-invasive, pain-free treatment.
  • Improvement in local disease control and survival.
  • Facilitates surgery.
  • Prevention of traumatic surgery (amputation).
  • Well tolerated, allows normal daily life during treatment.
  • Adapts to changes in the tumour and/or the patient.

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