Did you know that smoking one cigarette a day takes 11 minutes of your life? According to statistics for 2016, smoking-related lung cancer was detected in 33% of men and 10% of women. In general, 90% of all lung cancers are the result of smoking. Today, the use of modern techniques in treating lung cancer is very well documented, and Barcelona is home to some of the leading experts in this field, including the legendary specialist Dr. Rafael Rosell.
The Sant Joan de Deu Children’s Hospital is the first hospital in Spain to offered immunotherapy to its patients. Anti-GD2 immunotherapy (3F8 antibodies) is offered at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New-York as part of a mutual agreement between the two medical institutions.
1. What is neuroblastoma?
Neuroblastoma are solid tumors that arise in the nervous system outside of the brain and are common among children under two years of age. The average age of neuroblastoma in children is about two; 90% of neuroblastoma are diagnosed in children under the age of five.
A life-saving treatment for cancer patients is gaining traction. Why are some patients given immunotherapy therapy while others are not? Why are biopsies taken from some patients and not from others? The latest advances in oncology, like liquid biopsy, make it possible to clearly identify tumor cells and their characteristics, as well as to determine the exact category of patients who could benefit most from immunotherapy.
Did you know that it is now possible to perform complex spine surgery with an anterior approach, without having to manipulate any vertebrae or nerves? Groundbreaking ADR surgery successfully performed by specialists at Barcelona Spine Center makes it possible for patients to return to a completely normal life post-surgery with minimal risk of complications and record cervical and vertebral recovery time.
Becoming a mother at the age of 50 is now a reality! Over the past decade, the number of mothers over the age of 45 has increased by 171%! Even the concept of “late age” has been redefined: in the not so distant past a late pregnancy referred to a woman around 40, then a woman 45 or older…and today having a baby at 50 is possible!
Hospital Quiron Barcelona offers diagnosis and treatment services for stomach cancer patients. Also called gastric cancer, stomach cancer is generally detected when the patient visits a gastroenterologist, because there are rarely symptoms of the disease in its early stages and thus no need to see the doctor.
One rare form of erection dysfunction, called Peyronie’s disease, can be treated without surgery at specialized hospitals in Barcelona. Barnaclinic specialists offer treatment that uses Xiapex (collagenase) to treat adult men with Peyronie’s disease.
The Sant Joan de Déu Children’s Hospital in Barcelona specializes in different lymphoma treatments for young patients, providing bone marrow transplants from an unrelated donor in more severe cases. Adults are treated at Hospital Quiron Barcelona, where top oncologists offer lymphoma treatment including bone marrow transplants.
Leukemia claims the lives of many people –both children and adults– every year, but as medicine advances increasingly more patients go into remission and enjoy a high quality of life. Leading oncologists from the best hospitals in Barcelona offer comprehensive leukemia treatment using cutting-edge therapies and techniques.
Cardiovascular Surgery involves the surgical treatment of all cardiac and vessel diseases. The surgical team of the Hospital Clinic performs all types of surgeries, from minimally invasive cardiac surgery to ventricular assist device implantation for end-stage heart failure.
Severe or morbid obesity (MO) is the most prevalent nutritional disorder in the Western world and is considered a real disease as it reduces life expectancy and is associated with a high rate of co-morbidity.
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant (HSCT) Program in Barcelona started on 12 June 1976 in Hospital Clinic and the clinic became the first Spanish center to perform an allogeneic transplant in Spain. Over the past thirty plus years, more than 1900 transplants have been performed with 1000 of these being allogeneic transplants.
Cancer is a disease characterized by an abnormal, uncontrolled growth of cells in previously healthy tissue. The words tumor, neoplasm and neoformation tend to be used synonymously to define this disease. Oncology Surgery is the branch of General Surgery concerned with the surgical treatment of tumors.
Neurology Service has been designated by Spain’s Ministry of Health as a reference service in the treatment of refractory epilepsy and hereditary ataxias and paraplegias. What’s more, the Spanish Paediatric Neurology Society and the University of Barcelona have entrusted us with the responsibility of training future paediatric neurologists.
Saving little lives: Doctor José María Caffarena is the pediatric heart surgeon with the best results in the world.
All the doctors I have interviewed share many similarities, but the most significant is that they are all god-given doctors. Today we will be talking to one such professional: doctor José María Caffarena.
The Spanish Ministry of Health has designated Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona Children’s Hospital as a reference service in Spain for the treatment of refractory epilepsy and hereditary ataxias and paraplegias. Likewise, Neurosurgery Service of Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona Children’s Hospital is a pioneer in the application of deep brain stimulation (DBS), involving the implantation of a medical device that sends electrical impulses to specific parts of the brain for the treatment of dystonias or body movement disorders.
Patients from all over the world visit Dr. Cortes because of his reputation as a leading specialist in breast cancer treatment, but when they meet him, not only do they see a brilliant physician who is on the front line of the fight against cancer, but also a person who inspires, conveys a sense of security and infects others with his positive attitude.
Developmental cancer, also known as childhood cancer, is due to abnormal uncontrolled cell growth in a child’s normal growth process. It is a rare and complex disease that is very different from adult cancer, requiring different care and treatment. It is consequently essential for children with this problem to receive care from a specialized paediatric team.
Helping to start new lives -- interview with Josep María Ramírez -- director of Guttmann Institute in Barcelona
Josep María Ramírez is a legendary figure. A permanent director of Guttmann Institute for 25 years, he converted this hospital into a leading neurorehabilitation center known the world over. A person committed to society and the disabled. A tireless fighter.