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10:18

LifeStyle

"Radiotherapy can expect to cure 40 per cent of cancer patients"

Ángel Escalera

...project, which I want to develop during my presidency, is to give visibility to radiotherapy treatment, because it is one of the most effective and efficient weapons we have to beat cancer. It can aspire to cure 40 per cent of oncology patients. However, ... there is still a large percentage of patients who don't benefit from the treatment or aren't offered it. That fits in with what you have said about the national cancer strategy. One of my missions is for there to be equality in the offer of radiotherapy, ... of society can benefit from it. I am calling on all professionals who treat cancer patients to find out about the latest advances and everything that radiotherapy can do. -You're saying there are patients who should have radiotherapy but aren't

13:11

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Spinal surgery is now available in Gibraltar

Debbie Bartlett

Patients with a painful spine condition caused by osteoporosis can now be treated in Gibraltar, thanks to a new surgical service launched by the Gibraltar Health Authority. Previously, patients and their families had to travel to the UK for the

13:27

LifeStyle

AECC opens the first active centre for the fight against cancer in Marbella

MARÍA GONZÁLEZ

...something to help the fight against cancer then we have to do it," said Francisco Salado, president of the Diputación. The objective of this new centre is to offer cancer patients and their families a place where they can feel comfortable, away from a ... took the opportunity to call for more specialists in some towns and cities in the region. "There aren't enough doctors. Patients have to go from Malaga or Seville to the hospital in Algeciras because of the lack of oncologists, and we are talking

13:31

LifeStyle

The Costa del Sol hospital can now implant prostheses to replace vocal chords

ANDREA JIMÉNEZ

Patients whose larynx is removed will now be able to speak perfectly normally again, thanks to a new phonatory prosthesis. The Costa del Sol hospital has begun to perform these operations, and is only the second hospital in Malaga province to use ... the technique. These operations are being carried out by the Marbella hospital's department, on patients whose larynx has been removed due to cancer. This type of surgery enables them to recover their voice. The phonatory prosthesis is an ... eliminates the social stigma which is suffered by many of the patients who have had this surgery," say sources at the hospital. The operation has been performed on three patients at the Costa del Sol hospital, who are now being monitoredThis new device,

13:49

LifeStyle

Pacemakers: from the size of a typewriter to the size of a matchbox

ÁNGEL ESCALERA

(defibrillators and resynchronisers) which are fitted in some patients. Pacemakers can be double or single chamber and even wireless. Every year the regional hospital carries out about 250 new implants and, in addition, 50 to 60 re-implants to change a ... device's battery. This normally needs to be done after ten years. Eighty per cent of patients who are fitted with a pacemaker are over the age of 75 and suffer from a degeneration of the cardiac conduction tissue (the nerves of the heart) which causes a ... complications, it can be more complex in some patients because of their age. The process consists of introducing, through a vein close to the heart, a wire coated with silicon which has an electrode at one end and is placed in contact with the heart (right

15:23

LifeStyle

Experts call for obesity to be classified as a chronic illness

Ángel Escalera

...mg. It is injected once a day through a type of ballpoint pen, and patients who use it can lose up to 15 per cent of their weight. 17.8%A survey carried out by the Spanish Society for the Study of Obesity shows that only 17.8 per cent of obese ... being fat is a dangerous illness and that obese people should be treated as patients and not marginalised because of their weight. Obesity, which has become a public health problem, is responsible in many cases for the onset of Type 2 diabetes, ... classified as an illness by society or by the political class". He also points out that there are effective drugs against obesity and claims these should be financed by the public health authorities for certain patients, in exactly the same way as those