Digestive Tract Tumours
"Each diagnosis is carefully established by all the specialists from the area, whereas the treatment plan is adjusted to the particular needs of each particular case and patient"
DR. JORGE BAIXAULI FONS SPECIALIST. DIGESTIVE TRACT TUMOURS AREA
The Digestive Tube Tumours Area is made up of a multidisciplinary team of experts in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the digestive tract. It includes specialists in the digestive system, radiology, pathological anatomy, surgery and medical and radiotherapeutic oncology and nursing support.
In 20% of patients affected by colon cancer, there is a close relative (parents, siblings or children) diagnosed with colon cancer.
Between 3-5% of colon cancer cases correspond to well-determined hereditary cancer syndromes, in which it is recognised at what age polyps or tumours can appear, what their evolution is, what surgical treatments should be applied and the risk of developing other tumours outside the colon that should also be monitored.
The characteristics by which a patient's profile may correspond to one of the three most frequent hereditary syndromes already determined are well-known and the presence of some of the genes responsible for this predisposition is verified.
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Advanced diagnosis and treatment for digestive tumours
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Surgery for tumours of the digestive tract consists of removing the tumour with sufficiently wide margins as well as the main arterial and venous vessels that nourish the intestinal segment in which the tumour is located and the regional lymph nodes. The resection is performed by conventional means or by laparoscopic surgery, with a smaller incision and a faster post-operative period.
For greater success, surgical treatment is combined with chemotherapy and radiotherapy programmes to achieve better remission of the disease. We rely on the latest technology to apply radiotherapy and minimize damage to healthy tissues and possible adverse effects.
The Clínica Universidad de Navarra designs vaccines with the aim of delaying or detaining the progression of the cancer, reducing the tumour, preventing its reappearance and eliminating possible cells that have not been eliminated with alternative treatments.
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Created in order to determine if there is a genetic predisposition and to determine the possibility of contracting the tumoural disease in relatives of patients and, in this case, to provide them with the appropriate follow-up to avoid it.
Between 3% and 5% of colon cancer cases occur as a result of inheriting an altered gene, so a genetic study based on a family background should be carried out.
We have a team of nurses who specialize in the patient's care and attention in order to ensure the best quality of life for the patient throughout the entire process.
Our technology is the most advanced in the country for a precise diagnosis and the possibility of offering you the most successful treatment for your particular case.
Why choose the Clinic?
- Integral evaluation of the patient.
- Cutting-edge technology.
- National reference professionals.
Our team of professionals
Wealth of experience in the development of advanced therapies against digestive tumours
We develop research projects on diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer together with researchers from the Cima Universidad de Navarra.
Participation in these trials provides patients with new possibilities by allowing access to the latest therapeutic advances.
We help our patients to overcome their stories
Their testimonies encourage us to continue improving our services
Safer than ever to continue taking care of you
We update safety protocols weekly with the latest scientific evidence and the knowledge of the best international centers with which we collaborate.