M. Jordi – An A+ for the nurses in oncology (Clínica Diagonal – Diagonal Clinic)
I am undergoing a long treatment at the Clínica Diagonal (Diagonal Clinic) and I give an A+ to the nurses. They are very attentive; they immediately take an interest in you or in your life in general. Very enthusiastic and friendly.
Press release 11.02.2013 (La Vanguardia, respected Spanish newspaper with a circulation of 230,000 copies)
Brachytherapy of the prostate: More than 1,400 patients treated with excellent results (IMOR)
The Instituto Médico Imor (Radiotherapy –Brachytherapy) in Barcelona is a centre of reference in treatments carried out using radiotherapy and in the treatment of cancer. It is a pioneer in Spain and one of the best at an international level, has great experience in the practice of brachytherapy applied to prostate cancer. A leading expert in the country, Doctor Benjamí Guix, a radiation oncologist and medical director of the Instituto Imor (IMOR Institute) in Barcelona, reveals the successes that they have achieved with this innovative treatment against cancer:
Prostate brachytherapy consists of introducing radioactive sources into the interior of the prostate to give it a high dose of localized radiation without harming the neighbouring healthy organs.
Generally patients are between 50 and 88 years old. One of the advantages of brachytherapy for the patients is that it avoids causing urinary incontinence and as well as that it preserves sexual functions as it doesn’t cause impotence.”
IMOR started to implement prostate brachytherapy in 1999 and already has over 1,400 patients who have been treated with excellent results. In the long run, more than 98% of the patients are cured.
The objective benefits that prostate brachytherapy offers are that it doesn’t present the risks of traditional surgery and it’s a shorter treatment. It doesn’t have any side effects and is very well tolerated. As well as that, it guarantees that the patient won’t suffer from incontinence or sexual dysfunction after undergoing it. In a few days the patient can return to normal life.