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Holguín will begin radioguided surgery this year
  • Written by Maylín Betancourt Verdecia
Radio guided mammary surgery. Photo taken from www.elsevier.es
The treatment of oncological diseases in Holguin is consolidated in the usual medical practice with meritorious results.

For some time now, a series of actions in the constructive and technological order have been implemented in the Territorial Oncology Center to favor the treatment of patients and relatives.

An important step in this order will be the beginning in this year of the radioguided surgery. This was stated by the director of the Center, Pedro Fernández Sarabia:

"Soon we will be part of a national nuclear medicine research project to start treatment in radioguided surgery. The procedure consists in the search of lymph nodes affected or not by cancer with the use of a radioguided probe through the injection of nuclear medicine products. These lymph nodes are removed and if they are positive, complete surgical treatment is performed, therefore this represents a benefit in the quality of life of the patients treated. "

The investigations will begin with breast and penile cancer, facilitating an important improvement because "they would reduce the edema that is caused in the breast and the discomfort produced in the lower limbs of men; it will be a substantial improvement the introduction of a new technology in our province, "added the mastologist.

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