THE Unit for Oncology at the Hospital Quirónsalud Torrevieja will attend patients who request a consultation for a multidisciplinary and personalised second opinion free of charge from February 6-10. This initiative takes place within the framework of the events promoted in the hospital on the occasion to mark World Cancer Day, held every year on February 4 under the auspices of the World Health Organisation and within the Plan of Prevention Quirónsalud Torrevieja 2017.
For this initiative, a contact telephone number has been specially activated (+34 966 92 57 33) to which all persons interested in requesting this complimentary consultation can call. The patient must provide all the available documentation – analysis, markers and explorations – to obtain the maximum usefulness from a visit, from which a diagnostic report will be issued.
The director of the Oncology Platform at the Hospital Quirónsalud Torrevieja, Dr Antonio Brugarolas, stressed that “if patients at the limit of their therapeutic possibilities are treated in a multidisciplinary and personalised organisation their success rate is increased by 25 per cent. This situation is considered infrequent in traditional oncology (less than 10 per cent of the cases) “because it is a very complex task that surpasses the knowledge of a specialty and can only be approached with the help of the different specialists.”
The Oncology Platform at the Hospital Quirónsalud Torrevieja is a national and international reference centre in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The platform is integrated by a team of more than 30 first class professionals who offer a comprehensive and individualised care plan to cancer patients from the first diagnosis offering the most advanced technology and several pioneering healing programmes.