Radiation Oncology


Mission of the Radiation Oncology Division

  • To evaluate the therapeutic indication for all patients referred to the Radiation Oncology Division.
  • To provide patients with appropriate information about radiotherapy that is tailored to their medical condition.
  • To plan, carry out and control quality radiotherapy treatment.
  • To administer treatment with ionizing radiation (including brachytherapy).
  • To monitor patients clinically during radiotherapy, to assess response and ensure an optimal tolerance to treatment.
  • To assist with patient monitoring after radiotherapy with the aim to optimize the management of radiotherapy side-effects and tumor reduction.


Medical Activities

The Radiation Oncology Division manages the treatment and monitoring of patients with malignant tumor pathology requiring therapeutic irradiation. Its core businesses are breast and gynecological oncology; pulmonary, digestive , ENT, urological, and brain tumors, hematologic disorders and total body irradiation (TBI) in connection with bone marrow transplant conditioning and within the scope of pediatric oncology.
In special cases, the Division may have to treat some minor disorders such as: preventing periprosthetic ossification, calcaneal spurs and keloids.



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