About 90% of all spine tumors (cord + vertebral) are metastatic resulting from the spread of cancer cells from the initial tumor to another part of the body. This is a common problem affecting more than 200,000 patients a year in the United States.
Non melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) is the most common cancer in the United States with more two million cases diagnosed yearly. Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) account for 80% of NMSC and squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) comprise 20% of NMSC. Most are considered related to exposure to the sun light.
Prostate cancer is a disease in which malignant cells form in the tissues of the prostate, a small pelvic gland which sits between the bladder and the rectum. After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in males.
Ocular tumors are rare. They can be benign or malignant. They may arise in the eye (primary tumors) or may develop from spread from distant primary tumor sites elsewhere in the body (secondary or metastatic tumors to the eye). Melanoma of the eye although unusual, is the most common primary intraocular malignancy in adults.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in the USA. Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment is critical in the management of this disease. At Instituto Oncológico del Noreste (ION) we provide you with the most advanced treatment options to achieve local control of the disease and in some cases, total eradication.
Although not the most common form of cancer, it is estimated that in 2016, approximately 55,000 people will develop head and neck cancer in the U.S. These tumors can originate anywhere in the head and neck area.
Women are at risk for several types of cancer of the reproductive organs: cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar. As a group, they are referred to as gynecologic cancer. Although unusual there is also a rare type of cancer that originates in the fallopian tube.
Cancer of the large bowel is second only to lung cancer as a cause of cancer death in the United States: 136,000 new cases occurred in 2016 and more than 50,000 deaths were caused to colorectal cancer.
Side effects of breast cancer may not be the same for each woman, or even for women having the same treatments. During the course of treatment our doctors and the therapy staff will monitor you during treatment.
Brain tumors may originate from any cell type in the brain including its coverings and supporting tissues such as blood vessels (Hemangiomas), lymph vessels (Lymphomas), meninges (Meningiomas), cranial nerves (Neurinomas), pituitary gland (Pituitary Adenomas) and pineal gland (Pinealomas). Brain tumors from glial cells (Gliomas) are the most common primary brain tumors, affecting approximately 6 per 100,000 person-years in the United States.