Hospitales San Roque Las Palmas GC


\nRADIOTHERAPY, COBALT THERAPY AND ONCOLOGY

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\nThis department has the latest-generation telecobalt therapy equipment and dosymetric accessories and methods that allow high-quality treatments to be provided.
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\nCobalt therapy is a medical therapy in which the radiation emitted by the Cobalt-60 isotope is used as part of the treatment to control cancerous cells. It is sometimes used as a palliative treatment (where there is no possible cure and the aim is to control local damages or to offer relief from symptoms associated with cancer).
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\nCobalt therapy is commonly used to treat malignant tumours (cancer) and can be used as primary treatment. Cobalt therapy is also usually combined with surgery, chemotherapy, or hormonal therapy. The most common types of cancer can be treated with cobalt therapy.
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\nRadiotherapy is usually applied to the body or to the tumours’ main nucleus. To spare normal tissues (such as skin or organs which radiation must pass through to treat the tumour), shaped radiation beams are aimed from several angles of exposure to intersect at the tumour providing a much larger absorbed dose there than in the surrounding, healthy tissue.
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