A multiplicity of factors, genetic and environmental, increase the risk of developing a cancer. Facing the possibility of having cancer is one of the hardest fights that a person can have in life.

Diagnosing and treating cancer is complex. People often need the experience and skills of several different medical professionals to diagnose and treat cancer.

Cancer is a class of diseases characterized by out-of-control cell growth. There are over 100 different types of cancer, and each is classified by the type of cell that is initially affected.

Cancer represents more than 30% of the causes of death in the Western World. Oncology is the specialty that diagnoses, treats and makes the follow-up of patients with cancer. All this work is done in specialized and multidisciplinary units with the ultimate technology so the diagnosis, staging and treatment of each cancer case can be the most effective.

Oporto Health & Holiday works with the best Hospitals to diagnose and treat this kind of health problems. Oncologists, general surgeons, pulmonologists, thoracic surgeons, radiotherapists, specialists in nuclear medicine and, where necessary, all other specialties are part of our oncological group.

After the diagnosis, the clinical case is discussed in a multidisciplinary group consultation and a therapeutic strategy is established. Our partner Hospitals are able to perform any surgical therapy, pre and postoperative chemotherapy, hormone therapy and radiotherapy. We do all the follow-up with continuous evaluation throughout the treatment, including continued care.

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Types of Treatment

There are many types of cancer treatment. The types of treatment that you receive will depend on the type of cancer you have and how advanced it is.

Some people with cancer will have only one treatment. But most people have a combination of treatments, such as surgery with chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. When you need treatment for cancer, you have a lot to learn and think about. It is normal to feel overwhelmed and confused. But, talking with our doctors and learning about the types of treatment you may have can help you feel more in control.