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Cancer Center in Moscow
ONCOLOGY CENTER IN MOSCOW
Multidisciplinary Clinic "Medicine" – a private medical institution with more than twenty years of history. Having started its activities with the provision of emergency care, a small organization continued to develop, combining the experience of the best domestic and foreign clinics. Since 1993, "Medicine" has collected about 130 doctors of all specialties. Today, in two medical buildings, with both outpatient and inpatient departments, there are 300 doctors. By attending advanced training courses, medical seminars and communicating with experienced colleagues, medical professionals seek to improve their skills and knowledge. The clinic staff includes 55 candidates and 19 doctors of science, as well as 2 academicians of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences.
Today, Meditsina OJSC remains the first in Russia and one of the 440 existing clinics accredited by JCI abroad. Worldwide compliance with JointCommission International standards is an indicator of the highest level of medical care, including patient safety.
The clinic has opened a therapeutic, ophthalmological, dental, surgical department. There are laboratories, diagnostic departments, a system of electronic medical history has been introduced.
Special attention deserves a separate building dedicated to the oncology center. Built with the participation of such famous clinics as the Memorial Sloan-Cancer Cente (USA) and the Israeli clinic Rabin Medical Center, it is provided with innovative diagnostic and therapeutic equipment and corresponds to the international level.
Sofia Oncology Diagnostics Center in Moscow
Treatment of malignant diseases depends largely on the correct and timely behavioral diagnosis. By contacting the Moscow Cancer Center, you can consult with an oncologist for one day and undergo the necessary diagnostic tests. The technical base of the clinic and the individual approach to each patient allows you to do this on the day of treatment. All specialists – radiologists, medical physicists, oncologists have special training, having completed an internship in leading oncological clinics in Israel and the USA. The results of the diagnostic procedures will be available to the patient in writing on CDs.
The PET / CT Center is ready to offer its patients research using such advanced technologies.
Using magnetic resonance imaging can be carried out as a study of a particular organ, and a comprehensive examination of the whole organism. This device is one of the most informative, as it allows you to quickly and safely for the patient to obtain images of internal organs, tissue sections, vessels and bones. The patient’s body is not exposed to hazardous radiation, which is especially important for debilitated patients with serious comorbidities. There are practically no contraindications to using MRI, except for the presence of large metal implants or pacemakers in the body of the person being examined. In oncology, it is often necessary to identify and study the structure of neoplasms, including small organs located in organs distant from the main tumor. In this situation, MRI can detect a malignant tumor or metastasis in the "zero" stage, when they are microscopic in size and do not give any symptoms. This is due to the fact that under the influence of powerful magnetic radiation, some structures are seen much clearer and brighter. These include the brain and spinal cord, neoplasms of the nervous system, malignant tumor masses. Magnetic resonance imaging can also determine the exact location and measure the size of the tumor.
The use of radioisotope diagnostics in the Moscow Cancer Center allows you to detect tumor processes at very early stages and almost double the chances of curing their patients. The essence of computed tomography is to obtain an image of the organ affected by a tumor after injection of a radioisotope into the bloodstream. This drug is a radioactive glucose, which is primarily absorbed by malignant cells. A PET scanner detects foci of activity corresponding to a tumor or metastasis, and specifies their exact location. The advantage of the technique is obvious. If MRI gives an accurate picture of the anatomical structure of the organ and the change in it, then PET indicates functional changes in the cells when visual abnormalities are not yet detected. To clarify the processes occurring in cancer cells, it is possible to use radiopharmaceuticals in diagnosis, which are enriched with oxygen, nitrogen, carbon, etc., in addition to glucose. Tumor accumulations use them as metabolites, which makes it possible to assess their development and prevalence.
The PET / CT Center in Moscow uses computed tomography in conjunction with PET in the study of brain tumors to differentiate a malignant neoplasm from benign tumors. The use of C-tyrosine or C-methionine radiopharmaceuticals in the clinic makes it possible to evaluate low-malignant cancers. In addition, the method of PET / CT successfully diagnoses: lung cancer, intestinal tumors, lymphomas, malignant neoplasms of the head, neck and female genital organs. Combining CT data on the anatomical location and size of the tumor with information about the structure and prevalence of cancer cells, you can get the most complete picture of the disease and prescribe the correct treatment.
The technology of single photon emission CT is an innovative method used to diagnose cancer, determine its stage and accurately detect metastatic tumors. The Oncology Center in Moscow offers a survey using SPECT for patients with such diseases:
- Breast cancer, including metastasis;
- Prostate cancer;
- Liver cancer;
- Bone cancer (primary);
- Multiple myeloma;
- Endocrine malignant tumors;
The differences of this technique are in obtaining a picture of the stratified distribution of the radiopharmaceutical in the organ. The use of specially designed components allows the use of drugs specific for each type of tumor in each specific case. The result is the timely detection of malignant neoplasms, which would be impossible to do in any way other than SPECT. Combining the layers, get a three-dimensional three-dimensional image of the body with the possibility of summing all the elements and calculate the volume of its tissues. When combining the control points of the image obtained by CT with the results of SPECT determine a very accurate anatomical location of a malignant neoplasm. This allows oncologists of the PET / CT center not only to diagnose, but also to supplement it with a targeted biopsy or to introduce a capsule into the tumor during chemo or radiation therapy.
Ultrasound diagnostics, chest x-rays, general and detailed blood and urine tests are mandatory additions to the diagnostic tests performed and will help to clarify the diagnosis and the general condition of the patient.
Cancer treatment at the Moscow Cancer Center
The Oncology Center in Moscow has the possibility of surgical treatment, chemotherapy, the use of innovative radiation therapy for such cancers:
- Tumors of the head and neck.
- Tumors of the female genital organs.
- Mammary cancer.
- Bone tumors.
- Cancer of the stomach and pancreas.
- Cancer of the liver and gallbladder.
- Bowel Cancer
- Esophageal carcinoma.
- Kidney cancer.
- Prostate cancer.
- Testicular cancer
- Tumors of the spinal cord.
- Skin cancer and melanoma.
Preliminary diagnostic studies allow doctors at the Moscow Cancer Center to make a choice with regard to further therapy. In this matter, the general decision is made by the team of a surgeon, an oncologist-chemotherapist, a radiotherapist. This eliminates the possibility of medical errors, and also allows for a number of therapeutic and diagnostic measures, called protocols.
The volume of radiotherapy, chemotherapy, additional repeated studies indicated in them has been developed and approved by leading cancer clinics. In the most difficult cases, oncologists of foreign clinics with international recognition are involved in the work of oncology doctors in Moscow.
If a patient has comorbidities during an oncologist’s treatment, consultations are provided by doctors of all specialties: neurologist, cardiologist, endocrinologist, which has a positive effect on the patient’s general condition.
Surgical treatment of tumors
Onoktsentr has at its disposal several operating rooms equipped with an innovative technical base. This allows highly skilled surgeons oncologists to perform laparoscopic and radical surgery to remove malignant tumors. The use of SPECT / CT, PET / CT during surgical intervention allows the complete removal of the tumor and metastasis under the supervision of complex equipment. The active use by the surgeons of the PET / CT Cancer Center of the newest technologies makes it possible to reduce the number of recurrent cancers of their patients by 5-10 times.
The use of radiation therapy in the treatment of cancer
The Moscow Cancer Center is the first clinic in Russia to use innovative methods of radiation therapy. Using the linear accelerator True Beam is one of the most effective and safe measures of influence on malignant neoplasms. Its undoubted advantages are as follows:
- The beam of ionizing radiation only affects the cancer, capturing healthy tissues of less than 1mm.
- The dose of radiation is calculated in such a way as not to affect the nearby internal organs.
- The use of a moving arch in the construction of the apparatus reduces the exposure time from 15 to 2 minutes.
- In some diseases, the True Beam linear accelerator is capable of destroying small tumors in one session by acting on it with a beam of very high power ionizing radiation. Destroyed tumor rather quickly (several months) is replaced with a scar.
- There is a possibility of re-use of the device in case of metastasis, which reduces the need for surgical intervention and the recovery period in patients.
Thus, the True Beam linear accelerator is the leading method for the treatment of malignant tumors at the Moscow Cancer Center. It is an alternative to surgery, does not require hospitalization, does not cause complications inherent in radiation therapy. The use of super-high power gives a chance for recovery to those patients who were previously considered hopeless.
Chemotherapeutic cancer treatment
The chemotherapy department at the oncology center in Moscow uses in its therapeutic measures the protocols of leading oncological clinics. The number of sessions used in this drug and their dosage is precisely calculated and is a highly effective method in the fight against malignant tumors. The clinic uses a proven treatment regimen, which provides such benefits:
- Chemotherapy in cancer of the lung, stomach, intestines is a method that allows to significantly reduce the size of inoperable tumors.
- A full course of chemotherapy prevents further development of the disease and the appearance of metastases.
- Doctors of clinics use only drugs of the new generation, giving the minimum side effect.
- All drugs are manufactured by foreign pharmaceutical companies with extensive experience and an excellent reputation.
- The drug is prepared and injected with full sterility and under the control of an experienced specialist.
In conclusion, we can say that the diagnosis, comprehensive treatment and further observation at the PET / KP center in Moscow gives a great chance for a full recovery or long-term remission to patients with oncological pathologies.
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Department of radionuclide diagnostics in Moscow
Oncological diagnostics are conducted at the SOFIA Oncology Center in Moscow using the innovative single photon emission computed tomography method –