The center earned a reputation of a reliable and trusted facility. Its main aim is to help the patient but not to be a drain on his pocket. On the first floor of the center, there is the Department of radiation therapy. Patients of the center get treatment via state-of-the-art equipment including True Beam system which replaced outdated MD2.
Victor Hugo oncology center was the first in the country to receive the latest development for stereotaxic treatment. The system will suit those patients whose tumor hasn’t reached the appreciable size yet. True Beam will perfectly cope with metastases which appeared in nearby organs. At the same time, the patient will have no side effects appearing during radiation therapy.
Besides the innovative True Beam system, there is a dosimetry scanner at the disposal of the center’s staff. It allows monitoring the dose gotten during treatment.
The innovative equipment allows the center’s staff to give patients high-quality care, maximally keeping them healthy. Today among patients of the center there is the lowest mortality – only 70 cases a year. At the same time, all cases are a result of the late referral or old age.
Annually the center accepts about 16 000 patients. At the same time, there are different branches in the northwest of the country. Only in this center, you can visit the leading oncologist famous around the world – Cédric Lafond.
On the second floor of the center, there is the unit of a nuclear medicine. Patients can undergo scanning, ultrasound of a thyroid gland, necessary tests, FNA, do an electrocardiogram, get the advice of the specialist. On the same floor, there are tomographs.
Successful cancer therapy is the result of a long-term work of researchers which is impossible without the participation of patients. The center is the place of development of the latest techniques of treatment and drugs. Researches are carried out by specialists of the known company Sorecoh. The partner of the clinic is engaged in the clinical trials concerning the treatment of an oncology and hematology of heart.
The company has a good reputation by observing the administrative rules established for clinical tests – Good Clinical Practice. The staff of the company consists of the team of professionals who underwent the special training necessary for doing clinical tests. Their aim is to estimate the efficiency of new methods of oncology treatment.
Only provided that the offered technique is well endured by patients, it can be put into practice. Clinical tests are done for this purpose. They estimate not only effectiveness of new drugs but also new ways of their use (injection instead of a tablet, etc.).
The center cooperates with the company suggesting patients participate in researches in the case of need. Participation in researches is voluntary. If desired you obtain all interesting information: about research purposes, its development. To join you will need the written consent which can be withdrawn at any time.
How treatment works
First of all, each patient visits the dosimetric scanner. It should be done before treatment. To undergo examination, it isn’t necessary to adhere to any additional terms. The examination doesn’t assume injections or ingestion of substances.
The scanner just pictures the problem area allowing the doctor to orient and prescribe the most effective program of treatment. The scanner isn’t used for diagnostics, and procedures are carried out through different time intervals.
Treatment always includes detailed consultations of specialists about each manipulation which is planned to be done. You will be always told about treatment stages, explained all steps.
We will notice that a radiotherapy is a procedure planned in advance. This is because of its unique schedule. However, you shouldn’t be afraid of the forthcoming treatment – it is absolutely painless. If there is the chemotherapy parallel to radiation therapy, the doctor will surely make necessary corrections of waiting time.
Each patient gets 24/7 care. The center’s staff is friendly, always answers all questions, consults patients.