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General Information About CNAO

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Fondazione CNAO offers to the international partners and their families the opportunity to access to its innovative hadrontherapy treatment.

The National Center for Oncological Hadrontherapy (CNAO), established by the Health Ministry in 2001, is one of the 6 centers in the world using both protons and carbon ions for the treatment of radio-resistant tumors.

The peculiarities of the hadrontherapy treatment are:
CARBON IONS OR PROTONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF TUMORS
PERSONALIZED TREATMENTS FOR EACH PATIENT
PAINLESS TREATMENT
NO HOSPITALIZATION (GREAT BENEFIT FOR THE QUALITY OF PATIENT LIFE)
REDUCED NUMBER OF TREATMENT SESSIONS
 
Our goals are:
unique and personalized treatments for the patients such as hadrontherapy
high-quality performances
clinical research
technological innovation
training and education

Treatable tumors

Hadrontherapy is an advanced form of radiotherapy. Radiation therapy alone, or combined with surgery and/or chemotherapy, improves local control in different tumors.  In addition, the non-invasive nature of radiation therapy represents a suitable alternative to surgery for those tumors located in anatomical locations complicated by vital organs or in sites where tumor removal would be too debilitating for the patient.

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Access to treatment: inquiry

Our International Patients staff works to ensure an exceptional private healthcare service dedicated to caring for patients and visitors from all over the world. After receiving the access to treatment or second opinion inquiry our International Patient Office always strives to pledge that all the steps are handle cautiously and efficiently. We are dedicated to grant a prompt reply to our international patients.

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Appointment date and costs

Our radiation oncologist will need to review pantient's medical records before any appointment information can be completed.

Once the clinical case has been considered eligible to hadrontherapy, we will contact the patient to arrange the appointment to start the clinical path to the treatment, preliminary clinical consultation and MRI and CT scan preparatory to radiation treatment.

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Contacts and assistance

Telephone:
(+39) 0382 078.306 (Monday-Friday, 09:00 am - 05:00 pm)

Mailing Address:
International Patients Office - Fondazione CNAO
Strada Campeggi, 53
27100 Pavia (Italy)

internationalpatients@cnao.it

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Running Agreements

Up to date the Italian National Center for Oncological Hadrontherapy has specific agreements with two European countries, France and Norway. Thanks to those agreements, French and Norwegian citizens have the possibility to be treated at CNAO. The referring national Centers and radiation oncologists send the clinical documentation to CNAO in advance. After the evaluation by our practitioners, the patients can start clinical procedures and consultations to get to hadrontherapy.

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