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Steering particle beams against cancer

Steering particle beams against cancer

It is true that with the particle beams used today against cancer it will also be possible to treat the heart? In principle, the cases in which hadrontherapy can be used may include neoplasms that affect the heart muscle or even non-oncological applications, such as the elimination of cardiac arrhy...

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3 questions to CNAO President

3 questions to CNAO President

2015 has been a very difficult yet exciting year. If you have to take stock of what has been done so far? A positive outcome, no doubt. Thanks to the great work of all the personnel at CNAO we can treat more and more patients year after year. Healthcare services in 2015 have been 35% higher than in...

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Nutrition and health

Nutrition and health

Is it true that obesity increases the risk of cancer? There is a correlation between obesity and the increased risk of developing certain types of cancer. The most related to obesity that have long been known are colorectal, breast, endometrial, kidney and esophagus cancers. The relationship betwe...

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Cancer and pregnancy

Cancer and pregnancy

How is the treatment against cancer in pregnant women? Is it possible to treat a pregnant woman safeguarding the child's health? In a period as delicate as pregnancy, with already existing worries of the future mum as regards her baby, the diagnosis of a tumour is certainly shocking. Even thou...

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Physics and Medicine

Physics and Medicine

We are used to associating Physics to scientific research and to the pioneering work that the CERN is developing on the particles that are at the origin of the universe. But physics has also had a great impact on medicine and the treatments to cure people. How? For decades, basic research in physic...

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the costs and effectiveness of the oncological treatment

the costs and effectiveness of the oncological treatment

Is it true that some of the most innovative oncological treatments have a very high cost and cannot be guaranteed to everybody? There are some therapies, as for example the biological drugs created and designed to target and hit the tumour cells, which have elevated costs for the National Health Sy...

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Cancer myths to be dispelled

Cancer myths to be dispelled

Too much is said about cancer research, cure and prevention, but nowadays there is a lot of wrong data being widespread which may be negative on your healthy lifestyle. For example, people think that if you live in a polluted city you are exposed to the same risks than smoking, is that true? In fac...

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Paediatric cancer

Paediatric cancer

A few days ago we read in the newspapers about Rebecca, the Piedmont girl who will undergo a proton therapy to treat a tumour in the skull base. How does this therapy work on such a small patient? Brain tumours are the most frequent solid tumours affecting children. In most of the cases, the treatm...

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ocular melanoma

ocular melanoma

How can we protect skin and prevent this disease? It is known that excessive sun exposure is a risk factor for the emergence of skin cancer. Avoid sun exposure especially during the hottest hours of the day. This goes especially to children and light-skin people. Always use barrier creams and avoid...

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the role of the radiology technician

the role of the radiology technician

What is the role of the radiology technician? He accompanies the patient throughout the whole treatment, from the first CT simulation, until the follow-up control. During hadrontherapy treatment, he handles the system for the patient's positioning and the therapeutic dose of the particles. Wha...

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Interview to President Erminio Borloni

Interview to President Erminio Borloni

Hadrontherapy has been included in the new Basic Benefit Package (LEA in Italian) as established by the provisions recently signed by the Italian Minister of Public Health. What is different for Italian patients? It is an excellent piece of news: all patients will have direct access to hadrontherap...

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Effectiveness of hadrontherapy and the side effects

Effectiveness of hadrontherapy and the side effects

Hadrontherapy is a especial type of radiotherapy with minor side effects. Which are the most frequent ones? The side effects of hadrontherapy are diverse, depending on the area irradiated; however, in almost all the cases observed, they are minor and easily solved. Those more acute, that appear du...

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Men's health

Men's health

November has been the month of men's health with awareness campaigns in Italy and around the world. Which are the most common diseases that affect male? In the fields of urology, the most common examples are, the inflammation of the urogenital apparatus organs or in other cases, varicocele whic...

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The fake therapies against cancer

The fake therapies against cancer

These days a lot is being said in the media and social media about the fake therapies against cancer that are recommended by doctors who have been expelled from their association and by "gurus", putting patients in great danger. What piece of advice can be given to oncological patients to be aware o...

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The most innovative therapies against cancer

The most innovative therapies against cancer

On February 4th it is internationally celebrated the Day against cancer. Which are nowadays the most promising innovative therapies? In the last years, research has shown that new strategies against cancer can be used, especially those related to precision medicine. Certainly biological drugs are d...

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The importance of vaccines in children

The importance of vaccines in children

In Italy vaccination on children is decreasing. Why is it so important for little children to be vaccinated? Every children, even breastfed babies, must receive the complete cycle of vaccines provided by the vaccination schedule. Vaccination is the result of almost two centuries of scientific progr...

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Psychology and cancer

Psychology and cancer

In oncology the relationship between doctor and patient is of paramount importance, and it is also delicate. What is advisable? To show empathy with patients or to maintain emotional distance from them? Going to either extreme is not good to build a good patient-doctor relationship and to help pati...

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When and how can I request a visit to CNAO?

When and how can I request a visit to CNAO?

When and how can I request a visit to CNAO? At CNAO, we can treat some types of cancer that are resistant to traditional radiotherapy and surgically inoperable. The complete list of these pathologies is available on the home page of our website www.cnao.it The request to get access to treatment c...

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Men's health and prostate tumour

Men's health and prostate tumour

What are the main male tumours? How are they prevented? Recent studies conducted by AIOM (Italian Association of Medical Oncology) and AIRTUM (Italian Association of Cancer Registries) provide a clear picture of how the oncological scenario in Italy has evolved. An estimated 369,000 new cases of m...

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Sexuality and cancer

Sexuality and cancer

How does being diagnosed with cancer affect patients' sex life? What can an oncologist do in these cases? When a person is diagnosed with cancer, he/she lives a crisis that may compromise the existential value and his/her life projects. The diagnose can also interfere in the interpersonal rela...

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Sun, summer and a healthy skin

Sun, summer and a healthy skin

Sunlight has many beneficial effects for the body but excessive exposure to sun rays may have negative effects. Why? Without the sun there would be no life on Earth; however, excessive exposure to the sun can be harmful. Ultraviolet rays UV-A stimulate tanning but they damage the elastic fibres in...

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