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According to data from the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC), almost half (four out of ten) of the people who received a cancer diagnosis in 2018 were under 65 years old; that is, they were of working age and had to take a long-term leave.

Even though 50% of paralysis cases are due to idiopathic causes (Bell’s palsy) and idiopathic facial paralysis has a good prognosis of spontaneous recovery, many things exist that can injure the facial nerve, like infection, trauma and tumours. There the prognosis is not so benign.

Leukemia is a type of cancer of the blood, which starts in the bone marrow, the soft tissue found in the center of the bones, where blood cells are formed. The variety of leukemia is determined by the type of cell affected and the rate at which the cells grow. To be precise, leukemia can be acute or chronic.

There are certain aspects of surgical treatment of rectal cancer that differentiate it from surgery on other areas of the large intestine, such as the involvement of the pelvis and proximity to the anus. Rectal surgery may result in difficulty with bowel movements and problems with urinary and sexual function.

Since MD Anderson Cancer Center Madrid opened its doors in the year 2000, the Dietetics, Nutrition and Research Unit (DNRU) has been working. At present it is dependent on the Endocrinology and Nutrition Department and every year deals with an average of 1,200 patients, all cancer patients from our hospital and other centers referred from around Spain and Europe for support care.

The European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) expressed great concern regarding accessibility to cancer drugs at the XXI World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer, which took place in Barcelona at the beginning of July.