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Even within the same sub-type of leukemia, the prognosis between one patient or another can change substantially depending on the age, prior medical conditions and genetic alterations in each specific case

Between 4,500 and 5,000 people are diagnosed every year in Spain with one of the four subtypes: acute myeloid leukemia, chronic myeloid leukemia, acute lymphocytic leukemia and chronic lymphocytic leukemia

In many cases of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, the initial medical prescription is close monitoring of the patient, which requires regular, direct communication between the patient and the doctor

The main advantage of the format is that family members from different provinces in Spain, or even different countries can share the same consultation

The center has set up a specific platform integrating video-consultation with clinical records, schedules and computer systems. In addition to oncology, video-consultation is available for other specialties including Cardiology, Gastrointestinal, Gynecology, Hematology, Maxillofacial, Psycho-oncology and Urology

La pandemia por coronavirus COVID-19 está siendo un claro reto no sólo para la comunidad médica y científica sino para toda la sociedad en general. Tras unos primeros meses enfrentando un alto número de casos agudos de la infección, se está actualmente identificando múltiples complicaciones subagudas o tardías que exigen de un correcto diagnóstico y manejo.

It is important to take the greatest of care this year, not only when sunbathing but simply when going out, since our skin is particularly sensitive after not being exposed to the sun and air

Using hydroalcoholic gels, alcohol-based hand sanitizers, is not recommended if the skin is exposed to the sun, as the ingredients of these gels can lead to sunburn

In the case someone has had COVID-19, they should consult a dermatologist before exposing their skin to the sun, since some of the treatments used to fight the disease cause photosensitivity

As there are no data on the long term effects of UV rays on the nails, gel manicure or pedicure techniques requiring the use of UV rays to harden the enamel should be avoided or, at least cut down on

Robotic surgery gives surgeons more ample field of vision that open surgery and greater maneuverability than laparoscopy

Robotic surgery reduces the number of cases of impotence and incontinence, giving the patient a higher quality of life

In the last year, MD Anderson Cancer Center Madrid has carried out 150 interventions using the Da Vinci Xi, including a number of salvage procedures following radiotherapy

36% of clinical trials launched in Spain correspond to initial phases of research – these phases are the most complex, but are also the most essential to trial potentially effective molecules.

MD Anderson Madrid currently has eight phase I clinical trials open to recruitment, but hopes to close the year with 15-20 phase I trials running

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has made the public more aware of what a clinical trial is, the reality is that there is still they do not know, above all, about the time required by research.

Al ser un centro dedicado al abordaje de pacientes oncológicos, MD Anderson Madrid ha acogido un número importante de cirugías oncológicas de pacientes procedentes de otros hospitales de la Comunidad de Madrid

La colaboración de MD Anderson Madrid con la iniciativa “Acortando la distancia” ha permitido que las personas ingresadas hayan podido disponer de móviles y tabletas para comunicarse con sus familiares

People who live in the same household with these patients must reduce contact with them, clean common areas often, disinfect the shopping before the patient touches these items and use masks inside the home

 

Although it is recommended that non-urgent bone marrow transplants be postponed, MD Anderson Madrid has launched a protocol to guarantee the safety of those who need transplants without delay

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