Hospital Santa Lucía organizes an advanced course on complex surgical techniques for the treatment of breast cancer

The Santa Lucía Hospital organizes a course advanced on complex surgical techniques for the treatment of breast cancer

The Campus Breast Unit hospital has coordinated the XIV Breast Pathology Course of the Spanish Association of Surgery based in Cartagena

Detect about 300 new cases annually and has valued about 2,900 in total since it began its activity in 2008

The Unit of Pathology Mamaria of General and Digestive Surgery Service of the Hospital University General St. Lucia ha organized the XIV Breast Pathology Course of the Spanish Association of Surgery, who has his headquarters in the region in Cartagena, with the objective that residents of other hospitals in the Region and outside of it know chow working with technicianacomplex surgical procedures and advanced in breast pathology.

Rhighlights the head of the José Manuel Alarte Garví Unit, “It is essential to work the planning of the necessary treatment for each patient, in which surgeons participate in a multidisciplinary manner with other specialties, such as Medical and Radiotherapy Oncology, Plastic Surgery, Gynecology, Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Pathological Anatomy, among others.

Thus, the course has included, in addition to a theoretical program with talks on Oncoplastic Surgery techniques and radiological actions, among others.sessions of From scheduled surgeries during three days of sparing mastectomiess of skin and nipple with immediate breast reconstruction with prosthesis prepectoral y retropectoral and deferred breast reconstruction with latissimus dorsi muscle flap and DIEP.

Furthermore, this course has counted with the collaboration of volunteers from the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC), explains Dr. Alarte, “patients from our Breast Unit, who have overcome breast cancer and have told us about life after breast cancer, introducing us to also the Dragon Boat BCS project.

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The best knowledge of the disease nosallows its healing to a great extent, and the closest knowledge of the reality of the patients, nos allows access to aspects that have to do with improving its quality of life as explained by the coordinator of the Breast Unit of the Hospital Santa Lucía and organizer of the meeting, José Manuel Alarte.

The patients can receive treatments like chemotherapy that are administered as a first step to reduce the size of the tumor of the patients before to perform surgery and radiotherapy, achieving that treatments are more precise and effective, with fewer sequelae, and with less overall impact on the patient’s life.

New cases detected and progresstechnological

The Breast Pathology Unit of the Hospital General Universitario Santa Lucía, which starts operating in 2008 forks reference of Health Areas II and VIIIis a multidisciplinary unit made up of the surgical services of General Surgery, Plastic Surgery and Gynaecology, the Medical Oncology and Radiotherapy services, and the diagnostic services of Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Pathological Anatomy in addition to the Clinical Psychology service, which detects about 300 new cases annually and accumulates 2900 valued since its inception.

Santa Lucia Hospital It has the latest technological advances for the early detection of the disease, the detailed study of cases, personalized treatment and the most current reconstruction techniques with the essential support of the Psychology Service..

In 2021 were made 5 421 mammogramsincluding those belonging to the breast cancer screening program. These tests together with CT scans and MRIs with modern equipment, are allowing in cooperation with the Pathological Anatomy Department,reach very early detection of the disease through minimally invasive techniques.

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The Hospital General Universitario Santa Lucía de Cartagena, in addition, was placed at the head of the regional health system in the early diagnosis of breast cancer, thanks to the installation in 2014 of a 3D mammograph with state-of-the-art tomosynthesis that makes It is possible to locate non-palpable tumors more efficiently, without the need for other complementary tests for the patient.