Tunisia Becoming Key Player in Progressive Treatment of Cancer

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11/05/2014 - Medical Tourism
By: Kai Wade | Director of Communications & Social Media

Are you or a loved one suffering with cancer? Do you feel that your treatment options are limited? Cancer treatment centers in Sousse, Tunisia understand that seeking help for cancer can be overwhelming — and have recently taken progressive steps to make this daunting task easier.

More than one million individuals in the United States are diagnosed with cancer each year. Whether you have cancer or are close to someone who does, understanding every stage can help you cope.

Cancer is the general name for a group of more than 100 diseases. Although there are many kinds of cancer, all cancers begin when abnormal cells grow out of control.

Tunisian cancer doctors are giving many patients a renewed sense of hope — with an individualized treatment plan that exploits advanced alternative methods combined with traditional therapies to put forth the ultimate fight against cancer.

Through a holistic approach, oncologists in Tunisia are able to identify and treat the underlying causes of the cancer as well as increase the body’s health, and enhance the quality of life for our patients.

Spotlight — Centre Médical Ibn Khaldoun Sousse

Offering advanced, research-based medicines as supportive care and natural medicine treatments to provide the most effective medical solutions possible, Centre Médical Ibn Khaldoun in Sousse wants to inspire and motivate patients every day. The center is committed to offering the most advanced treatments and provide them with compassionate care and support them every step of their way.

The number one goal at Centre Médical Ibn Khaldoun is to understand how cancer arises and spreads, and to apply this information in finding advanced ways to detect, treat, and prevent cancer.

The clinics offers treatments for:

Colon Cancer

Radioactive Iodine Therapy

Urologic Cancer

Stomach Cancer Treatments

Prostate Cancer

Pancreatic Cancer

Oral Cancer

Gynecologic Cancers

The Centre was established in 2005 to meet a need in terms of care for tumors and comprises of modern equipment and new technological processes adapted to better treat tumors.

The team at Médical Ibn Khaldoun provides patients the necessary support and treatment in respectable conditions — ultimately combining efficiency and comfort.

Promising New Cancer Treatment

A one-two punch is more effective than using two cancer-fighting drugs that boost the immune system against tumors. Cancer researchers are conducting numerous studies to figure out how best to use the body’s own immune system to fight cancer tumors.

Reporting in the Journal of the American Medical Association, lead researcher Dr. F. Stephen Hodi at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, combined two drugs that target the immune system in different ways which could help melanoma patients survive longer.

“We show that the combination improves survival, and at the same time decreases side effects,” staed Dr. Hodi. The patients receiving the two drugs reported fewer gut and respiratory complications, two of the organ systems most affected by checkpoint inhibitor drugs like ipilimumab.

From 2010 to 2011, 245 patients with advanced skin cancer who had not responded to at least one previous treatment were randomly assigned the new approved drug, ipilimumab, designed to help the immune system better target tumors, either alone or in combination with another drug.

Ipilimumab (marketed as Yervoy), was among the first anti-cancer medications that allows immune cells to combat tumors and help immune cells to look past cancer’s disguise and target abnormally growing tumors.

The combination is proving to be more effective since one drug works to clear out tumor cells — shining a molecular spotlight on them, while the other builds up the body’s defenses against them, allowing immune cells to better target and eliminate cancers.


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