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What is immunotherapy?

The immune system is made up of a complex network of cells, tissues and organs that recognize foreign substances, such as bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi, and protect our body against them.   Our immune system has the ability to recognize and attack tumor cells.

Metástasis cerebrales en pacientes de cáncer de mama
Breast Cancer
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Brain Metastases in breast cancer

Between 15% and 30% of patients with breast cancer will develop brain metastases over time. Brain metastases are tumor cells derived from primary breast cancer that will settle and grow in brain tissue.   At present, there appears to be an increase in the diagnosis of brain metastases

Mi historia como triple negativo y BRCA positivo
Breast Cancer
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My story as triple negative, BRCA positive

When cancer entered my life, I was 43 years old. More than 5 years had passed since I had seen a doctor. I had some chest discomfort, but I did not feel any lumps or irregularity. Luckily, a friend encouraged me to go to the

Mi historia como triple negativo y BRCA positivo
Breast Cancer
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Sandra Monsonís and her battle against cancer

Five years ago, Sandra was working at a fish stall in the municipal market of Barcelona when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had not been to the gynecologist for 7 years, and thanks to a routine mammogram, a lump was found. A biopsy

El deporte, mi mejor herramienta para afrontar la enfermedad
Real-Life Stories
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“Sports, my secret weapon for taking on my disease”

Ruben won the last set, but who was going to tell him when he arrived in Barcelona at the age of 14, ready to conquer the world, that his great rival was not going to be another athlete like himself, but that he was going

Cáncer timoAriadna, paciente de cáncer de timo, nos cuenta su historia
Real-Life Stories
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Arianna, a patient with thymic cancer, shares her story with us

Why hasn’t anybody explained what the thymus is? Arianna asks herself. The thymus is a gland that is located in the upper part of the chest and has multiple functions. These functions include stimulating the growth of bones, promoting the development of sex glands, and

Cómo abordar los efectos secundarios de los tratamientos del cáncer, déjate ayudar por los profesionales
Cancer
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Managing the side effects of cancer treatments: let the professionals help

Different cancer treatments, and the disease itself, often cause side effects. These effects can adversely affect your health and impact your quality of life.    Preventing and/or addressing the side effects of the treatments holistically is critical. Controlling the side effects and promoting a positive outlook

Reflexión sobre la muerte, su aceptación y cuidados paliativos
Cancer
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Reflection on death, acceptance and palliative care

Just talking about it, about death, about the end, can make us so uncomfortable that we avoid thinking about it at all costs.  And when you’re talking about yourself, this discomfort can become fright, fear and even distress. This is normal, we have been taught

Màrius Soler, presidente de la asociación INVI de cáncer de mama masculino
Breast Cancer
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Yes, breast cancer also affects men

Màrius Soler is a male breast cancer patient and the founder of INVI, an association that aims to give visibility to men with breast cancer. He is currently living with the disease thanks to a novel treatment approved in Europe that had only been successful

Entrevista con Marina, paciente de cáncer de hígado
Real-Life Stories
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“Joining a study increased my chances of a good outcome.”

Check out the story of Marina, a woman diagnosed with liver cancer at the age of 35. This is Marina, and she has been a cancer patient for two years. Before being diagnosed, she was a 35-year-old woman working long hours at a large company

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