I am a Specialist in Medical Oncology and Onco-Heamatology, so I usually diagnose,
treat and provide follow-up care for patients with solid tumours as well as liquids.
I am currently appointed as the Medical Director of the Campana Oncology Center, located in the
province of Buenos Aires. The center was founded in 2008 and since then I have worked there,
providing attention to Oncology patients and monitoring them. The Oncology center
has a day hospital where patients undergo their chemotherapeutic and
immunotherapies treatments. The patients who require radiotherapy complementary
to their oncological treatment are then referred by me to the nearest Radiotherapy center
in the area for better control of the patients, as well as teamwork with the
I have always wanted to be a doctor since I was three years old. I remember playing doctors with my sister. She used to pretend to be my receptionist and she would invite patients into my Consulting room to see me and I would diagnose them. I always wanted to be a doctor and I became one.
I have wanted to relocate to the UK for quite some time now. I believe I can both continue my career and improve my professional development.
The UK will provide me with the excellent benefits to continue developing my specialty at a better and higher level, as well as being able to work in places of excellent research and patient care.
After three years of practising as a doctor, I decided to specialise in Oncology because I really loved everything about it. I knew it was a hard and difficult area of medicine to specialise in because of the types of patients we deal with every single day. From that moment, I put all my energy to be able to develop in the field of Oncology, both studying and practicing in the best hospital in my country.
Breast Cancer is the cancer with the highest occurrence in the female breast. At present, we have many treatments available to treat it, such as the new drugs for chemotherapies and immunotherapies. Both treatments are essential to control and prevent future recidivism, as well as radiotherapy as an adjunct treatment.
No, if you are an Oncologist with an interest in Breast Cancer, you simply specialise in it. Of course, you can attend courses and conferences to be able to internalise with the latest treatments.
The survival of patients is high due to the great progress of science and what doctors and medicine can offer patients.
It is very important for you to have a great empathy to take this specialty as it requires you to have a very good relationship with the patient, their environment and thus be able to provide the best for this illness and its quality.
I therefore urge all junior doctors to see beyond the disease and treat the patient in front of you but at the same time carry out a genuine bond of trust with them and their close family.
From working as an Oncologist, I have recognised some factors that increase the risk of suffering from Breast Cancer, such as:
In addition, breast checks with mammography should be conducted as Breast Cancer can be detected through it when the nodule is not yet palpable or minimally. It is recommended that all women aged 50 to 70 years of age have a mammogram at least every two years with a physical examination of the breasts by a health professional.
Women aged 40 years+ should have a check with their GP, without having the mammogram.
In addition to a lump, other physical symptoms could include retraction of the nipple, changes in the texture and colour of the skin and pruritus or scaling lesions on the nipple.
The prognosis will depend on the type of cancer they have, that is Histopathology. We will also need to determine whether the cancer is found only in the breast or metastasis in some other organ. This will all depend on the treatment given to patients, their survival and their quality of life.
In this day and age, Breast Cancer can be treated in several ways but it is dependent on the type of Breast Cancer and the degree of spread. People with Breast Cancer often receive more than one type of treatment.
Generally, doctors of different specialties work together to treat Breast Cancer. Surgeons are doctors who do operations. Oncologists are doctors who treat cancer with medication. Radiologists are doctors who treat cancer with radiation.
Yes, of course. From now on, cancer is talked about as a chronic disease or in other cases it is said that the patient is free of disease when he has been without symptoms for more than five years or having had no relapse of the same cancer.
With the advancement of science and the new drugs that are developed every day to treat it, we can talk about a possible future cure.
I hope that with the great advancement of medicine in all of its fields, soon the cure can be found for many of these cancers. Today, they are treated with very good survival and also achieving a very good quality of life for patients.
As for my dreams, they are personal goals I work towards, day by day and I am very dedicated to achieving them.