Palliative care

Radiation therapy uses radiations to kill or damage cancerous (abnormal) cells and stop them from growing and multiplying.

What is palliative care?

Palliative care does not aim to cure a cancer, it is used to help shrink, slow down the growth, or control symptoms of an advanced stage tumour. It may also be used to control the symptoms of a cancer that has spread to give a patient a better quality of life.

Palliative care is used for various reasons



Shrink a tumour to relieve pressure

Relieve symptoms of brain metastasis

Treat a spinal cord compression

Relieve symptoms of lung metastasis

Relieve bone pain

Control and reduce bleeding in ulcerating tumours

Side effects

Radiotherapy is the most common cancer treatment in Australia and New Zealand.

TirednessMole removed with surrounding tissue and sent for analysis.

Skin changes and inflamationMole removed with surrounding tissue and sent for analysis.

Swelling and build up of fluidsIf malignant melanoma greater than 1mm deep or lymph nodes in the area are swollen.

Hair lossIf positive will probably remove other lymph nodes in the area (lymphadenectomy).

Stress, anxiety and other coping issues are also commonIf malignant melanoma cells are found in the lymph nodes or the melanoma is more than 4mm deep.

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Plaza de Manuel Corachan, 1, Barcelona

GenesisCare en Alcázar de San Juan (Ciudad Real)

Calle Doctor Don Jesús González Merlo, 4, 13600 Alcázar de San Juan


GenesisCare en Alicante

Carrer de Vazquez de Mella, 26, Alicante, Spain


GenesisCare en Benalmádena, Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional (Málaga)

Av. de los Argonautas, s/n, 29630 Benalmádena, Málaga

GenesisCare en Campo de Gibraltar, Algeciras (Cádiz)

Avda. Carlos Cano, S/N, 11207 Algeciras (Cádiz)


GenesisCare en Córdoba

Avenida del Brillante, 106, 14012, Córdoba


GenesisCare en Granada

Calle Dr. Alejandro Otero, 8, 18004, Granada


GenesisCare en Guadalajara

Calle Méjico esq. Calle Antonio Machado, 19004 Guadalajara


GenesisCare en Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz)

Calle Newton, 13, Jerez de la Frontera, 11407, Cádiz


GenesisCare en Madrid, Arturo Soria

Calle Emilio Vargas, 16, 28043 Madrid, Spain

GenesisCare en Madrid, Hospital San Francisco de Asís

Calle de Joaquín Costa, 28, 28002 Madrid, Spain

GenesisCare en Madrid, Hospital Vithas La Milagrosa

Calle de Modesto Lafuente, 14, 28010 Madrid, Spain

GenesisCare en Madrid, Sede Corporativa

Calle de Emilio Vargas 16, 28043 Madrid


GenesisCare en Málaga

Calle Meridiana, 20, Cerrado de Calderón, 29018 Málaga

951 569 589

GenesisCare en Málaga, Oficinas

Calle Meridiana, 20, Cerrado de Calderón, 29018 Málaga


GenesisCare en Sevilla

Calle Américo Vespucio, 31-33, 41092 Sevilla


GenesisCare en Talavera de la Reina (Toledo)

Calle Orfebres, S/N,Urbanización Las Moreras, 45600 Talavera de la Reina


GenesisCare en Toledo

Carretera de la Peraleda, 3, 45004 Toledo, Spain


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