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Tuesday, February 7, 2023

First Nuclear Medicine and Radiotherapy Center in Northeast inaugurated in Formosa

A nuclear medicine and radiotherapy center, the first in the country’s northeast and unique in Argentina because of its features within the public sector, will be inaugurated on December 15 in Formosa by President Alberto Fernandez, informed the provincial government.

“This is the first center that is in Formosa and the Northeast region, there is no other similar one at the public level, as it is the best equipped and has been operating for three months,” said Berta Roth, vice president of The Nuclear Medicine Center Foundation and radiotherapy “Nestor Kirchner”.

He also indicated that cancer “is a disease that concerns all of us, in Argentina, between the ages of 35 and 65, it is the leading cause of death, but” it is preventable and for this, a Working together, we created awareness about it. It is in Formosa”.

He mentioned that we should work on prevention, early diagnosis and timely treatment of cancer, which is the phase we are in.”

Roth explained that “Basically, radiotherapy has curative functions, which are accompanied by other treatments like surgery, chemotherapy, which all aim to act on the tumor.”

That is why this center “emanates from a public project that had a very strong political will behind it and wanted to tackle this problem and find a solution.”

The National Atomic Energy Commission (CNEA) participated in the realization of the project “to try to create a network of centers in the country that have to do with the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.”

And he added that for this reason “the public sector is approached and not the private sector, because a lot of investment must be made in personnel and equipment.”

In this way, we want to present patients from Formosa and our surrounding provinces, as well as Paraguay and southern Brazil and Bolivia, with updated treatments.”

“The vision we have is that this is a treatable, preventable and curable disease” so the feeling is “to create awareness that we can offer timely treatment, which is the most important thing and then we need to see Progress has to be made that how can we do prevention and reach early diagnosis.

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