Dr. Luis Miguel Zetina Toache Oncology - Clinical Hematology Cancer Prevention, Research and Treatment Immunotherapy (502) 2290-8545 For Appointments In Guatemala (305) 290-8050 For Callers From USA & Canada Doctor's Profile Dr. Luis M. Zetina Toache is a leading oncologist in Latin America in the field of cancer detection and treatment. He is always well-informed of the latest developments and successes in cancer therapies, to offer his patients the best possible chance of a longer, healthier and happier life. Determining comprehensive cancer control programs, and imparting accurate and honest advice to his patients are the foundations of Dr. Zetina’s medical practice. As medical director of Oncomedica Cancer Consultants since 2000, Dr. Zetina conducts high-level scientific research on new cancer drugs, here in Guatemala, fully supported by the FDA. He has participated in research protocols on Herceptin, Avastin, Tarceva, Xeloda and other medications, to successfully treat cancer with the latest advances in chemotherapy treatment methods. In recent years, cancer treatment has moved away from dangerous and painful chemical applications to more successful immunotherapy, biological therapy and hormonal therapy. These treatments are designed to harness the
ability of the body’s natural inclination to heal itself, then scientifically enhance those cells at the molecular level. Monoclonal antibodies are synthetic versions of immune system proteins and can be particularly designed to identify and attack cancer cells. Immune checkpoint inhibitors and biological response modifiers are drugs that promote system performance so that there is no mistake in recognizing the invasive abnormal cells that the body’s own cells need to destroy. Dr. Zetina has performed hundreds of such treatment protocols. Dr. Zetina says, “More than 30% of cancer deaths could be prevented by modifying or avoiding key risk factors, especially tobacco use. Early detection, accurate diagnosis, and effective treatment, including pain relief and palliative care, help increase cancer survival rates and reduce suffering.” He also treats common childhood cancers like leukemia, other neoplasms, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and cancers of the brain and nervous system. At Oncomedica Cancer Consultants clinic in Guatemala City, patients will be secure in knowing they have the advantage of the best cancer treatment technology available. It is the only private clinic in Guatemala with laminar flow hoods for correct preparation and aseptic chemotherapy. The most important part of a laminar flow hood is a high efficiency bacteria-retentive filter. Room air is taken into the unit and passed through a pre-filter to remove contaminants, then the air is compressed and channeled up behind and through the HEPA filter (High Efficiency Particulate Air filter) in a laminar flow fashion. The HEPA filter removes nearly all of the bacteria from the air. The Orbis scalp cooling machine, used to prevent hair loss in chemotherapy patients, has been successful with European patients in the last few years. It was recently installed at Oncomedica; the only one in all of Central America. The managing director of the Orbis company stayed in Guatemala to provide the specialized European-level training for Dr. Zetina’s nurses and technicians.
Bone marrow biopsy can be painful, but with Oncomedica’s high-tech hematological drill, they can perform aspiration and biopsy with minimal pain. Dr. Zetina combines the precision accuracy of up-to-the-minute technology, and the curative power of newer and better treatment methods to offer his patients hope, success and relief. If you have to receive the worst possible news, there is no better place to be than in the skilled and comforting hands of Dr. Luis Zetina. Visit : https://centralamericadoctors.com/doctor/luis- miguel-zetina-oncology-hematology/ Contact Details (502) 2290-8545 For Appointments In Guatemala (305) 290-8050 For Callers From USA & Canada Dr.Zetina@CentralAmericaDoctors.com Edificio Multimedica, #805 Cancer Consultants of Guatemala Blvd. Vista Hermosa 25-19, zona 15 Guatemala City, Guatemala, Central America