The danger of cancer is generally linked to its metastatic evolution, that is to say, beyond its original organ.
The dogma, according to which there is no recovery from cancers that have become metastatic, has, fortunately, many exceptions. Progress in chemotherapy has transformed the situation concerning germinal tumours.
In addition, the synergy between the improvement of radiological tools (scanner, MRI), biological (tumour markers, circulating tumour cells) and functional (TEP, scintigraphy) making an early diagnosis of a metastatic disease possible (where there are few visible metasteses), and the improvement of local treatments, such as stereotactic radiotherapy, sometimes makes it possible to envisage cure or, at the least, postponing the setting up of a systemic treatment.
Cancer can also cause symptoms that can be painful ; we must always seek to relieve pain.(reference pain) Nutrient imbalances (obesity, undernutrition) can also occur ; finding remedies is the guarantee of an improved quality of life. (nutrition referent)
Our centre for metastatic disease must ensure both the personalisation of active care and additional support in accordance with our thorough knowledge of your state of health (Functional and onco-geriatric assessment) and the biological characteristics of your cancer (characterisation of the cancer) with humane and reactive care.