Synovial cyst, diagnosis and treatment in Guatemala

What is a synovial ganglion or cyst?

There are a variety of cysts that affect the health of the human body, many can be classified as benign and malignant. One of the most common cysts is the ganglion, also known as synovial cyst, which is a lump that grows on the wrists or hands. That is why in this article we will…

Suffering from Cancer in Guatemala during the COVID-19

(To treat or not to treat is the dilemma... a personal criterion)

Cancer is a term that groups together a large and extremely heterogeneous number of diseases, which share the common characteristic of having uncontrolled growth, not respecting normal cells and invading locally to neighboring tissues or in the worst case spreading remotely through the lymphatic and/or bloodstream (metastasis). This is a complex disease, so in times…

Practicing Medicine in The Time of The Internet

By Dr. Luis Miguel Zetina Toache, Cáncer Consultants Guatemala

As a clinical oncologist, I started my work day early, expecting a morning full of appointments, some of which are going to be complicated due to the nature of my practice – diagnosing and treating cancer. My patients depend on me for comfort and guidance so they can feel more optimistic in the face of…

The Future of Medical Travel

How you can find the best Doctors and Dentists in Guatemala and Central America

In our emerging collaborative economy, buyers can source from hundreds of countries, not just in their hometown. The greatest value of user-friendly websites like Amazon.com and Airbnb.com is their ability to build trust between strangers to initiate brisk commerce, new friendships and enriching experiences, around the world and in real time. Imagine learning everything about…

Medical Travel Services Help Local Guatemalans

Guatemala Medical Travel newsletter, August 2016

Most Guatemala Medical Travel clients arrive from other countries, but sometimes we have a request from loved ones or guardians to care for local residents who may not have the contacts or resources to navigate the top-notch private hospital system by themselves. After Sr. Perez, a resident of San Marcos Guatemala, suffered an industrial accident…

Cardiology Procedures in Guatemala

Regulating the electrical rhythm of your heart

Just like the kitchen is the heart beat of your home, the blood pumped from your heart muscle delivers sustenance, stability and the elements of reconstruction to all parts of your body. Your cardiovascular system draws life-giving oxygen from the lungs and delivers it to the brain and organs in a perfectly balanced structural design.…

Buying Medical Care vs. Buying Medical Insurance

Maintaining healthy bodies and minds is a serious responsibility that requires careful consideration in both our daily lifestyle choices and our long-term financial decisions. We exercise and eat well, drive safely and pay for our health insurance every month. But medical expenses are increasing at 8-20 percent per year while our incomes are not, and…

It Can Happen to Anyone, At Any Time and Without Warning

My own medical adventure in Guatemala

The subject matter was fascinating. Dr. Zetina was presenting detailed clinical reviews of complex cancer cases recently brought before the newly-formed “Tumor Board” of the top-notch oncology specialists, in alliance with Hospital El Pilar in Guatemala City. I need to know all about these important developments in order to accurately inform my clients and to…

Stem Cell Therapy

The future of curing disease and restoring youth

Your body is in a constant state of renewal. With every breath you take, the stem cells inside your body are renewing and regenerating themselves. These seemingly miraculous cells have the ability to transform themselves into brand new healthy cells to replace the sick or worn out cells in your muscles, organs, tissues, brain, glands,…

Cancer Treatment in Guatemala

Just say the word “Cancer” and all sorts of emotions arise. Maybe we remember the sadness and loss of a co-worker or neighbor. Sometimes the grief strikes closer to home, like my husband, or your sister, or worse, a child. But more and more, we are experiencing another set of emotions regarding cancer treatment today:…