Medical tourism in Cuba and treatment
Using blue scorpion venom is an anti-cancer drug resulting from research by Cuban scientists for years.
Cuban biologist Misael Bordier discovered for years, studied, and conducted research with the toxin ALACRAN OR SCORPION AZUL (rhopaluris junceus) to treat cancer.
This scorpion is the only one of all species in Cuba whose toxin has healing properties and is used to treat cancerous pathologies.
Initially, this drug for cancer was discovered and applied in Guantanamo’s province; later, the Ministry of Public Health decided to undertake large research, appointing Labiofam laboratories for that purpose.
Bodies called this drug ESCOZUL during his research, while the Cuban Ministry of Public Health called it: NATURAL TOXIN.
Escozul or a toxin of natural origin later Vidatox is offered free of charge in the research centers where it is produced throughout this period. The patient or family member only needs to summarize their medical history and test results.
Since April 2010. The research of Cuban scientists culminates, and the product begins to be sold under the name VIDATOX in homeopathic form.
This drug Vidatox has been shown to have ANALGESIC AND ANTIFULAMENTAL effects, positively affecting patients treated with this anti-cancer drug. This drug has improved the QUALITY OF LIFE in more than 80,000 Cuban and foreign patients in recent years.
- It is important to understand that cancer treatment with Vidatox is not the final treatment, regardless of the stage of their disease. Vidatox has very positive effects. During these 15 years, 85% of treated cases reported an improvement in quality of life, such as Increased appetite and weight gain of the patient.
- Improves sleep quality without taking psychotropic drugs or reducing their doses.
- Helps relieve pain and/or reduce the frequency and dose of morphine or its derivatives.
- It helps reduce the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
- It makes chemotherapy and radiotherapy sessions more bearable and effective in reducing side effects.
- Improving the patient’s immune response acts as an immune regulator.
- It has an anti-inflammatory effect.
The extent of the manifestation of these symptoms depends on the disease stage and the worsening of the patient’s general condition at the beginning of the treatment. It would help if you did not stop using other treatments to use this treatment.
To date, there are no known contraindications to the use of this cancer treatment with Vidatox, and there are no side effects. It does not interfere with other applications of cancer treatment.
You cannot travel home, a family member or friend can come, and you only need to bring a summary of your medical history and medical examinations.
The use of Vidatox, made with blue scorpion venom, is an additional therapy to treat the symptoms caused by the effects of cancer and to relieve pain.
Spirulina with vitamin C is a nutritious supplement to seaweed rich in proteins and other trace elements. The presence of vitamin C, which promotes the integral absorption of iron, increases the human body’s resistance to diseases.
Ferrical helps to improve the state of convalescence and immunosuppression. It increases appetite and restores a person’s nutritional status.
Lung cancer vaccine CIMAvax-EGF and VAXIRA
What is a therapeutic vaccine against lung cancer?
A therapeutic vaccine against lung cancer is a drug administered to patients in stages IIIb and IV to increase their survival rate.
Most of us are familiar with vaccines to fight certain diseases such as the flu, chickenpox, or measles. However, the use of therapeutic cancer vaccines may not be a common term. Advances in research and improved diagnostics enable the development of a new generation of drugs to treat tumors. Among these new anti-cancer drugs, immunotherapy-based treatments offer auspicious results.
Therapeutic vaccines use the same mechanism as preventive vaccines. Their action is to treat or reduce the patient’s pathological condition, increasing his chance of survival by activating his immune system.
The basic idea is to mobilize the immune system so that its components, which normally protect you from all kinds of diseases, fight against cancer cells that develop in the body.
Lung cancer vaccines CIMAvax-EGF and Wakira offer the ability to turn advanced cancer into a chronic disease that can be controlled because they generate antibodies against proteins that trigger uncontrolled cell proliferation processes.
Treating the lung cancer vaccine is based on active immunotherapy; that is, it manipulates the individual’s immune response by creating its own antibodies.
It is important to emphasize that the vaccine does not prevent the disease like a traditional vaccine; its action is to prevent the development of cancerous lung tumors, acting more as a cure. That is why it is known as a therapeutic vaccine. Instead of directly targeting cancer cells, the vaccine acts as a form of immunotherapy.
It is not a classic medicine, but it stabilizes the tumor and leads to a chronic pathological picture.
Which patients are candidates for treatment with lung cancer vaccines?
Treatment of lung cancer with CIMAvak-EGFhr or Vaxira vaccines is indicated in patients who meet certain requirements or conditions such as:
- That the patient is older than 18 years
- Carriers of small cell lung tumors.
- Patients in an advanced stage of the disease (IIIb and IV).
- You have completed the first line of cancer-specific treatment.
- That it is a lung tumor.
- That there is no metastasis in the brain.
See other requirements or conditions if you opt for this vaccine
The patient doesn’t need to travel for treatment. A family member or a friend can do so. Still, above all, it is necessary to send all the assessments available to him and for the medical team to approve his request.
Vaxir treatment is carried out in two phases:
The first five doses will be given 14 days apart. (Days: 0, 14, 28, 42, 56). Compliance with this step is important to achieve good seroconversion and immunogenicity of the vaccine.
One dose is administered every 28 days until the patient shows unacceptable toxicity or worsening of his general condition.
Disease progression, both symptomatic and radiological, is not a criterion for discontinuing vaccination.
Vaccines are given in the arm and buttocks in the morning.
The Vaxira® therapeutic vaccine is given intradermally. Each time you get vaccinated, each dose will be divided into 4 small injections into 4 different places on the body, arms, and legs.
Treatment with CIMAvax is applied in two phases:
Treatment consists of an induction phase that begins with cyclophosphamide administration (a single dose of 200 mg / m2).
Each injection contains 1.2 ml of emulsion containing hrEGF-rP64k conjugate and Montanide ISA 51 VG.
Three days later, CIMAVAX-EGF® is started every 14 days for the first four doses.
This phase includes monthly re-immunizations (every 28 days), which will be maintained until the patient’s general condition allows it.
CIMAVAX-EGF vaccine is given intramuscularly, and a high level of safety facilitates use in primary care.
After that, the injection should not be given outside of medical facilities.
Efficacy of treatment:
The use of CIMAX-EGFhr or Vaxira vaccine extended life from six months to five years in patients diagnosed with poor life prospects.
The side effects are much smaller than other conventional treatments and more aggressive in the fight against cancer.
The most common adverse events, in terms of intensity, are:
Local: erythema and pain at the injection site (moderate).
Dry mouth (light)
Myalgia and arthralgia (mild)
General discomfort (mild)
Tremor (moderate), headache
We recommend that the patient not touch the area, massage, or scratch.
Mechanisms of action
CIMAVAX-EGFhr and Vaxira are immunotherapeutic treatments for non-cellular lung cancer in the advanced stage of the disease; their medical action is different for the two membrane receptors expressed in the disease.
CimaVax-EFG® is a vaccine composed of EFG conjugated to a carrier protein and adjuvant (Montanide ISA51). This vaccine induces the production of antibodies that bind to the EFG receptor (EFG-R), making an interaction[EFG EFG-R] impossible, and thus the tumor is significantly reduced.
Rakotumomab (Vaxira) is a murine anti-idiotic monoclonal antibody of the IG1 isotype directed against Mab P3. It recognizes mAb P3 and specifically inhibits its binding to N-glycosylated gangliosides, particularly the ganglioside NeuGcGM3, a tumor-specific antigen. The ganglioside NeuGcGM3 is expressed in different types of tumor cells.
Immunization of patients with non-small cell lung tumors (NSCLC) with VAXIRA® vaccine induces the production of Ab3 antibodies specific for IgG and IgM isotypes against the ganglioside NeuGcGM3, capable of recognizing this antigen and inducing a lysate. Tumor surface (antibody with cytotoxic capacity).
Although these two vaccines against lung cancer have the same indication, their action mechanisms are different: CIMAVX EGF stops circulating EGF – epidermal growth factor – in the blood, and VAXIRA acts on a specific tumor antigen called glycosylated ganglioside – NGcM3. Idiot. These are different mechanisms affected by drugs that target EGFR mutations or ALK changes.
CIMAher head and neck cancer vaccine
CIMAher® (Nimotozumab) is a humanized monoclonal antibody used to treat the head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, recurrent or refractory high-grade malignant gliomas, anaplastic astrocytomas, and glioblastomas.
CIMAher Nimotozumab. The Nimotuzumab head and neck cancer vaccine binds to a protein called the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), found in certain types of normal cells and certain types of cancer cells. Blocking this protein can help prevent cancer cells from forming.
– Treatment of advanced head and neck tumors in combination with radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy.
– Treatment of adult patients with glial tumors with a high degree of malignancy: glioblastoma multiforme and anaplastic astrocyte, combined with radiotherapy.
– Treatment of pediatric patients with newly discovered high-quality malignant glial tumors combined with radiotherapy and radiochemotherapy.
– Nimotuzumab treatments in pediatric patients with recurrent or refractory glial tumors.
– Treatment of patients with malignant tumors of the esophagus of inoperable epithelial origin combined with radiochemotherapy.
– Treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma combined with chemotherapy.
They are currently in the clinical research phase: cancer of the esophagus, colon, cervix, breast, anal canal, tumors of the nasopharynx, hepatocarcinoma.
Diagnosis and initial treatment of leukemia and lymphoma
PROGRAM FOR DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF LEUKEMIA AND LYMPHOMA MEDICAL PROGRAM
- Hospitalization in a private room (with meals and care)
- Medical care for a hospitalized patient (including a visit pass)
- Initial assessment and preparation of clinical history
- Complementary highly specialized research with the latest technologies in:
- Molecular biology
Initial treatment with cytotoxic drugs and support for chemotherapy will be used. Most patients will need additional cycles of chemotherapy.
Cosmetic surgery programs in Cuba
Body reshaping is an ancient human desire.
Plastic surgery is a medical specialty that tries to reconstruct deformations and correct functional defects by transforming the human body through surgery. The word “plastic” comes from the Greek “plastikos,” which means to shape or transform.
The goal is that the patient is born with a congenital disability or has suffered an accident. He has lost the normal range in appearance and gets the optimal appearance according to his personal wishes. In that way, it improves the aesthetics by reshaping the body to make it more attractive.
From a practical point of view, plastic surgery is divided into two action fields.
Reconstructive surgery, which includes microsurgery, aims to cover up and reconstruct an accident or trauma’s devastating effects.
Reconstructive surgery uses osteosynthesis techniques, transfer of tissue by valves, and anthology grafts from healthy parts of the body to affected individuals.
Cosmetic surgery is performed to change parts of the body that are unsatisfactory for the patient. In many cases, however, there are medical reasons.
The difference between cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgery is sometimes imperceptible because as already mentioned, many cosmetic surgery procedures solve the pathology that affects the function.
Plastic surgery is experiencing great development in Cuba, where major plastic surgeons have made significant contributions to plastic surgery worldwide.
Cosmetic surgery, integrating technological advances, guarantees the improvement of an individual’s quality of life, providing solutions for many aspects related to skin aging and congenital malformations that many patients have acquired.
In search of a better quality of life, we offer you the most innovative techniques and cosmetic surgery programs developed and applied by an experienced team of Cuban specialists. Cuban medical centers are ISO 9001 2008 certified by Bureau Veritas.
Treatment against vitiligo in Cuba – Melangenin plus
Vitiligo is a skin disease in which there is a gradual loss of color. The patient is characterized by the appearance of white spots on the skin. Many people suffer from this disease, usually associated with physical or emotional trauma, before the onset of the disease.
This disease is characterized by the loss of cells that produce skin pigmentation, ie, the loss of melanocytes, so that the patient has areas with white spots on the skin.
These white patches on the skin gradually appear on the face, extremities, and genital area. Most people first get depigmentation on their hands and then on their faces.
Vitiligo can be confused with other diseases that cause white spots on the skin, such as:
- Superficial fungal infection
- An infection is known as Mal del Pinto
- Other immune disorders
For that reason, it is necessary to make a rigorous diagnosis. In some cases a biopsy is needed to confirm the diagnosis.
How to get treatment for Vitiligo or a cure in Cuba?
To be treated for vitiligo, you must contact a Cuban placental histotherapy center.
You must travel to Cuba and stay in Havana for at least 5 days.
How is vitiligo treated, and how does the placental histotherapy center work?
The placental histotherapy center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
On Saturdays, it is open to purchase medicines only if necessary.
Vitiligo treatment is performed for 3 consecutive days:
a) Presentation of a videoconference with an explanation of the treatment of vitiligo cure
b) Specialized medical consultations
c) Melagenin plus treatment
If the doctor deems it necessary, the patient will be referred for a psychological consultation.
a) Training on the use of Melagenin Plus
a) Training on the use of Melagenin Plus
b) Contact your doctor again for final indications
c) Purchase of medicines
To continue the treatment of vitiligo in your country, the patient will be informed about the amount of medicine he needs for a year of treatment, depending on the percentage of enlargement of the body surface affected by vitiligo spots.
We suggest that you enclose with the consultation the results of the biopsy performed in your country to confirm your disease’s diagnosis. If you do not bring the biopsy result, and the specialist cannot determine the diagnosis during your consultation, you will have to wait for confirmation of Cuba’s diagnosis.
Treatment of psoriasis
Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition characterized by excessive proliferation of skin cells, the appearance of reddish spots, the presence of inflamed areas, usually covered with platinum scales, on the scalp, elbows, knees, and lower back.
Psoriasis is a disease that affects many people worldwide—about 2% of the population.
This disease is often confused with different types of dermatitis, such as:
- Lupus erythematosus.
- Pityriasis rosea.
- Drug-induced dermatitis.
For that reason, it is necessary to make a rigorous diagnosis. In some cases, it is necessary to perform a biopsy to confirm again that it is really psoriasis. It is recommended that you take this test in your home country to be sure of your diagnosis before traveling to Havana.
Many people around the world find relief in various medications. However, there are very few treatments that can cure psoriasis with the effectiveness achieved by doctors in Cuba.
Treatment for psoriasis
Psoriasis treatment involves the use of a drug called Coriodermin. This remedy for psoriasis is made from the human placenta.
Coriodermina is applied topically to parts of the skin that are diseased.
Studies have shown that this drug for psoriasis treatment is effective in 84% of treated cases.
How to get a cure for psoriasis?
To be treated, you must contact a Cuban placental histotherapy center.
You must travel to Cuba and stay in Havana for at least 4 nights and 5 days.
Treatment of psoriasis is performed 3 days in a row: 1. DAY:
a) Presentation of a video conference with an explanation of the treatment of psoriasis
b) Specialized medical consultations
c) Choriodermin treatment
If the doctor deems it necessary, the patient will be referred for a psychological consultation.
a) Training on the use of coriodermine and other drugs
a) Training on the use of drugs
b) Contact your doctor again for final indications
c) Purchase of medicines
To continue the treatment of psoriasis in your country, the patient will be informed about the amount of medicine he needs for a year of treatment, depending on the percentage of enlargement of his body surface affected by psoriasis.
Treatment of alopecia or Universal Areata in Cuba
Alopecia areata is a disease that causes hair loss. Most people lose their hair in small round strands, although some people can lose more or even all of their hair, facial, and body hair, which can happen at any age.
Alopecia areata is a disease that affects hair follicles. Hair follicles are areas of the skin that lead to hair growth.
Stress is considered the main cause of alopecia because it is known that the nervous system is damaged in functions during the period of emotional stress to which it is subjected, producing substances that reduce blood circulation in the scalp, causing a decrease in nutritional values. Hair, completely or partially inhibiting this process.
This phenomenon usually begins with cell damage due to reduced local blood supply. Damaged hair follicle cells release antigenic substances that sensitize the immune system, which then produces specific antibodies against the follicles that can destroy the cells that make it up, preventing hair or hair formation on the body.
In milder cases, it is partial inhibition, which in acute cases reaches complete inhibition.
The treatment of alopecia is applying a Cuban medicine called Piloactive Lotion based on the human placenta. It is applied once a day; you should wash your head with piloactive shampoo every 3 days after applying for the medicine.
Cuban treatment of retinitis pigmentosa
Given the severe limitations, it poses to those suffering from retinitis pigmentosa, mostly young. A team of Cuban scientists, led by Professor Orfili Pelaez Molina, has been dedicated to studying therapeutic options stop progressing for more than forty years. These diseases.
The treatment of retinitis pigmentosa in Cuba involves performing a surgical technique combined with other therapies besides surgery.
The main clinic for this treatment of retinitis pigmentosa in Cuba is the International Center for Retinitis Pigmentosa Camilo Cienfurgos.
“Revitalizing” eye surgery is applied, consisting of transplantation of orbital vascular adipose tissue, secreted, located in the suprachoroid space, and by the mechanism of angiogenesis helps to improve the function of still active photoreceptors.
Surgical intervention for the treatment of retinitis pigmentosa
Surgical intervention for the treatment of retinitis pigmentosa is the basic method of treating this disease because it is considered effective in stabilizing the disease.
Surgical technique for the treatment of retinitis pigmentosa is indicated in case of significant loss of visual field in patients with a diagnosis of retinitis pigmentosa, higher than expected annually, ie, approximately 4%; or when there are visual field limitations greater than 20%. Also, when there is already a central interference associated with peripheral losses, determined by the loss of visual acuity on the 4 lines of the Snellen diagram.
Consideration of assessment before surgery
1.- Confirmatory diagnosis of retinitis pigmentosa.
2.- Assessment of the clinical phase, an essential aspect before performing the surgical technique following possible modifications.
3.- Assessment of the patient’s hemodynamic condition.
4.- Analyze the state of vision and visual field.
5. – Assessment of hereditary, other eye and systemic diseases.
6.- Assessment of an internist, pediatrician.
Indications for surgery
The technique indicates loss of visual field or visual acuity in patients diagnosed with limited visual retinitis pigmentosis over 20 years and a reduction in central visual acuity to 0.6 due to loss of peripheral visual field.
This surgery may help treat other retinal dystrophies and other conditions caused by retinal ischemia.
Medical program for the treatment of obesity in Cuba
Obesity is a disease that involves excess body fat for various reasons. Apart from being a cosmetic problem, obesity is also a health problem with a high risk of serious health consequences.
Changes in behavior or lifestyle may soon yield encouraging weight loss and improved physical and mental health.
Obesity can reduce your overall quality of life.
Weight problems that can affect your quality of life include:
- Sexual problems
- Social isolation
- Poorer performance at work
International Health Center La Pradera de Cuba allows you to implement a therapeutic medical program that helps you lose weight and creates habits and changes your lifestyle in the fight against this disease.
Studies and treatment
A medical program designed for a 35-day cycle
- Consultations with an internal medicine specialist
- Consultations with a psychology specialist
- Consultations with a physiatrist
- Consultations with a nutritionist (preparation of a therapeutic diet)
- Consultations with a specialist in traditional natural medicine
- Preparation of clinical history
- Attention to hospitalized patients and medical staff
Studies to be performed
Laboratory studies include complete blood count, erythrosedimentation, blood sugar, complete lipidogram, uric acid, urea, creatinine, TGO, TGP, GGT, T3, T4, TSH, HIV, insulin (ELECSIS), and program.
Other studies include calf chest X-ray, full abdominal ultrasound, simple ergometric test, ECG.
Psychological assessment: Machover, Rotter, Zung-count, I dare, Cornell – INDEX
Stages of treatment
The use of different techniques and equipment in the following areas is combined:
- Clinical analysis of body composition using electrical bioimpedance equipment
- Therapeutic gymnastics two sessions a day
- Relaxing massage
- Electrical stimulation
- Natural and traditional medicine with acupuncture sessions
- Individual psychotherapy
- Flower therapy
Dental services in Cuba
A smile is a facial expression that attracts people the most, and teeth are the ones that provide structural support to the facial muscles. That is why mouths become the key to individuality and being an excellent indicator of human health. Cira Garcia Central Clinic has a dental center that provides specialized care at the highest level. Qualified professionals gathered in a team for more than 10 years offer interdisciplinary care in personalized programs offered to each patient. Excellence is the Dental Center’s main name, where the entire team invests its experience and professionalism to achieve the most beautiful and healthiest smile for its patients. Cira Garcia Central Clinic invites you to see for yourself.
The following programs are offered:
- Pediatric dentistry
- Dental prostheses
- Orthognathic surgery
Gynecology and obstetrics programs
Cuba has achieved notable success in gynecology and obstetrics programs supported by its low infant mortality and maternal and child programs.
Medical fertility programs and prenatal care help you overcome pregnancy.
Other procedures with cesarean section, abortion, hysterectomy, curettage, etc., provide you with complete help with pregnancy.
Several maternal and child care hospitals in Cuba have prestigious specialists with demonstrated capacity and assure you of the quality of any procedure you need.
Gerontology and geriatrics programs
Age is a normal phase in life; we age from birth. The study of aging, its causes, and characteristics has become the focus of many governments’ attention due to the increasing share of older people in the population.
Studying and assessing the quality of health care and quality of life offered to the elderly in all dimensions is a priority of the Cuban state.
Old age is a precious gift currently used by about 600 million people over the age of 60 worldwide. The phenomenon not only reflects the highest population rates of the elderly in human history, but the trend of the present century is an increase in the number of the elderly, even in underdeveloped countries.
Increasing longevity determines that most developed countries, and some like Cuba, expect a lifespan of over 60 years in the process of development, at the same time increasing the trend of decreasing birth rates.
Significant social, technical, and scientific progress will enable the population of over a billion people in the sixties shortly. For the first time in the history of many countries, the order number to be higher than the young.
According to UN population projections, since 2003. year, a quarter of the planet’s population is already over 60, and every third adult will be older.
The quality of care for the elderly is defined as “the degree to which health services for individuals and the population improve the ability to achieve the desired health results and are in line with current professional knowledge.” The quality of care goals in Cuba implicitly imply different definitions:
• Good professional performance
• Efficient use of resources
• Patient and family satisfaction.
The above requires a careful approach to respecting the integrity of the elderly. Ethical and clinical reflection can contribute to this in practice.