Cancer treatment

Treatment room door

Cancer treatment often requires a multidisciplinary approach that combines the expertise of Medical Oncology, Radiation therapy, and Surgical Oncology.

Specialists in these fields work together to develop a treatment plan that addresses the patient’s unique needs and the specific characteristics of the cancer, to achieve the best possible outcome.

In our medical clinics, we offer a range of treatments, with a bespoke approach, ensuring that each patient receives the best care.

Medical Oncology

Set of treatment techniques that use drugs to kill cancer cells or slow down their growth.

  • Chemotherapy

  • Hormone Therapy

  • Targeted Therapies

  • Immunotherapy


Medical specialty that uses radiation to treat malignant and benign tumors, killing cancer cells.

  • External Beam Radiation Therapy (EBRT)

  • Three Dimensional (3D) Conformal Radiation Therapy

  • Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT)

  • Cranial Stereotactic Radiotherapy - SRS (Radiosurgery)

  • Cranial Stereotactic Radiotherapy - SRS fractionated (radiosurgery):

  • Modulated Volumetric Arc Therapy SBRT

  • Modulated Volumetric Arc Therapy SBRT fractionated

  • Image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT)

  • Modulated Volumetric Arc Therapy (VMAT)

  • Radiotherapy controlled by respiratory movements (Gating)

  • Deep inspiration breath hold (DIBH)

  • Low-Dose radiation therapy for benign pathologies

  • Brachytherapy (BT)

  • Intracavitary Brachytherapy

  • Interstitial Brachytherapy

  • Prostate Brachytherapy

  • Gynecological Brachytherapy

  • Electronic Brachytherapy or Intraoperative Breast Radiotherapy

Surgical Oncology

Surgical Oncology is a subspeciality of several surgical specialities, in which various techniques are used to treat cancer. It is involved at all times: diagnosis, staging, treatment and follow-up. It can occur at various stages of treatment and have different objectives: prophylactic, curative or palliative.

  • Breast Oncological Surgery

  • Urology Oncological Surgery

  • Skin Oncological Surgery

Oncological Surgery, at the Carcavelos Oncological clinic

At Joaquim Chaves Saúde, we provide a 360º follow-up service, from diagnosis to surgery, for cases of breast, skin and urological cancer. Our patients have access to the latest treatments in a comfortable and safe setting.

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operating room of the Carcavelos Surgical Clinic

State-of-the-art radiology technology


Varian TrueBeam is a linear accelerator used in radiotherapy treatment. This system can be used to treat cancenr in any part of the body. Its precision eliminates radiotherapy side effects, bringing significant improvements in patients’ quality of life.

  • Faster treatment

    Faster radiation doses, less treatment time.
  • Low Radiation

    Minimizes the impact of radiation, increases patient safety and quality of care.