Breast Cancer Survival Rates Increased by 20% in Malaga

Today, Monday 19th October 2020 is International Breast Cancer Day. Positive data now shows that the survival rates against the disease in Malaga has increased to 87%. This is a 20% increase in survival compared to the rates taken 30 years ago. According to the Andalusian Society of Medical Oncology (SAOM), there will be around 1,100 cases of breast cancer …

Spanish doctors perform a groundbreaking operation on a patient with stage 4 cancer

a place in the sun filming in Spain

For the first time in history, Spanish doctors have performed surgery on a patient with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Previously considered inoperable, Surgeons at the Vall d’Hebron Hospital in Barcelona were able to operate successfully on a patient with terminal pancreatic cancer. The surgery involves a pioneering new technique which perforates the tumour allowing the cancerous cells to be burned …

Healthcare motions

The Council has unanimously approved two motions relating to healthcare in the region.

Spain will have to raise IVA rate on some healthcare products

Spain will have to raise the IVA (VAT) rate applied to some healthcare products and services after the European Court of Justice ruled in favour of the European Commission, which successfully argued that the Spanish government had incorrectly implemented EU rules on VAT.