Dr. Irving Sánchez Rodríguez


Oncology  –  Radiotherapy

Medical Specialist in Radiaton Oncology


Certified by the Mexican Council of Certification in Radiotherapy A.C. (UDEG-CMNO)

What is a Radiation Oncologist ?

A radiation oncologist is a doctor who specializes in the treatment of people with cancer. They use radiation as the main way of treating cancer.

Your radiation oncologist:

  • Will decide how much radiation you get for your cancer treatment

  • Plans how your cancer treatment will be given

  • Closely follows you during your cancer treatment

  • Directs any care you need to help manage any side effects you may have during and after your cancer treatment

  • After your treatment is over, your radiation oncologist will see you for follow-up visits. At these visits, your radiation oncologist will find out how well the radiation worked to treat your cancer and will help you with any side effects (unwanted changes in your body) you may have.

What is Radiotherapy

It is the clinical modality that uses ionizing radiation in the treatment of cancer (and some benign diseases) with the aim of administering a precise dose to the tumor with the least possible damage to healthy organs.

Radiotherapy works by destroying cancer cells in the area that’s being treated by damaging the DNA.  Cancer cells cannot repair themselves after radiotherapy, but normal cells are better at repairing.

Does it works with Prostate Cancer?

Radiation therapy, can be used prostate cancer treatment, or to lower the amount of pain a person has when prostate cancer has spread to the bones.

Also called X-ray therapy, uses levels of radiation to kill prostate cancer cells or keep them from growing and dividing, while minimizing damage to healthy cells.

Radiation treatment is a local treatment, this means that the radiation will only kill the cancer cells in your prostate.

Dr. Irving Sanchez

Specialist in Radiation Oncology

  • Medical Doctor graduated from University of Guadalajara, with specialty in Radiation Oncology
    at the National Western Medical Center.

  • Clinical electives in University of Toronto. 1st place in board certification exam by the Mexican Council of Certification in Radiation Oncology,

  • Member of the American Society for Radiation Oncology.

  • Member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

  • Staff Physician at the National Medical Center of the West Guadalajara.

    Diploma in Palliative Care and Pain Management by University of Guadalajara.

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Ave. Francisco Villa No. 1389-C

Fluvial Vallarta Pto. Vallarta

Hospital San Javier

Guadalajara, Jalisco


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