Exploring cancer treatment options in Germany

Cancer treatment is the number one reason why foreign patients come to German hospitals. Germany is one of the leading countries in developing oncological technologies. If caught in time, most cancers are completely cured. But even in the advanced stages of cancer, doctors are achieving phenomenal results, significantly increasing the life expectancy of patients. If you want to undergo diagnostics and cancer treatment in Germany, use Booking Health service to find out prices and choose a clinic.

Surgery in Germany

Surgery is the best way to treat cancer. Few cancers can be treated with non-surgical methods. If you are being prepared for surgery, this is good news. It means that doctors think there is a good chance that the cancer can be cured.

Advantages of surgery in Germany:

  • Minimally invasive surgery instead of open surgery for many cancers (endoscopy, laparoscopy, video thoracoscopy, robotic surgery)
  • High-precision intraoperative diagnostics that help reduce the risk of complications, locate metastases and precisely define tumor boundaries (fluorescence diagnostics, lymphoscintigraphy, neuronavigation)
  • High-tech intraoperative treatments that improve outcomes or help avoid postoperative treatments (hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy, intraoperative radiation)
  • Combination surgeries to remove the tumor along with metastases in other parts of the body
  • Reconstructive stages of surgery to restore the function of damaged organs, normal appearance of a person and return him/her to a full life

All surgeries are performed with adequate anesthesia, low risk of complications, and relatively quick recovery. After the surgery, the person receives post-operative pain management, quality care and symptomatic therapy.

Local interventions in Germany

In addition to surgery, there are other ways to treat a single tumor locally. Some of them help to cure the disease, while others make it possible to control tumor growth for a long time.

In Germany, for example, these options are used:

  • The latest radiation therapy, including stereotactic radiotherapy, CyberKnife, proton therapy and other techniques
  • Brachytherapy – a contact type of tumor radiation that helps treat cancer faster and safer
  • Chemoembolization – injecting tiny beads of chemotherapeutic drugs into the blood vessels that feed the tumor
  • Radioembolization – closing the blood vessels with microspheres containing radioactive substances.
  • Various ablation options (radiofrequency, microwave) – minimally invasive procedures to destroy small tumors
  • High-intensity focused ultrasound – a method of tumor destruction without incisions and punctures

These procedures can successfully and safely treat cancer, even in patients who have contraindications to surgery.

Systemic cancer treatments

With metastatic cancer, a person’s life expectancy depends on how successfully doctors can control all the tumors in the body at once. In Germany, the latest methods of systemic cancer treatment are used. These include not only chemotherapy, but also:

  • Targeted therapy
  • Various types of immunotherapy, including dendritic cell therapy
  • Hormone therapy
  • Gene therapy
  • Antibody-drug conjugates
  • Radionuclide and radiotargeted therapy
  • Stem cell transplantation

All these procedures and many more are available in German clinics. You can find out the cost of procedures and make an appointment for treatment through the Booking Health service. Leave a request on the website for help in choosing a clinic and organizing your trip.

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