TOP 5 Oncology Hospitals in Germany

TOP 5 Oncology Hospitals in Germany

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Oncology is a rapidly developing, sometimes complicated branch of medicine. Hence cancer is more successfully treated in hospitals where advanced ongoing research is conducted, like in Germany. Medical tourists come here from all over the world to receive proper help. The question is what hospital to choose in order to have...

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Oncology is a rapidly developing, sometimes complicated branch of medicine. Since cancer is more successfully treated in hospitals where advanced ongoing research is conducted, treatment in Germany gains popularity. Medical tourists come here from all over the world to receive proper help. The question is what hospital to choose in order to have the highest fighting chance against cancer?

Specialists at BookingHealth made a list of TOP-5 German oncological hospitals for you to make note of. 


  1. Helios Hospital Berlin-Buch
  2. Charite University Hospital Berlin
  3. University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
  4. University Hospital Heidelberg
  5. University Hospital Frankfurt am Main
  6. Arrangement of Treatment in Germany

Helios Hospital Berlin-Buch


The Helios Hospital Berlin-Buch is a multidisciplinary medical facility with more than 70 departments, laboratories and centers. The main field of ​​activity of the specialists is the treatment of blood cancer and solid malignant tumors in adults and children. The extensive clinical experience of doctors, the availability of innovative equipment, as well as classical and alternative treatment methods allow the specialists to admit a large number of patients for the treatment and demonstrate excellent success rates in the treatment of cancer annually. Thus, the hospital carried out treatment of more than 1,500 patients with soft tissue cancer, more than 550 patients with thyroid cancer and more than 500 patients with breast cancer in 2019.

The hospital includes the Research Center for Oncological Hyperthermia, whose specialists study the influence of high temperatures on various types of cancer. Local, regional and general hyperthermia are used in various types of cancer, particularly at the stage of metastasis.

The main departments of the hospital:

The Department of Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplant, which is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Bertram Glass is considered one of the best specialized departments in Europe. The department's specialists develop new protocols for the treatment of leukemia, participate in clinical trials, and perform more than 200 bone marrow transplantations annually. The Department of Urology admits men with benign and malignant genitourinary diseases for a treatment.

Charite University Hospital Berlin


Charite University Hospital Berlin is one of the best clinics for treatment in Germany. The hospital offers treatment of any disease, and oncology is one of its main focuses. The most advanced methods of cancer treatment, which are not used in other countries, are available here. There are methods of therapy that can extend the life of the patient for several years even during the fourth stage of the oncological pathology.

Surgeries that are highly complicated are conducted at this hospital. They are performed by surgeons of different specialties, depending on the location of the cancer.

Here are some of the departments that function at the Charité Clinic with a focus on cancer treatment:

Charité University Hospital is a large medical institution that serves more than a million patients from around the world every year. Therefore, there is a bed for every patient at this clinic, who requires the services of Germany's best doctors for cancer treatment.

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich


University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is considered one of the best healthcare institutions in Germany. This institution offers the best available technologies for cancer treatment today. Comprehensive Cancer Center Munich deals with treatment of oncological pathologies. 150 000 patients receive treatment here annually.

A close interdisciplinary cooperation between the various medical specialties is arranged in the Oncology Centre which allows every patient to receive comprehensive medical help. An important role here is given to such auxiliary areas of oncology such as palliative medicine and psychooncology. Self-help groups are being organised as well.

The departments of the clinic, providing qualitative treatment of various types of cancer are:

The Hospital of Munich University uses the latest methods of radiotherapy, such as brachytherapy, intensity-modulated radiotherapy. New stereotaxic operations are applied for the treatment of the central nervous system and  pathologies. This is not only a cyber knife and gamma knife, but also proton therapy. Robot-assisted surgical procedures are used for operations on pelvic organs and the abdominal cavity.

University Hospital Heidelberg


One of the key focuses at University Hospital Heidelberg is oncology. A lot of research is carried out at the research institutes with the aim of finding new, more effective methods and treatment regimens for cancer of different locations. The medical institution is ahead of many high-tech branches of medicine and is rightfully considered one of the best clinics for treatment in Germany.

Heidelberg National Cancer Centre functions at this institution also. It works closely with the German Cancer Research Centre and the German Cancer Aid Organization.

Here, patients with tumors are successfully treated:

  • Cancer of the urinary system
  • Skin tumors
  • Cancer of the ENT organs
  • Neuromuscular diseases
  • Lymphomas
  • Soft tissue sarcomas
  • Breast and female genital cancer
  • Tumors of thoracic localization
  • Cancer of gastrointestinal tract structures

Both adults and children can get treatment here. The Department of the Pediatric Oncology, Haematology and Immunology  unctions here together with the Centre of the Ion-Beam Therapy and the Department of the Nuclear Medicine

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden


University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden is referred to as the one with the highest provision which means all the technological abilities to cure various diseases including cancer are available here. The hospital is rated among the three best hospitals for cancer treatment in Germany. The institution cooperates closely with the Dresden Oncological Centre. Patients at the hospital receive only quality treatment and care. 

The latest surgeries for oncologic pathologies are performed at this University clinic. Doctors from different departments work in close cooperation as well, which provides high-quality individual treatment for each patient. The scheme of therapy depends on the clinical situation.

Here cancer is treated in different departments depending on the tumor location. Several should be noted as those of major focus on the malformations therapy:

Surgical interventions are conducted both with the help of minimally invasive techniques and open access. However, doctors always give preference to the least traumatic ways of therapy. 

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main


New ways of cancer treatment are constantly being developed and implemented into practice at University Hospital Frankfurt am Main.

The Tumor Center operates here where doctors deal with the diagnostics and therapy of:

  • Malignant hematological diseases
  • Dermatological neoplasms
  • Head and neck tumors
  • Cancer of the breast and reproductive organs in women
  • Cancer of internal organs (gastrointestinal oncology)
  • Malignant neoplasms in children
  • Urogenital tumors in men
  • Malignant diseases of the central nervous system
  • Lung cancer

The hospital uses the most advanced modern directions in surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy. Immunotherapy and cancer therapy are applied as well. One of the best is Department of Radiotherapy and Oncology in the country is found  at the clinic. Department of  Nuclear Medicine operates here where they use modern ways of diagnostic and treatment of prostate cancer, thyroid cancer, bone cancer. 

Arrangement of Treatment in Germany


Many people with medium and high incomes, who live in countries with poorly developed healthcare, prefer to be treated in Germany. It is here that the patient receive a fair, if not high chance, of overcoming a serious illness.

The cost of cancer screening in German clinics:

Helios Hospital Berlin-Buch

from 4 900 EUR

Charite University Hospital Berlin

from 6 700 EUR

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

from 5 200 EUR

University Hospital Heidelberg

from 6 600 EUR

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

from 5 400 EUR


However, the organization of cancer treatment in Germany often presents certain difficulties for the patient, because he/she has to:

  • Choose a hospital
  • Communicate with its administration and communicate in German - at first in written, and then orally
  • Issue a visa
  • Translate all medical documentation into German
  • Search for a hotel in Germany for the accompanying person
  • Seek an interpreter in Germany to be able to communicate with the administration and the staff of the clinic

This all takes too much time and costs. However, all the arrangement issues can be easily solved if you refer to the Booking Helath company for help.

Our managers are going to:

  • Choose the best clinic
  • Organize a doctor’s visit in the nearest future
  • Provide translation of medical documentation and interpretation services for communication with German specialists
  • Issue a visa
  • Book airline tickets
  • Meet you at the airport in Germany and take you to the clinic
  • Help save up to 70% of all medical costs

Also, you are going to receive an insurance covering up to 200 Thousand Euros of any unforeseen medical expenses. Therefore, the originally agreed upon cost of diagnosis and treatment will remain unchanged even in the case of complications.

Contact Booking Health for help in organizing cancer treatment at a German clinic. To do this, you just need to apply on the website. Fill in your contact details and the reason for the treatment. Our specialist will contact you within a few hours.


TOP-5 Best German Oncological Hospitals
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