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Treatment of Bladder Cancer in Germany

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Cost for treatment

Diagnostic tests for urinary bladder cancer
1136.8
Da Vinci treatment of bladder cancer with radical cystectomy and bladder reconstruction
32013.1
Treatment of bladder cancer with radical cystectomy and bladder reconstruction
31360.6

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
Diagnostic tests for urinary bladder cancer
2475.45
Da Vinci treatment of bladder cancer with radical cystectomy and bladder reconstruction
51682.8
Treatment of bladder cancer with radical cystectomy and bladder reconstruction
52085.9

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology

The University Hospital Ulm started its activities 35 years ago and during this time it has become one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Europe. The hospital is famous for its numerous discoveries and the world-class achievements in medicine and pharmaceuticals. The medical facility has 29 specialized departments a
Diagnostic tests for urinary bladder cancer
2265.2
Da Vinci treatment of bladder cancer with radical cystectomy and bladder reconstruction
49149.65
Treatment of bladder cancer with radical cystectomy and bladder reconstruction
49051.05

Urology Clinic Munich-Planegg Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology, Andrology

According to the Focus magazine, the Urology Clinic Munich-Planegg Munich ranks among the best specialized hospitals in Germany! The hospital was founded in 1970 by Dr. med. Rudolf Castringius. During that time, it became a leader in men's healthcare in Germany. In addition, the hospital has the status of one of the best med
Diagnostic tests for urinary bladder cancer
5817.45 help5317.45
Da Vinci treatment of bladder cancer with radical cystectomy and bladder reconstruction
45714.6
Treatment of bladder cancer with radical cystectomy and bladder reconstruction
46017.65

Helios Hospital Berlin-Buch

9.7/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Urology

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the Helios Hospital Berlin-Buch ranks among the top medical facilities in Germany! The clinic is proud of its rich history, which dates back over 100 years, as well as the status of a maximum care medical center with exceptionally high success treatment rates. The medical institution is
Diagnostic tests for urinary bladder cancer
2242
Treatment of bladder cancer with radical cystectomy and bladder reconstruction
45826.25
Treatment of bladder cancer with metastases to lymph nodes with radical cystectomy and lymphadenectomy
45420.25

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Urology

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital was founded in 1914 and today is a well-known German medical facility, which combines rich traditions and scientific innovations. A medical team of more than 6,500 employees cares about
Diagnostic tests for urinary bladder cancer
5379.8
Da Vinci treatment of bladder cancer with radical cystectomy and bladder reconstruction
45442
Treatment of bladder cancer with radical cystectomy and bladder reconstruction
45468.1

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the Charite University Hospital Berlin occupies the first place in the rating of the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the largest and leading university medical complexes in Europe. The hospital in Germany provides modern diagnostics and treatment of patients, a
Diagnostic tests for urinary bladder cancer
8587.2
Da Vinci treatment of bladder cancer with radical cystectomy and bladder reconstruction
71082.35
Treatment of bladder cancer with radical cystectomy and bladder reconstruction
70835.85

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology

According to Focus magazine, the University Hospital Heidelberg ranks among the top five hospitals in Germany! The hospital is one of the most advanced and reputable medical institutions not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. There are more than 43 specialized departments and 13 medical institutes, which cover all fields of
Diagnostic tests for urinary bladder cancer
0
Da Vinci treatment of bladder cancer with radical cystectomy and bladder reconstruction
0
Treatment of bladder cancer with radical cystectomy and bladder reconstruction
0

University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Jena regularly ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital has positioned itself as a multidisciplinary medical facility with a long history of more than 200 years. Since its foundation, the hospital has been constantly developing and modernizin
Diagnostic tests for urinary bladder cancer
4154.55
Da Vinci treatment of bladder cancer with radical cystectomy and bladder reconstruction
51764
Treatment of bladder cancer with radical cystectomy and bladder reconstruction
52432.45

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital RWTH Aachen ranks among the top German hospitals! As a maximum care university medical facility, the hospital guarantees patients first-class medical services combined with a respectful and human attitude. The hospital integrates all the modern options for the
Diagnostic tests for urinary bladder cancer
6058.4
Da Vinci treatment of bladder cancer with radical cystectomy and bladder reconstruction
52113.45
Treatment of bladder cancer with radical cystectomy and bladder reconstruction
52159.85

University Hospital Duesseldorf

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Duesseldorf ranks among the top Germany hospitals! The hospital is an excellent example of a combination of high-quality health care, research and teaching activities. With more than 50,000 inpatients and about 300,000 outpatients every year, the hospital is
Diagnostic tests for urinary bladder cancer
4060.3
Da Vinci treatment of bladder cancer with radical cystectomy and bladder reconstruction
51679.9
Treatment of bladder cancer with radical cystectomy and bladder reconstruction
51951.05

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology

The University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich was founded in 1834. It combines long traditions with the very latest advances in modern medicine. The medical facility includes 33 specialized departments and 20 interdisciplinary centers, where patients can receive top-class medical care in all medical fields. The hospital annuall
Diagnostic tests for urinary bladder cancer
6238.2
Da Vinci treatment of bladder cancer with radical cystectomy and bladder reconstruction
51961.2
Treatment of bladder cancer with radical cystectomy and bladder reconstruction
51842.3

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology

According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
Diagnostic tests for urinary bladder cancer
3490.45
Da Vinci treatment of bladder cancer with radical cystectomy and bladder reconstruction
45882.8
Treatment of bladder cancer with radical cystectomy and bladder reconstruction
46027.8

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology, Andrology

According to the Focus magazine, University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the best medical facilities in Germany! The hospital is one of the leading healthcare facilities in Bavaria and offers top-class medical care distinguished by the close intertwining of clinical activities with research and training of medical students. The
Diagnostic tests for urinary bladder cancer
2482.7
Da Vinci treatment of bladder cancer with radical cystectomy and bladder reconstruction
48978.55
Treatment of bladder cancer with radical cystectomy and bladder reconstruction
48565.3

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Urology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Halle (Saale) ranks among the top German medical facilities! The history of the hospital has more than 300 years, and during this time it managed to earn an excellent reputation not only in Germany, but throughout the world. The hospital positions itself as a s
Diagnostic tests for urinary bladder cancer
3620.95
Da Vinci treatment of bladder cancer with radical cystectomy and bladder reconstruction
45581.2
Treatment of bladder cancer with radical cystectomy and bladder reconstruction
45863.95

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf ranks among the top ten hospitals in Germany! Since its foundation in 1889, the hospital has taken a leading position in the European medical arena and still occupies it until today. A highly competent medical team of more than 11,000 employees takes care
Diagnostic tests for urinary bladder cancer
4725.85
Da Vinci treatment of bladder cancer with radical cystectomy and bladder reconstruction
61138.25
Treatment of bladder cancer with radical cystectomy and bladder reconstruction
61335.45

University Hospital Tuebingen

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Tuebingen

Department of Urology

According to the prestigious medical publication Focus, the University Hospital Tuebingen ranks among the top five German hospitals! The hospital was founded in 1805, therefore it is proud of its long history, unique experience, and outstanding achievements in the field of medical care, as well as research and teaching activitie
Diagnostic tests for urinary bladder cancer
2394.25
Da Vinci treatment of bladder cancer with radical cystectomy and bladder reconstruction
48962.6
Treatment of bladder cancer with radical cystectomy and bladder reconstruction
48988.7
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Content

  1. Bladder cancer prevalence
  2. Options for bladder cancer treatment in Germany
  3. How the therapy method is chosen
  4. Surgical treatment in Germany
  5. Treatment of stage 4 bladder cancer
  6. Prognosis
  7. Why undergo cancer treatment in Germany?
  8. The cost of treatment in Germany
  9. Treatment with Booking Health

 

Bladder cancer is one of the most severe and aggressive types of oncology. The tumor develops from the tissues of the bladder wall and very quickly progresses, penetrating the adjacent tissues and organs.

Bladder cancer prevalence

 

Studies show that bladder cancer occurs in male patients much more often, which is related to anatomical features. Women are subject to this type of oncological disease less often. Besides, for patients with persistent smoking habits, the risk of developing bladder cancer is 4 times higher. In addition to the mentioned above, elderly people are also potentially vulnerable to this type of oncology.

In Germany, bladder cancer ranks fourth amongst other oncology cases. Moreover, in Germany, about 15,000 patients are diagnosed with bladder cancer annually, which urges German medicine to develop this field of oncology.

Options for bladder cancer treatment in Germany

 

Generally, manifestations of bladder cancer aren't distinctive enough at the initial stages. So, when the first symptoms arise it's important to turn to diagnostic methods and not get into self-medication, for the bladder cancer treatment to work properly.

Efficient bladder cancer treatment is a complex process. German specialists take into account the stage of oncology, the localization of the tumor, germination in the deep layers of the bladder wall, the presence of distant metastases, and other corresponding factors. The general medical condition of the patients is also of great importance. Therefore, highly qualified German specialists individually approach the oncology treatment in each clinical case.

In Germany, bladder cancer treatment options include surgical intervention, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, and other specific techniques.

In cases of initial stages of the tumor process, the minimally invasive organ-saving medical interventions is possible. To this end, German specialists use a transurethral resection of the bladder. In the course of medical intervention, the resectoscope entered through the urethra removes the tumor and the affected tissues. In cases of extensive tumor spread, radical cystectomy is carried out. During this surgical intervention, the bladder is completely removed. In men the prostate gland and testicles are excised additionally, and in women – the uterus with appendages.

In German hospitals, it's also possible to use modern types of chemotherapy. Generally, chemotherapy schemes of different conjunction (preoperative and postoperative) are practiced.

Radiotherapy is rarely used as an independent method. Radiation therapy is most often used as a combined bladder cancer treatment, unlike stereotactic radiosurgery which is considered a modern method in medicine that impacts both the tumor and cancer metastases. In addition, no particular preparation for this treatment is required from the patient. The significant advantage of radiosurgical method is the absence of negative impact on healthy cells.

After the treatment of bladder cancer in German hospitals, the individual rehabilitation scheme is prescribed to all patients. Besides, the attending physician always remains in touch with patients and, if necessary, makes adjustments in the rehabilitation regimen. That is why reviews about therapy for bladder cancer in Germany are exceptionally positive.

How the therapy method is chosen

 

Since relapses are common in bladder cancer patients, the surgical interventions need to be combined with chemotherapy cycles. This approach can significantly increase the percentage of patients living five, ten, or more years without cancer recurrence. In case of significant tumor sizes, courses of chemotherapeutic drugs are recommended before the surgery in addition to postoperative chemotherapy.

According to the indications for cases of bladder oncology, both remote (external) and internal radiation therapy can be used as an additional treatment method.

Remote radiation therapy significantly reduces pain in patients with inoperable tumors, and brachytherapy (internal radiation therapy) is widely used after resection of the bladder to prevent tumor relapses (specifically, to activate the destruction of the tumor cells that remained after the intervention).

As a part of the common process, chemotherapy is often complemented by immunotherapy that stimulates the immune system to fight bladder cancer.

Remote metastases, in turn, are usually destroyed using radiosurgical techniques.

Surgical treatment in Germany

 

The main method of bladder cancer treatment at early stages is radical surgical intervention. The volume of the operation primarily depends on the stage of the disease. In cases where a malignant tumor was revealed during a preventive examination at the earliest stage of development, German medicine offers the most gentle methods, such as laser vaporization, high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) method, and many others.

Much more often, German surgeons have to refer to more traumatic operations, such as excision of the affected part of the bladder (partial cystectomy). In this case, the preference is given to minimally invasive techniques, such as the removal of the bladder part using endoscopic equipment.

German hospitals are famous for the high efficiency of rehabilitation medicine, which allows German surgeons to conduct invasive operations without a threat to the patient and avoid such cases when nearby genitals are removed along with the bladder. After that, a new bladder is formed from the section of the small intestine.

Treatment of stage 4 bladder cancer

 

Treatment of stage 4 bladder cancer includes a combination of pain-relieving therapy, palliative therapy, necessary palliative surgeries, and symptomatic treatment.

Standard chemotherapy for treatment of stage 4 bladder cancer contributes to the extension of the patient's life. In more than half of the patients, the treatment of bladder cancer at stage 4 cannot be carried out using certain chemotherapy drugs due to the unsatisfactory overall state of the patient’s health. In this case, such drugs are substituted with safer ones.

Radiation therapy is also used as a form of palliative care in patients with stage 4 cancer. It helps to relieve painful symptoms.

However, the adequacy and the potential benefits of the chosen regimen for stage 4 bladder cancer treatment are evaluated individually for patients.

Prognosis

 

The prognosis for both life expectancy and its quality depends on many factors. So, for example, the possibility of recurrence largely depends on the degree of differentiation of the tumor tissue, as well as the type of tumor growth. Low-differentiated cancer infiltrating the bladder will always have the prognosis worse than the one for highly differentiated cancer.

Often, patients come for cancer treatment in Germany already at the third and fourth stages of the malignant process progression, when the size of the tumor is significant and the germination of the tumor into the surrounding organs and tissues makes it difficult to carry out radical surgery.

In such cases, the prognosis for ultimate recovery is always dubious and all doctors’ efforts are aimed at stabilizing the process. That is, to suspend tumor growth and avoid complications. At the earliest stages of the disease development, treatment with minimally invasive interventions can eliminate bladder cancer.

Therefore, the optimal method of combating oncological diseases is regular preventive examinations that ensure timely detection of the pathology.

Bladder cancer is classified as a moderately aggressive oncological disease. The malignant bladder tumors are growing relatively slow, spreading lymphogenically (i.e. to the nearest lymph nodes).

As a rule, the distant metastases are relatively rare at the initial stages of the disease. In such cases, distant cancer cells are most often found in the liver, lungs, and bones, less often in other organs and tissues.

At the same time, the malignant tumors of the bladder are characterized by an increased tendency to relapses, which significantly worsens the overall prognosis and makes high demands on the quality of treatment even at the earliest stages of the development of the process.

Why undergo cancer treatment in Germany?

 

German medicine has minimally invasive treatment methods at its disposal. Due to the technical achievements, minimally invasive interventions allow reducing the period of stay in the hospital. Urology in Germany is one of the most advanced in the world, and advanced treatment methods give excellent chances of a successful cure.

German medicine has a leading position in the field of oncology, therefore patients from around the world come to the German hospitals. The efficiency of treatment of oncology in Germany is proved to be much higher than average indicators across Europe. Such level of successes is associated with the following features of the German medicine:

  • High level of medical science and technology development
  • Interconnectedness of scientific research and medical practice
  • Great experience and excellent qualifications in the field of oncology
  • The advanced equipment, high-quality medications and materials, fully equipped medical institutions
  • A unique healthcare system that includes state and private medical institutions in Germany

Therefore, the chances of full recovery when undergoing treatment in German hospitals are significantly higher than in the case of treatment in other medical institutions.

The cost of treatment in Germany

 

Prices for treatment in Germany in many fields of medicine are quite similar to treatment prices in other countries. At the same time, the quality of service in German hospitals is much higher. At the same time, the cost of treatment in Germany is much lower than in the United States and some other European countries. The secret is that the pricing in health care of Germany is strictly regulated by the law and does not allow medical institutions to arbitrarily raise the cost of treatment. The law particularly states that prices for treatment in Germany are the same for both local and foreign patients.

With that said, the cost of treatment in Germany with radical cystectomy with bladder reconstruction starts from 34,025 EUR and the cost of treatment with partial or total resection with neourethra formation starts from 32,062 EUR.

You can get a consultation on treatment prices if you leave the request on the Booking Health website.

Treatment with Booking Health

 

Booking Health professionally organizes diagnostics and treatment of bladder cancer in Germany. Thanks to the most advanced and gentle methods of treatment, the percentage of patients who have successfully undergone treatment in Germany is very high.

Booking Health will save both your financial and emotional resources by offering you treatment programs with the perfect price-quality ratio. Also, Booking Health will help you decide upon the medical facility and a doctor. Therefore, the whole process of treatment abroad becomes much more personalized and less stressful at the same time.

You can start treatment of bladder cancer right now. All your need to do is leave a request on the Booking Health website and a medical advisor will contact you in a short time.

 Authors: Dr. Vadim Zhiliuk, Dr. Sergey Pashchenko




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