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University Hospital Rechts der Isar of the Munich Technical University

10/10 from 70 Votes

The Rechts der Isar Hospital is the University Hospital of the Technical University of Munich. There is intensive cooperation between the research facilities of the TU and the hospital in numbers of areas.

Breast cancer diagnosis
3874
Brachytherapy in breast cancer
8631
Breast reconstruction after mastectomy with own tissue or implant
15807
Breast reconstruction following tumor removal with an expander or allo prosthesis
12107
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
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Academic Hospital Cologne-Holweide

10/10 from 32 Votes

As the Academic Teaching Hospital of the University of Cologne, the Hospital Cologne-Holweide offers a wide range of medical services. With eight specialized departments, the Hospital Cologne-Holweide is an important health care center for patients with various diseases from both Cologne and other regions.

Breast cancer diagnosis
3644
Breast reconstruction after mastectomy with own tissue or implant
13712
Breast reconstruction following tumor removal with an expander or allo prosthesis
10391
Chemotherapy in breast cancer
6966
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne
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Gamma Knife and Radiotherapy Center Krefeld

10/10 from 2 Votes

The Gamma Knife and Radiotherapy Center Krefeld is the advanced center, which specializes in stereotactic radiosurgery and stereotactic radiation therapy for tumors and metastases.

Brachytherapy in breast cancer
7177
Radiotherapy in breast cancer
14500 help9500
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Krefeld

Gamma Knife and Radiotherapy Center Hannover

10/10 from 23 Votes

The Gamma Knife and Radiotherapy Center Hannover is the best clinic for radiosurgery and radiation therapy in Germany. The clinic enjoys authority in the medical world. The treatment of tumors is carried out with the use of an innovative approach.

Brachytherapy in breast cancer
7232
Radiotherapy in breast cancer
14500 help9500
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hannover

University Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU)

9.2/10 from 40 Votes

The Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich is a center of high-end medicine, medical innovation and medical and technical progress, which enables an individual and safe patient care.

Breast cancer diagnosis
4191
Brachytherapy in breast cancer
7078
Breast reconstruction after mastectomy with own tissue or implant
17450
Breast reconstruction following tumor removal with an expander or allo prosthesis
13275
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10 from 95 Votes

Being the medical school for both Humboldt University and Free University of Berlin and having a long experience, the Charite Hospital has gained wide recognition. It is regarded as one of the most research-intensive medical facilities in Germany and the largest university medical center in Europe.

Breast cancer diagnosis
6303
Brachytherapy in breast cancer
7075
Breast reconstruction after mastectomy with own tissue or implant
23376
Breast reconstruction following tumor removal with an expander or allo prosthesis
18149
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin
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St. Vincentius Clinic Karlsruhe

9.8/10 from 23 Votes

The St. Vincentius Clinic is the largest multidisciplinary medical institution and academiс hospital of the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg. Treatment and diagnosis of patients is conducted by doctors with a scientific degree. They are introducing the latest progressive techniques.

Breast cancer diagnosis
3624
Brachytherapy in breast cancer
7252
Breast reconstruction after mastectomy with own tissue or implant
13788
Breast reconstruction following tumor removal with an expander or allo prosthesis
10333
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Karlsruhe

University Hospital Tuebingen

9.2/10 from 55 Votes

The University Hospital Tubingen - abbreviation UHT - is a modern center of high-quality university medicine, research and teaching. As a clinic of maximum care, UHT is also known far beyond the region. For the city and the district of Tubingen the University Hospital Tubingen functions as a district hospital.

Breast cancer diagnosis
4177
Brachytherapy in breast cancer
7071
Breast reconstruction after mastectomy with own tissue or implant
16974
Breast reconstruction following tumor removal with an expander or allo prosthesis
13243
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Tuebingen
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University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10 from 78 Votes

The University Hospital Muenster is one of the most respected multi-field medical centers in Germany. It consists of more than 30 departments and numerous research institutes and centers. Every year over 58,000 inpatients are treated here and nearly 475,000 patients receive medical care on the outpatient basis.

Breast cancer diagnosis
3783
Brachytherapy in breast cancer
7262
Breast reconstruction after mastectomy with own tissue or implant
14472
Breast reconstruction following tumor removal with an expander or allo prosthesis
12226
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Muenster
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Academic Hospital Asklepios Barmbek Hamburg

9.5/10 from 23 Votes

As an Academic Hospital of the University of Hamburg, the Asklepios Barmbek Hospital offers a wide range of medical services in the field of conservative and surgical treatment. The hospital was opened in 2005 and today it is one of the best and modern medical centers in Europe.

Breast cancer diagnosis
3785
Brachytherapy in breast cancer
7095
Breast reconstruction after mastectomy with own tissue or implant
15710
Breast reconstruction following tumor removal with an expander or allo prosthesis
11849
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hamburg

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10 from 97 Votes

The University Hospital Frankfurt is part of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. The hospital was founded in 1914 and today it is a famous German medical institution with rich traditions. The hospital treats about 49,000 inpatients and 220,000 outpatients every year.

Breast cancer diagnosis
3861
Brachytherapy in breast cancer
7234
Breast reconstruction after mastectomy with own tissue or implant
15526
Breast reconstruction following tumor removal with an expander or allo prosthesis
12045
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main
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HELIOS Clinic Krefeld

9.7/10 from 38 Votes

Founded in 2014, the HELIOS Clinic Krefeld is one of the most modern medical facilities in Germany today. A team of highly qualified specialists, innovative medical equipment and comfortable accommodation conditions – the clinic has everything to make the treatment run smoothly and efficiently.

Breast cancer diagnosis
3570
Brachytherapy in breast cancer
7143
Breast reconstruction after mastectomy with own tissue or implant
13829
Breast reconstruction following tumor removal with an expander or allo prosthesis
10377
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Krefeld

Academic Hospital Harlaching Munich

9.2/10 from 32 Votes

The Academic Hospital Harlaching is an emergency medical care facility offering top-class service. With about 700 beds, the hospital treats about 32,000 patients every year.

Breast cancer diagnosis
3658
Breast reconstruction after mastectomy with own tissue or implant
13571
Breast reconstruction following tumor removal with an expander or allo prosthesis
10361
Chemotherapy in breast cancer
7000
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
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PAN Clinic Cologne

0/10 from 0 Votes

The PAN Clinic has gained universal recognition due to highly professional doctors and their responsive and careful approach to the treatment.  A team of experienced doctors specialized in 25 medical focuses takes care of the patients' health.

Breast cancer diagnosis
3882
Brachytherapy in breast cancer
7178
Breast reconstruction after mastectomy with own tissue or implant
14350
Breast reconstruction following tumor removal with an expander or allo prosthesis
12238
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne

Vivantes Neukölln Hospital Berlin

10/10 from 23 Votes

The Vivantes Neukölln Hospital is the maximum care hospital and one of the largest healthcare facilities in Berlin.   There are more than 20 specialized departments and centers, including pediatric departments. In total, the hospital has 1,200 beds.

Brachytherapy in breast cancer
7253
Radiotherapy in breast cancer
23966
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

University Hospital Cologne

9.8/10 from 82 Votes

The University Hospital Cologne is included in the Focus magazine rating of top German hospitals 2017 and offers patients first-class medical care meeting the latest medical advancements.

Breast cancer diagnosis
2822
Breast reconstruction after mastectomy with own tissue or implant
12925
Breast reconstruction following tumor removal with an expander or allo prosthesis
9856
Chemotherapy in breast cancer
6482
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne
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About the disease

Breast cancer is considered the most widespread tumor among women, occupying almost 15% percent of all cancers among female population. It can either be benign or malignant. Interesting fact: breast cancer is more common in developed countries than in developing areas. This can be explained by long because life expectancy in developed countries is much longer and breast cancer is usually detected in women over 55 years of age. This statement is substantiated by the fact that 85% of breast cancer cases occur after a woman is 55-60. Menopausal women are at risk too. Also eating habits and lifestyle can influence the occurrence rate of breast cancer.

There are various types of breast cancer. Most common one is lobular carcinoma. It originates in lobules, milk producing glands. Lobules are connected with nipple. Breast cancer may be invasive and noninvasive. Invasive cancer can spread metastases into other organs while non-invasive can`t.

This statement is substantiated by the fact that 85% of breast cancer cases occur after a woman is 55-60. Menopausal women are at risk too.  Also eating habits and lifestyle can influence the occurrence rate of breast cancer. There are various types of breast cancer. Most common one is lobular carcinoma. It originates in lobules, milk producing glands. Lobules are connected with nipple. Breast cancer may be invasive and noninvasive. Invasive cancer can spread metastases into other organs while non-invasive can`t.

Symptoms

  • Pain in the chest
  • Rash
  • Headache
  • Lump in breast area
  • Pain under armpits
  • Tiredness
  • Nipple changes: it may become thickened or discharge blood
  • Flaky skin

Existence of these symptoms does not necessarily mean that there is a malignant tumor. Many women can have lump in the breast which is not dangerous. However, they must have regular check ups. During the regular diagnosis they will be able to understand the nature of lump and choose the right treatment course.

Diagnosis

  • Clinical breast exam can detect lump in breast. The size of the lump mainly depends on the breast cancer stage. Doctor can also notice if there is any kind of discharge from nipples or if the nipples have strange form. During Physical exam, doctor can check for presence of other change s in breast.
  • Another diagnostic method is biopsy of breast tissue containing malignant cells.
  • Mammography is the most common diagnostic method of breast cancer, for the reason that it can detect the malignant formation.

Treatment

  • Reconstruction with an expander or allo prosthesis is usually performed after resection of breast tissue and it aims to reconstruct female`s breast. 
  • Diep-flap plastic reconstruction with own tissues is also a reconstruction technique when doctors can use patient's own tissue from belly.
  • Reconstruction with own tissue or implant is a similar technique but in this case doctor can use an implant.
  • Radical mastectomy is a removal of the whole breast tissue.
  • Brachytherapy is a commonly used type of radiation, when radio frequency source is placed close to affected zone. According to Cancer Treatment Centers of America, this type of treatment uses catheters that are inserted into tumor and connected to the machine that has iridium, radioactive substance.
  • Lumpectomy is a removal of the affected tissue. In this case doctors do not remove the breast muscles. This is done only if cancer does not metastasize largely and is subjected to surgical intervention.
  • Radiotherapy usually aims to destroy the cancerous cells by special radioactive beam. It may be performed after surgical intervention and the course of chemotherapy. Usually it is done one or two months after surgery. Radiation sessions last only a few minutes, but a person may need to undergo several sessions in order to get rid of malignant cells completely. Another type of radioactive intervention is breast brachytherapy, which prevents the recurrence rate of breast cancer in future. It last about a week and it gives very good results.
  • Chemotherapy uses drugs to kill the malignant cells. Sometimes patients take drugs before the surgery so that the amount of malignant cells will be less. It may be complicated for a surgeon to identify and heal all malignant cells, that's why doctors do everything they can to decrease its number. Nevertheless, such drugs are very powerful and they can have certain side effects. For instance, people who had them lose their hair, have crumbly nails, frequent fatigue, and nausea.. They can also feel nauseated. Usually people who underwent chemotherapy and radioactive intervention experience hot flashes, when they are hot even if it's cold. Such flashes finish after the completion of chemotherapy course. Additional chemotherapy course may be administered in case of presence of malignant cells after the surgery.
  • Sectoral resection with flap plastic is another type of breast cancer surgery.



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