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Treatment of Breast Tumor in Germany

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Cost for treatment

Diagnosis of the breast tumor
602
Local excision of the breast tumor
2597
General therapeutic rehabilitation
565.57

University Hospital Tuebingen

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Tuebingen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Gynecology, Mammology, Obstetrics

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
Diagnosis of the breast tumor
1967
Local excision of the breast tumor
8960

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Obstetrics, Adult and Pediatric Gynecology

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
Diagnosis of the breast tumor
1954
Local excision of the breast tumor
8658

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Adult and Pediatric Gynecology, Obstetrics and Mammology

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
Diagnosis of the breast tumor
2065
Local excision of the breast tumor
8321

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Adult and Pediatric Gynecology, Mammology

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
Diagnosis of the breast tumor
2842
Local excision of the breast tumor
12091

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of Mammology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Muenster ranks among the top German hospitals! The hospital belongs to the most prestigious medical institutions in Germany. The hospital is distinguished by a high professionalism of its doctors, state-of-the-art technological equipment and the availability of the most ad
Diagnosis of the breast tumor
2052
Local excision of the breast tumor
8338

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Gynecology, Mammology, Obstetrics

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
Diagnosis of the breast tumor
2023
Local excision of the breast tumor
8786

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Gynecology and Mammology

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
Diagnosis of the breast tumor
2070
Local excision of the breast tumor
8421

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of Gynecology and Mammology

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
Diagnosis of the breast tumor
2536
Local excision of the breast tumor
10752

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Gynecology, Mammology and Obstetrics

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
Diagnosis of the breast tumor
2328
Local excision of the breast tumor
9149

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Gynecology, Mammology and Obstetrics

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
Diagnosis of the breast tumor
2136
Local excision of the breast tumor
8424

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Gynecology, Mammology and Obstetrics

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
Diagnosis of the breast tumor
2227
Local excision of the breast tumor
8867

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Mammology

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
Diagnosis of the breast tumor
0
Local excision of the breast tumor
0

University Hospital Duesseldorf

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of Adult and Pediatric Gynecology, Obstetrics and Mammology

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
Diagnosis of the breast tumor
2282
Local excision of the breast tumor
9358

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Breast Center

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
Diagnosis of the breast tumor
2138
Local excision of the breast tumor
9489

University Hospital Oldenburg

10/10
location_onGermany, Oldenburg

Department of Mammology, Gynecology and Obstetrics

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Oldenburg ranks among the best medical facilities in Germany! The hospital offers a wide range of medical services that meet the highest medical standards. The hospital has 832 beds. The medical facility annually serves 37,000 patients on an inpatient and partially inpatie
Diagnosis of the breast tumor
1718
Local excision of the breast tumor
7512

Marien Hospital Duesseldorf

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of Mammology

The Marien Hospital Duesseldorf is a modern medical facility in the very center of Duesseldorf and a recognized Research Center. The foundation stone of the hospital was laid back in 1864 with the support of the Catholic Church. The Christian principles of helping and supporting patients have not changed at all over the years, b
Diagnosis of the breast tumor
1875
Local excision of the breast tumor
7948
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Worldwide breast cancer awareness makes many women think that each breast neoplasm is essential. However, most breast changes are benign, and most women are more likely to be diagnosed with a non-cancerous breast condition. Benign breast still requires medical attention, such as careful examination, distinguishing from breast cancer, and choosing the most appropriate therapy despite not being life-threatening. In Germany, treatment for breast tumors includes drug therapy, fine needle aspiration, and surgery. German hospitals offer reliable techniques with excellent therapeutic and aesthetic results and a reasonable cost of treatment in Germany.

Content

  1. Fibrosis and Simple Cysts
  2. Hyperplasia (Ductal or Lobular)
  3. Lobular Carcinoma in Situ
  4. Adenosis
  5. Fibroadenomas
  6. Phyllodes Tumors
  7. Intraductal Papillomas
  8. Mastitis
  9. Radial Scars and Other Non-cancerous Breast Conditions
  10. Planning treatment in Germany

Fibrosis and Simple Cysts

 

The somewhat outdated common name for fibrosis and simple cysts is "fibrocystic disease." Fibrosis is an excessive proliferation of connective tissue around the ducts of each breast lobule. Areas of fibrosis are firm and can be palpated. Cysts are filled with fluid sacs inside the breast glandular tissue. They are tender and change throughout the menstrual period. Fibrocystic changes can develop at any age, being more common in women of child-bearing age. They do not put women at higher risk of breast cancer.

Asymptomatic fibrocystic changes do not require any treatment. Lifestyle modifications are recommended, such as avoiding caffeine and other stimulants, wearing supportive bras, and taking over-the-counter painkillers before the menstruation.

Patients with severe symptoms may benefit from the treatment with birth control pills or androgens. Draining cysts with the help of thin needles is also performed. The action reduces pressure inside the cyst and relieves pain. Complicated and complex cysts, as well as large fibrotic masses, may require surgery. In Germany, healthcare specialists give preference to organ-preserving interventions.

Hyperplasia (Ductal or Lobular)

 

Hyperplasia is an excessive proliferation of cells that line ducts inside the mammary gland or its lobules. Although ductal and lobular hyperplasia are not cancer, certain their types are linked with a higher risk of breast cancer development. These are atypical ductal and lobular hyperplasia, in which the cells look irregular and abnormal under a microscope. On the contrary, cells look similar to normal ones in patients with usual ductal and lobular hyperplasia.

Hyperplasia is detected with the help of a mammogram; a physician or a woman herself cannot feel a tumor during palpation. Surgical or fine-needle aspiration biopsy is used for the diagnosis confirmation. Treatment of hyperplasia depends mainly on histological examination of the harvested breast tissue.

Usual ductal hyperplasia requires only follow-up examinations, including a mammogram and breast ultrasound scan. Patients with atypical ductal and lobular hyperplasia undergo surgery with the removal of the suspicious tissues and normal breast tissues, after with a higher risk of breast cancer.

Lobular Carcinoma in Situ

 

Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) is a neoplasm in the lining of the lobules that consists of cancer-like looking cells. Oncologists do not consider LCIS cancer, as it never spreads beyond the lobule. Even without any therapy, LCIS does not invade the wall of the lobule. However, this condition increases the risk of developing invasive breast cancer in either mammary gland.

There are different histological types of lobular carcinomas in situ. These are classic(consists of small and uniform cells), pleomorphic(consists of larger and abnormal cells), and florid tumors(consists of large cellular groups with central necrosis ). All the conditions are suspected according to the results of the mammogram. A biopsy is required to confirm the diagnosis.

In Germany, excisional Biopsy or more extensive breast-conserving surgeries are carried out in women with pleomorphic and florid LCIS, as these pathologies are more likely to multiply. Chemotherapy or any other additional measures are not administered. Active surveillance is recommended for women with classic LCIS.

Adenosis

 

Adenosis is a non-Cancerous condition of the mammary gland in which its lobules are enlarged abnormally. Enlarged lobules can be similar to a breast tumor during palpation, thus located close to one another. Adenosis can also be sclerosing when the abnormal lobules are distorted by scar-like fibrous tissue. In this case, a physical breast exam is not enough to presuppose the nature of the neoplasm.

However, a mammogram can also be insufficient for the diagnosis confirmation, as calcifications can be present in the areas of adenosis. This makes it hard to distinguish adenosis from breast cancer. Surgical or FINE-needle aspiration biopsy is the gold standard for examination in this case.

According to the biopsy findings, women with adenosis who do not require cancer treatment are excluded. In breast discomfort or other clinical manifestations, medicines (hormones, food supplements, painkillers, etc.) or surgery may be considered. In Germany, preference is given to non-invasive therapy.

Fibroadenomas

 

Fibroadenomas are often diagnosed in women of child-bearing age, as their development is connected with the influence of female hormones on the sensitive epithelial and connective tissue. Correspondingly, fibroadenomas shrink and can even go away spontaneously after a patient goes through menopause. Small tumors are asymptomatic and cannot be detected during the self-examination; an ultrasound scan or mammogram is the diagnostic necessity in this case. As a fibroadenoma grows, a woman can feel it as a rubbery or firm nodule and move it under the skin.

Biopsy of the mammary gland allows for distinguishing fibroadenomas from breast cancer and other pathologies and distinguishing simple fibroadenomas from complex ones.

As for the therapy, a wait-and-see approach is used first. Asymptomatic neoplasms without signs of active growth may be left untreated. In this case, surgical treatment is connected with more risks and possible complications than possible benefits. The same time, women with fibroadenomas that change the shape of the mammary gland or demonstrate active growth are candidates for surgical treatment.

Phyllodes Tumors

 

Phyllodes tumors originate in the connective tissue of the mammary gland. This is a rare breast condition, but physicians from the specialized German hospitals are experienced enough to make the correct diagnosis. Phyllodes tumors are often connected with the inherited genetic condition – Li-Fraumeni syndrome. They develop in women of any age, being diagnosed more often in women in their 40s.

A core needle or excisional biopsy is performed. According to the subsequent histological examination results, phyllodes tumors are divided into benign, borderline, and malignant ones. The last type of phyllodes tumors accounts for about 1 in 4 cases.

Surgical treatment is indicated in all cases. Benign neoplasms are removed during the excisional Biopsy without any additional therapeutic measures. Borderline and malignant neoplasms require removal of the area of normal tissue around; lumpectomy or mastectomy can be performed. Cancer treatment in Germany is comprehensive, and radiotherapy might be given to the diseased area after surgery. Phyllodes tumors demonstrate a poor response to chemotherapy, so chemotherapy is administered only to ineligible patients.

Relapses of borderline and malignant phyllodes tumors are possible, so close follow-up is recommended after the completion of therapy.

Intraductal Papillomas

 

Intraductal papillomas are benign tumors that resemble warts and grow inside the milk ducts of the mammary gland. They can be solitary and multiple; the cellular composition includes gland tissue, fibrous tissue, and vascular tissue.

Solitary intraductal papillomas often cause nipple discharge, including the bloody one next to the nipple. Thus, breast cancer is often suspected.

In addition to mammogram and breast ultrasound scan, a ductogram is included into the diagnostic protocol. Ductogram implies injecting dye into the nipple duct and the subsequent X-ray examination of the mammary gland. Biopsy is also performed in the presence of indications.

Therapy is based on surgical intervention. Size, number, and localization of intraductal papillomas are considered first. Papillomas are removed with the part of the correspondent milk duct. Chemotherapy or other suppressive systemic treatments are not administered.

Mastitis

 

Mastitis is an inflammatory infiltration in the breast. It is always benign and not connected with THE risk of developing breast cancer in the future. Mastitis is caused by an infectious agent and is most often diagnosed in breastfeeding women.

Diagnosis is based on a patient's complaints and A physical breast examination results. However, German healthcare professionals distinguish mastitis from inflammatory breast cancer.

Treatment is mainly conservative; a woman receives antibiotics and painkillers. In the case of poor response to such therapy within a week, A skin biopsy is performed to exclude inflammatory breast cancer.

Radial Scars and Other Non-cancerous Breast Conditions

 

Radial scars, or complex sclerosing lesions, are mostly accidental findings. They may imitate Cancer on the mammogram and lead to misdiagnoses. Radial scars are asymptomatic in most cases, but doctors still recommend removing them.

Other benign mammary tumors are:

  • Lipomas (tumors originating from fatty tissue)
  • Hemangiomas (tumors originating from blood vessels)
  • Hematomas (large blood clots)
  • Adenomyoepitheliomas (tumors originating from rare cells of milk duct walls)
  • Hamartomas (an excessive proliferation of the diverse mature breast cells)
  • Neurofibromas (tumors originating from nerve endings)
  • Granular cell tumors (tumors originating from Schwann cells)

Even with benign breast changes, women who do not feel safe can undergo bilateral prophylactic mastectomy. This is the removal of both breasts that excludes the risk of breast cancer in the future. Such an option may be reasonable in women with cases of breast cancer in family history or women with BRCA gene mutation. In Germany, prophylactic mastectomy is followed by reconstruction of mammary glands so that no one will know about your treatment. High quality and reasonable cost of treatment in Germany allow avoiding unnecessary risks in women from the high-risk Cancer group.

Planning treatment in Germany

 

Booking Health is the well-known medical tourism operator that has been organizing the examination and treatment of women with breast tumors from 75 countries in the leading German hospitals for over 12 years. Compliance of the quality of the company's work with high international standards is confirmed by the prestigious ISO 9001: 2015 certificate.

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  • Choosing the most suitable healthcare facility based on its qualification profile
  • Establishing communication directly with the selected physician
  • Preparing the preliminary medical program without repeating previous diagnostic tests
  • Providing favorable cost of treatment in Germany, excluding additional price coefficients for foreign patients (saving up to 50%)
  • Making the appointment on the suitable date
  • Independent monitoring of a medical program
  • Help in buying and forwarding of medicines and medical products
  • Keeping in touch with German hospitals after treatment completion
  • Control of prices and invoices, return of unspent funds
  • Organization of additional diagnostic tests, interventions, cancer prevention, rehabilitation, etc.
  • Booking accommodation and plane tickets, organization of transfer
  • Services of interpreter and personal medical coordinator

To start planning treatment in German hospitals, leave your request at the Booking Health website. A patient case manager or medical advisor will contact you the same day to discuss all the details, including cost of treatment in Germany for your clinical case. Aim of our work is to help you improve and maintain your health.

 

Authors: 

The article was edited by medical experts, board certified doctors Dr. Nadezhda Ivanisova and Dr. Farrukh Ahmed. For the treatment of the conditions referred to in the article, you must consult a doctor; the information in the article is not intended for self-medication!

 

Sources:

Medscape

Web MD

PubMed




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