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Academic Hospital Sachsenhausen Frankfurt am Main

10/10 from 23 Votes

The Academic Hospital Sachsenhausen at the Goethe University Frankfurt was founded in 1985 by the world-famous professor Dr. Carl von Noorden and Dr. Edouard Lampe. At that time it was Germany's first medical institution specializing in the treatment of diabetes.

Colon cancer diagnosis
2563
Surgical treatment of colon cancer with laparoscopic resection of the affected intestine
19803
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main

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.

Colon cancer diagnosis
3746
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of colon cancer with 1 course of chemotherapy
6443
Multimodality treatment of peritoneal carcinomatosis with cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC
39662
Surgical treatment of colon cancer with laparoscopic resection of the affected intestine
23167
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
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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.

Colon cancer diagnosis
2767
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of colon cancer with 1 course of chemotherapy
6441
Surgical treatment of colon cancer with laparoscopic resection of the affected intestine
21607
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Karlsruhe

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.

Colon cancer diagnosis
2657
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of colon cancer with 1 course of chemotherapy
6516
Surgical treatment of colon cancer with laparoscopic resection of the affected intestine
19438
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne
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Academic Hospital Neuperlach Munich

9.8/10 from 11 Votes

The Neuperlach Clinic is a modern medical facility with a high level of service. The clinic has high-tech modern equipment, making it one of the best hospitals not only in Germany but also in Europe. There are comfortable single and double rooms with shower and toilet, TV, telephone and radio.

Colon cancer diagnosis
2781
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of colon cancer with 1 course of chemotherapy
6455
Surgical treatment of colon cancer with laparoscopic resection of the affected intestine
25602
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
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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.

Colon cancer diagnosis
2664
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of colon cancer with 1 course of chemotherapy
6494
Surgical treatment of colon cancer with laparoscopic resection of the affected intestine
22969
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Krefeld

Academic Hospital Schwabing Munich

8.5/10 from 7 Votes

The Schwabing Clinic is a modern medical facility with a high level of service. The clinic has high-tech modern equipment, making it one of the best hospitals not only in Germany but also in Europe. There are comfortable single and double rooms with shower and toilet, TV, telephone and radio.

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of colon cancer with 1 course of chemotherapy
6513
Surgical treatment of colon cancer with laparoscopic resection of the affected intestine
21341
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
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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.

Colon cancer diagnosis
2888
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of colon cancer with 1 course of chemotherapy
6495
Multimodality treatment of peritoneal carcinomatosis with cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC
39977
Surgical treatment of colon cancer with laparoscopic resection of the affected intestine
23027
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Muenster
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Academic Hospital Bogenhausen Munich

9.2/10 from 43 Votes

With more than 36,000 patients annually and 1,000 beds, the Academic Hospital Bogenhausen is one of the largest clinics in Munich.

Colon cancer diagnosis
2945
Surgical treatment of colon cancer with laparoscopic resection of the affected intestine
22951
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

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.

Colon cancer diagnosis
2831
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of colon cancer with 1 course of chemotherapy
6488
Surgical treatment of colon cancer with laparoscopic resection of the affected intestine
23101
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.

Colon cancer diagnosis
2978
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of colon cancer with 1 course of chemotherapy
6858
Multimodality treatment of peritoneal carcinomatosis with cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC
40173
Surgical treatment of colon cancer with laparoscopic resection of the affected intestine
23188
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main
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Vivantes Humboldt Hospital Berlin

9.7/10 from 23 Votes

An academic clinic of the university medical complex Charité, the Vivantes Humboldt Hospital is one of the largest specialized medical institutions in Berlin.

Colon cancer diagnosis
3772
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of colon cancer with 1 course of chemotherapy
7444
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10 from 38 Votes

The University Hospital Würzburg has been an institution of public law since 2006. It supports the Faculty of Medicine in its research and teaching. As the center of maximum medical care, the University Hospital provides its services to the region with 1,5 million people.

Colon cancer diagnosis
2792
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of colon cancer with 1 course of chemotherapy
6540
Multimodality treatment of peritoneal carcinomatosis with cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC
40198
Surgical treatment of colon cancer with laparoscopic resection of the affected intestine
22856
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Würzburg
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Hannover Medical School

9.8/10 from 43 Votes

The Hannover Medical School (MHH) is one of the most efficient medical universities in Germany, treating more than 63,000 inpatients and 460,000 outpatients annually.

Colon cancer diagnosis
2976
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of colon cancer with 1 course of chemotherapy
6859
Multimodality treatment of peritoneal carcinomatosis with cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC
39647
Surgical treatment of colon cancer with laparoscopic resection of the affected intestine
23074
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hannover
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Hospital St. Elisabeth Grevenbroich

10/10 from 23 Votes

The Hospital St. Elisabeth Grevenbroich offers a wide range of medical services. Special focuses include gastroenterology, oncology, general, abdominal and vascular surgery.

Surgical treatment of colon cancer with laparoscopic resection of the affected intestine
23172
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Grevenbroich
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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.

Colon cancer diagnosis
3788
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of colon cancer with 1 course of chemotherapy
8636
Surgical treatment of colon cancer with laparoscopic resection of the affected intestine
25986
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

About the disease

Colon cancer develops in epithelial tissue of human body, which is covering all internal organs. Mucosa of the gastrointestinal tract is the one that creates epithelial tissue. From anatomic point of view colon is a terminal end of the gastrointestinal tract, originating from the valve where the small intestine transits into the large and ends in anus.

This disease is most common in developed countries such as Germany, America, China, Japan. It is very rare in Africa and its southern parts. Such fact can be explained by different lifestyles, longer life expectancy and nutritional preferences. Colon cancer is also known as cancer of large intestine. It is more common in men than women. Colon cancer in most cases develops after the age of 50, but it can affect younger population. Prognosis of recovery is 70% if there was timely treatment and disease was not progressed. Most common causes of colon cancer are:

  • Age. Chances of colon cancer increase after age 50.
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases, such as ulcerative colitis and disease of Crohn.
  • Genetic predisposition. If the person has close relatives (parents, siblings), who had had bowel cancer - risk is greatly increased. Scientists estimate that 25% of cases of intestinal cancer are caused by genetic factors. Some tumors are hereditary, while others can be acquired throughout life. In human genetic code there are certain cancer suppressing genes, that can prevent formation of cancerous tumors by regulating the growth of human cells. They also prevent rapid and uncontrolled cell division. If a person has genetic predisposition these genes cease to function properly and this subsequently leads to development of cancerous tumors.
  • The ethnic factor. It is noted that people of Jewish and Arab origin have colon cancer more often.
  • Bad dietary habits. Fatty food and refined carbohydrates, such as sugar.
  • Lack of physical inactivity. People leading sedentary lifestyle are also under the risk zone. Sedentary lifestyle weakens intestine muscles. As a result, food stagnates in the intestine, the person suffers from constipation with harmful bacteria accumulating in colon. As a result, fermentation process starts when harmful toxins are produced and the gut function is disrupted.
  • Smoking. Recent studies have discovered that smokers are 20 - 30% more likely to have cancer of large intestine. When smoking, person gets toxic and carcinogenic substances into his lungs, which are later soaked into the blood and transmitted into large intestine.
  • Chronic alcoholism. Alcohol has a destructive effect on the inner wall of the intestine forming toxic metabolites, which later turn into malignant cells.
  • Polyps. Precancerous polyps in the bowel can transform into a cancerous tumor.

Symptoms

  • Constant abdominal discomfort
  • Impaired intestinal microflora
  • Unstable stool
  • Prolonged constipation
  • Pain during defecation
  • The feeling of incomplete urine emptying
  • Anemia (decrease in hemoglobin, which is the number of red blood cells) 
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Reduced ability to work.
  • Pallid face
  • Loss of appetite
  • Unexplained weight loss. Usually weight loss indicates pathological tumor process in its later stages of development. Colon cancer is no exception. There are several points of view with respect to weight loss in cancer. It can happen because of dysfunctional digestion and because of the vitamin and mineral deficiency.

Diagnosis

  • Digital rectal examination. This procedure is performed at a doctor's office and does not require any special equipment. For rectal examination patient needs to lie on side or on the back with legs bent at the knee, so that doctor can examine lower rectum department for the presence of tumors.
  • Endoscopy  uses small camera to inspect inner walls of colon.
  • Colonoscopy uses flexible tube which is inserted into rectum. Colonoscopy image displayed on the monitor allows doctor see an entire colon. If during the procedure the physician detects polyps, he can immediately remove them or take tissue samples for further histological analysis.
  • Blood tests may reveal anemia, which is a consequence of bleeding intestinal tumor. Also, according to Science Daily, which is a medical site, blood sample can shows with 96% precision the exact location of cancer.
  • Biopsy uses tissue samples for microscopic examination.

Treatment

The most effective treatment for colon cancer is surgery. Its type usually depends on the stage of disease and general health condition of patient. Adjunctive treatment includes chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

The majority of patients (85-90%) who have colon cancer need to undergo surgery.

  • Surgical laparoscopic resection is considered to be a safer choice of surgery for patients, as the recovery time is quicker and you can resume your normal lifestyle quicker. Its aim is to diminish cancerous malformation.
  • Colectomy and hemicolectomy are open surgeries, when a doctor makes one large incision or a series of small incisions on the anterior abdomen wall of abdomen. Recovery depends on patient's age and the extent of surgery.
  • Chemotherapeutic treatment involves administration of drugs that can reduce probability of metastasis and prevent its rapid growth. Chemotherapy is often used before or after surgery. The use of chemotherapeutic agents in the treatment of colon cancer is often accompanied by
  • Radiotherapy.The method uses X-rays, which have a destructive effect on tumor cells. Radiation therapy may be used postoperatively to destroy cancer cells remaining after surgical intervention, thereby preventing the occurrence of secondary tumors. Radioactive method can also be used preoperatively to reduce large volume of the tumor. This greatly simplifies the task of the surgeon during the subsequent removal of the tumors.



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