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Colon cancer treatment in Germany

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Cost for treatment

Colon cancer diagnosis
999
Da Vinci treatment in colon cancer
25277
Surgical treatment of colon cancer with minimally invasive laparoscopic resection
11593

Helios Hospital Berlin-Buch

9.7/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectology

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
Colon cancer diagnosis
3591
Surgical treatment of colon cancer with minimally invasive laparoscopic resection
18564
Treatment of colon cancer with chemotherapy
7609

University Hospital Duesseldorf

8.5/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectology

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
Colon cancer diagnosis
3871
Surgical treatment of colon cancer with minimally invasive laparoscopic resection
22556
Treatment of colon cancer with chemotherapy
7298

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

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
Colon cancer diagnosis
3910
Da Vinci treatment in colon cancer
30240
Surgical treatment of colon cancer with minimally invasive laparoscopic resection
22535

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

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
Colon cancer diagnosis
3713
Surgical treatment of colon cancer with minimally invasive laparoscopic resection
21202
Treatment of colon cancer with chemotherapy
7974

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Pulmonology, Allergology, Endocrinology and Diabetology

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
Colon cancer diagnosis
4400
Treatment of colon cancer with chemotherapy
7531
Multimodality treatment of colon cancer with cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC
44020

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectology

According to the 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 field
Colon cancer diagnosis
0
Da Vinci treatment in colon cancer
0
Surgical treatment of colon cancer with minimally invasive laparoscopic resection
0

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Gastroenterology, Hematology, Oncology, Hepatology, Infectology, Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology

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
Colon cancer diagnosis
3390
Treatment of colon cancer with chemotherapy
7190
Multimodality treatment of colon cancer with cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC
44291

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Nephrology, Infectology, Endocrinology and Diabetology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Bonn ranks among the top ten medical facilities in Germany! The hospital was opened on January 1, 2001, although in fact it inherits the medical facility, which operated at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bonn. The hospital in Germany combin
Colon cancer diagnosis
4015
Treatment of colon cancer with chemotherapy
8193
Multimodality treatment of colon cancer with cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC
50040

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden ranks among the top five German hospitals! The hospital is the benchmark for modern high-quality medicine. Positioning itself as a maximum care medical facility, the hospital represents all medical fields. There are 26 specialized depart
Colon cancer diagnosis
4460
Treatment of colon cancer with chemotherapy
9610
Multimodality treatment of colon cancer with cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC
59066

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectology

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
Colon cancer diagnosis
4452
Treatment of colon cancer with chemotherapy
7147
Multimodality treatment of colon cancer with cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC
58913

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Hepatology and Gastroenterology

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
Colon cancer diagnosis
5074
Da Vinci treatment in colon cancer
39367
Surgical treatment of colon cancer with minimally invasive laparoscopic resection
29307

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Gastroenterology, Metabolic Disorders and Internal Intensive Care

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
Colon cancer diagnosis
3900
Da Vinci treatment in colon cancer
30269
Surgical treatment of colon cancer with minimally invasive laparoscopic resection
22386

University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Metabolism and Clinical Infectology

The University Hospital Marburg UKGM offers patients modern diagnostics and comprehensive therapy at the international level. As a maximum care hospital, the medical facility specializes in all fields of modern medicine ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The main areas of specialization of the hospital are
Colon cancer diagnosis
3330
Da Vinci treatment in colon cancer
25277
Surgical treatment of colon cancer with minimally invasive laparoscopic resection
18949

University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectology

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
Colon cancer diagnosis
3952
Treatment of colon cancer with chemotherapy
7275
Multimodality treatment of colon cancer with cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC
38253

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Pulmonology

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
Colon cancer diagnosis
3487
Treatment of colon cancer with chemotherapy
7191
Multimodality treatment of colon cancer with cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC
44212

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Endocrinology and Infectology

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
Colon cancer diagnosis
4005
Da Vinci treatment in colon cancer
30234
Surgical treatment of colon cancer with minimally invasive laparoscopic resection
22340
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Content

  1. How treatment in Germany is carried out?
  2. Treatment of colon cancer stage 4 in Germany
  3. Adjuvant therapy
  4. Chemotherapy
  5. Radiotherapy
  6. Palliative care
  7. Rehabilitation
  8. Leading German hospitals for colon cancer treatment
  9. Cost of treatment
  10. How to get colon cancer treatment in Germany?

 

Tumors detected in colon can be both benign and malignant. They arise from the tissue of the colon and are located in its various departments. The cells of the mucous layer of the intestine regenerate actively. However, sometimes they can multiply unevenly, which leads to the development of benign and malignant tumors.

According to the prevalence, colon cancer takes the third place in the world after lung cancer and stomach cancer.

Treatment for colon cancer includes surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy.

Stage 4 colon cancer is treated with radiation therapy, chemotherapy, ablation or embolization of metastatic foci. Palliative and symptomatic treatment is also performed.

Cost of minimally invasive laparoscopic resection starts at €11,593. Price for chemotherapy starts at €2,265. You can find other prices on our website.

Best hospitals in Germany are:

  • University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich
  • Helios Hospital Berlin-Buch
  • University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
  • University Hospital Frankfurt am Main
  • Clinic of Advanced Biological Medicine Frankfurt am Main

How treatment in Germany is carried out?

 

Colon cancer treatment in Germany is carried out at any stage of the disease development. The chances of recovery are higher at the early stages. At the advanced stages, the number of patients that have been cured does not exceed 5%. The key to success is timely diagnosis making and colon cancer treatment in accordance with the morphological peculiarities of the tumor and the general state of patients.

As with many oncological diseases, surgical treatment is one of the first-line methods. Surgical intervention conducted at the early stages allows saving the intestinal functions. Surgical colon cancer treatment in Germany includes removal of the neoplasm, tissues around it, as well as regional lymph nodes. Then the intestinal integrity is restored by stitching.

In most cases, a minimally invasive laparoscopic method is used, which is more sparing for the patient. It is worth noting that such intervention requires the highest qualifications of the surgeon. The advantages of this method of colon cancer treatment are precisely excised tumor, a low percentage of relapses, and rapid recovery. A patient usually needs up to seven days of hospitalization, including the preoperative examinations and rehabilitation period.

In some cases, the operation includes several stages. First, the tumor is removed, then a stoma is formed. Surgical treatment can be combined with radiation therapy and chemotherapy.

Treatment of colon cancer stage 4 in Germany

 

Patients diagnosed with colon cancer stage 4 may require different cancer treatment options.

In colon cancer stage 4, cancer cells spread throughout the body. Usually, colon cancer stage 4 means that cancer has already spread to the liver, but it can also spread further to the lungs and lymph nodes.

The treatment regimen is elaborated with regard to affected by the malignant process organs, kidneys and liver function, life expectancy, etc. Risks and benefits of each therapeutic intervention are assessed as well.

For instance, if the visualizing studies show that only several small nearby areas are affected, the surgical treatment of colon cancer stage 4 can still be possible.

Medical care in cases of advanced oncology focuses on chemotherapy. Usually, patients with colon cancer stage 4 receive chemotherapy or another form of systemic drug therapy to manage the progression of cancer or its manifestations.

Healthcare practitioners can also prescribe radiation therapy at the advanced stages of colon cancer to manage symptoms. Such treatment of colon cancer stage 4 may even reduce the tumor size for a while but usually does not cure cancer completely.

Ablation or embolization can be suitable for patients with metastatic or recurrent colon cancer. These methods are used if several tumors in the lungs or liver with a size under 4 centimeters are present.

If a malignant process has spread to numerous distant organs and tissues of other localizations, surgical intervention is no more a treatment of choice. And some other treatment options can bring more harm than actual benefit. In such situations, people can refuse medical care that is aimed at curing cancer, and choose palliative care instead to try to make life more comfortable.

Palliative care, as a rule, includes methods that cope with pain and alleviate the cancer symptoms so that the person can feel better living as long as possible.

Adjuvant therapy

 

In colon cancer, even after a successful surgery, there is a risk of the development of secondary tumors in distant organs. This is especially true for patients with malignant cells found in the lymphatic system. In this case, cancer cells can spread through blood or lymph to other organs, involving them in a malignant process. To prevent this, the patients receive additional adjuvant therapy, even if all visible tumor tissue was removed during the operation.

To achieve the maximum effect, it is necessary to undergo therapy for about six months. This will allow killing all cancer cells remaining in the body after surgery.

Chemotherapy

 

Chemotherapy uses so-called cytostatic solutions that suppress malignant growth. Cytostatics are usually introduced intravenously and spread through the blood vessels reaching malignant cells that already exist in distant body regions.

Adjuvant chemotherapy should be started no later than in 60 days after the operation, as the delay can lead to a worsening of general survival.

Chemotherapy influences all rapidly dividing cells, i.e. not only malignant cells but also healthy ones, such as cells of the mucous membrane of the digestive tract. Because of this side effects appear. Such side effects can be alleviated by the corresponding measures.

Radiotherapy

 

In radiotherapy, cancer cells are destroyed by high-energy radiation. Unlike chemotherapy that works throughout the body, irradiation can be a local procedure. Rays are directed to the tumor, so that healthy tissues are practically not exposed to it. In colon cancer treatment, it is often used in combination with chemotherapy, since tumors tend to develop in the same place (local recurrence).

Radiation therapy can be used before the operation to reduce the tumor size, to make surgery more efficient and less traumatic. The colon tumors are prone to the formation of metastases in distant organs, so additional radiation exposure of the colon is not required. In most cases, the radiation therapy is carried out on an outpatient basis, so a long stay in the hospital is not required as well.

The overall dose of irradiation necessary for effective destruction of the tumor is divided into several weeks. This allows minimizing side effects. Rays do not cause pain during treatment, but they may cause diarrhea, abdominal pain, cystitis, or skin irritation.

Palliative care

 

The later the colon cancer is found, the higher the risk of recurrence after initially successful treatment is. If the disease has gone so far that the cure is no longer possible, the focus will be on the alleviation of symptoms and improving the quality of life.

There is no single concept of palliative care that would fit every patient. Palliative treatment is selected individually, based on the symptoms in a particular patient. The treatment regimen is constantly adjusted by the attending physician according to the patient's clinical indicators.

Rehabilitation

 

During the first two years after colon cancer treatment, follow-up examinations are carried out. Attending physicians establish periodicity of such examinations.

About 80% of all recurrences of colon cancer occur during the first two years after the completion of treatment course, and 5 years later the risk of recurrence is practically reduced to zero.

A comprehensive physical examination and an ultrasound scan of the abdominal organs, X-ray, and CT scan of the chest, as well as tests for tumor markers are carried out regularly during the first two years. Colonoscopy is usually performed in six months and every three years after surgery.

The disease itself and side effects of treatment can cause stress and even depression in patients. Such conditions, in turn, affect the quality of life, and the rate of recovery, therefore it is better not to ignore such conditions. It is recommended to apply for psychological support to specialists, who specialize in supporting oncological patients.

Leading German hospitals for colon cancer treatment

 

German hospitals have up-to-date equipment for diagnostics and treatment of colon cancer, which makes the level of medicine in this country one of the highest in the world.

The recognized best German hospitals for colon cancer treatment are:

  1. University Hospital Ulm
  2. University Hospital Frankfurt am Main
  3. University Hospital Heidelberg
  4. University Hospital Würzburg
  5. University Hospital Bonn

To find information about the services mentioned German hospitals provide, you may visit the profile of each medical facility on the Booking Health website.

Cost of treatment

 

The cost of treatment in Germany is the first question that the person searches for the answer to.

German hospitals have implemented a new system of financing and calculating the cost of treatment (and by 2009, almost all German hospitals have transferred to a new system). This helped to resolve the difficulties with accurate price determination for a particular patient.

Many people think that the prices for colon cancer treatment in Germany are very high. However, according to the reviews of many patients who traveled to get colon cancer treatment in Germany, the prices for diagnosis making, rehabilitation, and cancer treatment in German hospitals are moderate and well-calculated. Thus, the attractiveness of cancer treatment in Germany has increased. German medicine standards have become even more attractive and price-wise.

The minimal price for diagnostic procedures in Germany is 3,612 EUR. The cost of treatment in Germany with chemotherapy starts at 7,619 EUR. The cost of treatment in Germany with embolization or chemoembolization starts at 23,650 EUR.

You are welcome to check out the prices of the treatment with a specific procedure on the Booking Health website.

How to get colon cancer treatment in Germany?

 

Each patient without German residence can get help from German specialists, but many people just simply don’t know how to do this.

The easiest and most convenient way is to contact a medical tourism agency. Booking Health is one of the world’s most reputable medical tourism companies that helps thousands of patients to get treatment in Germany each year.

Booking Health resolves any issue related to the organization of treatment in Germany. Booking Health helps with the application for a visa, buying tickets, booking accommodation, transfer. The company will take care about all medical and non-medical issues on the territory of Germany. Booking Health offers patients the treatment only in the best German hospitals, where you can get the most efficient medical care.

But most importantly, when undergoing treatment in Germany, you will be provided with individual support and assistance throughout the whole journey.

Fill in the request form on the Booking Health website, and you will receive a call from a medical advisor.

 Authors: Dr. Nadezhda IvanisovaDr. Sergey Pashchenko




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