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Treatment of Esophageal Cancer

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Best hospitals and doctors for esophageal cancer treatment abroad

The selection of doctors and clinics is carried out on the basis of annual qualification reports. The main selection criterion is the number of operations or procedures performed. It takes into account experience, reputation in the medical society, the availability of quality certificates and high specialization in a certain field.

Cost for treatment

Esophageal cancer diagnosis
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Brachytherapy of esophagus cancer
 from  10978
Radiotherapy of esophageal cancer
 from  12080

St. Vincentius Hospital Karlsruhe-Academic Hospital of the University of Freiburg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Karlsruhe

Department of Gastroenterology, Endocrinology and Diabetology

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. The clinic has at its disposal the latest
Esophageal cancer diagnosis
3215
Brachytherapy of esophagus cancer
16668
Radiotherapy of esophageal cancer
21351

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
Esophageal cancer diagnosis
3574
Brachytherapy of esophagus cancer
20318
Radiotherapy of esophageal cancer
21463

Hospital Sachsenhausen - Academic Hospital of the University of Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Cardiology, Gastroenterology and Sleep Medicine

The Hospital Sachsenhausen - Academic Hospital of the University of Frankfurt am Main 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. The hospital offers services in the field
Esophageal cancer diagnosis
2968
Brachytherapy of esophagus cancer
15997
Treatment of esophageal cancer with endoscopic bougienage and stent overlay
7574

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
Esophageal cancer diagnosis
3710
Brachytherapy of esophagus cancer
20412
Radiotherapy of esophageal cancer
27559

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
Esophageal cancer diagnosis
3491
Brachytherapy of esophagus cancer
19467
Radiotherapy of esophageal cancer
26427

Primus Super Speciality Hospital New Delhi

9/10
location_onIndia, New Delhi

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Primus Super Speciality Hospital is a state-of-the-art multispecialty hospital located in New Delhi, which is the heart of India’s capital. It has been designed and constructed using the most advanced medical technology from all around the world. The infrastructure of the hospital and the quiet environment contribute to fa
Esophageal cancer diagnosis
2645.2 help2365
Brachytherapy of esophagus cancer
12117.2 help10978
Treatment of esophageal cancer with chemotherapy
5488.4 help5035

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Gastroenterology, Hematology, Oncology, Stem Cell Therapy, 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
Esophageal cancer diagnosis
3189
Brachytherapy of esophagus cancer
16912
Radiotherapy of esophageal cancer
21711

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Hepatology and Gastroenterology

Being the medical school for both Humboldt University and Free University of Berlin and having a long experience, the Charite Hospital in Germany 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. With more than
Esophageal cancer diagnosis
4681
Brachytherapy of esophagus cancer
27002
Radiotherapy of esophageal cancer
21612

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
Esophageal cancer diagnosis
0
Brachytherapy of esophagus cancer
0
Radiotherapy of esophageal cancer
0

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
Esophageal cancer diagnosis
3685
Brachytherapy of esophagus cancer
20429
Radiotherapy of esophageal cancer
21290

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden is among the top three hospitals in Germany! The hospital is the embodiment of the standards of modern high-quality medicine. Since the hospital positions itself as a maximum care medical facility, it represents all medical fields. The
Esophageal cancer diagnosis
4040
Brachytherapy of esophagus cancer
23842
Radiotherapy of esophageal cancer
21431

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
Esophageal cancer diagnosis
4169
Brachytherapy of esophagus cancer
24051
Radiotherapy of esophageal cancer
21249

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Gastroenterology, Metabolic Disorders and Internal Intensive Medicine

With its 34 clinics, 25 institutes and five multidisciplinary units covers the University Hospital Aachen not only the entire spectrum of medicine, but also it offers a patient- oriented medical care and nursing, medical education and research of international level. The University Hospital RWTH Aachen is included in t
Esophageal cancer diagnosis
3680
Brachytherapy of esophagus cancer
20453
Radiotherapy of esophageal cancer
27686

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Gastroenterology, Pulmonology, Allergology and Endocrinology

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. The main objective of 32 specia
Esophageal cancer diagnosis
4400
Brachytherapy of esophagus cancer
18040
Radiotherapy of esophageal cancer
21715

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
Esophageal cancer diagnosis
3637
Brachytherapy of esophagus cancer
20261
Radiotherapy of esophageal cancer
21483

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
Esophageal cancer diagnosis
3319
Brachytherapy of esophagus cancer
18148
Radiotherapy of esophageal cancer
21293

About the disease

Esophageal cancer affects the esophagus, which is the tube that carries chewed food from the mouth to the stomach. Most commonly, esophageal cancer develops in the inner layer of the esophagus, also known as the mucosa. As it starts to progress, malignant cells spread to other layers of the esophagus located outside the inner lining of this organ.

According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 16,900 new cases of this type of cancer are diagnosed in the USA alone. This disease is 3 times more common in males than in females, although the reason for this has not yet been determined. Esophageal cancer accounts for 1% of all cancers, which makes it relatively rare.

Recent statistics shows that the survival rate for a localized tumor is 40%. A regional tumor has a 5-year survival rate of approximately 21% and a distant tumor that has spread to other organs has a 5-year survival rate of only 5%.

Although the exact cause of esophageal cancer has not yet been determined, smoking, obesity and alcoholism are believed to be risk factors. People with reflux disease, HPV infection and previous esophagus injuries are also in the risk group.

Symptoms

  • Food gets stuck in the esophagus
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Constant vomiting and nausea
  • Indigestion
  • Vomiting with blood
  • Long-term coughing
  • Hoarse voice
  • Chest pain
  • Weight loss

Diagnosis

  • During a physical examination, the doctor may inspect the patient’s trachea with a special device to find out if the difficulty in swallowing is caused by an obstruction or a pulmonary disease/ infection.
  • The Barium swallow test is one of the most commonly used methods to diagnose problems with the esophagus. It can detect gastrointestinal problems and cancer even at its early stages.
  • CT and MRI scans produce images of the esophagus that can be used to examine it more precisely. If cancer is discovered, the scans can determine its stage and the dynamics of its progression.
  • An endoscopy can also detect cancer and determine its progression.
  • A biopsy may be performed, whereby a sample of esophagus tissue is examined under the microscope.

Treatment

  • Endoscopic bougienage and stent overlay is used if the esophagus has become too narrow due to the presence of cancer. If this is the case, a cylindrical bougie is used to widen the esophagus and to implant a special stent, which keeps the esophagus open. This procedure helps the patient to swallow food properly and to normalize digestion.
  • Brachytherapy is a special radiotherapy technique that only irradiates the affected organ. This type of treatment is used to shrink tumor in the esophagus and to prevent it from growing any further.
  • Conservative treatment with 1 course of chemotherapy is used if cancer has been diagnosed early on and can be destroyed completely with 1 course of chemotherapy.
  • Radiotherapy for esophageal cancer can be either internal or external and is very effective in shrinking esophageal tumors.
  • Resection with plasty is a surgical procedure, whereby the esophagus is partially resected or reshaped. At the late stages of cancer, the esophagus may be completely resected and replaced with a prosthetic one.

 

Author: Dr. Nadezhda Ivanisova

 




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