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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
 from  1401
Brachytherapy of esophagus cancer
 from  5696
Radiotherapy of esophageal cancer
 from  6080

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
2814
Brachytherapy of esophagus cancer
10364
Radiotherapy of esophageal cancer
15351

University Hospital Duesseldorf

8.5/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectiology

The University Hospital Dusseldorf  is a maximum-care hospital, and as such, we at Dusseldorf University, or UKD, are a byword for international top-quality service in all areas of medical care. One particular strongpoint is the integration of clinical service and research – a necessity when it comes to patient care w
Esophageal cancer diagnosis
3585
Brachytherapy of esophagus cancer
13213
Radiotherapy of esophageal cancer
15463

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
2983 help2503
Brachytherapy of esophagus cancer
11357 help9437
Treatment of esophageal cancer with endoscopic bougienage and stent overlay
4380 help3640

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
2175
Brachytherapy of esophagus cancer
12381
Radiotherapy of esophageal cancer
20246

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
2112
Brachytherapy of esophagus cancer
12603
Treatment of esophageal cancer with chemotherapy
4753

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
1681.2 help1401
Brachytherapy of esophagus cancer
6835.2 help5696
Treatment of esophageal cancer with chemotherapy
2720.4 help2267

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of Gastroenterology (Medical Department I)

The University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) consists of more than 80 interdisciplinary cooperating departments, polyclinics and institutes within 14 medical centers. The Medical Center has over 1,346 beds. The University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf annually treats about 92,000 inpatients and 291,000 outpatien
Esophageal cancer diagnosis
4312
Brachytherapy of esophagus cancer
16434
Radiotherapy of esophageal cancer
15249

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Nephrology, Infectious Diseases, Endocrinology and Diabetology

The University Hospital Bonn was founded on 1st January 2001 as a public law institution. It was founded on the site of the former departments of the Medical University.  The University Hospital provides medical care, modern highly effective medicine and plays a part in the public health care.
Esophageal cancer diagnosis
3579
Brachytherapy of esophagus cancer
13593
Radiotherapy of esophageal cancer
15290

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 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 100 c
Esophageal cancer diagnosis
4850
Brachytherapy of esophagus cancer
19162
Radiotherapy of esophageal cancer
15612

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

The University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden provides top-class medical care. As the Hospital of maximum care, it covers the entire spectrum of modern medicine. The University Hospital includes departments and polyclinics, interdisiciplinary centers and institutes, which maintain tight cooperation with clinical and theoreti
Esophageal cancer diagnosis
4323
Brachytherapy of esophagus cancer
16079
Radiotherapy of esophageal cancer
15431

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Medicine II (Department of Hematology, Oncology, Gastroenterology and Rheumatology)

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. The patients from far more distant regions and from
Esophageal cancer diagnosis
2698
Brachytherapy of esophagus cancer
10623
Radiotherapy of esophageal cancer
15711

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
3552
Brachytherapy of esophagus cancer
13391
Radiotherapy of esophageal cancer
21686

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

The Heidelberg University Hospital is one of the largest medical centers in Germany. The Faculty of Medicine of the Heidelberg University has the worldwide renowned biomedical research institutions in Europe. Hospital and Faculty strive together for the goal to develop innovative diagnostics and therapy and implement this techni
Esophageal cancer diagnosis
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Brachytherapy of esophagus cancer
0
Radiotherapy of esophageal cancer
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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
3000
Brachytherapy of esophagus cancer
11173
Radiotherapy of esophageal cancer
15715

University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Metabolism and Clinical Infectiology

The University Hospital of Giessen and Marburg (UKGM) offers medical care, modern diagnosis and comprehensive treatment at the advanced international level. As a maximum care hospital, the UKGM covers the entire spectrum of modern medicine ranging from ophthalmology up to trauma surgery and dentistry. The hospital is mainly focu
Esophageal cancer diagnosis
2826
Brachytherapy of esophagus cancer
10217
Surgical treatment esophageal cancer with resection and plasty from small intestine tissues
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University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of Gerneral Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Metabolic Disorders (Medical Department B)

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. Highly profession
Esophageal cancer diagnosis
2988
Brachytherapy of esophagus cancer
11305
Radiotherapy of esophageal cancer
15664

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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