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Gastric malt lymphoma: Compare Costs for a treatment abroad

If you have been diagnosed with gastric malt lymphoma, do not be afraid. This is not a cancer in the classical meaning of the word, so your chances for recovery are much higher. The prognosis for this disease is excellent even for progressive stages, but you should start treatment as soon as possible.

Below, methods of gastric malt lymphoma treatments are listed. By clicking on the search results, not only will you be able to find the most suitable clinics and the best specialists in this field, you will also be able to find out how much such treatments cost and book the program you are interested in online.

Booking Health offers the following options of treatment for this diagnosis.

Diagnostic
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3559.00
Chemotherapy
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4298.00
Resection
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12764.00
Cancer rehabilitation
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403.00

Best hospitals for Gastric malt lymphoma treatment

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location_searchingCity: Gummersbach

Gummersbach District Hospital of the Klinikum Oberberg


The Gummersbach District Hospital is a part of the Klinikum Oberberg and offers its patients a wide range of services. Here work highly qualified employees, who take care of patient health around the clock. The overriding priority of the Klinikum Oberberg is medical and nursing care meeting all patients’ needs.

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location_searchingCity: Grevenbroich

District Hospital St. Elisabeth Grevenbroich


The District Hospital St. Elisabeth Grevenbroich is a hospital for basic and standard medical care in the district of Neuss. It has 347 beds. With a long history of over 100 years, the Hospital has an interregional importance. There are annually treated over 12,000 inpatients and 21,000 outpatients.

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About the disease

Gastric malt lymphoma develops in the mucosa, which is the tissue that connects the nose, mouth, lungs and the whole digestive tract. Lymphoma is cancer of the white blood cells, which normally help the body to fight infections. Gastric malt lymphoma, which is also known as MALT, occurs in the B-cells, but grows outside the major lymph nodes. Gastric malt lymphoma is a subtype of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and accounts for 8% of all cases of non-Hodgkin disease. It usually develops as a result of serious autoimmune diseases, such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis or Sjögren's syndrome. It is most often found in the stomach, but it can also be diagnosed in the salivary glands, thyroid gland and even in the area around the eyes. According to LymphomaAssociation.org.uk, gastric malt lymphoma accounts for a third of all cases of this disease. It rarely spreads to other organs and has the tendency to accumulate in one place. Gastric malt lymphoma develops very slowly, which increases the patient's chances of recovery, and it is most common in people older than 60. 

Symptoms

  • Indigestion
  • Heartburn
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Vomiting

Overall, gastric malt lymphoma responds well to treatment, with the majority of people recovering from it.

Diagnosis

In order to diagnose gastric malt lymphoma, doctors usually perform a biopsy to examine the stomach lining. It is also useful for distinguishing between MALT and stomach cancer, which has similar symptoms.

  • Infection tests are essential, as infections are the most common cause of MALT.
  • A blood test determines the number of lymphocytes in the blood.
  • An endoscopy can give the doctor a more precise image of the stomach. It is usually performed with a small flexible tube, equipped with a camera.

Treatment

  • Infection eradication is the first treatment option for people with MALT. Eradicating the cause of the disease has been known to also eradicate the disease itself. Such eradication therapy includes antibiotic and anti-virus treatment. 
  • Chemotherapy is usually prescribed if MALT is located in more than one place. It uses cytotoxic drugs to kill the malignant B-cells and is used in small doses when treating MALT.
  • Resection, whereby the affected part of the stomach is surgically removed, to prevent lymphoma from spreading further.

The suitability of each treatment is something that you will need to discuss with a doctor. 

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