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Glioblastoma (brain cancer): Compare Costs for a treatment abroad

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University Hospital Muenster

9.4/10 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.

Glioblastoma diagnosis
3267
Stereotaxic biopsy for glioblastoma
11908
Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for glioblastoma
19683
Surgical removal of glioblastoma
21825
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Muenster

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10 from 95 Votes

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.

Glioblastoma diagnosis
4190
Stereotaxic biopsy for glioblastoma
15841
Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for glioblastoma
26526
Proton therapy of brain tumor
97572
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin
certificate

University Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU)

9.2/10 from 40 Votes

The Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich is a center of high-end medicine, medical innovation and medical and technical progress, which enables an individual and safe patient care.

Glioblastoma diagnosis
2825
Stereotaxic biopsy for glioblastoma
10496
Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for glioblastoma
16951
Surgical removal of glioblastoma
18993
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

University Hospital Rechts der Isar of the Munich Technical University

8.3/10 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.

Glioblastoma diagnosis
3203
Stereotaxic biopsy for glioblastoma
12018
Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for glioblastoma
19770
Surgical removal of glioblastoma
21610
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10 from 150 Votes

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.

Glioblastoma diagnosis
3318
Stereotaxic biopsy for glioblastoma
11916
Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for glioblastoma
19383
Surgical removal of glioblastoma
21833
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Bonn
certificate

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

9.5/10 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.

Glioblastoma diagnosis
3165
Stereotaxic biopsy for glioblastoma
12083
Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for glioblastoma
14721
Surgical removal of glioblastoma
21611
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main

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.

Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for glioblastoma
15917
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Karlsruhe

University Hospital Giessen UKGM

9.5/10 from 35 Votes

The University Hospital Giessen and Marburg (UKGM) offers medical care, modern diagnosis and comprehensive treatment at the modern 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.

Glioblastoma diagnosis
2811
Stereotaxic biopsy for glioblastoma
9994
Surgical removal of glioblastoma
17823
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Giessen

Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Ruettenscheid

7.4/10 from 42 Votes

With 900 beds and approximately 2,050 employees in two branches, the Alfried Krupp Hospital is one of the larger hospital institutions in Essen.

Glioblastoma diagnosis
2517
Stereotaxic biopsy for glioblastoma
9105
Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for glioblastoma
15152
Surgical removal of glioblastoma
16576
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Essen

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

9.9/10 from 23 Votes

The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov) is the second largest and one of the most advanced healthcare and research institutions in Israel. Founded in 1961, it still enjoys popularity among the local population and draws thousands of international patients.

Glioblastoma diagnosis
0.00
Stereotaxic biopsy for glioblastoma
0.00
Surgical removal of glioblastoma
0.00
location_onCountry: Israel
location_searchingCity: Tel Aviv

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.

Glioblastoma diagnosis
2722
Stereotaxic biopsy for glioblastoma
10009
Surgical removal of glioblastoma
17827
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne

Rambam Health Care Campus Haifa

9.8/10 from 23 Votes

Rambam Health Care Campus is the largest and the most advanced hospital in Northern Israel. Founded in 1938, the medical center has a long history and a rich experience in providing comprehensive medical services in all medical specialties.

Glioblastoma diagnosis
0.00
Stereotaxic biopsy for glioblastoma
0.00
Surgical removal of glioblastoma
0.00
location_onCountry: Israel
location_searchingCity: Haifa

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.

Glioblastoma diagnosis
2999
Stereotaxic biopsy for glioblastoma
10561
Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for glioblastoma
17183
Surgical removal of glioblastoma
19184
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Vivantes Auguste-Viktoria Hospital Berlin

9.7/10 from 23 Votes

The Vivantes Auguste-Victoria Hospital, has special expertise and received international recognition in the field of Urology, especially in the treatment of prostate cancer and also Oncology, Neurology, Cardiology and other directions.

Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for glioblastoma
17417
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

University Hospital for Neurosurgery Salzburg

9.6/10 from 39 Votes

University Clinic of Neurology specializes in the surgical treatment of acute and chronic diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system, its blood supply, and nerve sheaths, as well as in preoperative and postoperative care for patients.

Glioblastoma diagnosis
5171
Stereotaxic biopsy for glioblastoma
23203
Surgical removal of glioblastoma
48570
location_onCountry: Austria
location_searchingCity: Salzburg

Hospital Gummersbach Oberberg

9.6/10 from 23 Votes

The Hospital Gummersbach Oberberg offers patients a wide range of medical services. It is staffed by highly qualified doctors and medical staff who take care of the patients' health 24 hours a day. The main task of the hospital is to provide medical treatment and care meeting all the patients’ needs.

Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for glioblastoma
14828
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Gummersbach

About the disease

Neoplastic cells usually develop inside the skull. Glioblastoma may arise at any age. Even children can have it, although most occurrences are common in people aged 50-60 years. Brain tumor of this kind can have a giant size and turn into multiple forms. If not treated, it can result in development of gliosarcoma. According to data obtained by National Cancer Institute there are 24000 people registered with brain cancer annually. Glioblastoma usually develops either in brain stem or in its hemispheres. Glioblastoma in the stem of the brain can not be surgically removed, because brainstem regulates all vital mental and body functions. It also connects head and spinal cord. Basically, brainstem is responsible for respiratory and vasomotor centers, that`s why the initial symptoms of brain stem glioblastoma are heart and respiratory disorders. Disease may begin spreading from the stem and reach other parts of the brain in the changed form of metastasis. Glioblastoma usually develops very rapidly.

Glioblastoma of cerebral hemispheres affects brain hemispheres. This subtype of brain cancer is often diagnosed during cytological research. Tumor of cerebral hemispheres may have an oval or round form and have the size dimension of the beans. Very rarely shape is irregular. This type of glioblastoma can be surgically removed.

There are primary and secondary glioblastomas, that`s why it`s so important to differentiate its type during the diagnosis. The primary glioblastoma has much worse prognosis and is more difficult to treat. Secondary glioblastoma appeared as a result of other diseases and it is more susceptible to chemotherapy and radioactive intervention. Moreover, primary and secondary glioblastomas require different types of surgery, as they can differ in location and can have slightly varying brain cancer symptoms, which may appear at different time.

Symptoms

  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Weakness
  • Disturbed gait
  • Dizziness
  • Speech disorders
  • Inability to conduct complex actions

Other brain cancer signs are hemorrhage and the hemorrhagic stroke, which may be a result of extensive bleeding in tumor tissue. Brain cancer signs rarely appear before tumor is progressed. The most painful glioblastoma symptom is headache.

Diagnosis

  • For the diagnosis of brain cancer doctors usually use MRI and biopsy. Biopsy can show size of malformation. The most modern diagnostic method is stereotactic biopsy which uses three-dimensional computer technology to localize and determine malignant lesion. MRI is considered to be the most accurate diagnostic method, as it produces informative images of brain glioblastoma.
  • Doctors also use MRC scan of brain and magnetic resonance imaging, when the special marker is injected into the patient head. The marker is connected to the computer and shows the inner side of the brain. The marker helps to determine the location of the brain glioblastoma and create its three-dimensional reconstruction.
  • According to Science Daily, doctors can also use new type of a biomarker to estimate current progression of tumor and predict speed of its development in future. Such marker was invented and implemented in use by researchers from Southwestern Medical Center.  

Treatment

  • Chemotherapy. When prescribing drugs for the glioblastoma, doctors determine stage, patient's age and his overall health condition. Chemotherapy drugs are aimed to destroy the neoplastic cells. Chemotherapy is usually carried out in conjunction with radiation therapy. Typically, patient needs to undergo 5-7 cycles of chemotherapy. They rarely last longer than 5 days. Unfortunately, the chemotherapy helps only in 25 cases out of 100. Chemotherapy is also prescribed for children, because radioactive therapy can not be used on their brain as it has too negative impact. In fact, radioactive treatment should be used only after careful weighing of pros and cons, taking into account the state of health of a person's age and malignancy of his tumor.
  • Surgical removal. Many doctors believe that glioblastoma is not amenable to surgery. But if its location is favorable, it can be removed by surgery. 4 hours before the operation, patient is given a special drug, which makes tumor cells accumulate protoporphyrin. This drug is used to make contours of glioblastoma more pronounced under special blue lighting. Such blue light makes the neoplastic cells glow, which gives the neurosurgeon an opportunity to operate.
  • Radiation therapy. Surgery not always gives 100% removal of the tumor, because cancer cells can continue to proliferate. In that case, they need to be destroyed by radioactive exposure. Radiation therapy can replace surgery if tumor is inoperable. You must also know that radiation therapy has side effects, which include fatigue, nausea, hair loss and constant weakness. Brain tissue may swell after the radioactive intervention, which means that the headaches may become even more severe for a while. Proton therapy is the new type of radiation therapy.



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