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Treatment of Glioblastoma in Germany

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Cost for treatment

Glioblastoma diagnosis
 from  470
Stereotactic biopsy for glioblastoma
 from  6034
Glioblastoma treatment with MRI-guided laser ablation
 from  57985

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of Neurosurgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Muenster ranks among the top German hospitals! The hospital belongs to the most prestigious medical institutions in Germany. The hospital is distinguished by a high professionalism of its doctors, state-of-the-art technological equipment and the availability of the most ad
Glioblastoma diagnosis
2197
Stereotactic biopsy for glioblastoma
17117
Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for glioblastoma
35195

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

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
Glioblastoma diagnosis
3335
Stereotactic biopsy for glioblastoma
25601
Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for glioblastoma
45700

Beta Klinik Bonn

9.7/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Neurosurgery and Interventional Neuroradiology

Beta Klinik is a modern hospital which consists of 30 specialized departments. The hospital is equipped with the state-of-the-art equipment of the university level. The operating rooms, an intensive care unit and the rehabilitation center correspond to the highest standards. It also concerns highly qualified physicians of the ho
Glioblastoma diagnosis
2008
Glioblastoma treatment with MRI-guided laser ablation
67485 help57985
Surgical removal of glioblastoma
27819

University Hospital Freiburg

9.7/10
location_onGermany, Freibung

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

The University Hospital Freiburg is famous for its rich history and is one of the oldest and most prestigious medical facilities in Germany (one of the three best medical institutions in the country). The hospital was based on the Faculty of Medicine of the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, which celebrated its 550th anniver
Glioblastoma diagnosis
2546
Stereotactic biopsy for glioblastoma
19407
Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for glioblastoma
45406

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

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
Glioblastoma diagnosis
2361
Stereotactic biopsy for glioblastoma
17154
Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for glioblastoma
35213

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the leading medical facilities in Bavaria and offers the highest level of medical care, which is characterized by the close intertwining of clinical activities with research and training of medi
Glioblastoma diagnosis
1877
Stereotactic biopsy for glioblastoma
18088
Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for glioblastoma
42893

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

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
Glioblastoma diagnosis
2304
Stereotactic biopsy for glioblastoma
17462
Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for glioblastoma
35252

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

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
Glioblastoma diagnosis
2797
Stereotactic biopsy for glioblastoma
22773
Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for glioblastoma
35177

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

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
Glioblastoma diagnosis
2834
Stereotactic biopsy for glioblastoma
22469
Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for glioblastoma
35412

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Neurosurgery

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
Glioblastoma diagnosis
1935
Stereotactic biopsy for glioblastoma
18505
Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for glioblastoma
42806

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Neurosurgery

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
Glioblastoma diagnosis
2629
Stereotactic biopsy for glioblastoma
19248
Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for glioblastoma
35581

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

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
Glioblastoma diagnosis
0
Stereotactic biopsy for glioblastoma
0
Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for glioblastoma
0

University Hospital Essen

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Essen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the authoritative Focus magazine the University Hospital Essen ranks among the top German hospitals! With 27 specialized departments and 24 institutes, the hospital in Germany is a maximum care medical facility. The hospital has 1,300 beds for inpatient treatment. A highly qualified medical team of more than 6,000 e
Glioblastoma diagnosis
2313
Stereotactic biopsy for glioblastoma
17269
Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for glioblastoma
35367

University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

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
Glioblastoma diagnosis
2602
Stereotactic biopsy for glioblastoma
19611
Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for glioblastoma
35415

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Neurosurgery

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
Glioblastoma diagnosis
2286
Stereotactic biopsy for glioblastoma
17482
Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for glioblastoma
35362

University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

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
Glioblastoma diagnosis
2262
Stereotactic biopsy for glioblastoma
16492
Surgical removal of glioblastoma
23230

About the disease

Glioblastoma remains the most dangerous brain tumor. It has the fourth, highest degree of malignancy. Life expectancy in patients with untreated tumor is 3 months after the diagnosis. Treatment increases the average life expectancy to 1-2 years.

In Germany, glioblastoma is treated with the use of advanced methods: surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. However, treatment of brain cancer can only prolong life, but not completely cure the disease. Five-year patient survival is 10%. This means that specific treatment helps one glioblastoma patient out of ten to live more than 5 years from the time of diagnosis.

More and more people prefer to be treated in Germany where doctors use modern methods of brain cancer therapy. Modern techniques alleviate symptoms, reduce size of the tumor, and slow down its growth. As a result, German doctors help a patient with glioblastoma to live longer.

Diagnosis

Despite the fact that in Germany glioblastoma is diagnosed using modern high-tech methods, this disease is usually detected late. This is a reason why glioblastoma therapy is connected with serious difficulties. The disease remains asymptomatic for a long time. When the symptoms appear, it means that effective treatment of brain cancer may fail because the tumor has large size and it grows or squeezes adjacent functionally important areas of the central nervous system (CNS).

Usually, a patient complains of headache, dizziness. He has signs of increased intracranial pressure, accompanied sometimes by the meningeal syndrome. Focal neurological symptoms appear.

Glioblastoma is usually diagnosed with an MRI. This is the most accurate method for detecting brain neoplasms. It allows to:

  • confirm presence of a tumor,
  • evaluate its boundaries,
  • determine the localization,
  • identify the tumor-supplying arteries,
  • determine histological type of the neoplasm.

In addition to conventional MRI, glioblastoma is diagnosed with advanced magnetic resonance imaging techniques: functional, perfusion MRI, MR- arteriography, MR- venography, MR-spectrography.

In Germany, it is possible to detect all foci of glioblastoma more accurately with the help of positron emission tomography (PET). Although the tumor does not spread beyond the brain (this is hampered by the blood-brain barrier) it can metastasize within the CNS. PET implies introduction of radioactive glucose in the body. This substance accumulates in the tumor cells, and then highlights all the fragments of the tumor on the scan.

In Germany, this technique is used before surgery (for delineation of tumor borders and planning of surgery) and after it. The postoperative PET allows to evaluate the radical nature of the performed intervention and to determine the residual foci of tumor cells.

Despite the availability of highly informative methods of brain imaging, the final diagnosis is set only after a biopsy. A biopsy is a sample of tissue taken in vivo from the body in order to examine it more closely. The biopsy sample is sent to the laboratory for histological examination.

Before starting therapy, it is important to define the histological type of the tumor exactly. This is achieved in German clinics with the use of stereotactic biopsy. Although this technique is available in many countries, German doctors use advanced system with no need to place a metal frame on a patients head. As a result, the biopsy is facilitated and more easily tolerated by a patient. In addition, better aesthetic effect is achieved by preventing scarring of the skin.

Brain biopsy is performed with imaging guidance (MRI or CT). A needle is inserted through a hole drilled in the skull and a small piece of brain tissue is taken, which is then sent for histological examination. After a biopsy, it becomes clear what kind of tumor the patient has and what methods for brain cancer treatment will be preferable in this situation.

Therapy in Germany

In German clinics, glioblastoma is treated using the following methods:

  • surgery,
  • radiation therapy,
  • radiosurgery (high doses of ionizing radiation that allow the glioblastoma treatment in one session),
  • chemotherapy.

Surgery in Germany

The tumor is often detected at the stage when the treatment by surgical methods is not possible. The reason for this may be the large size of the tumor, its deep location, its invasion into functionally important areas of the brain. In other patients, glioblastoma can be treated by surgery. However, in any case, a radical excision of the tumor typically fails. During the surgical treatment of glioblastoma, only its main part can be removed.

Surgical intervention may be palliative. A person is operated with the aim to establish intraventricular shunts that provide a normal outflow of cerebrospinal fluid and reduce intracranial hypertension. This method of treating glioblastoma does not prolong life, but alleviates the symptoms of the disease.

Radiation therapy

An additional treatment for glioblastoma includes radiation therapy. Irradiation is prescribed for various indications. It is most often performed either after surgery, for the destruction of the remaining tumor cells, or instead of surgery, if the operation seems to be ineffective, and therefore of little practical sense. Radiation therapy can reduce the tumor size.

If a patient is undergoing treatment in Germany, he can expect radiation therapy of better quality. Although the cost of treatment will be higher, the tumor will receive an effective dose of radiation. At the same time, healthy tissues will receive a minimum of radiation, and thus, the risk of complications and the number of side effects will be reduced.

Cancer treatment in German clinics is performed by the following methods:

  • 3D conformal radiation therapy,
  • intensity-modulated radiation therapy,
  • proton therapy.

Radiosurgery

Another method of cancer treatment is radiosurgery. High doses of radiation are applied precisely, exactly repeating the tumor contours. This results in tumor destruction. Providing the same results in terms of survival rates as compared to conventional surgery, this method has several advantages:

  • no need for craniotomy (opening the skull);
  • no recovery period;
  • lower cost of treatment;
  • painless procedure;
  • reduced risk of complications.

Treatment in Germany is performed using modern methods of radiosurgery with no need for rigid fixation of the patient's head in a stereotactic frame.

Chemotherapy

Cancers are usually treated with drugs that block the cell growth. However, chemotherapy plays only a supportive role in the treatment of glioblastoma. Its options are limited. The choice of drugs is also limited, since most of them simply do not pass the blood-brain barrier. Accordingly, they do not reach the tumor and do not block its growth.

How to get medical treatment in Germany?

In Germany, a patient receives a high-quality, more advanced and safer treatment. That’s why many people are not stopped by the higher cost of treatment in Germany compared to their native countries. Those who can afford it prefer a German clinic to receive high-level medical services.

Booking Health is ready to arrange treatment in Germany for you. We will help you to select the best clinic that has succeeded in the treatment of the central nervous system cancer. The cost of treatment can be reduced by 50% due to exclusion of additional fees for non-resident patients.

Additional benefits of your cooperation with Booking Health:

  • scheduling of your treatment program based on the results of previously performed diagnostic examinations, thus avoiding repetition of the same diagnostic procedures, which will reduce the total cost of treatment;
  • establishing communication with the physician;
  • appointment within the timeframe that is convenient for you;
  • short treatment waiting time;
  • control of the program at all its stages;
  • support in the purchasing and shipment of medicines;
  • ensuring communication with the clinic and the physician after the completion of the program;
  • control and return of unspent funds.

In addition to organizational services and lower cost of treatment, you also receive the highest level of service. We will reserve for you airplane tickets, hotel, we will help to obtain the documents necessary for your trip abroad. Booking Health employees will meet you at the airport, take you to the clinic and will support you during your stay in Germany.




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