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Treatment of Hodgkin Lymphoma in Germany

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Cost for treatment

Hodgkin's Lymphoma (Hodgkin Disease) Diagnosis
3301.65
Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation in Hodgkin lymphoma
139039.05
Chemotherapy in Hodgkin lymphoma (Hodgkin disease)
5469.4

University Hospital Mannheim

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Mannheim

Department of Hematology and Oncology

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Mannheim ranks among the top medical institutions of Germany, which is an undeniable confirmation of the impeccable medical care and excellent reputation of the hospital! The hospital is a high-tech modern medical institution, which provides accurate diagnosis an
Hodgkin's Lymphoma (Hodgkin Disease) Diagnosis
5598.9
Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation in Hodgkin lymphoma
377203.6
Chemotherapy in Hodgkin lymphoma (Hodgkin disease)
9321.9

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Hematology, Oncology, Palliative Care, Rheumatology and Infectology

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
Hodgkin's Lymphoma (Hodgkin Disease) Diagnosis
6084.65
Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation in Hodgkin lymphoma
486211.7
Chemotherapy in Hodgkin lymphoma (Hodgkin disease)
10435.5

University Hospital Freiburg

9.7/10
location_onGermany, Freibung

Department of Hematology and Oncology

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
Hodgkin's Lymphoma (Hodgkin Disease) Diagnosis
6616.8
Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation in Hodgkin lymphoma
522294.95
Chemotherapy in Hodgkin lymphoma (Hodgkin disease)
10796.55

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Hematology, Oncology, Adult and Pediatric Rheumatology

According to 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 fields of
Hodgkin's Lymphoma (Hodgkin Disease) Diagnosis
0
Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation in Hodgkin lymphoma
0
Chemotherapy in Hodgkin lymphoma (Hodgkin disease)
0

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Hematology, Oncology, Hemostaseology, Rheumatology and Infectology

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
Hodgkin's Lymphoma (Hodgkin Disease) Diagnosis
5917.9
Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation in Hodgkin lymphoma
449838.45
Chemotherapy in Hodgkin lymphoma (Hodgkin disease)
9928

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Oncology and Hematology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital RWTH Aachen ranks among the top German hospitals! As a maximum care university medical facility, the hospital guarantees patients first-class medical services combined with a respectful and human attitude. The hospital integrates all the modern options for the
Hodgkin's Lymphoma (Hodgkin Disease) Diagnosis
6584.9
Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation in Hodgkin lymphoma
521868.65
Chemotherapy in Hodgkin lymphoma (Hodgkin disease)
11067.7

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Gastroenterology, Hematology, Oncology, 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
Hodgkin's Lymphoma (Hodgkin Disease) Diagnosis
5627.9
Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation in Hodgkin lymphoma
413353.55
Chemotherapy in Hodgkin lymphoma (Hodgkin disease)
9316.1

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Hematology and Oncology

According to the Focus magazine, University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the best medical facilities in Germany! The hospital is one of the leading healthcare facilities in Bavaria and offers top-class medical care distinguished by the close intertwining of clinical activities with research and training of medical students. The
Hodgkin's Lymphoma (Hodgkin Disease) Diagnosis
6265.9
Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation in Hodgkin lymphoma
486243.6
Chemotherapy in Hodgkin lymphoma (Hodgkin disease)
10490.6

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Hematology and Oncology

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
Hodgkin's Lymphoma (Hodgkin Disease) Diagnosis
5598.9
Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation in Hodgkin lymphoma
413908.9
Chemotherapy in Hodgkin lymphoma (Hodgkin disease)
9153.7

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of Hematology, Oncology and Pulmonology

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
Hodgkin's Lymphoma (Hodgkin Disease) Diagnosis
5524.95
Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation in Hodgkin lymphoma
413763.9
Chemotherapy in Hodgkin lymphoma (Hodgkin disease)
9171.1

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Charité Comprehensive Cancer Center

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
Hodgkin's Lymphoma (Hodgkin Disease) Diagnosis
5517.7
Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation in Hodgkin lymphoma
413739.25
Chemotherapy in Hodgkin lymphoma (Hodgkin disease)
9291.45

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Oncology, Hematology, Rheumatology and Immunoncology

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
Hodgkin's Lymphoma (Hodgkin Disease) Diagnosis
6468.9
Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation in Hodgkin lymphoma
521857.05
Chemotherapy in Hodgkin lymphoma (Hodgkin disease)
11231.55

University Hospital Giessen UKGM

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Giessen

Department of Oncology, Hematology and Palliative Care

The University Hospital Giessen UKGM positions itself as an ultramodern medical facility with outstanding quality of medical care. The hospital presents almost all areas of medicine, ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The priorities of the hospital’s activities include surgery, neurosurgery, oncology
Hodgkin's Lymphoma (Hodgkin Disease) Diagnosis
5524.95
Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation in Hodgkin lymphoma
413437.65
Chemotherapy in Hodgkin lymphoma (Hodgkin disease)
9252.3

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Oncology and Hematology

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
Hodgkin's Lymphoma (Hodgkin Disease) Diagnosis
6437
Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation in Hodgkin lymphoma
522186.2
Chemotherapy in Hodgkin lymphoma (Hodgkin disease)
10902.4

University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Hematology, Oncology and Immunology

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
Hodgkin's Lymphoma (Hodgkin Disease) Diagnosis
5506.1
Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation in Hodgkin lymphoma
413907.45
Chemotherapy in Hodgkin lymphoma (Hodgkin disease)
9210.25

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of Hematology, Hemostaseology, Oncology and Pulmonology

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
Hodgkin's Lymphoma (Hodgkin Disease) Diagnosis
5456.8
Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation in Hodgkin lymphoma
413154.9
Chemotherapy in Hodgkin lymphoma (Hodgkin disease)
9294.35
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Hodgkin lymphoma is an oncological disease of the lymphatic system. This type of oncology is characterized by initially multiple foci (simultaneously affected several lymph nodes or even several groups of lymph nodes).

Hodgkin lymphoma with lymphogenic spread (at the advanced stages of development it spreads to the liver and spleen) and non-Hodgkin lymphoma with hematogenous spread (via blood vessels) are distinguished.

Content

  1. Hodgkin lymphoma manifestations
  2. Treatment options that are available in Germany
  3. Chemotherapy
  4. Radiation therapy
  5. High dose chemotherapy and bone marrow transplant
  6. Treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma in children
  7. Rehabilitation after treatment
  8. Prognosis after the treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma in Germany
  9. How to choose a hospital for treatment in Germany?
  10. The cost of treatment in Germany
  11. How to apply for therapy in Germany?

Hodgkin lymphoma manifestations

 

The first manifestation of Hodgkin lymphoma is usually an increase in the size of lymph nodes. This process, as a rule, is not accompanied by a violation of the patient's well-being. In rare cases of oncology, enlarged lymph nodes are painful. Gradually, sometimes increasingly growing in volume, they merge into large formations.

Some patients with Hodgkin lymphoma experience an increase of the mediastinum lymph nodes especially. This increase can manifest itself at the advanced stages of oncology. In separate cases of oncology, Hodgkin lymphoma manifests itself with isolated affection of the portal lymph nodes.

The most frequent clinical manifestations in patients with enlarged lymph nodes are cough, shortness of breath, swelling, digestive disturbances, damage to the nervous system, and kidney damage.

Sometimes oncology begins acutely. The patient experiences fever and quickly loses weight. In these cases, a minor lymph nodes enlargement appears later.

The overall symptoms of Hodgkin lymphoma are very diverse. Starting in lymph nodes, a process can spread practically to all organs. In this case, various manifestations of intoxication develop such as weakness, lethargy, drowsiness, or headaches. The predominant affection of a particular organ or system determines the clinical picture of oncology.

Sometimes Hodgkin lymphoma affects the pulmonary tissue. Mild damage is usually not accompanied by external manifestations. With this oncology, fluid is quite often found in pleural cavities. As a rule, this is revealed during the X-ray examination. Coughing, shortness of breath, and less often pain may develop in such cases.

As for the risk groups, the risk of the disease is higher in patients who receive immunosuppressive therapy (for example, after an organ transplantation), in patients with congenital immunodeficiency and autoimmune diseases.

Most of the patients also develop insufficiency of cellular immunity (T-cell functions), which can lead to the frequent occurrence of infections at certain stages of the disease. At the advanced stages of the disease the protection of the patient's bodies is also suppressed. The death of patients from sepsis is common.

Treatment options that are available in Germany

 

In recent years, outstanding results have been achieved in the treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma. The purpose of treatment is, of course, a complete cure. Approximately 90% of patients are cured with chemotherapy and irradiation.

After establishing the stage of the oncology, the optimal treatment strategy is selected, where age, general condition, tumor type, and stage of the disease are taken into account. It is important to know about the possible risks and complications of the treatment tactics chosen.

There are two main methods of treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma, i.e. chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Sometimes one type of cancer treatment is used, sometimes both of them are applied in combination.

High-dose chemotherapy with bone marrow transplant is used in exceptional cases, in the ineffectiveness of other methods of cancer treatment. The surgical method has an auxiliary role in the treatment of patients with Hodgkin lymphoma.

Chemotherapy

 

Chemotherapy includes the use of antitumor drugs that destroy tumor cells. Typically, such drugs are administered intravenously. Often, several drugs can be used simultaneously.

Antitumor drugs destroy tumor cells but also damage normal cells, which results in the development of complications. These complications depend on the type of chemotherapy and dose of drugs, as well as on the duration of cancer treatment. Side effects include baldness, development of ulcers in the oral cavity, frequent infectious diseases, bleedings, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, and vomiting. These complications are temporary and resolve after the completion of cancer treatment. Symptomatic preparations for preventing nausea and vomiting can also be administered.

In addition, some drugs can lead to the development of side effects long after the completion of treatment. They can affect heart, lungs, growth, or reproductive potential. There is also the risk of a second tumor development. These problems need to be discussed with a medical professional before the treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma starts.

Radiation therapy

 

Radiation therapy usually starts after 3-6 chemotherapy courses. The radiation exposure can cause serious complications or damage to the adjacent healthy tissues in the form of redness of the skin and fatigue. Patients may notice long-term complications after radiation therapy.

High dose chemotherapy and bone marrow transplant

 

Sometimes standard therapy doesn’t allow getting rid of the neoplasm completely, and, thus, another type of cancer treatment might be indicated. To destroy tumor cells, significant doses of chemotherapy solutions are used, affecting not only tumor cells, but also bone marrow. Therefore, pre-collected and cryopreserved bone marrow stem cells are transplanted back after the completion of the chemotherapy course.

Another transplantation that is sometimes performed along with radiotherapy is called peripheral stem cell transplant. In this case, a special apparatus extracts stem cells from the patient's blood. This procedure usually takes several hours.

It is believed that such procedures are more effective in an earlier period of oncology, but not when the tumor has spread too far. If primary cancer treatment fails to destroy the tumor completely, then doctors can recommend stem cell transplantation.

Treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma is successful and effective in most cases. According to statistical information, in the United States, the relative 1-year survival rate after cancer treatment is 93%, and the 10-year survival rate is 72%. By 15 years, the overall survival rate is 63%.

Treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma in children

 

Even though the principles of treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma in adults and children don’t differ significantly, there are some peculiarities. If the child is in his teen years, then chemotherapy is preferred to irradiation, since radiation therapy may adversely affect the growth of bones and muscles. The purpose of the treatment of children is a complete cure without long-term consequences. The chances for a cure in children with Hodgkin lymphoma reach 85-100%, including patients with advanced process.

Rehabilitation after treatment

 

Each type of treatment is, unfortunately, accompanied by complications. You can speed up the process of recovery and reduce their severity if you are aware of possible complications of cancer treatment before it starts.

Each organism recovers at its unique pace, including specific responses to therapy for cancer. Thus, oncology manifests differently in different patients. Noone is able to foresee how a particular person will respond to one or another treatment method.

Follow-up of patients with Hodgkin lymphoma after cancer treatment is completed is a very important stage. Your doctor is going to guide you through the necessary examinations, including blood tests, chest X-ray, computed tomography, and other methods that can reveal the long-term side effects and complications, as well as allow for early detection of the disease recurrence.

Most people diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma get cured. However, many years after the therapy completion, some complications may occur in patients. The most severe complication of previously conducted treatment is the development of a secondary tumor. Some chemotherapeutic drugs or their combination with radiation therapy increase the risk of developing acute leukemia after treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma.

Prognosis after the treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma in Germany

 

The prognosis for this type of oncology is generally favorable. If treating it in German hospitals, achieving remission is possible in 80% of patients even at the advanced stages of the oncology. An important prognostic factor is the age of patients. The 5-year survival after chemotherapy in adults reaches 80%, and in children it exceeds 90%.

How to choose a hospital for treatment in Germany?

 

You can decide upon the medical facility based on the patients’ reviews, international ratings, experience in the treatment of the certain pathology, or your personal preferences regarding the stay in Germany.

The German hospitals that are considered the best for the treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma are:

  1. University Hospital Mannheim
  2. University Hospital Ulm
  3. University Hospital Freiburg
  4. University Hospital Heidelberg
  5. University Hospital Frankfurt am Main
  6. University Hospital RWTH Aachen

You can find more information about the listed German hospitals on the Booking Health website.

The cost of treatment in Germany

 

The cost of treatment in Germany depends on the stage of Hodgkin lymphoma and treatment plan. The treatment regimen is elaborated by a doctor for each patient individually, depending on the medical indicators. To determine the estimated price of treatment in Germany, a description of the complaints, blood tests, as well as X-ray, MRI, CT scan, etc. are required. Based on this information, the specialists of the German hospitals will draw up a preliminary medical plan and give a price for treatment.

In general, the cost of treatment with chemotherapy in Germany is 7,000-8,640 EUR. The cost of treatment with radiotherapy in Germany is in the range of 12,179-26,562 EUR.

Prices for treatment in Germany may seem high, but efficiency and relevant recovery statistics fully justify them.

You can learn more about the cost of treatment in Germany, and particularly about the cost of Hodgkin lymphoma treatment in different German hospitals, on the Booking Health website.

How to apply for therapy in Germany?

 

Coming to Germany for therapy is easier than it seems at first glance. You can simply use the services of Booking Health – this way it will be more convenient and reliable than with doing it on your own.

Booking Heath works with German hospitals directly and prepares a program of treatment in Germany with a full range of services of the chosen hospital. The program is based on the specifics of your disease and your personal preferences. This way you save time, money, and energy.

Leave the request on the Booking Health website right now, and a medical advisor will contact you shortly and guide through all stages of treatment in Germany.

 

Authors: 

The article was edited by medical experts, board-certified doctors Dr. Nadezhda Ivanisova and Dr. Sergey Pashchenko. For the treatment of the conditions referred to in the article, you must consult a doctor; the information in the article is not intended for self-medication!

 

Sources:

National Cancer Institute

Canadian Cancer Society

MedicineNet




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