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Liver Cancer treatment in Germany

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Cost for treatment

Liver cancer diagnosis
972
Liver cancer treatment with atypical marginal or wedge liver resection
11918
Treatment of liver cancer with percutaneous embolization (coiling) or chemoembolization
4640

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
Liver cancer diagnosis
3641
Liver cancer treatment with atypical marginal or wedge liver resection
21905
Treatment of liver cancer with percutaneous embolization (coiling) or chemoembolization
9967

Helios Hospital Berlin-Buch

9.7/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectology

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the Helios Hospital Berlin-Buch ranks among the top medical facilities in Germany! The clinic is proud of its rich history, which dates back over 100 years, as well as the status of a maximum care medical center with exceptionally high success treatment rates. The medical institution is
Liver cancer diagnosis
3414
Liver cancer treatment with atypical marginal or wedge liver resection
18296
Treatment of liver cancer with percutaneous embolization (coiling) or chemoembolization
8842

University Hospital Duesseldorf

8.5/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Duesseldorf ranks among the top Germany hospitals! The hospital is an excellent example of a combination of high-quality health care, research and teaching activities. With more than 50,000 inpatients and about 300,000 outpatients every year, the hospital is
Liver cancer diagnosis
3629
Liver cancer treatment with atypical marginal or wedge liver resection
21668
Treatment of liver cancer with percutaneous embolization (coiling) or chemoembolization
9645

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
Liver cancer diagnosis
3548
Treatment of liver cancer with percutaneous embolization (coiling) or chemoembolization
9460
Liver cancer treatment with alcohol or radiofrequency ablation of tumor nodes
9357

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Nephrology, Infectology, Endocrinology and Diabetology

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
Liver cancer diagnosis
3572
Treatment of liver cancer with chemotherapy
9046

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden ranks among the top five German hospitals! The hospital is the benchmark for modern high-quality medicine. Positioning itself as a maximum care medical facility, the hospital represents all medical fields. There are 26 specialized depart
Liver cancer diagnosis
4197
Treatment of liver cancer with percutaneous embolization (coiling) or chemoembolization
11175
Liver cancer treatment with alcohol or radiofrequency ablation of tumor nodes
11163

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Hepatology and Gastroenterology

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
Liver cancer diagnosis
4595
Liver cancer treatment with atypical marginal or wedge liver resection
29130
Treatment of liver cancer with percutaneous embolization (coiling) or chemoembolization
12700

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectology

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
Liver cancer diagnosis
0
Liver cancer treatment with atypical marginal or wedge liver resection
0
Treatment of liver cancer with percutaneous embolization (coiling) or chemoembolization
0

University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectology

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
Liver cancer diagnosis
3663
Treatment of liver cancer with percutaneous embolization (coiling) or chemoembolization
8793
Liver cancer treatment with alcohol or radiofrequency ablation of tumor nodes
8861

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Endocrinology and Infectology

The University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich was founded in 1834. It combines long traditions with the very latest advances in modern medicine. The medical facility includes 33 specialized departments and 20 interdisciplinary centers, where patients can receive top-class medical care in all medical fields. The hospital annuall
Liver cancer diagnosis
3562
Liver cancer treatment with atypical marginal or wedge liver resection
21977
Treatment of liver cancer with percutaneous embolization (coiling) or chemoembolization
9938

University Hospital Tuebingen

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Tuebingen

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectology

According to the prestigious medical publication Focus, the University Hospital Tuebingen ranks among the top five German hospitals! The hospital was founded in 1805, therefore it is proud of its long history, unique experience, and outstanding achievements in the field of medical care, as well as research and teaching activitie
Liver cancer diagnosis
3409
Liver cancer treatment with atypical marginal or wedge liver resection
20811
Treatment of liver cancer with percutaneous embolization (coiling) or chemoembolization
9202

University Hospital Essen

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Essen

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

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
Liver cancer diagnosis
3337
Treatment of liver cancer with proton therapy
80542

HELIOS University Hospital Wuppertal

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Wuppertal

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the HELIOS University Hospital Wuppertal ranks among the top medical facilities in Germany! The hospital rightfully enjoys the status of the maximum care medical facility and provides its high-quality services in all modern fields of medicine. The hospital operates on the basis of the
Liver cancer diagnosis
3367
Liver cancer treatment with atypical marginal or wedge liver resection
19595
Treatment of liver cancer with percutaneous embolization (coiling) or chemoembolization
8733

University Hospital Saarland Homburg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Homburg

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Endocrinology, Diabetology and Nutritional Medicine

The University Hospital Saarland is the largest hospital in the city of Homburg and the most important medical facility in the region. The hospital, which currently has 30 specialized departments and 20 institutes, was founded in 1947 and operates on the basis of the Saarland University. The hospital plays a leading role in medi
Liver cancer diagnosis
3064
Liver cancer treatment with atypical marginal or wedge liver resection
18134
Treatment of liver cancer with percutaneous embolization (coiling) or chemoembolization
8558

Academic Municipal Hospital Karlsruhe

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Karlsruhe

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Diabetology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the Academic Municipal Hospital Karlsruhe ranks among the top German hospitals! The hospital positions itself as a modern maximum care medical facility, which combines long traditions and progressive achievements of modern medicine. The hospital operates on the basis of the University
Liver cancer diagnosis
3133
Liver cancer treatment with atypical marginal or wedge liver resection
18030
Treatment of liver cancer with percutaneous embolization (coiling) or chemoembolization
8468

Hannover Medical School (MHH)

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Hannover

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology

The Hannover Medical School has the status of a leading German medical facility. The advanced medical technologies, highly qualified specialists, as well as productive research activities form a solid basis for top-class medical service of the world standard. The hospital is proud of its outstanding achievements in the treatment
Liver cancer diagnosis
3740
Treatment of liver cancer with chemotherapy
9138
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Content

  1. Overview
  2. Diagnostics of liver cancer
  3. Surgery and chemotherapy
  4. Radiation therapy
  5. Targeted therapy
  6. Transarterial embolization
  7. Chemoembolization
  8. Alternative therapy
  9. The cost of treatment in Germany
  10. Undergoing treatment of liver cancer in Germany with Booking Health

 

Not so long ago, patients with liver cancer had poor prognosis. However, with modern methods of treatment it is possible to stop the pathological process without causing harm to other organs.

Patients with stage 4 liver cancer receive targeted drugs and symptomatic treatment. Chemoembolization of metastatic foci can also be performed.

Liver cancer is treated with surgery, ablation and embolization, radiation therapy, chemo-, immuno- and targeted therapy.

Price for unilateral hepatectomy starts at €12,076. Cost of chemotherapy starts at €2,497. You can find other prices on our website.

The best hospitals for liver cancer treatment in Germany are:

  • University Hospital Frankfurt am Main
  • University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
  • Helios Hospital Berlin-Buch
  • University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich
  • Clinic of Advanced Biological Medicine Frankfurt am Main

Overview

 

Liver cancer is the fifth most common malignant tumor in the world and the second most widespread disease causing death.

Male patients are affected two to three times more often than women. In numbers, this means that ten out of every 100,000 men develop liver cancer every year. The average age of patients is about 70 years.

Liver cancer can develop extremely slowly. Most liver cancers are diagnosed at an advanced stage. That is why preventive examinations are so important, especially for patients at risk, namely patients with chronic infectious hepatitis B, fatty liver disease, and liver cirrhosis.

Secondary liver cancer affects the liver when it spreads from a primary tumor located in another organ. For example, in patients with colon cancer, metastases spread from the intestine to the liver in 75% of patients. Typical symptoms of liver metastases can be weight loss, weakness, or loss of appetite, but usually patients notice these symptoms only with the disease progression.

The earlier liver cancer is detected, the better the chances of a cure are.

Diagnostics of liver cancer

 

As a rule, patients come to German oncology hospitals with an already established diagnosis. In such cases, it is necessary to have with you all the available medical reports and the results of the studies performed. At the same time, a patient must know that the majority of medical examinations will be repeated since this is required by the policy of German hospitals.

As a rule, diagnostic examinations for patients with liver cancer in Germany include:

  • Examination by the attending physician
  • Laboratory tests
  • MRI of the abdominal organs
  • Positron emission tomography (search for metastases in other organs)
  • Histological examination of the tumor (tumor tissue is harvested by the laparoscopic method or using a puncture biopsy)

Surgery and chemotherapy

 

The desired treatment effect can be achieved by the therapeutic scheme that includes methods of surgical removal of the primary tumor and chemotherapy. This combination is most in demand, given the low statistics of early diagnosis of liver cancer.

Chemotherapy is designed to consolidate the effect of surgery by acting on tumor cells that cannot be removed during surgery, as well as tumor loci that cannot be detected due to their small size.

The disadvantage of the chemotherapy method is its systemic effects, manifested by affection of the bone marrow, digestive tract organs, and skin appendages (hair loss, etc.).

In oncological hospitals in Germany, radiation therapy and chemotherapy in combination are used in the second and third stages of the disease. In such cases, the combined use of surgery and conservative methods of treatment significantly increases the chances of complete recovery, reducing the risk of tumor recurrence.

The success of the surgery significantly depends on the training of the surgeon and the technical support of the hospital. Minimally invasive laparoscopic liver resections are designed. It is laparoscopic surgery that is the basis for the complex treatment of liver cancer in many German hospitals.

Radiation therapy

 

The goal of the radiation therapy method is to treat tumors as efficiently and safely as possible while minimizing damage to adjacent healthy tissue and vital organs. To do this, specialists must estimate tumor peculiarities and draw up a treatment scheme using diagnostic imaging and planning. Then, using radiation therapy equipment, they target tumor with an individually calculated dose of radiation.

Increasing the dose of radiation can kill more liver cancer cells, but it also increases the risk of damaging adjacent healthy tissue. Therefore, targeted effect on the tumor and careful calculation of the radiation dose are extremely important for the safety and effectiveness of radiation therapy. Many of the current advances in radiation therapy method are based on adjusting and improving these two issues.

Liver cells are susceptible to the effects of ionizing radiation. Unfortunately, this characterizes not only malignant liver cells but also the entire organ, which makes the use of radiation treatment almost impossible. Proton therapy is an exception.

Unlike photon radiation therapy, protons act more accurately. The treatment of liver cancer with proton therapy is based on the property of the particles to give off maximum energy in the short final section of their path. By controlling the energy of the proton beam and its trajectory, the doctor can produce an effect at a clearly indicated point located within the tumor.

The most advanced proton therapy technology is pencil beam scanning. It is available for patients in Germany. It allows multiple beams to be successfully applied to different depths and different points in the body, affecting the tumor with a high dose of radiation.

Targeted therapy

 

In oncological hospitals in Germany, targeted therapy is widely used. This is the latest method of treatment of malignant tumors, which can slow down the disease at a progressive stage of tumor development.

The essence of the targeted therapy method is to target tumor cells, while chemotherapy and radiation therapy affect all rapidly proliferating tissues.

Specific drugs are prescribed for the treatment of liver cancer in Germany. They can stop the tumor growth even at the advanced stage of the disease, while not causing side effects and complications that are typical for chemotherapy.

Transarterial embolization

 

Transarterial embolization technology is used for the treatment of primary and metastatic liver cancer.

Since external irradiation of the liver is not always possible due to its high risks (radiation hepatitis, fibrosis, and vascular damage) and questionable effectiveness, a solution was found. It includes conducting radiation therapy of the tumor from the inside, by the means of transarterial embolization.

For this, microspheres are used with the radioactive substance inside. Radioactive microspheres are placed exactly inside the hepatic tumor, for which selective catheterization of small arteries of each tumor focus is performed under the control of an angiography. The accuracy of the catheter insertion is controlled thoroughly.

Radioactive microspheres for transarterial embolization are manufactured individually for each patient and delivered to the clinic within a few hours. The dose of radioactivity in transarterial embolization is calculated based on the total tumor volume.

The patient stays in the hospital for 2-3 days after transarterial embolization. In the future, he undergoes follow-up tests using methods of radiological diagnostics (CT scan, MRI, ultrasound scan).

Chemoembolization

 

Chemoembolization is a combined method of treating malignant tumors that consists of local chemotherapy and tumor embolization (stopping blood flow in it, which has a therapeutic effect).

In the chemoembolization procedure, drugs with an antitumor effect are injected directly into the blood vessel feeding the malignant tumor. During chemoembolization, a synthetic substance called an embolizing material is injected into the vessel supplying the tumor, which keeps the chemotherapy drug inside the tumor.

As a result of the chemoembolization procedure, blockage of tumor vessels occurs and a high concentration of a chemotherapy drug is created in the tumor tissue, which has a focused local effect on cancer cells.

Chemoembolization procedure is not recommended for patients with severe hepatic or renal impairment, bleeding disorders, or bile duct obstruction. In some patients, a chemoembolization procedure is performed despite liver dysfunction. In this case, a smaller dose of drugs is used, and the chemoembolization procedure is divided into several stages in order to reduce the effect on healthy liver tissue.

Alternative therapy

 

Germany is the world leader in the newest direction in oncology – the so-called complementary therapy, which is aimed at enabling the body to fight malignant tumors.

The methods of complementary therapy for liver cancer allow avoiding the development of complications during radiation and chemotherapy, significantly reduce the recovery period after the surgery, increase the effectiveness of therapy, and increase the duration of the relapse-free period.

The cost of treatment in Germany

 

Oncologists in Germany are world-class professionals in the diagnosis and treatment of liver cancer. German clinics are recognized for the quality of liver cancer treatment among other European countries. Steady increase in the number of cured patients or patients who have entered remission is connected with the fruitful cooperation of specialists from various German oncology centers, as well as a large number of its own research and innovative pharmacological developments.

The price for treatment in Germany for liver cancer depends on the stage of the disease and the price of corresponding prescribed treatment, i.e. surgical, conservative, radiation therapy, etc. For instance, the cost of treatment in Germany with extensive liver resection starts at 32,162 EUR. The cost of treatment in Germany with chemotherapy starts at 7,239 EUR. The cost of treatment in Germany with proton therapy starts at 74,770 EUR. The cost of treatment in Germany with percutaneous embolization starts at 7,862 EUR.

Undergoing treatment of liver cancer in Germany with Booking Health

 

Liver cancer is a relatively rare disease, but its poor prognosis makes it one of the ten most common causes of death. Fortunately, modern medical developments allow German physicians to successfully treat patients with liver cancer even at advanced stages.

In medical institutions in Germany, surgery (including laparoscopic), chemotherapy and radiation therapy, and innovative treatment methods are actively and successfully used. The main share of success in the treatment of liver cancer in Germany falls on the competent and individual preparation of the treatment scheme. It usually includes a combination of various treatment methods, new anti-cancer drugs, and improved methods of chemotherapy.

Booking Health can organize the diagnosis and treatment of liver cancer in Germany, taking care of all organizational issues, from the translation of medical reports to visa issuing and flight and accommodation booking.

If you are interested in the opportunity to undergo treatment of liver cancer in Germany, you just need to fill out an application form on the Booking Health website. Booking Health specialist will contact you and help you choose the best hospital and/or doctor for your diagnosis.

Authors: Dr. Nadezhda Ivanisova, Dr. Sergey Pashchenko




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