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Lung Cancer treatment in Germany

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Cost for treatment

Diagnosis of lung cancer
2257
Treatment of lung cancer with embolization of bleeding vesseles
5118
Thoracotomy by lung cancer with segmental resection
16112

St. Vincentius Hospital Karlsruhe-Academic Hospital of the University of Freiburg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Karlsruhe

Department of Pulmonology

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. The clinic has at its disposal the latest
Diagnosis of lung cancer
7364
Treatment of lung cancer with embolization of bleeding vesseles
8766
Thoracotomy by lung cancer with segmental resection
23193

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Pulmonology

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
Diagnosis of lung cancer
0
Treatment of lung cancer with embolization of bleeding vesseles
0
Thoracotomy by lung cancer with segmental resection
0

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Cardiology, Pulmonology and Angiology

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
Diagnosis of lung cancer
8564
Treatment of lung cancer with embolization of bleeding vesseles
10337
Thoracotomy by lung cancer with segmental resection
28027

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Pulmonology, Allergology, Endocrinology and Diabetology

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
Diagnosis of lung cancer
7680
Treatment of lung cancer with embolization of bleeding vesseles
9201
Thoracotomy by lung cancer with segmental resection
25130

Academic Hospital Augustinerinnen Cologne

10/10
location_onGermany, Cologne

Department of Pulmonology

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the Academic Hospital Augustinerinnen Cologne ranks among the top medical facilities in North Rhine-Westphalia! The medical facility is the academic hospital of the University of Cologne, thanks to which it provides the highly effective treatment using the very latest medical advances.
Diagnosis of lung cancer
7347

University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of Cardiology, Angiology, Pulmonology and Intensive Care

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
Diagnosis of lung cancer
8569
Treatment of lung cancer with embolization of bleeding vesseles
9471
Thoracotomy by lung cancer with segmental resection
28354

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Cardiology, Endocrinology, Nephrology and Pulmonology

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
Diagnosis of lung cancer
7780
Treatment of lung cancer with embolization of bleeding vesseles
9205
Thoracotomy by lung cancer with segmental resection
24945

University Hospital Duesseldorf

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of Cardiology, Pulmonology and Angiology

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
Diagnosis of lung cancer
8521
Treatment of lung cancer with embolization of bleeding vesseles
10405
Thoracotomy by lung cancer with segmental resection
28391

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Pulmonology

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
Diagnosis of lung cancer
8359
Treatment of lung cancer with embolization of bleeding vesseles
10238
Thoracotomy by lung cancer with segmental resection
28195

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Pulmonology

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
Diagnosis of lung cancer
10628
Treatment of lung cancer with embolization of bleeding vesseles
13669
Treatment of lung cancer by radiation therapy
29953

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Pulmonology

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
Diagnosis of lung cancer
7842
Treatment of lung cancer with embolization of bleeding vesseles
9541
Thoracotomy by lung cancer with segmental resection
24672

University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Pulmonology

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
Diagnosis of lung cancer
7329
Treatment of lung cancer with embolization of bleeding vesseles
8929
Thoracotomy by lung cancer with segmental resection
23062

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Pulmonology

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
Diagnosis of lung cancer
8530
Treatment of lung cancer with embolization of bleeding vesseles
10202
Treatment of lung cancer by radiation therapy
30014

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Pulmonology

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
Diagnosis of lung cancer
8457
Thoracotomy by lung cancer with segmental resection
28044
Treatment of lung cancer by radiation therapy
23942

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Pulmonology

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
Diagnosis of lung cancer
9721
Treatment of lung cancer with embolization of bleeding vesseles
11848
Thoracotomy by lung cancer with segmental resection
32974

University Hospital Giessen UKGM

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Giessen

Department of Pulmonology, Internal Intensive Care, Infectology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology

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
Diagnosis of lung cancer
7453
Treatment of lung cancer with embolization of bleeding vesseles
8873
Thoracotomy by lung cancer with segmental resection
23429
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Lung cancer treatment includes surgery (open, video-assisted or robot-assisted), chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and targeted drugs.

Leaders in cancer treatment are specialized University and Academic hospitals.

Cost of video-assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) lobectomy starts at €24,005. Price for chemotherapy starts at €2,265. You can find other prices on our website.

Best hospitals for lung cancer treatment in Germany are:

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

Lung cancer includes malignant neoplasms affecting the pulmonary tissue, pleura, bronchi, and vascular structures. If not treated, the disease leads to respiratory failure, compression and destruction of the arteries. This is a life-threatening condition. However, numerous both sparing and effective therapeutic options are available in the German hospitals.

Content

  1. Overview of lung cancer disease
  2. Treatment options of lung cancer in Germany
  3. When surgery is needed for lung cancer treatment in Germany?
  4. Chemotherapy for lung cancer treatment in Germany
  5. Immunotherapy for lung cancer treatment in Germany
  6. Stage 4 lung cancer
  7. Novel treatments of lung cancer in Germany
  8. Palliative treatment of lung cancer in Germany
  9. Cost of treatment of lung cancer in Germany
  10. Why undergo lung cancer treatment in Germany?
  11. Treatment with Booking Health

Overview of lung cancer disease

 

Decades ago, patients diagnosed with lung cancer seemed sentenced. Modern achievements of medicine in oncology allow doctors to deal with this medical condition successfully. Leadership in this direction belongs to the German oncologists, and the treatment of lung cancer in Germany is a real chance for recovery.

The country participates in numerous clinical trials, with active development of new techniques for cancer treatment. Very often, patients who undergo treatment in German hospitals are lung cancer patients who weren’t treated effectively in their native country. New diagnostic and treatment methods used by specialists at German hospitals are effective even in patients with the third or fourth stage of the disease.

Treatment options of lung cancer in Germany

 

Like other types of oncology, lung cancer treatment is carried out by surgical interventions, drug-based therapies, or the use of radiation therapy. In some cases, different forms of therapy are combined. Specialists of the German hospitals are developing an individual disease treatment scheme for each patient.

The decision regarding the first-line method of treatment depends not only on the type of tumor and the stage of the process. The patient’s age and the general condition that are evaluated during the initial examination play a crucial role. Based on the results of blood tests, the function of the kidneys and liver, blood coagulation, and other indicators are determined. Doctors conduct functional pulmonary tests before the treatment procedures in order to identify whether the remaining lung areas can maintain the normal respiratory function.

When surgery is needed for lung cancer treatment in Germany?

 

With non-small-cell oncology, the most effective therapeutic method is surgical intervention. The operation is suitable at the onset of the pathology when the neoplasm is not too large and metastases are absent. Also, the proper functioning of the lungs and heart is important when conducting a surgery.

The operation is aimed at the full removal of the tumor. In the course of surgical intervention, it is necessary to remove the adjacent to the tumor healthy tissues together with the malignant formation. Specialists of the German hospitals are always trying to remove as little healthy tissue as possible, but it is necessary to ensure that no malignant cells remain in the lungs.

Most often operations are carried out to remove a certain part of the lung. Sometimes it is necessary to remove the adjacent pulmonary tissues or parts of neighboring organs. The doctor determines the size of the lung part to be removed with a larger tumor. One of the criteria affecting decision-making is the overall health state. An important role is played by the concomitant pathologies, such as heart conditions, blood pathologies, etc. When surgery is not the best treatment option, doctors use radiation therapy.

The removal of the lung tumor along with the adjacent tissue significantly affects the patient’s overall health state. After the surgery, there may be a pain in the chest and a feeling of weakness; deep breathing can cause cough. However, most patients recover quickly. During the postoperative period, the remaining lung tissue has a limited respiratory function. Only over time, the remaining lungs or their parts begin to function better. With the help of respiratory therapy and regular exercises, the patient can activate the process of restoring the function of the lungs.

Chemotherapy for lung cancer treatment in Germany

 

While using chemotherapy for lung cancer treatment, doctors pursue different purposes. Those can be a decrease in tumor volume, the destruction of tumor cells remaining after the operation, or slowing down metastasizing.

The cytostatics used in chemotherapy are usually administered in the form of intravenous infusions, sometimes – in the form of tablets. They spread throughout the body via blood vessels. Unfortunately, cytostatic drugs also damage the healthy body tissues.

Usually, prescribed therapy is based on the specific purpose and is conducted on an outpatient basis.

Neoadjuvant therapy is carried out before the surgery in order to reduce the volume of intervention. Adjuvant therapy is carried out in order to destroy malignant cells, which may have left in the body after the surgery.

Palliative chemotherapy is aimed at slowing down the tumor growth if the tumor or metastases cannot be removed completely. If the tumor is inoperable, chemotherapy is used in combination with radiation therapy for palliative purposes.

Immunotherapy for lung cancer treatment in Germany

 

The new approach to treatment is immunotherapy with antibodies that don’t act on cancer cells directly but focus on "checkpoints" of the immune system.

These "control points" are used by tumor cells to escape from the body defences. Healthy body can recognize harmful microorganisms, such as bacteria or viruses, as well as cancer cells and destroy them. However, cancer cells use mechanisms that make them invisible for the attacking cells.

With immunotherapy for lung cancer treatment, doctors are trying to direct the work of the patient's immune system against the tumor. One approach is to remove the protection that tumor cells use to hide from the immune system. Another type of cancer immunotherapy includes the usage of certain immune cells or cytokines, as well as the so-called "anti-cancer vaccines".

Stage 4 lung cancer

 

There is a misconception about the fact that patients with stage 4 oncology are doomed to die. Many patients feel disenchantment, refuse therapy, and go home instead. Nowadays, there are methods of treatment of lung cancer stage 4 that demonstrate promising results.

Speaking of treatment of lung cancer stage 4, patients need to understand what histological type of cancer they have.

For example, therapy options for non-small-cell oncology are quite diverse. However, since lung cancer stage 4 is characterized by metastasizing, it significantly narrows the range of possible therapeutic options. The majority of patients with lung cancer stage 4 have multiple remote metastases, so the systemic antitumor medications are the basis of the treatment regimen.

On the contrary, small-cell oncology treatment methods are somewhat limited. If the general health condition allows it, drug treatment of lung cancer stage 4 is prescribed. Sometimes, after the therapy completion malignant cells stop being visible on MRI or CT scans. As a rule, even in such situations there is a high risk of cancer relapse.

Novel treatments of lung cancer in Germany

 

Today, angiogenesis inhibitors are used in patients with inoperable metastatic lung cancer along with chemotherapy with platinum preparations. Doctors choose this therapeutic approach as it increases the overall survival of patients compared to single chemotherapy. However, this cancer treatment method may be associated with more serious side effects compared to mono-chemotherapy.

Recently, it became possible to combine the effect of tyrosine kinase inhibitors with a specific angiogenesis inhibitor. With such therapy, the life expectancy of patients is significantly increased, as well as the relapse-free period. Compared to the treatment with only tyrosine kinase inhibitors, serious side effects are rarely observed. Thus, this combination is also an alternative to a combination with chemotherapy.

Some antibodies, the so-called checkpoint inhibitors, can prevent the undesirable interaction between the tumor and the immune system. When administered as a medicine, they block the corresponding receptors on tumor cells or cells of the immune system. Thus, tumor cells lose the ability to interact with the cells of the immune system. This new form of therapy is not effective in all patients. The possibility of its use is established by physicians before the start of cancer treatment.

Palliative treatment of lung cancer in Germany

 

Despite all therapeutic capabilities, lung cancer cannot always be cured. The tumor may be too large and cannot be removed completely, or metastases may have affected distant organs and/or lymph nodes. In such cases, it is better to focus on palliative treatment. Its goal is to maximize tumor suppression, reduce pain and other cancer-related symptoms and thus improve the quality of life of patients with cancer.

Cost of treatment of lung cancer in Germany

 

The cost of treatment of lung cancer in Germany may seem high but it is fully justified. Specialists in German hospitals use progressive techniques of therapy and innovative medicines. This allows achieving better cancer treatment results and extending life even in difficult cases.

The cost of treatment depends on the stage of the disease and lung cancer treatment plan, which is appointed by a doctor for each patient, depending on his medical indicators. The estimated cost of treatment in Germany will be calculated after a hospital receives your medical information, including medical reports and results of the diagnostics. Prices for the most common therapeutic methods are as follows:

 Treatment methodPrice
1Thoracotomy with segmental resectionfrom 16,112 EUR
2Da Vinci lobectomyfrom 22,302 EUR
3Lobectomy and extended pneumonectomyfrom 21,330 EUR
4Video-assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) lobectomyfrom 22,211 EUR
5Proton therapyfrom 44,325 EUR
6Radiation therapyfrom 15,800 EUR
7Chemotherapyfrom 2,375 EUR
8Embolization or chemoembolizationfrom 23,895 EUR
9Treatment of neuroendocrine tumor (NET) of the lung with Lutetium-177-DOTATATEfrom 14,031 EUR
10Pulmonary rehabilitation after the completion of main treatment coursefrom 708 EUR per day

You're welcome to check out prices for other procedures on the Booking Health website.

Why undergo lung cancer treatment in Germany?

 

Doctors in Germany never refuse to treat patients with oncology. If German doctors have agreed to admit a patient, they will do their best. When deciding on the need to use one or another method, doctors in German hospitals consider the health condition of the patient and the efficacy of the procedure, but would never deny further treatment due to the age of the patient or stage of oncology. If it becomes obvious that it is no longer possible to stop the development of the disease, the patient is offered a comprehensive palliative program.

Treatment with Booking Health

 

Booking Health organizes the treatment of patients with lung cancer in German hospitals. As a result of the successful cooperation of Booking Health with leading German hospitals, our patients timely receive the most modern treatment available.

With oncology, it is important to appreciate every minute, especially when lung cancer is diagnosed. At the early stages, the tumor of the lung can be completely removed and the disease can go away. With that said, you can focus completely on your recovery, while Booking Health deals with all the organizational issues.

Please, leave a request on the Booking Health website to start your treatment in Germany right now. 

Authors: Dr. Nadezhda IvanisovaDr. Farrukh Ahmed




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