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Best hospitals and doctors for melanoma treatment abroad

The selection of doctors and clinics is carried out on the basis of annual qualification reports. The main selection criterion is the number of operations or procedures performed. It takes into account experience, reputation in the medical society, the availability of quality certificates and high specialization in a certain field.

Cost for treatment

Melanoma diagnosis
 from  1348
Micrographic surgical treatment of melanoma
 from  3671
Radical, extensive surgical resection of melanoma
 from  6959

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Dermatology

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
Melanoma diagnosis
1891
Micrographic surgical treatment of melanoma
5846
Radical, extensive surgical resection of melanoma
10628

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Adult and Pediatric Dermatology, Allergology

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
Melanoma diagnosis
2064
Micrographic surgical treatment of melanoma
6111
Radical, extensive surgical resection of melanoma
10969

Medipol Mega University Hospital Istanbul

8/10
location_onTurkey, Istanbul

Department of Cosmetic Dermatology and Skin Diseases

Medipol Mega University Hospital in Istanbul is the largest, leading hospital in Turkey with a broad range of medical services. Thanks to the highly qualified medical staff, the state-of-the-art medical technology and a special well-being ambience, the Hospital enjoys an excellent reputation in both national and international ar
Melanoma diagnosis
1661 help1531
Micrographic surgical treatment of melanoma
4673 help4363
Radical, extensive surgical resection of melanoma
8710 help7910

Primus Super Speciality Hospital New Delhi

9/10
location_onIndia, New Delhi

Department of Adult and Pediatric Dermatology

The Primus Super Speciality Hospital New Delhi is a modern medical facility, which is distinguished by extremely high quality and standards of medical service. The hospital is located in the heart of New Delhi, in the capital of India. During its design and construction, the most advanced medical technologies from around the wor
Melanoma diagnosis
1463.8 help1348
Micrographic surgical treatment of melanoma
3925.4 help3671
Radical, extensive surgical resection of melanoma
7582.4 help6959

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology

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
Melanoma diagnosis
1866
Micrographic surgical treatment of melanoma
5459
Radical, extensive surgical resection of melanoma
10154

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of Dermatology and Venereology

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
Melanoma diagnosis
2289
Micrographic surgical treatment of melanoma
6921
Radical, extensive surgical resection of melanoma
12591

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Dermatology and Allergology

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
Melanoma diagnosis
1934
Micrographic surgical treatment of melanoma
5908
Radical, extensive surgical resection of melanoma
10710

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Dermatology and Allergology

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
Melanoma diagnosis
2065
Micrographic surgical treatment of melanoma
6099
Radical, extensive surgical resection of melanoma
11013

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Adult and Pediatric Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology

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
Melanoma diagnosis
2481
Micrographic surgical treatment of melanoma
7788
Radical, extensive surgical resection of melanoma
14242

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of Adult and Pediatric Dermatology, Venereology

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
Melanoma diagnosis
1955
Micrographic surgical treatment of melanoma
5496
Radical, extensive surgical resection of melanoma
9869

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Dermatology and Allergology

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
Melanoma diagnosis
2063
Micrographic surgical treatment of melanoma
6176
Radical, extensive surgical resection of melanoma
11048

University Hospital Essen

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Essen

Department of Dermatology

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
Melanoma diagnosis
1946
Micrographic surgical treatment of melanoma
5501
Radical, extensive surgical resection of melanoma
10035

University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of Dermatology

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
Melanoma diagnosis
1992
Micrographic surgical treatment of melanoma
6062
Radical, extensive surgical resection of melanoma
11111

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Dermatology and Venereology

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
Melanoma diagnosis
1946
Micrographic surgical treatment of melanoma
5477
Radical, extensive surgical resection of melanoma
10047

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Dermatology

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
Micrographic surgical treatment of melanoma
0
Radical, extensive surgical resection of melanoma
0

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology

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
Melanoma diagnosis
1782
Micrographic surgical treatment of melanoma
5518
Radical, extensive surgical resection of melanoma
10065

About the disease

Melanoma is the rarest type of skin cancer, but it is also the most dangerous one. It develops very quickly and can spread to other organs, if not detected in time. It develops in the melanocytes, which are the skin cells responsible for producing melanin. Melanin protects the skin from harmful effects of exposure to sunlight and prevents sunburn by darkening the skin.

Melanoma is more common in people with fair skin. People with generally dark skin are not likely to develop melanoma, but they are not immune. Very dark skinned people can develop melanoma on the paler parts of their body, such as the palms of their hands or under their nails. Pale skinned people may develop melanoma on areas of the face, such as the nose, under the eyes or near the mouth. People who have moles and freckles are also more at risk of developing this type of cancer.

Melanoma stops the skin from normal producing melanin. It can be caused by long-term exposure to harmful ultraviolet rays or by exposure to certain chemicals.

Melanoma is generally thought to be caused by exposure to ultraviolet rays. However, smoking and having a genetic predisposition can also contribute to the development of this disease. According to the American Cancer Society, 2.5% of pale skinned people risk developing melanoma at some point in their lives, meaning that out of 40 people, 1 is likely to develop melanoma during his/her lifetime.

Symptoms

  • Strange moles or sores on the skin, which are not congenital and do not heal over some period of time
  • Unevenly colored skin
  • Inability to tan in the sun
  • Skin burns easily in the sun
  • Strange blemishes or marks on the skin
  • Bleeding of certain parts of the skin

Diagnosis

  • During a physical examination, the dermatologist will look for signs of unevenly colored skin or unusual sores, to assess which parts of the skin could be malignant.
  • Dermatoscopy examines certain parts of the skin under a light with a special magnifying lens. This can identify strange changes in the skin and determine whether there are any signs of scarring or sores.
  • A biopsy is the most effective diagnostic method for determining the stage of melanoma and its size. Doctors examine a sample of the skin under a microscope. The biopsy will remove as much malignant skin as possible, to prevent cancer from spreading.

Treatment

  • Micrographic Mohs surgery is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that allows surgeons to preserve as many layers of healthy skin as possible. Malignant skin is removed layer after layer. With the removal of each layer, the next layer is examined under the microscope to determine whether it needs to be removed too.
  • Vaccination with dendritic cells and chemotherapy (1 course) is an innovative treatment method, used if cancer has not gone very deep into the skin. The vaccination blocks the malignant cells from spreading and chemotherapy kills them.
  • Resection of the skin is performed if the size of the melanoma has been determined and its exact location has been identified. Resection can be performed through wide or targeted excision.
  • Targeted therapy uses special drugs that inhibit and attack malignant cells. This therapy can considerably shrink, and in some cases completely destroy, the tumor.



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