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University Hospital Rechts der Isar of the Munich Technical University

10/10 from70 Votes

The Rechts der Isar Hospital is the University Hospital of the Technical University of Munich. There is intensive cooperation between the research facilities of the TU and the hospital in numbers of areas.

Melanoma diagnosis
2196
Micrographic surgical treatment of melanoma
4229
Radical, extensive surgical resection of melanoma
9648
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
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University Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU)

9.2/10 from40 Votes

The Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich is a center of high-end medicine, medical innovation and medical and technical progress, which enables an individual and safe patient care.

Melanoma diagnosis
2367
Micrographic surgical treatment of melanoma
5713
Radical, extensive surgical resection of melanoma
11927
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
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Academic Hospital Bogenhausen Munich

9.2/10 from43 Votes

With more than 36,000 patients annually and 1,000 beds, the Academic Hospital Bogenhausen is one of the largest clinics in Munich.

Radical, extensive surgical resection of melanoma
9977
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

ATOS Clinic Munich

9.8/10 from23 Votes

The ATOS Clinic Munich is a highly specialized health care facility offering high quality treatment and excellent service. Medical focuses of the clinic include diagnosis and treatment of the entire orthopedic spectrum.

Radical, extensive surgical resection of melanoma
13217
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

St. Vincentius Clinic Karlsruhe

9.8/10 from23 Votes

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.

Radical, extensive surgical resection of melanoma
9202
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Karlsruhe

HELIOS Clinic Krefeld

9.7/10 from38 Votes

Founded in 2014, the HELIOS Clinic Krefeld is one of the most modern medical facilities in Germany today. A team of highly qualified specialists, innovative medical equipment and comfortable accommodation conditions – the clinic has everything to make the treatment run smoothly and efficiently.

Melanoma diagnosis
2058
Micrographic surgical treatment of melanoma
4003
Radical, extensive surgical resection of melanoma
9150
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Krefeld

Academic Prosper-Hospital Recklinghausen

9/10 from23 Votes

The Academic Prosper-Hospital Recklinghausen has been rendering medical and health care services of excellent standing for more than 160 years. With approx. 530 beds and 12 medical departments, the Hospital is famous for being the largest medical facility in the region.

Radical, extensive surgical resection of melanoma
9363
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Recklinghausen

DKD HELIOS Clinic Wiesbaden

9.2/10 from5 Votes

German Clinic for Diagnostics is a combination of the highest professionalism of the staff and the most up-to-date medical devices, therefore it is known far beyond Germany.

Treatment of melanoma with targeted therapy (1 course)
4038
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Wiesbaden

PAN Clinic Cologne

9/10 from14 Votes

The PAN Clinic has gained universal recognition due to highly professional doctors and their responsive and careful approach to the treatment.  A team of experienced doctors specialized in 25 medical focuses takes care of the patients' health.

Treatment of melanoma with targeted therapy (1 course)
4270
Treatment of melanoma with vaccination of dendritic cells and chemotherapy (1 course)
19663
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne
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University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10 from97 Votes

The University Hospital Frankfurt is part of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. The hospital was founded in 1914 and today it is a famous German medical institution with rich traditions. The hospital treats about 49,000 inpatients and 220,000 outpatients every year.

Melanoma diagnosis
2225
Micrographic surgical treatment of melanoma
4149
Treatment of melanoma with targeted therapy (1 course)
4159
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main
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Vivantes Neukölln Hospital Berlin

10/10 from23 Votes

The Vivantes Neukölln Hospital is the maximum care hospital and one of the largest healthcare facilities in Berlin.   There are more than 20 specialized departments and centers, including pediatric departments. In total, the hospital has 1,200 beds.

Melanoma diagnosis
2232
Micrographic surgical treatment of melanoma
5587
Radical, extensive surgical resection of melanoma
11806
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10 from78 Votes

The University Hospital Muenster is one of the most respected multi-field medical centers in Germany. It consists of more than 30 departments and numerous research institutes and centers. Every year over 58,000 inpatients are treated here and nearly 475,000 patients receive medical care on the outpatient basis.

Melanoma diagnosis
2209
Micrographic surgical treatment of melanoma
4245
Treatment of melanoma with targeted therapy (1 course)
4270
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Muenster
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Clinic Dr. Brenner Bonn

9/10 from23 Votes

The Clinic Dr. Brenner in Bonn, Bad Godesberg, is very popular among both German and foreign patients. It offers the full range of medical services for the treatment of skin diseases.

Melanoma diagnosis
2236
Micrographic surgical treatment of melanoma
4174
Radical, extensive surgical resection of melanoma
9700
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Bonn

Clinic for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery Cologne

10/10 from23 Votes

The Clinic for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery in Cologne is a private practice, which offers services and surgical interventions of the entire spectrum of plastic and aesthetic surgery.

Radical, extensive surgical resection of melanoma
9637
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne

Skin Health Turkey Istanbul

10/10 from23 Votes

Clinic for Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery, Hair Transplantation Skin Health Turkey is a modern, dermatology clinic in Istanbul, founded by a group of the leading doctors in 2013.

Radical, extensive surgical resection of melanoma
5912
location_onCountry: Turkey
location_searchingCity: Istanbul

University Hospital Cologne

9.8/10 from82 Votes

The University Hospital Cologne is included in the Focus magazine rating of top German hospitals 2017 and offers patients first-class medical care meeting the latest medical advancements.

Melanoma diagnosis
1666
Micrographic surgical treatment of melanoma
3741
Treatment of melanoma with targeted therapy (1 course)
3763
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne
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About the disease

Melanoma is the rarest type of skin cancer, but it is also the most dangerous. 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 is responsible for protecting 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 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 on 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 diagnosing 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 stop 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. Layer after layer of malignant skin is removed. With the removal of each layer, the next layer is examined under the microscope to determine whether it too needs to be removed.
  • Vaccination of 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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