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Gamma Knife and Radiotherapy Center Krefeld

10/10 from 2 Votes

The Gamma Knife and Radiotherapy Center Krefeld is the advanced center, which specializes in stereotactic radiosurgery and stereotactic radiation therapy for tumors and metastases.

Treatment of prostate cancer with conventional radiation therapy
16000 help9500
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Krefeld

University Hospital Cologne

9.8/10 from 82 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.

Diagnosis of the prostate cancer with PSMA-PET
3841
Diagnostic tests for prostate cancer
2533
Prostata Cancer Treatment with Lutetium 177-PSMA
10091
Treatment of prostate cancer with da Vinci prostatectomy
16702 help13702
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne
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Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10 from 95 Votes

Being the medical school for both Humboldt University and Free University of Berlin and having a long experience, the Charite Hospital has gained wide recognition. It is regarded as one of the most research-intensive medical facilities in Germany and the largest university medical center in Europe.

Diagnosis of the prostate cancer with PSMA-PET
7439
Diagnostic tests for prostate cancer
5717
Prostata Cancer Treatment with Lutetium 177-PSMA
18734
Treatment of prostate cancer with conventional radiation therapy
23955
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin
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Gamma Knife and Radiotherapy Center Hannover

10/10 from 23 Votes

The Gamma Knife and Radiotherapy Center Hannover is the best clinic for radiosurgery and radiation therapy in Germany. The clinic enjoys authority in the medical world. The treatment of tumors is carried out with the use of an innovative approach.

Treatment of prostate cancer with conventional radiation therapy
16000 help9500
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hannover

University Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU)

9.2/10 from 40 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.

Diagnosis of the prostate cancer with PSMA-PET
5863
Diagnostic tests for prostate cancer
3703
Prostata Cancer Treatment with Lutetium 177-PSMA
13567
Treatment of prostate cancer with conventional radiation therapy
23954
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
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University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10 from 97 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.

Diagnosis of the prostate cancer with PSMA-PET
4452
Diagnostic tests for prostate cancer
2986
Prostata Cancer Treatment with Lutetium 177-PSMA
12240
Treatment of prostate cancer with conventional radiation therapy
23833
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main
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University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10 from 92 Votes

The University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) consists of more than 80 interdisciplinary cooperating departments, polyclinics and institutes within 14 medical centers. The Medical Center has over 1,346 beds.

Diagnosis of the prostate cancer with PSMA-PET
6578
Diagnostic tests for prostate cancer
4221
Prostata Cancer Treatment with Lutetium 177-PSMA
16726
Treatment of prostate cancer with conventional radiation therapy
23607
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hamburg
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HELIOS Clinic Krefeld

9.7/10 from 38 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.

Diagnosis of the prostate cancer with PSMA-PET
4261
Diagnostic tests for prostate cancer
2721
Treatment of prostate cancer with conventional radiation therapy
23665
Treatment of prostate cancer with da Vinci prostatectomy
15540
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Krefeld

Academic Hospital Asklepios Barmbek Hamburg

9.5/10 from 23 Votes

As an Academic Hospital of the University of Hamburg, the Asklepios Barmbek Hospital offers a wide range of medical services in the field of conservative and surgical treatment. The hospital was opened in 2005 and today it is one of the best and modern medical centers in Europe.

Diagnostic tests for prostate cancer
2967
Treatment of prostate cancer with conventional radiation therapy
23905
Treatment of prostate cancer with da Vinci prostatectomy
16397
Treatment of prostate cancer with high intensity focused ultrasound (hifu)
16454
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hamburg

St. Vincentius Clinic Karlsruhe

9.8/10 from 23 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.

Treatment of prostate cancer with conventional radiation therapy
23496
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Karlsruhe

Academic Urological Clinic Dortmund

9.8/10 from 14 Votes

As an Academic Hospital of the University of Münster, the Urological Clinic Dortmund offers first-class medical care, corresponding to the achievements of modern medicine.

Diagnostic tests for prostate cancer
2508
Treatment of prostate cancer with da Vinci prostatectomy
15943 help13443
Treatment of prostate cancer with high intensity focused ultrasound (hifu)
16381 help13381
Treatment of prostate cancer with interstitial brachytherapy (radioactive seeds implantation)
13818 help11818
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Dortmund

Leverkusen Clinic

10/10 from 23 Votes

The Leverkusen Clinic is a hospital with a top-class regional medical care. It has the highly qualified diagnostic and health care facilities.

Diagnostic tests for prostate cancer
2728
Treatment of prostate cancer with da Vinci prostatectomy
14270
Treatment of prostate cancer with interstitial brachytherapy (radioactive seeds implantation)
12172
Treatment of prostate cancer with metastases in the lymph nodes with nerve-sparing prostatectomy and lymphadenectomy
14340
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Leverkusen

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10 from 78 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.

Diagnosis of the prostate cancer with PSMA-PET
4494
Diagnostic tests for prostate cancer
2845
Prostata Cancer Treatment with Lutetium 177-PSMA
12378
Treatment of prostate cancer with conventional radiation therapy
23959
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Muenster

Vivantes Humboldt Hospital Berlin

9.7/10 from 23 Votes

An academic clinic of the university medical complex Charité, the Vivantes Humboldt Hospital is one of the largest specialized medical institutions in Berlin.

Diagnostic tests for prostate cancer
3668
Treatment of prostate cancer with da Vinci prostatectomy
17907
Treatment of prostate cancer with high intensity focused ultrasound (hifu)
17863
Treatment of prostate cancer with interstitial brachytherapy (radioactive seeds implantation)
14293
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Academic Hospital Bogenhausen Munich

9.2/10 from 43 Votes

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

Diagnostic tests for prostate cancer
2918
Treatment of prostate cancer with interstitial brachytherapy (radioactive seeds implantation)
12974
Treatment of prostate cancer with metastases in the lymph nodes with nerve-sparing prostatectomy and lymphadenectomy
16363
Treatment of prostate cancer with nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy
16585
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

PAN Clinic Cologne

9/10 from 14 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.

Diagnostic tests for prostate cancer
2920
Treatment of prostate cancer with interstitial brachytherapy (radioactive seeds implantation)
13112
Treatment of prostate cancer with nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy
16346
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne

About the disease

This type of cancer originates in the prostate of a male patient. This gland is responsible for a variety of important bodily functions - from the synthesis of male the sex hormone (testosterone) to producing sensations during orgasm.

In most cases, prostate cancer develops in men who are over 50-60 years old. Probability of developing prostate cancer increases rapidly after the age of 50. In fact, the majority of known prostate cases were of men over 60-65 years old. For younger men, the possibility of developing prostate cancer is very low. A prostate cancer diagnosis is usually performed with tumor markers that can locate the origin of malignant cells.

Causes:

  • Hereditary susceptibility (the risk is doubled if a family member has had prostate cancer)
  • Progression of prostatic hyperplasia
  • Infectious disease
  • Multiple sexual partners
  • Consumption of red meat and fatty food
  • Alcohol

Symptoms

  • Frequent urination at night
  • Difficulty with urinating
  • Feeling that the bladder was not emptied fully
  • Absence of erection
  • Impotence
  • Reduction of semen ejaculation

Diagnosis

Common diagnostic methods for prostate cancer are:

  • Biopsy
  • MRI
  • X-Ray

The most modern diagnostic method for prostate cancer is high intensity ultrasound, which can detect slight changes in the prostate and diagnose prostate cancer in its beginning stages.

Treatment

Most common options for prostate cancer treatment are:

  • Radical prostatectomy is the complete removal of the prostate gland.
  • Da Vinci prostatectomy is a minimally invasive robotic procedure that can not only remove the prostate, but also mobilize the bladder and expedite patient’s recovery.
  • Transurethral electro resection also aims to remove prostate tissue with a special tool that uses a strong electric current to destroy cancerous cells.
  • Prostatectomy with lymphadenectomy is used if prostate cancer spreads to lymphs. In this case, cancerous cells must be resected not only in the prostate region, but also in the lymphs.
  • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) uses strong radiation beams to destroy cancerous cells. As a rule, young men undergo radical prostatectomy and patients who are older are treated with radiation therapy.  
  • Proton therapy also uses radioactive substances, but this therapy is safer than radiation, as it has the minimal exit dose.         
  • Ultrasound ablation of tumors uses high-intensity ultrasound (HIFU), which is a non-invasive treatment method. During this treatment, doctors direct ultrasonic beams on a predetermined point to kill cancerous cells.
  • If there are no metastases (the tumor is localized), treatment of prostate cancer can usually be successful. Removal of the tumor is only possible for local neoplasms. Modern treatment strategies include prostate cancer surgery, radiation therapy and in rare cases observation, if the person is older than 60. Prostatectomy is still the leading method of treatment, but as robotic surgery develops, it may soon become obsolete.
  • Monotherapy suggests a lifelong use of special medicines and hormones. In the event of recovery or intolerance, the treatment may only be ceased with the approval of a doctor.
  • Intermittent therapy (drugs that are taken periodically) is applied only to the patients whose condition is not severe.
  • Operative (surgical) castration is irreversible and can cause detrimental effects, such as depression. Alternatively some patients can undergo medical castration, which is reversible.
  • Metastatic forms are treated only symptomatically or palliatively. Hormonal therapy can delay rapid development of the disease, prevent further complications and alleviate symptoms, but it does not increase the survival rate.

In most cases, a good medical center can substantially increase the chances of a full recovery. The best centers have proton therapy at their disposal, which cannot be performed in hospitals that do not specialize in prostate cancer. They also have such facilities as robotic prostatectomy, which is a new word in the medical world. During the robotic prostatectomy, doctors use a robotic device to assist them in the operation. Robotic surgery can enhance a surgeon’s skills during the operation. It is very precise and it requires less time.

 




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