Proton Beam Therapy in Germany
Best hospitals for proton therapy
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National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT) Heidelberg
Proton Therapy Center
In hospitals in Germany, doctors have the best equipment and technologies for diagnosis and treatment of various diseases. The use of proton therapy in the treatment of tumors is a good example of this. This technique is especially valuable due to the ability to irradiate only the tumor without affecting healthy cells of the adjacent tissues.
Proton beam therapy overview
One of the methods of radiation therapy that is successfully used in specialized hospitals in Germany for the treatment of cancer is proton therapy.
In comparison with other types of radiation therapy, proton therapy allows the accurate distribution of the radiation dose. When performing the photon radiation therapy, radiation travels through the tumor and affects the surrounding tissues. The peculiarity of proton therapy is three-dimensional targeting – the proton beams affect only the tumor.
This technology has undeniable advantages over the conventional radiation therapy, which uses electrons and photons. Proton beam therapy affects tumors that are located deep in the human body with beams of ionized particles – protons, which carry a positive electric charge.
Passing through healthy tissues of the body, a directed beam of protons leaves along its way a significantly lower dose of radiation than the photon beams used in the conventional radiation therapy. Proton beams deliver almost all the energy directly to the tumor and do not allow its spread beyond the tumor borders. Due to the extreme precision of this method, the total irradiation effect on the whole body is reduced to a minimum.
Cancer treatment with proton therapy
Indications for proton therapy include cancer in children, tumors of the lungs, liver, brain and spinal cord, head and neck tumors, neoplasms of prostate gland, bladder, etc.
By the way, the method is suitable not only for dealing with primary neoplasms but also with recurrent, metastatic tumors.
Benefits of proton beam therapy in Germany
Today Germany is rightly considered a leader in the treatment of benign and malignant tumors at any stage.
Due to the good service in hospitals in Germany, fixed prices for procedures, highly qualified doctors, and advanced treatment technologies the achievement of maximum treatment effect becomes easier. Also, patients often come to Germany for quality diagnostics.
Timely diagnosis helps to prevent the development of the diseases and prescribe effective therapy at the time of their onset. Diagnostic hospitals in Germany have all the necessary and up-to-date equipment. Rehabilitation centers use the best techniques to restore the body in the postoperative period. Patients from all over the world choose Germany as their medical tourism destination.
German doctors use an individual approach, taking into account the health state of the patient and the stage of development of the disease. Different specialists are involved in diagnosing and prescribing therapy. Thus, the possibility of treatment of one organ and the development of a disease in another one is excluded.
In Germany, proton therapy is used not only to destroy tumors but also in the treatment of diseases not related to oncology such as Parkinson's disease, rheumatism, arteriovenous malformations, and other diseases.
Proton therapy is carried out to destroy the pathological processes in the patient's body. It is included in treatment protocols as the most effective option in removing malignant and benign tumors.
Depending on the clinical situation, proton therapy can be carried out independently or combined with surgery and chemotherapy.
During irradiation, the doctor controls the process through a monitor, which allows adjusting the treatment depending on the body's reactions. As the general condition of the body is monitored, treatment should not cause severe complications.
Where can I undergo proton therapy in Germany?
Health tourism is becoming more and more popular these days, as treatment abroad often ensures a much better quality of proton beam therapy.
The best success rates in proton beam therapy in Germany demonstrate:
- University Hospital Essen
- University Hospital Heidelberg
You can find more information about the hospitals in Germany on the Booking Health website.
The cost of treatment in Germany
The prices in hospitals listed on the Booking Health website are relatively low. With Booking Health, you can undergo proton beam therapy in Germany at an affordable price.
The cost of proton therapy treatment varies, as the prices depend on hospitals, the specifics of the disease, and the complexity of its treatment.
The average cost of proton therapy treatment in Germany is 75,000 EUR, while proton therapy for prostate cancer treatment costs 80,414 EUR, proton therapy for brain cancer treatment costs 80,670 EUR, and proton therapy for lung cancer treatment costs 80,495 EUR.
You also need to consider the cost of additional procedures and follow-up care. Therefore, the ultimate cost of treatment in Germany may differ from the initial price.
To make sure that the cost of proton therapy treatment and the overall cost of treatment in Germany are suitable for you, contact us by leaving the request on the Booking Health website.
How can I undergo proton therapy treatment in Germany?
It is not easy to self-organize any treatment abroad. It requires certain knowledge and expertise. Thus, it is safer, easier, and less stressful to shift some responsibility onto a medical tourism agency.
As the largest and most transparent medical tourism agency in the world, Booking Health has up-to-date information about proton therapy treatment in the best hospitals in Germany. Booking Health will help you select the suitable medical facility taking into account your wishes for treatment.
We want to help you and take on all the troubles. You can be free of unnecessary stress, while Booking Health takes care of all organizational issues. Our services will allow you to undergo proton therapy safely.
Medical tourism can be easy! All you need to do is to leave a request on the Booking Health website, and our manager will contact you shortly.