Treatment of Pulmonary Lymphoma in Germany

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Pulmonary lymphoma diagnosis
Resection of Pulmonary lymphoma
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University Hospital Mannheim

location_onGermany, Mannheim

Department of Hematology and Oncology

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Mannheim ranks among the top medical institutions of Germany, which is an undeniable confirmation of the impeccable medical care and excellent reputation of the hospital! The hospital is a high-tech modern medical institution, which provides accurate diagnosis an
Pulmonary lymphoma diagnosis

University Hospital Ulm

location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Hematology, Oncology, Palliative Care, Rheumatology and Infectology

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
Pulmonary lymphoma diagnosis
Resection of Pulmonary lymphoma

University Hospital Freiburg

location_onGermany, Freibung

Department of Hematology and Oncology

The University Hospital Freiburg is famous for its rich history and is one of the oldest and most prestigious medical facilities in Germany (one of the three best medical institutions in the country). The hospital was based on the Faculty of Medicine of the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, which celebrated its 550th anniver
Pulmonary lymphoma diagnosis
Resection of Pulmonary lymphoma

University Hospital Heidelberg

location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Hematology, Oncology, Adult and Pediatric Rheumatology

According to 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 fields of
Pulmonary lymphoma diagnosis
Resection of Pulmonary lymphoma

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Hematology, Oncology, Hemostaseology, Rheumatology and Infectology

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
Pulmonary lymphoma diagnosis
Resection of Pulmonary lymphoma

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Oncology and Hematology

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
Pulmonary lymphoma diagnosis
Resection of Pulmonary lymphoma

University Hospital Würzburg

location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Gastroenterology, Hematology, Oncology, Hepatology, Infectology, Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology

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
Pulmonary lymphoma diagnosis
Resection of Pulmonary lymphoma

University Hospital Erlangen

location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Hematology and Oncology

According to the Focus magazine, University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the best medical facilities in Germany! The hospital is one of the leading healthcare facilities in Bavaria and offers top-class medical care distinguished by the close intertwining of clinical activities with research and training of medical students. The
Pulmonary lymphoma diagnosis
Resection of Pulmonary lymphoma

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Hematology and Oncology

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
Pulmonary lymphoma diagnosis
Resection of Pulmonary lymphoma

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of Hematology, Oncology and Pulmonology

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
Pulmonary lymphoma diagnosis
Resection of Pulmonary lymphoma

Charite University Hospital Berlin

location_onGermany, Berlin

Charité Comprehensive Cancer Center

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
Pulmonary lymphoma diagnosis

University Hospital Bonn

location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Oncology, Hematology, Rheumatology and Immunoncology

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
Pulmonary lymphoma diagnosis
Resection of Pulmonary lymphoma

University Hospital Giessen UKGM

location_onGermany, Giessen

Department of Oncology, Hematology and Palliative Care

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
Pulmonary lymphoma diagnosis
Resection of Pulmonary lymphoma

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Oncology and Hematology

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
Pulmonary lymphoma diagnosis
Resection of Pulmonary lymphoma

University Hospital Marburg UKGM

location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Hematology, Oncology and Immunology

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
Pulmonary lymphoma diagnosis
Resection of Pulmonary lymphoma

University Hospital Muenster

location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of Hematology, Hemostaseology, Oncology and Pulmonology

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
Pulmonary lymphoma diagnosis
Resection of Pulmonary lymphoma
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Primary lung lymphomas, arising from bronchus-associated lymphoid tissue (BALT), are very rare neoplasms, accounting for 1% of all non-Hodgkin's lymphomas. In 90% of cases, this is a MALT lymphoma, which develops from the lymphoid tissue of the bronchial mucosa. Most tumors are classified as indolent lymphomas. Chemotherapy is considered the main method of their treatment, so doctors resort to surgical interventions and radiation therapy less often.


  1. Diagnostics
  2. Chemotherapy
  3. Surgery
  4. Radiation therapy

Lung lymphomas are treated with induction chemotherapy. After its completion, antibody maintenance therapy is used for 2 years to prevent recurrence of the disease. Surgical interventions for tumor removal are rarely performed, just as radiation therapy is also very rarely provided.

You can undergo treatment in one of these hospitals: University Hospital Mannheim, University Hospital Heidelberg or University Hospital Frankfurt am Main.

If you want to undergo lung lymphoma treatment in Germany, you are welcome to contact Booking Health. Our specialists will select a highly specialized clinic and doctor for you, hold a consultation on possible treatment methods and make an appointment, help you to prepare documents and apply for a visa, as well as book airline tickets for you. During the treatment, you will be in touch with a personal coordinator and an interpreter will also accompany you at the clinic.



A lung CT scan is the main technique for lung lymphoma diagnostics. Signs of the disease can be determined by an instrumental examination, on average this can be 5 years earlier than the first symptoms of the disease manifest themselves.

The doctor can see the areas of compaction of the lung parenchyma in the scans. Some patients have enlarged mediastinal lymph nodes at the time of the diagnostics.

In some cases, a PET scan can be performed. This method is useful for aggressive lymphomas, which rarely develop in the lungs. Doctors inject fluorodeoxyglucose into the body and then use scans to determine where it accumulates. Cancer cells absorb this agent more intensively.

To confirm the diagnosis, a biopsy is performed. A bronchoscopy (endoscopic bronchial examination) is considered the best method for obtaining a tissue sample for examination. A percutaneous biopsy is performed much less often. This procedure involves the insertion of a needle into the lung through the chest wall. A video thoracoscopic lung biopsy is performed very rarely: this is where a piece of tissue is obtained during a minor operation, through a short incision in the chest.



The treatment of lung lymphoma in Germany most often begins with chemotherapy. It is called induction. The goal of the treatment is the complete removal of tumors and the achievement of a long-term remission. In many patients, the disease can be cured completely.

Preference is given to alkylating antineoplastic agents. In the last century, doctors preferred the R-CHOP, R-CVP and R-FCM regimens (which are still widely used in countries with poorly developed medicine). The R-CHOP regimen is used in Germany, often with the inclusion of bendamustine too. This regimen ensures a higher response rate. It is well tolerated and rarely causes complications, so it is successfully used even in elderly patients.

Upon the completion of induction therapy, the maintenance treatment of lung lymphoma with anti-CD20 antibodies is prescribed to patients. These are used every 8 weeks, for a course of 2 years. As a result, the risk of tumor recurrence is significantly reduced and, if it does recur, it happens much later.



Surgery for the treatment of lung lymphoma is rare. Tumor resection often causes complications, a high frequency of recurrences and a poor quality of life. In addition, most patients are elderly and the operations to remove part of the lung are unsafe for them.

Should the operation be required, it is performed to the following extent:

  • Lobectomy is the removal of a lung lobe;
  • Sublobar resections are rarely used and involve the removal of a small part of the lung;
  • Pneumonectomy is the removal of the entire lung.

In Germany, operations are less traumatic and safer. The chosen part of the lung is removed through short incisions in the thorax. Doctors perform video-assisted thoracoscopic and robot-assisted surgery. These surgeries are much less likely to cause severe complications and they provide a shorter period of rehabilitation for patients.

Radiation therapy


Lymphomas are sensitive to radiation. Despite this fact, radiation therapy for these neoplasms is rarely used. Lung tumors are difficult to irradiate without damaging healthy lung tissue, the esophagus and sometimes the heart. Surgery and chemotherapy are considered equally effective treatments and at the same time, safer methods of treatment, which is why doctors prefer them.

Radiation therapy can sometimes be used instead of surgery. It is carried out for localized lung lymphoma, if surgical treatment is contraindicated due to the presence of concomitant diseases in the patient.

Germany offers the very latest radiation therapy options, which are very accurate, breathing-synchronized and have a minimal risk of developing any post-radiation complications. Doctors use intensity-modulated radiation therapy, image-guided radiation therapy, stereotactic body radiation therapy and other modern methods.

To undergo lung lymphoma treatment in Germany, you are encouraged to use the Booking Health services. On our website you can find out what is the price for treatment, compare prices and make an appointment for treatment. The price will not increase after the beginning of your treatment as all additional costs, if any, will be covered by your insurance. The Booking Health specialists will help you to select the best clinics in Germany and arrange your trip.



The article was edited by medical experts, board certified doctors Dr. Nadezhda Ivanisova and Dr. Sergey Pashchenko. For the treatment of the conditions referred to in the article, you must consult a doctor; the information in the article is not intended for self-medication!



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