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Treatment of Soft Tissue Sarcoma

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Cost for treatment

Diagnostic tests for soft tissue sarcoma
 from  543
Treatment of soft tissue sarcoma with chemotherapy (1 course)
 from  4737
Treatment of soft tissue sarcoma with proton therapy
 from  44251

Vivantes Neukölln Hospital Berlin

10/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Abdominal Surgery

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. The hospital uses innovative technologies and the latest treatments, as
Diagnostic tests for soft tissue sarcoma
2087
Treatment of soft tissue sarcoma with chemotherapy (1 course)
13904
Treatment of soft tissue sarcoma with radiotherapy
28534

Academic Hospital Brothers of Mercy Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of General and Abdominal Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the Academic Hospital Brothers of Mercy Munich ranks among the top German hospitals in the Federal State of Bavaria! The hospital is a modern medical facility with the highest level of medical care and long traditions. The hospital operates on the basis of the Technical University of Munich and t
Diagnostic tests for soft tissue sarcoma
1836
Treatment of soft tissue sarcoma with chemotherapy (1 course)
12740

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of General, Abdominal and Transplant Surgery

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
Diagnostic tests for soft tissue sarcoma
2105
Treatment of soft tissue sarcoma with chemotherapy (1 course)
14798
Treatment of soft tissue sarcoma with radiotherapy
29607

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of General, Abdominal and Vascular Surgery

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
Diagnostic tests for soft tissue sarcoma
2609
Treatment of soft tissue sarcoma with chemotherapy (1 course)
12553
Treatment of soft tissue sarcoma with radiotherapy
30155

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of General and Abdominal Surgery

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
Diagnostic tests for soft tissue sarcoma
2113
Treatment of soft tissue sarcoma with chemotherapy (1 course)
13961
Treatment of soft tissue sarcoma with radiotherapy
28375

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Abdominal, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden is among the top three hospitals in Germany! The hospital is the embodiment of the standards of modern high-quality medicine. Since the hospital positions itself as a maximum care medical facility, it represents all medical fields. The
Diagnostic tests for soft tissue sarcoma
2479
Treatment of soft tissue sarcoma with chemotherapy (1 course)
17154
Treatment of soft tissue sarcoma with radiotherapy
23314

University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Abdominal, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery

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
Diagnostic tests for soft tissue sarcoma
1852
Treatment of soft tissue sarcoma with chemotherapy (1 course)
12403
Treatment of soft tissue sarcoma with radiotherapy
28513

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of General and Abdominal Surgery

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
Diagnostic tests for soft tissue sarcoma
1873
Treatment of soft tissue sarcoma with chemotherapy (1 course)
13249
Treatment of soft tissue sarcoma with radiotherapy
23300

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Adult and Pediatric General, Abdominal, Transplant Surgery

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
Diagnostic tests for soft tissue sarcoma
2093
Treatment of soft tissue sarcoma with chemotherapy (1 course)
15186
Treatment of soft tissue sarcoma with radiotherapy
29940

University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of General, Abdominal and Vascular Surgery

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
Diagnostic tests for soft tissue sarcoma
1761
Treatment of soft tissue sarcoma with chemotherapy (1 course)
12400
Treatment of soft tissue sarcoma with radiotherapy
23405

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of General, Abdominal and Transplant Surgery

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
Diagnostic tests for soft tissue sarcoma
0
Treatment of soft tissue sarcoma with chemotherapy (1 course)
0
Treatment of soft tissue sarcoma with proton therapy
0

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of General, Abdominal, Vascular and Endocrine Surgery

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
Diagnostic tests for soft tissue sarcoma
1968
Treatment of soft tissue sarcoma with chemotherapy (1 course)
12487
Treatment of soft tissue sarcoma with radiotherapy
23316

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of General, Abdominal and Thoracic Surgery

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
Diagnostic tests for soft tissue sarcoma
2284
Treatment of soft tissue sarcoma with chemotherapy (1 course)
12494
Treatment of soft tissue sarcoma with radiotherapy
23631

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of General, Abdominal, Transplant, Vascular and Pediatric Surgery

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
Diagnostic tests for soft tissue sarcoma
1986
Treatment of soft tissue sarcoma with chemotherapy (1 course)
12468
Treatment of soft tissue sarcoma with radiotherapy
23642

University Hospital Tuebingen

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Tuebingen

Department of General, Abdominal, Adult and Pediatric Transplant Surgery

According to the prestigious medical publication Focus, the University Hospital Tuebingen ranks among the top five German hospitals! The hospital was founded in 1805, therefore it is proud of its long history, unique experience, and outstanding achievements in the field of medical care, as well as research and teaching activitie
Diagnostic tests for soft tissue sarcoma
1922
Treatment of soft tissue sarcoma with chemotherapy (1 course)
13894
Treatment of soft tissue sarcoma with radiotherapy
28334

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Surgery

According to the prestigious FOCUS magazine, the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich ranks among the Germany's top medical institutions! Founded in 1834, the hospital combines long traditions and the very latest achievements of modern medicine. The medical facility includes 33 specialized departments, 20 interdiscipli
Diagnostic tests for soft tissue sarcoma
2112
Treatment of soft tissue sarcoma with chemotherapy (1 course)
14981
Treatment of soft tissue sarcoma with radiotherapy
29996
| from Booking Health GmbH

Soft tissue sarcoma is a large group of tumors of different origins. These neoplasms can develop from fat, muscle, nerve sheaths, fibrous tissue, blood vessels, or deep layers of the skin. Depending on the origin, they have different names: fibrosarcoma, angiosarcoma, epithelioid sarcoma, etc. To treat the disease, doctors abroad use surgical interventions, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. Such innovative techniques as limb chemoperfusion, proton therapy, and targeted therapy are also available abroad.

Content

  1. Surgical treatment
  2. Radiation therapy
  3. Other treatment methods
  4. Relapse treatment
  5. Where to undergo treatment

Surgical treatment 

 

Surgery is the main treatment for soft tissue sarcoma. This is the only method that can cure the disease.

The doctor removes the entire tumor, including healthy tissue. The material is then sent to the histological examination. For the successful treatment outcome, it is important that there are no cancer cells at the resection margins. If they are found, either repeated operation or radiation therapy is required to reduce the risk of recurrence. If the margins are clean, it is highly likely that there will be no relapse. For these patients, surgery may be the only treatment needed.

Soft tissue sarcomas often develop on the limbs. Previously, in such situations, doctors performed amputations. Today, they more and more often resort to the use of grafts and implants to save the limb. These surgical interventions are complex and require long-term rehabilitation, but they help avoid disability.

Sometimes a sarcoma can be located in a place where it is impossible to remove a tumor with a large capture of healthy tissue, for example, in the abdominal cavity. In this case, the sarcoma is resected, and the surrounding tissues are irradiated with radiation. These patients usually require chemotherapy.

With enlarged lymph nodes detected, lymph node dissection is performed. This surgical procedure involves the removal of regional lymph nodes.

The surgical interventions are most successful in the early stages of sarcoma. Nonetheless, they can be performed even in some patients with 4 stage soft tissue sarcoma. Medical specialists abroad perform combined surgical interventions to remove tumors and distant metastatic foci. The best results are obtained in patients with single metastases in the lungs. Some patients can be completely cured.

Radiation therapy 

 

Radiation therapy may be required in the following cases: 

  • Treatment of inoperable sarcoma, for example, those localized in the head or neck. 
  • Shrinking the tumor prior to its surgical removal.
  • Reduction of the risk of recurrence after surgical resection.
  • Local control of recurrent tumors.
  • Local control of distant metastatic foci, most often in the brain. 

Doctors abroad use state-of-the-art linear accelerators, which allow for performing irradiation with a minimum risk of post-radiation complications.

There are also available innovative methods of irradiation. These are as follows: 

  • Proton therapy is safer, since protons release radiation only inside the tumor, and almost do not damage healthy tissues along the path of the rays.
  • Intraoperative radiation therapy helps deliver a large dose of radiation to the tumor immediately after resection, before the surgical wound is closed.
  • Brachytherapy allows for the administration of radioactive substances into the tumor through catheters, which are implanted during surgery to remove the sarcoma.

Other treatment methods 

 

For sarcoma of soft tissues in adults, isolated limb chemoperfusion is used. Doctors can conduct it if the tumor is localized on the arm or leg. The treatment requires a surgical intervention. The vessels of the limb are disconnected from the general blood flow and connected to the apparatus. The blood is saturated with a large number of chemotherapy drugs and heated. The drug-laden blood circulates in the extremities for an hour and a half, destroying cancer cells without causing systemic side effects. After the completion of the procedure, the limb is returned to the human circulatory system.

After surgery, sometimes before surgery, as well as in the case of an inoperable tumor, systemic chemotherapy for soft tissue sarcoma with cytostatics is used. At the advanced stages of pathology, doctors abroad use targeted therapy. It is selected individually, depending on the molecular status of the sarcoma.

Relapse treatment

 

The tumor may develop again after treatment. A relapse can be both local (in the area of the primary tumor) and from metastases.

Surgical treatment is not always possible. It is usually used for local recurrence. The neoplasm is removed, and then external beam radiation therapy is carried out, if it has not been done before. However, if the patient has already received external beam radiation therapy for soft tissue sarcoma, this procedure is no longer done. Brachytherapy is used instead. This therapeutic manipulation implies contact irradiation of tissues with radioactive seeds implanted into them.

In case of relapse from distant metastases, systemic therapy is mainly used. Chemotherapy and targeted therapy can also be carried out. Single lung metastases can be removed surgically. With metastatic brain lesions, the main method of local control is radiation therapy.

Where to undergo treatment 

 

To benefit from the highest level of medical care, you can undergo treatment of soft tissue sarcoma abroad. The specialists of the Booking Health company will select for you the best hospitals for the treatment of soft tissue sarcoma abroad and take care of the organization of your trip.

There are several reasons for you to undergo sarcoma treatment abroad: 

  • When the tumor is localized on the extremities, doctors avoid amputations. Limb function can be restored with the help of endoprostheses.
  • Surgical treatment can be provided even for stage 4 sarcoma, with the presence of single metastases in the lungs.
  • Performance of minimally invasive surgical interventions to remove tumors and metastases in the abdominal and thoracic cavities: laparoscopic, thoracoscopic, robot-assisted.
  • The latest types of radiation therapy for sarcoma are available, including proton therapy, intraoperative radiation, radiosurgery, brachytherapy.
  • Individual development of drug treatment regimen, depending on the histological type of sarcoma and the stage of the disease, the patient's health status and the experience of previous therapy.
  • Use of the very new drugs for targeted therapy at the last stage of sarcoma.

Please leave your request on the Booking Health website. Our specialist will contact you within just a few hours. If you book a medical care program via our service, the cost of the surgery will be lower due to the lack of additional coefficients for foreign patients. You can compare prices in different hospitals in order to book your treatment at the best price.

Authors: Dr. Vadim ZhiliukDr. Sergey Pashchenko




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