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Treatment of Stomach Cancer

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Cost for treatment

Diagnosis of stomach cancer
 from  1546
Surgical treatment of stomach cancer with partial resection of the stomach with anastomosis
 from  20469
Surgical treatment of gastric cancer with complete resection and subsequent plasty of the intestinal tissue
 from  20162

University Hospital Duesseldorf

8.5/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Duesseldorf ranks among the top Germany hospitals! The hospital is an excellent example of a combination of high-quality health care, research and teaching activities. With more than 50,000 inpatients and about 300,000 outpatients every year, the hospital is
Diagnosis of stomach cancer
5244
Surgical treatment of stomach cancer with partial resection of the stomach with anastomosis
36464
Surgical treatment of gastric cancer with complete resection and subsequent plasty of the intestinal tissue
36488

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

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
Diagnosis of stomach cancer
3773
Surgical treatment of stomach cancer with partial resection of the stomach with anastomosis
36142
Surgical treatment of gastric cancer with complete resection and subsequent plasty of the intestinal tissue
36138

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

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
Diagnosis of stomach cancer
3631
Surgical treatment of stomach cancer with partial resection of the stomach with anastomosis
34233
Surgical treatment of gastric cancer with complete resection and subsequent plasty of the intestinal tissue
34320

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Pulmonology, Allergology, Endocrinology and Diabetology

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
Diagnosis of stomach cancer
4400
Diagnosis and chemotherapy of stomach cancer (1 course)
7505
Multimodality treatment of stomach cancer with cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC
44191

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectology

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
Diagnosis of stomach cancer
0
Surgical treatment of stomach cancer with partial resection of the stomach with anastomosis
0
Surgical treatment of gastric cancer with complete resection and subsequent plasty of the intestinal tissue
0

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Nephrology, Infectology, Endocrinology and Diabetology

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
Diagnosis of stomach cancer
5263
Diagnosis and chemotherapy of stomach cancer (1 course)
8251
Multimodality treatment of stomach cancer with cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC
50092

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
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
Diagnosis of stomach cancer
4373
Diagnosis and chemotherapy of stomach cancer (1 course)
7207
Multimodality treatment of stomach cancer with cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC
44225

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

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
Diagnosis of stomach cancer
5961
Diagnosis and chemotherapy of stomach cancer (1 course)
9365
Multimodality treatment of stomach cancer with cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC
58772

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectology

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
Diagnosis of stomach cancer
6074
Diagnosis and chemotherapy of stomach cancer (1 course)
7156
Multimodality treatment of stomach cancer with cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC
58655

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Hepatology and Gastroenterology

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
Diagnosis of stomach cancer
6608
Surgical treatment of stomach cancer with partial resection of the stomach with anastomosis
48694
Surgical treatment of gastric cancer with complete resection and subsequent plasty of the intestinal tissue
48753

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Gastroenterology, Metabolic Disorders and Internal Intensive Care

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
Diagnosis of stomach cancer
5156
Surgical treatment of stomach cancer with partial resection of the stomach with anastomosis
36019
Surgical treatment of gastric cancer with complete resection and subsequent plasty of the intestinal tissue
36190

University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectology

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
Diagnosis of stomach cancer
5108
Diagnosis and chemotherapy of stomach cancer (1 course)
7121
Multimodality treatment of stomach cancer with cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC
38100

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Pulmonology

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
Diagnosis of stomach cancer
4574
Diagnosis and chemotherapy of stomach cancer (1 course)
7199
Multimodality treatment of stomach cancer with cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC
44249

University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Metabolism and Clinical Infectology

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
Diagnosis of stomach cancer
4441
Surgical treatment of stomach cancer with partial resection of the stomach with anastomosis
30425
Surgical treatment of gastric cancer with complete resection and subsequent plasty of the intestinal tissue
30132

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Endocrinology, Diabetology and Infectology

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
Diagnosis of stomach cancer
5147
Surgical treatment of stomach cancer with partial resection of the stomach with anastomosis
36154
Surgical treatment of gastric cancer with complete resection and subsequent plasty of the intestinal tissue
36319

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Endocrinology, Diabetology and Infectology

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
Diagnosis of stomach cancer
4728
Diagnosis and chemotherapy of stomach cancer (1 course)
7271
Multimodality treatment of stomach cancer with cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC
44052
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Stomach cancer is developing in gastric structures producing mucus. The good news is that the stomach cancer incidence decreases all over the world.

Content

  1. How can you suspect stomach cancer diagnosis?
  2. Why is stomach cancer dangerous?
  3. Stage 1
  4. Stage 2
  5. Stage 3
  6. Treatment options
  7. Surgery
  8. Chemotherapy
  9. Targeted therapy
  10. Stage 4
  11. Palliative treatment
  12. How to find the best hospital for treatment abroad?
  13. Price and quality ratio in German oncology hospitals
  14. Treatment abroad with Booking Health

How can you suspect stomach cancer diagnosis?

 

The first alarming symptom in stomach cancer diagnosis is unexplained digestive problems, i.e. nausea, vomiting, bloating, and loss of appetite. They do not necessarily indicate the presence of a malignant tumor, but without a doubt, they require visiting a gastroenterologist.

Many diseases of the upper gastrointestinal tract, such as chronic esophagitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease, gastritis with low acidity or gastric ulcer, lead to chronic trauma of the mucous membrane and are factors that provoke cancer development. Therefore it is so important to carry out their treatment with all the responsibility.

A stomach cancer diagnosis does not have the characteristic manifestations that make it possible to distinguish it from other diseases of this organ, but patients often note a sudden aversion to meat and weight loss despite a good nutrition. Contrary to some stereotypes, bleeding is not always observed in malignant tumors of the upper gastrointestinal tract and, as a rule, arise only at the later stages.

Why is stomach cancer dangerous?

 

A tumor in the stomach disturbs the digestion process, prevents food from passing into the lower gastrointestinal tract. A malignant tumor invades the wall of the stomach and can further spread to other organs, e.g. grow into the large intestine or pancreas. When a tumor is located near the esophagus, it can spread to it and disturb the passage of food into the stomach. As a result, people with cancer experience weight loss until exhaustion. The tumor can spread through the lymphatic and blood vessels to other organs (liver, lungs, brain, bones, etc.), where it starts new foci of malignant growth. Thus, stomach cancer is a life-threatening condition.

Stage 1

 

This stage is one of the initial stages of a stomach cancer diagnosis. A tumor appears in the mucous membrane, but it can affect the muscle layer, as well as spread to a single lymph node. Diagnosing early-stage stomach cancer has the greatest chance of a complete cure. About 95% of patients with stomach cancer detected at the first or zero stage return to normal life after qualified therapy.

Stage 2

 

At the following stages of gastric cancer, the tumor grows into the outer layer of the stomach wall, and up to 15 lymph nodes may be affected. If you diagnose oncology at this stage, the probability of living more than five years after the course of cancer care is close to 50%.

Stage 3

 

At the third stages of gastric cancer, the patient's condition worsens. The tumor spreads to the serous and muscle stomach layers and also affects nearby organs, i.e. the transverse colon, small intestine, liver, spleen, kidneys, and so on. Stomach cancer treatment at this stage gives a chance of five or more years of life for 15-40% of patients after cancer care.

Treatment options

 

Depending on the general condition and age of the patient, the location of the tumor, and the stage of stomach cancer, one or more methods of stomach cancer treatment are used.

Surgery that includes the removal of the tumor is the preferred therapeutic option for most stages of stomach cancer. Depending on the size and location of the neoplasm, the entire stomach or its part is removed.

Chemotherapy is carried out in addition to surgery or when the latter is insufficient or impossible for some reason. Chemotherapy inhibits growth of tumor and metastases, and in some cases helps to reduce the size of the neoplasm.

Radiation therapy is usually used if the tumor is located at the junction of the esophagus and stomach. The method of cancer care allows reducing the size of the neoplasm and allows the patient to eat through the mouth.

Intra-abdominal hyperthermic chemoperfusion or chemoembolization helps to destroy cancer cells in the abdominal cavity while removing the primary neoplasm.

Surgery

 

In stomach cancer, cancer care includes an integrated approach. However, the main method of stomach cancer treatment is surgery.

Depending on the size of the tumor and stage of cancer, doctors perform various operations, i.e. with partial or complete removal of the organ and surrounding tissues.

In leading hospitals for stomach cancer treatment, high-tech interventions are widely used in addition to traditional methods of surgery. Most of the high-tech operations are performed with the da Vinci robotic system.

All modifications of surgery, except for partial resection, include the mandatory lymph node dissection during the operation. Lymphadenectomy for stomach cancer treatment is the removal of fatty tissue surrounding the stomach, which contains the lymph nodes and lymphatic vessels. This procedure is performed regardless of the presence or absence of metastases in the lymphatic system.

Chemotherapy

 

Chemotherapy is used for regional and metastatic gastric cancer. The choice of tactics of stomach cancer treatment is described below.

If stomach cancer goes beyond mucous membrane, then surgery can be one of the treatment options. When the neoplasm goes to submucosa, surgery is used for treatment as well.

If the tumor continues to grow further, there are several cancer care options. However, chemotherapy is mostly prescribed. Chemotherapy is carried out either after surgery or prior to surgery.

Generally, two-drug chemotherapy regimens are followed by fewer side effects than three-drug regimens.

If the neoplasm doesn’t respond to first-line chemotherapy protocols, the subsequent care is selected depending on the previous stomach cancer treatment regimen and the patient's general health.

Targeted therapy

 

Until recently, the average life expectancy of patients with stomach cancer at advanced stages did not exceed one year (if they were treated with existing methods of medical care). Today, new expectations in stomach cancer treatment are associated with targeted therapy, the effectiveness of which has been proved by the recently published data.

An actual new step in the development of medications for stomach cancer treatment is associated with targeted drugs. The action of the latter is directed at certain antigens on cancer cells, which allows achieving high specificity. However, different types of tumors, as well as different cells in the tumor, require different methods of cancer care. Therefore the targeted drugs are only a part of complex therapy or a supporting stomach cancer treatment.

In patients with advanced stages of the disease, targeted drugs allow to slow down cancer progression, improve the survival and quality of life, but do not heal. It’s expected that in the nearest future new targeted methods of cancer care will appear, capable of changing the patient's forecast.

Stage 4

 

It is very important to note that at stage 4, the aim of cancer care is to transform the disease into a chronic form.

Low resectability of metastases in patients with stage 4 gastric cancer forces oncologists to look for new ways to treat stomach cancer of stage 4. Thus, cancer care methods of local influence are applied.

In the leading hospitals, the methods of regional chemoperfusion or chemoembolization are widely used in stage 4 stomach cancer treatment. The results allowed studying the possibilities of using the above methods for stomach cancer treatment more actively.

Regional chemotherapy methods (chemoembolization) affect both the primary tumor and metastases, without the development of severe side effects.

The studies show that chemoembolization as a stomach cancer treatment method is effective and low-traumatic. Consequently, stage 4 stomach cancer patients with burdened history have a chance to prolong life. Chemoembolization in the cancer care of both solitary and multiple metastases in stage 4 stomach cancer makes it possible to achieve stabilization or regression of the oncological process.

Palliative treatment

 

There's also a type of cancer care that is not aimed at curing patients, but helps to create the most favorable living conditions. Stage 4 usually requires a symptomatic or palliative stomach cancer treatment. Palliative therapy is designed to eliminate symptoms that bring torment to the patient like severe pain, nausea, and vomiting, dizziness, or bleeding.

If the tumors are not operable, the surgeon may:

  • Insert a gastrostomy tube. This includes an artificial introduction of the tube into the stomach through the abdominal wall, which will help feed the patient and prolong his life.
  • Form a bypass junction between the intestinal loops and the stomach itself. In this way a path will be created along which food will pass. This will also help to prolong the patient's life.
  • Resort to endoluminal laser therapy, that is, to destroy the tumor with a laser introduced during diagnostic or therapeutic intervention. This method is used when the neoplasm closes the entrance to the stomach.

How to find the best hospital for treatment abroad?

 

When you search for the information about different hospitals for stomach cancer treatment abroad, the whole process can be confusing. To ease up your journey, it's fair to say that German hospitals are ones of the best in the oncology field.

German hospitals rank first among the countries of the European Union in terms of total expenditures in the field of oncology.

Separately, achievements of German medical technology should be mentioned, which is the basis for both scientific discoveries and their practical implementation in the hospitals.

The following hospitals are recommended for the treatment of stomach cancer:

  • University Hospital Duesseldorf
  • University Hospital of Ludwig Maximillian University of Munich
  • University Hospital Ulm
  • University Hospital Frankfurt am Main
  • University Hospital Heidelberg

To know more about the services these hospitals provide, visit the Booking Health website.

Price and quality ratio in German oncology hospitals

 

The sky-high prices for cancer treatment in Germany are one of the most common myths about German medicine. In fact, the cost of treatment in oncological clinics in Germany is much lower than, for example, in the United States.

The cost of treatment with surgical complete resection of the stomach and further plasty of intestinal tissue starts at 29,978 EUR.

The cost of treatment with CRS and HIPEC starts at 38,211 EUR.

The minimal price for diagnostics of stomach cancer is 3,177 EUR.

What you really pay for is:

  • Impeccably accurate diagnostics
  • The latest methods of cancer treatment
  • Highly qualified doctors
  • Sparing methods of performing operations

Thus, when seeking help from German oncology hospitals, patients receive an optimal price-to-quality ratio of medical care. As for the cost of treatment, in each case it is determined individually.

Treatment abroad with Booking Health

 

By choosing treatment abroad, patients receive the best that the world medicine has at its disposal today. In an objective comparison, the cost of services in foreign hospitals is commensurate with local prices for medical care.

As for the arrangement of treatment abroad, the medical tourism company Booking Health takes upon itself all the necessary preparation. Booking Health can even deal with lockdown limitations so that you freely use the option of treatment abroad.

But, perhaps, the most important thing is that Booking Health assists you throughout the whole treatment journey.

Leave a request on the Booking Health website to start the stomach cancer treatment abroad right now.

Authors: Dr. Vadim ZhiliukDr. Sergey Pashchenko




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