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Treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma in Germany

Hodgkin lymphoma is a malignant oncological disease. The tumour grows from the lymphoid tissue. The substrate for its growth is Reed-Sternberg-Berezovsky cells or Hodgkin cells, their predecessors. This disease counts for about 1% in the structure of malignant formations, and for about 30% of all malignant lymphomas. Men suffer from this disease one and a half times more often than women.

 

The Booking Health portal presents 52 German clinics specializing in Hodgkin lymphoma treatment

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Hodgkin lymphoma – Diagnostics

Hodgkin lymphoma can be suspected at the early stages due to the swollen lymph nodes and symptoms of intoxication. To confirm the diagnosis instrumental and laboratory examinations are needed. 

The main of them are:

  • X-ray methods. Radiography and fluoroscopy are the methods that can detect enlarged lymph nodes.
  • Open biopsy of the lymph node is used in order to confirm the diagnosis. In contrast to the puncture biopsy (with a needle), it gives more information, as it allows to carry out a histological examination of the tissue sample. It also gives less false positive and false negative results. A fragment of the lymph node which was enlarged  earlier than the others is taken during the biopsy.
  • Ultrasound examination, CT, MRI are used to assess the extension of pathological process and determine the stage of Hodgkin lymphoma. On the basis of this information, as well as on the basis of the results of lymph node histological examination, the prognosis of the disease is assessed and therapeutic tactics is selected.

 

Best clinics for the Hodgkin lymphoma diagnostics in Germany:

 

University Hospital Mannheim

University Hospital Mannheim

3862

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

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

4377

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Hodgkin lymphoma – Treatment

The basic treatment methods are radiation therapy and chemotherapy. The best results are achieved with the combination of both types of therapy. The treatment program is selected according to the stage of the disease and the patient's age. Radiation therapy presumes the targeted irradiation of the swollen lymph nodes, as well as prophylactic irradiation of the neighbouring structures. Chemotherapy is performed using a combination of several drugs.

Some patients undergo the stem cells transplantation. Surgery is indicated for patients with refractory (remission is not achieved, despite of the treatment) or recurrent form of the Hodgkin lymphoma. Stem cells for transplantation are taken from peripheral blood or bone marrow. Patient’s own and donor stem cells can be used.

 

Best clinics for the Hodgkin lymphoma treatment in Germany:

 

Gamma Knife and Radiotherapy Center Krefeld

Gamma Knife and Radiotherapy Center Krefeld

Radiotherapy in Hodgkin's lymphoma (Hodgkin's disease)

15779help11779

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

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

Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation in Hodgkins lymphoma

175295

Chemotherapy in Hodgkin lymphoma (Hodgkin disease)

7416

Radiotherapy in Hodgkin's lymphoma (Hodgkin's disease)

24493

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Hodgkin lymphoma – Rehabilitation

Most patients require rehabilitation after the treatment of complex oncological diseases. It includes the following aspects:

  • Prevention of complications that may occur as a result of treatment. It can be pneumonia, lymphostasis, thromboembolic or infectious complications.
  • Restoration of general health. The elimination of the consequences after surgeries and chemotherapy is carried out. The functions of internal organs are restored with the help of various medical and rehabilitation measures.
  • Restoration of occupation. A person must not just stay alive. He must have physical and intellectual capabilities, which are sufficient for employment. 
  • Psychological support. First of all, it is required for patients, whose occupational performance was harmed because of the disease. Patients with deterioration of appearance also will benefit from psychological help.
  • Restoration of appearance. If necessary, you can use surgical and other methods in Germany to restore appearance defects caused by cancer. For example, to carry out the reconstruction of the breast.
  • Social and domestic rehabilitation. A person with reduced workability is trained to act in the society and perform everyday tasks in new conditions.

In German clinics, rehabilitation is carried out in a comprehensive manner. The patients are provided with qualitative care here. Doctors' monitoring and conservative treatment allow to avoid complications, which usually happen after treatment of oncological diseases. Psychotherapy, physiotherapy and physical therapy are actively used in Germany.

Specialists in different medical spheres take part in the rehabilitation process. These are massage therapists, speech therapists, specialists in physiotherapy exercises, physiotherapists. Social and occupational therapy is carried out, as well. If necessary, people are taught how to eat properly, take care of a colostomy or urostomy, etc.

In Germany, rehabilitation is carried out with the maximum level of comfort for the patient. A person feels the results quite quickly and it improves his motivation and promotes further recovery.

 

Best clinics for oncological rehabilitation in Germany:

 

Max Grundig Clinic Buehl

Max Grundig Clinic Buehl

1412.43Per day

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Author: Dr. Nadezhda Ivanisova


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  • Issuing of an invitation for getting a visa for treatment as quick as possible
  • Fixing an appointment at a time convenient for you
  • Preliminary organization of a comprehensive examination and discussion of the forthcoming treatment plan
  • Arranging transfer from the airport to the hospital and back to the airport
  • Provision of interpreting services and services of a personal medical coordinator
  • If necessary, assistance in the organization of further surgical treatment
  • Provision of a medical insurance against treatment complications covering up to 200,000 euro
  • Preparation and translation of medical records and recommendations from the hospital
  • Assistance in the subsequent communication with your attending physician, including consultations on repeated X-ray images through the unique medical document management system E-doc



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