Cancer:
Choriocarcinoma — Chemotherapy. Treatment abroad

Choriocarcinomas are rare malignancies of the female reproductive system. They are primary and secondary by origin. Primary choriocarcinomas are developed in the ovaries from embryonic germ cells in girls and women who had no previous pregnancies. The formation of secondary tumors is associated with pregnancy. Such formations are derived from cells of the outer shell of the ovum and, losing contact with it, can affect various organs (uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, lungs and so on).

The main treatment method is chemotherapy. A number of patients are further prescribed surgical and radiation techniques.

Chemotherapy

The drugs from the group of anti-metabolites, anti-tumor antibiotics and oncolytic alkaloids are frequently used for choriocarcinomas. The drugs are prescribed as a mono- or polychemotherapy. The specific dosage regimen is chosen based on the tumor process stage.

The treatment is carried out by courses 2 to 3 weeks each until normalization of human chorionic gonadotropin level in the body. After that, we recommend three more preventive courses according to the same regimen. When the selected line of therapy proves to be ineffective, the chemotherapyis changed.

Surgery

The indications for surgical treatment are:

  • massive bleeding,
  • a high risk of organ rupture by the tumor,
  • choriocarcinoma resistance to chemotherapy.

The standard scope of surgery is resection of the affected organ and metastasis. After intervention, the issue of appointment of an adequate course of anti-tumor agents is addressed.

Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy may be recommended for patients with brain metastases. In modern clinics, the proton therapy is preferred, which is different from the conventional therapy by higher efficiency and safety. The method implies irradiation of pathological zones with beams of heavy particles, i.e. protons. Releasing the energy at a predetermined depth, such beams do not cause damage to healthy tissues, thus eliminating the risk of adverse influence on the sensitive brain structures.

The procedures are conducted daily on an outpatient basis. One session takes 20 to 30 minutes. The course can take up to 30 visits.

After treatment completion, the patients shall be subject to a dynamic follow-up.

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University Hospital Bonn

8.6/10 from 150 Votes

Chemotherapy of choriocarcinoma (1 course)

The key objective of the Department of Internal Medicine III is to create and offer optimal treatments for internal diseases on inpatient, partially inpatient and outpatient basis.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Bonn

Price 6065.00

University Hospital Cologne

8.7/10 from 82 Votes

Chemotherapy of choriocarcinoma (1 course)

The Department I for Internal Medicine of the University Hospital Cologne deals with the treatment of patients with various internal diseases. This includes in particular the following fields: Oncology, Hematology, Clinical infectology, Clinical immunology, Hemostasis, Intensive care.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne

Price 6178.00

University Hospital Frankfurt

7.5/10 from 97 Votes

Chemotherapy of choriocarcinoma (1 course)

The Department of Hematology, Oncology, Hemostasis, Rheumatology and Infectology at the University Hospital Frankfurt specializes in the treatment of all diseases of the hymatopoietic system and solid tumors.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main

Price 7458.00

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10 from 95 Votes

Chemotherapy of choriocarcinoma (1 course)

The Charité Comprehensive Cancer Center integrates the clinical and research activities for all Charité departments and institutes dealing with Cancer. The director of the Charité Comprehensive Cancer Center is Prof. Dr. med. Ulrich Keilholz.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Price 8949.00

University Hospital Heidelberg

9/10 from 57 Votes

Chemotherapy of choriocarcinoma (1 course)

The Department of Hematology, Oncology and Rheumatology at the Heidelberg University Hospital makes every effort to provide medical care of the highest quality to the patients with oncologic and rheumatologic diseases.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Heidelberg

Krankenhaus Nordwest

9.5/10 from 24 Votes

Chemotherapy of choriocarcinoma (1 course)

Department of Oncology and Hematology of Krankenhaus Nordwest offers a wide range of medical services, including diagnosis, therapy and treatment of oncological diseases or diseases closely associated with the circulatory system.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main

Price 5864.00

Städtisches Klinikum Schwabing

8.5/10 from 7 Votes

Chemotherapy of choriocarcinoma (1 course)

The Department of Hematology, Oncology, Immunology, Palliative Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine in Schwabing treats all benign blood diseases, disorders of the immune and coagulation system, all forms of blood cancer, and the most of cancers.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Price 5860.00

RWTH University Hospital Aachen

8.7/10 from 41 Votes

Chemotherapy of choriocarcinoma (1 course)

The Department of Oncology, Hematology and Stem Cell Transplant provides patient care on both inpatient and outpatient basis. The focuses of the inpatient treatment are acute leukemia and high-dose chemotherapy followed by autologous blood stem cell transplantation.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Aachen

Price 5709.00

Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Ruettenscheid

9.9/10 from 42 Votes

Chemotherapy of choriocarcinoma (1 course)

The main treatment areas of the Department of Internal Medicine I, headed by Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Budde, are invasive and non-invasive cardiac diagnostics and therapy of all cardiac diseases.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Essen

Price 5349.00

University Hospital Dusseldorf

9.9/10 from 71 Votes

Chemotherapy of choriocarcinoma (1 course)

The Department of Hematology, Oncology and Clinical Immunology at the University Hospital Dusseldorf provides treatment of patients with blood diseases, cancer and immune system diseases. The Department focuses on the treatment of malignant diseases of  blood, bone marrow and lymph nodes. .


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Duesseldorf

Price 7309.00

Hannover Medical School, MHH

9.8/10 from 43 Votes

Chemotherapy of choriocarcinoma (1 course)

The clinic of hematology, hemostasis, oncology and stem cell transplantation is a leading therapeutic clinic of the Medical Institute of Hannover for patients with solid tumor and systemic diseases, with other partially benign diseases of the hematopoietic system, as well as bleeding disorders.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hannover

Price 6047.00

Städtisches Klinikum Neuperlach

9.8/10 from 11 Votes

Chemotherapy of choriocarcinoma (1 course)

The department of hematology and oncology diagnosed and treated malignant tumors. The therapeutic spectrum includes all medicamentous treating methodes including chemotherapy, antibody, immune and hormone therapy. Cancer patients benefit from interdisciplinary treatment.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Price 5808.00

Salem-Spital

9.6/10 from 29 Votes

Chemotherapy of choriocarcinoma (1 course)

Specialists in Department of Oncology of Salem-Spital are also involved in Swiss Tumor Institute STI. Among our partners there is a competenct network that offers real advantages in diagnosis and therapy of tumors and treats patients as the focus of its work.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Switzerland
location_searchingCity: Bern

Gummersbach District Hospital of the Klinikum Oberberg

9.6/10 from 23 Votes

Chemotherapy of choriocarcinoma (1 course)

The Department of Internal Medicine II at the Klinikum Oberberg in Gummersbach focuses on diagnosis and treatment of oncological and hematological diseases.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Gummersbach

Price 5346.00

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.5/10 from 78 Votes

Chemotherapy of choriocarcinoma (1 course)

The Department of Internal Medicine IV (Hematology and Oncology) covers the whole range of hematology and oncology. This includes prevention, diagnosis, therapy and post-operative care for cancer of all organs and blood.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Halle

Price 6173.00

UKGM Gießen

9.5/10 from 35 Votes

Chemotherapy of choriocarcinoma (1 course)

The department of internal medicine IV and V includes general internal medicine and a number of priority areas of this subject. The clinic offers a wide range of newest innovative treatments especially in the fields of medical oncology, hematology and palliative care.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Giessen

Price 5596.00