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Rectal Cancer — Conservative treatment With 1 Course of Chemotherapy in the Best Hospitals of Germany

Helios Hospital Berlin-Buch

9.7/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Oncology and Palliative Care

The Department of Oncology and Palliative Care offers high-precision diagnostics and comprehensive treatment of oncological diseases, including palliative care for patients with terminal stages of malignancies. The specialized Cancer Center Berlin-Buch also operates on the basis of the department, which allows treating patients in interdisciplinary cooperation with the involvement of various specialists. The doctors of the department have rich experience in treating patients with oncopathologies, and also have a perfect command of all the modern and most effective therapeutic methods. The department is certified in accordance with the standards of the German Cancer Society.

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St. Vincentius Hospital Karlsruhe-Academic Hospital of the University of Freiburg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Karlsruhe

Department of Hematology, Oncology, Immunology and Palliative Care

he Department of Hematology, Oncology, Immunology and Palliative Care specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of patients suffering from blood diseases, oncological and immunological diseases. Palliative medicine also belongs to the main directions of the department.

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MediClin Robert Janker Clinic

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Oncology and Palliative Care

The Department of Oncology and Palliative Care provides palliative treatment for patients with incurable diseases. The goal of the department's doctors is to alleviate the symptoms of the disease and improve the quality of human life. The department's specialists use an individual approach to each patient and always take into account his wishes. A competent multidisciplinary team, which consists of palliative care experts, nurses, psycho-oncologists, physiotherapists and social workers, works here for the benefit of patients.

Medias Cancer Clinic Burghausen

10/10
location_onGermany, Burghausen

Department of Oncology and Surgical Oncology

The Department of Oncology and Surgical Oncology specializes in the conservative and surgical treatment of the full range of cancers. The department is one of the leading in the field of its competence in the international medical arena and treats patients with especially complex clinical cases. The priority focuses of the department's medical team include regional chemotherapy, hyperthermia, immunotherapy, surgical oncology and pain therapy. The goal of the department's doctors is to achieve an optimal therapeutic result with minimal damage to the healthy tissues.

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

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

The Department of Hematology, Oncology, Palliative Care, Rheumatology and Infectology offers the full range of services in these fields. It provides the accurate diagnostics and effective treatment of oncological diseases, benign and malignant blood pathologies, rheumatic and infectious diseases. A separate focus of the department is palliative care aimed at relieving pain and improving the quality of life of the terminally ill patients. The doctors of the department have unique clinical skills and rich experience, which contributes to high treatment success rates.

University Hospital Freiburg

9.7/10
location_onGermany, Freibung

Department of Hematology and Oncology

The Department of Hematology and Oncology offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment of blood diseases, coagulation disorders, oncological diseases and related pathological conditions. The treatment is provided both on an outpatient and inpatient basis. The patient is offered a comprehensive treatment, including intensive care to eliminate side effects associated with the tumor and therapy, development of individual recommendations on nutrition, physiotherapeutic measures and psycho-oncological care.

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Cancer Center

The Cancer Center offers the comprehensive diagnostics, effective treatment and follow-up care for patients with cancer of varying severity. Thanks to the productive research work of the center's specialists, it offers the most modern and unique treatment methods, which have no analogues in most other countries of the world. Clinical activities are mainly focused on the treatment of breast cancer, cancer of the female reproductive organs, prostate, intestinal cancer, skin cancer, head and neck tumors, malignant diseases in children, lung, liver, stomach, pancreas cancers and neuro-oncological tumors. To ensure comprehensive medical care, there is maintained close cooperation with specialists from all related fields.

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Hematology, Oncology, Adult and Pediatric Rheumatology

The Department of Hematology, Oncology, Adult and Pediatric Rheumatology offers the full range of modern diagnostics and treatment of malignant diseases, rheumatic pathologies, including particularly complex clinical cases in these fields. In addition, the department's doctors specialize in stem cell transplantation and occupy leading positions in this field at the international level. The medical team of the department makes every effort to guarantee each patient an individual, first-class treatment, based on the very latest achievements of modern medicine and human respect, understanding of the needs of each patient.

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

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

The Department of Gastroenterology, Hematology, Oncology, Hepatology, Infectology, Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment in these fields. The department specializes in the treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the digestive system, liver and bile ducts, the hematopoietic system, etc. Much attention is paid to the interdisciplinary cooperation (Cancer Center Mainfranken, etc.).

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Oncology and Hematology

The Department of Oncology and Hematology offers accurate diagnostics and effective treatment of benign and malignant blood diseases, as well as solid tumors. The department's specialists are proud of the excellent results in the field of bone marrow transplantation, which is among the department’s priority focuses. The department has 61 beds. Medical care is carried out both on an outpatient and inpatient basis.

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Oncology

The Department of Oncology offers the full range of diagnostics and drug therapy of cancer diseases. The doctors have a broad arsenal of all the very latest methods of chemotherapy, immunotherapy and targeted therapy using innovative drugs. All the necessary specialists from the related fields are involved in the treatment planning, for example, surgeons, radiation therapists, and experts in the field of radiology. Thus, the patient is provided with tailored, comprehensive medical care at the highest level of university medicine.

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Hematology and Oncology

The Department of Hematology and Oncology offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the hematopoietic system, such as acute or chronic leukemia, malignant lymphomas, as well as solid malignant tumors, which require chemotherapy or other systemic therapies. The department offers all systemic treatments, including bone marrow transplantation, antibody therapy. The main goal of each medical team employee is to provide patients with a competent medical care.

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Hematology and Oncology

According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Hematology and Oncology ranks among the top German medical facilities specializing in bowel cancer treatment! The department offers the full range of specialized diagnostics, treatment and follow-up care for patients with oncological diseases and blood diseases. The department's doctors have in their arsenal many innovative effective methods to fight against cancer. In addition, a number of clinical trials are carried out here in order to develop the very latest targeted drugs, immunotherapy drugs, etc. All the department's specialists regularly undergo advanced training courses, which help them to keep abreast of innovations in medicine and to guarantee the best therapy result for patients.

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of Hematology, Oncology and Pulmonology

According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Hematology, Oncology and Pulmonology ranks among the top medical facilities in Germany specializing in bowel cancer treatment! The department offers the full range of modern diagnostics and treatment of solid tumors, benign and malignant blood and hematopoietic system diseases, including bleeding disorders, as well as pathologies of the lungs and other organs of the respiratory system. The offer is complemented by effective palliative care. All physicians of the department are highly qualified experts in their area of specialization and apply theoretical knowledge and clinical experience to ensure an optimal therapy result.

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Charité Comprehensive Cancer Center

Charité Comprehensive Cancer Center offers patients the full range of classical and innovative examinations, treatment of malignant diseases of all organs and anatomical structures of the human body. The spectrum is complemented by follow-up medical care, rehabilitation, modern schemes for the prevention and early detection of malignant diseases. An important component of the therapeutic process in the center is psycho-oncological care. The centerdals with the treatment of patients of all age groups, ranging from small children to elderly patients.

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Oncology, Hematology, Rheumatology and Immunoncology

The Department of Oncology, Hematology, Rheumatology and Immunoncology offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment of solid tumors, benign and malignant diseases of blood and bone marrow, rheumatic pathologies. The priority purpose of each employee in the department is to provide patients with an optimal medical care, based on the use of the very latest treatment methods. The department's specialists are distinguished by their high professionalism and colossal experience in the treatment of extremely complex clinical cases.

Colorectal cancer is treated using several methods simultaneously. Starting from stage 2, chemotherapy is used in most patients. It can be combined with radiation, radical and palliative surgery. At the last stage of the disease, it becomes one of the main treatment methods that can inhibit tumor growth and increase a person's life expectancy.

At what stages can chemotherapy be used? 

Chemotherapy cannot be used at stage 0, when the tumor does not spread beyond the rectal mucosa. It can be used very rarely at stage 1, but only if during the operation it turned out that the neoplasm had spread further than originally thought. At all other stages, the technique can always be used:

  • Stage 2 – chemotherapy is mostly used after surgery to reduce the risk of tumor recurrence after radical treatment of rectal cancer. 
  • Stage 3 – chemotherapy is often carried out prior to surgery to reduce the tumor in size and increase the likelihood of total tumor removal.
  • Stage 4 – chemotherapy, along with radiation, can be used as the main method to help inhibit tumor growth. Radical surgery cannot be always performed at this stage.

What types of chemotherapy can be used? 

There are two types of chemotherapy: 

  • systemic chemotherapy involves the administration of drugs into the body in one way or another, after which they penetrate the systemic circulation and spread throughout the body;
  • regional chemotherapy involves the administration of drugs only in a certain area where they are concentrated in large quantities.

Each method has its advantages and disadvantages. 

Systemic therapy is more common. It is effective because it acts on cancer cells wherever they are. Nonetheless, the drawback of this treatment is that it also affects healthy cells, especially those that divide quickly. Therefore, patients have many side effects, such as nausea, hair loss, problems with hematopoietic bone marrow function. However, most side effects are reversible. They disappear some time after the completion of chemotherapy.

Regional chemotherapy is less commonly used. It involves the administration of drugs into the body cavities or arteries that feed certain organs and tissues. The advantage of this approach is that it creates huge concentrations of drugs. Such doses cannot be administered when conducting systemic treatment due to negative effects on the human body. The downside is the invasiveness of the treatment procedure and its limitations. The regional therapy affects only certain foci of the tumor tissue, but does not affect distant metastasis.

What is the procedure of systemic chemotherapy? 

In the course of systemic treatment, the drugs are administered intravenously or orally in the form of pills. How they will be used depends on the bioavailability of the drug. If it is able to be fully absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract, there is no need to administer the drug into a vein. However, some drugs are not able to penetrate the bloodstream from the digestive system.

The therapy involves the use of at least 2 drugs. One treatment cycle lasts from 2 to 4 weeks. The patient requires several such cycles. There are made some breaks between these cycles to let the body recover. The total duration of chemotherapy is 6 months.  

The doctors use different combinations of drugs. The scheme, number of drugs, the duration of treatment is determined based on the particular clinical course of the disease, the histological type of the tumor, the patient’s health status, tolerability of the treatment and the intermediate results (tumor response to chemotherapy). This treatment method is often combined with targeted therapy and radiation.

What is the procedure of regional chemotherapy? 

The regional chemotherapy can be rarely used to treat rectal cancer, but in some cases it helps to improve the results of other treatments. The scope of application of the regional therapy includes: 

  • in case of tumor spread into the abdominal cavity, the doctors carry out intraperitoneal chemotherapy;
  • in case of metastatic foci in the liver, the doctors perform hepatic artery embolization (emboli block the access of blood to the tumor, as well as affect it with large doses of cytostatics).

Combination with other methods 

Chemotherapy can almost never be used as the only way to treat cancer. It is combined with other methods: 

  • Surgical treatment – chemotherapy is either prescribed before surgery to reduce the size of the tumor or after tumor removal to reduce the risk of relapse.
  • Radiation – chemotherapy is mostly combined with radiation therapy, unless the patient does not tolerate treatment. In this case only one of these methods can be used. 
  • Targeted therapy, immunotherapy – chemotherapy in combination with these methods, as well as with radiation, is mostly used for the treatment of rectal cancer of the last stage, when radical surgery cannot be performed. 

Chemotherapy can be combined not only with radical, but also with palliative surgery. They are performed to reduce symptoms, normalize the removal of feces from the rectum, prevent severe bleeding. The drugs can inhibit tumor growth and increase the life expectancy of a person, even in advanced forms of the disease.

Treatment in Germany with the Booking Health company 

To undergo rectal cancer treatment in Germany, you can contact the specialists of the Booking Health company. We specialize in the organization of treatment abroad. When booking treatment via the Booking Health service, you will get a number of benefits: 

  • Selection of the best hospital in Germany, the doctors of which specialize in the fight against rectal cancer and have outstanding achievements in this field of oncology.  
  • Reduced costs of diagnostics and treatment due to the lack of overpricing and coefficients for foreign patients. 
  • Appointment with a doctor on the most suitable dates. 
  • Preparation of a diagnostic and treatment program in Germany taking into account the previous examinations.
  • Establishment of communication directly with an attending physician.
  • Monitoring all stages of the program. 
  • Control of invoices, return of unspent funds. 
  • Buying and forwarding of medicines. 
  • Organization of additional cancer diagnostics, treatment or rehabilitation. 
  • Communication with a medical center after rectal cancer treatment in Germany. 

The Booking Health company will provide you with all the necessary services. We will book a hotel and airline tickets, meet you at the German airport and deliver to the hospital.




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