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Liver Cancer — Chemotherapy: treatment in the Best Hospitals in the World

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Helios Hospital Berlin-Buch

Helios Hospital Berlin-Buch

Overall rating 9.7 / 10

Department of Oncology

The Department of Oncology 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.

Peter Reichardt
Prof. Dr. med.Peter Reichardt
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Price from: 8278.02
St. Vincentius Hospital Karlsruhe
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Department of Hematology and Oncology

The Department of Hematology and Oncology treats solid malignant tumors of various localizations, blood cancer, and benign hematopoietic pathologies. A qualified team consisting of oncologists, hematologists, psycho-oncologists, physiotherapists, and experienced nursing staff takes care of the health of patients. Whenever required, doctors from related medical fields are also involved in the therapeutic process. All specialists make every effort to provide patients with effective and personalized medical services while surrounding them with care. The department is part of the Cancer Center of the hospital, which is certified according to the requirements of the German Cancer Society (DKG). The department prefers a multidisciplinary approach, holding weekly tumor boards with the participation of oncologists, hematologists, radiation therapists, and surgeons, as well as highly specialized experts in gynecology, urology, gastroenterology, pulmonology, etc. The department's specialists have in their arsenal modern treatment methods for malignant diseases, including chemotherapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy, hormone therapy, and many others. Patients with advanced stages of cancer are offered palliative care aimed at alleviating pain syndrome and ensuring a decent quality of life.

Christian Meyer zum Büschenfelde
Prof. Dr. med.Christian Meyer zum Büschenfelde
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Hospital directly 8744.98
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MediClin Robert Janker Clinic

MediClin Robert Janker Clinic

Overall rating 9.5 / 10

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.

Katri Elina Clemens
Dr. med.Katri Elina Clemens
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Price from: 8851.17

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.

Karl Reinhard Aigner
Prof. Dr. med.Karl Reinhard Aigner
Price from: 9317.84
University Hospital Ulm
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University Hospital Ulm

Overall rating 8.7 / 10

Department of Hematology, Oncology, Rheumatology, Infectology and Bone Marrow Transplantation

The Department of Hematology, Oncology, Rheumatology, Infectology and Bone Marrow Transplantation offers modern diagnostics and treatment in all areas of its specialization. The medical facility treats patients with solid malignant tumors of various locations, malignant and benign diseases of the hematopoietic system, rheumatic diseases, and infections. The department enjoys a reputation as one of the leading health facilities for bone marrow transplants in Germany, which is confirmed by accreditation in accordance with JACIE standards. More than 80 allogeneic and more than 100 autologous bone marrow transplants are performed in the medical facility annually. In addition, the department successfully carries out innovative CAR T-cell therapy, which is available only in the most advanced medical centers worldwide. The department is part of the Comprehensive Cancer Center Ulm (CCCU), where a multidisciplinary team of highly professional doctors takes care of the health of patients. The high quality of medical services is confirmed by the certification of the German Cancer Society (DKG). The health of patients is in the safe hands of experienced specialists who strive to provide each patient with the most effective treatment using advanced therapeutic methods. The medical facility has 112 beds and many specialized outpatient clinics.

Hartmut Döhner
Prof. Dr. med.Hartmut Döhner
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Price from: 8736.33
University Hospital Freiburg
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University Hospital Freiburg

Overall rating 9.7 / 10

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.

Justus Duyster
Prof. Dr. med.Justus Duyster
Price from: 9369
University Hospital Frankfurt am Main
Specialized hospital

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.

Chris­ti­an Brandts
Prof. Dr. med.Chris­ti­an Brandts
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Price from: 8340.66
University Hospital Heidelberg
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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.

Carsten Müller-Tidow
Prof. Dr. med.Carsten Müller-Tidow
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University Hospital Würzburg
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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.).

Hermann Einsele
Prof. Dr. med.Hermann Einsele
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Price from: 7999.27
University Hospital RWTH Aachen
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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.

Edgar Jost
PD Dr. med.Edgar Jost
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Price from: 9025.52
University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden
Specialized hospital

Department of Oncology

The Department of Oncology offers the full range of diagnostics and drug therapy of malignant diseases. Particular attention is paid to the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers (colon, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, liver), lung cancer, connective tissue malignancies (sarcomas) and germ cell tumors. The department's doctors have in their arsenal the very latest methods of chemotherapy, immunotherapy and targeted therapy with innovative medicines. The necessary specialists from related fields are involved in the treatment planning, for example, surgeons, radiation therapists, specialists in radiology, gastroenterologists, pulmonologists and others. The patient receives individualized, comprehensive medical care at the highest level of university medicine. The treatment is carried out both on an inpatient and outpatient basis. The therapy regimen is determined individually for each patient, based on the characteristics of the disease and general health condition.

Gunnar Folprecht
Prof. Dr. med.Gunnar Folprecht
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Price from: 10414.04
University Hospital Erlangen
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University Hospital Erlangen

Overall rating 9.1 / 10

Department of Hematology and Oncology

The Department of Hematology and Oncology provides diagnostics and comprehensive treatment of diseases of the hematopoietic system, as well as solid tumors of various organs. Hematologists most often deal with the treatment of acute and chronic leukemias, malignant lymphomas, myelodysplastic syndromes, plasmacytomas and other pathologies. Chemotherapy is usually first-line therapy. The department's specialists also successfully perform bone marrow transplantation. In the field of oncology, the department provides effective treatment of various tumors of the gastrointestinal tract, endocrine glands, female and male reproductive system, skin cancer, soft tissue and bone sarcomas, head and neck malignancies, etc. The patients suffering from cancer are offered classical (chemotherapy, immunotherapy, hormone therapy) and innovative (immunotherapy, CAR T-cell therapy) treatment methods. Surgical resection of solid tumors is performed by specialized surgeons. The treatment regimen is developed individually for each patient at the tumor board, which plays an important role in achieving a successful treatment result.

Andreas Mackensen
Prof. Dr. med.Andreas Mackensen
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Price from: 8931.56
University Hospital Halle (Saale)
Specialized hospital

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.

Mascha Binder
Prof. Dr. med.Mascha Binder
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Price from: 7863.55
University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf
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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.

Carsten Bokemeyer
Prof. Dr. med.Carsten Bokemeyer
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Price from: 7840.58
Charite University Hospital Berlin
Specialized hospital

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.

Ulrich Keilholz
Prof. Dr. med.Ulrich Keilholz
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Price from: 7977.34
University Hospital Bonn
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University Hospital Bonn

Overall rating 9.2 / 10

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.

Peter Brossart
Prof. Dr. med.Peter Brossart
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Price from: 9303.22

Chemotherapy is used for the treatment of most cancers, and liver cancer is no exception. Chemotherapy is not highly effective for this disease. But it still remains the main method for inoperable tumors. This applies to the majority of liver cancer cases, because radical surgery can only be performed when carcinoma is detected at an early stage.

Content

  1. Indications
  2. Systemic chemotherapy
  3. Regional chemotherapy
  4. Treatment abroad with Booking Health

Indications

 

The chemotherapy method in the treatment of liver cancer is used in the following cases:

  • Localized inoperable cancer
  • Metastatic liver cancer
  • Recurrent cancer after surgery

Chemotherapy treatment is not usually applied in addition to radical surgery. It is not prescribed after a surgical intervention. An exception is chemotherapy for liver metastases. Sometimes chemotherapy, along with targeted therapy, immunotherapy, radiation therapy or hepatic artery embolization, can be used to try to shrink the tumor. In this case, non-resectable cancer can sometimes be made resectable. Eventually, the patient undergoes surgery, which may potentially cure the disease.

For non-resectable localized cancer, the treatment option of organ transplantation remains. Chemotherapy can be used while the patient is waiting for this operation.

Systemic chemotherapy

 

The conventional way of treatment is based on chemotherapy drugs administered intravenously or taken orally by the patient in the form of tablets, pills or capsules. Such therapy for oncological disease allows for affecting all tumor foci at once, regardless of their localization. Therefore, a therapeutic effect can also be achieved at a stage of liver cancer in which distant metastases have already occurred.

Unfortunately, chemotherapy drugs are not particularly effective for hepatocellular carcinoma. Therefore, at least two drugs are used simultaneously. If the patient is in a good physical condition and can tolerate more intensive treatment, three drugs can be used. 

Chemotherapy is carried out in cycles. Each cycle is followed by a rest phase. One cycle lasts 2-3 weeks. The treatment regimen depends on the combination of drugs used.

Systemic chemotherapy for stage 4 liver cancer can only control the disease for a short time or shrink the size of the tumor. As a rule, the response to this treatment does not last long. Recent studies have shown that chemotherapy does not significantly affect the life expectancy of patients with liver cancer.

Regional chemotherapy

 

Regional chemotherapy has proven to be a more effective type of cancer treatment. The drugs are delivered directly into the area where the tumor is located. This allows for much higher dosages. However, the method also has disadvantages: the treatment is invasive, as it requires access to the hepatic artery via a catheter. It mainly targets the main tumor, but not its metastases.

The essence of the treatment method is as follows:

  1. Under the general anesthesia, the patient  undergoes a minor surgical procedure in which the hepatic artery is catheterized and a device is implanted under the abdominal skin to inject the chemotherapy drugs.
  2. The chemotherapy drugs are injected into a reservoir.
  3. They are gradually delivered into the hepatic artery with a pump.

Although high doses of drugs are used, they have little or no systemic effect and do not cause any side effects typical of chemotherapy. The reason for this is that most drugs are destroyed as they pass through the liver.

Regional chemotherapy for liver cancer is mainly used in patients with inoperable cancer as an alternative to surgery. This method allows for shrinking the size of the tumor. Sometimes the cancer becomes operable after a course of regional chemotherapy, and the doctor may try to remove the tumor so that the patient is completely cured.

Treatment abroad with Booking Health

 

You can undergo chemotherapy for liver cancer abroad. You can use the Booking Health service to do this. You can book a medical care program by selecting a treatment cost that is affordable for you. The Booking Health staff will help you organize your trip. By booking your liver cancer treatment through our service, you will benefit from a variety of advantages:

  • Selection of the best oncology clinic that specializes in chemotherapy for liver cancer.
  • Reduced cost for liver cancer treatment. You save up to 50% due to the absence of extra charges and coefficients for foreign patients.
  • Appointment scheduled at your convenience.
  • Preparation of the program in line with the previous diagnostic examinations.
  • Direct contact with your attending physician.
  • Monitoring of all the stages of the program.
  • Control of invoices and return of unused funds.
  • Buying and forwarding medications to your native country.
  • Organization of additional diagnostic or treatment procedures, including liver recovery after chemotherapy.
  • Communication with the hospital after the completion of your treatment.

We will take care of booking your hotel room and your flight tickets. We will also meet you at the German airport and take you to the hospital. After the program is completed, our team will arrange your return transfer.

 

Authors: 

The article was edited by medical experts, board certified doctors Dr. Nadezhda Ivanisova and Dr. Vadim Zhiliuk. For the treatment of the conditions referred to in the article, you must consult a doctor; the information in the article is not intended for self-medication!

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Sources:

Cancer. Net

National Library of Medicine

National Cancer Institute