Hematology:
Radiation Therapy of Brain for Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) with Brain Damage

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) affects not only the bone marrow. Once in the blood, the tumor cells gradually spread throughout the body. Brain membrane impairment, or else neuroleukemia, can be a threatening complication of the disease. Treatment of such patients is carried out by radiation therapy.

Diagnostics

The severity of brain structure damage is determined during survey. During the first visit, the physician examines the patient, collects his/her case history and prescribes a set of tests:

  • complete blood count,
  • blood chemistry,
  • cytogenetic analysis,
  • CT/MRI of the head.

Based on the diagnostics findings, the professional decides on the need in radiation. The patient is explained the goals of therapy, risks of side effects and measures to prevent the same.

Procedure

The patient is admitted to a hospital for up to 31 days. Radiotherapy sessions are carried out daily for a few minutes. Ionizing radiation doses are selected individually, taking into account the age and general condition of the patient. The total cost of medication will depend on the cycle intensity and treatment duration.

The procedures are performed in the radiological room. The patient is placed on a special table, under which there is placed a radiation installation. Irradiation is performed from the lateral fields of the head field, 2 cm away from its surface. The healthy parts of the body are covered by shields during the session.

As regards side effects, the patients may report:

  • fatigue,
  • dizziness,
  • increased body temperature,
  • cardiopalmus,
  • hair loss,
  • dyspeptic disorders (nausea, vomiting).

In order to mitigate the adverse effects, a symptomatic therapy is prescribed. The clinic staff provides a careful patient care.

After course completion, the oncologist conducts examination and provides recommendations for further treatment.

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University Hospital Bonn

8.6/10 from 150 Votes

Radiation therapy of brain in Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) with brain damage

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 31 day
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Bonn

Price 30909.00

University Hospital Cologne

8.7/10 from 82 Votes

Radiation therapy of brain in Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) with brain damage

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 31 day
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne

Price 31016.00

University Hospital Frankfurt

7.5/10 from 97 Votes

Radiation therapy of brain in Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) with brain damage

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 31 day
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main

Price 36219.00

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10 from 95 Votes

Radiation therapy of brain in Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) with brain damage

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 31 day
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Price 44345.00

University Hospital Heidelberg

9/10 from 57 Votes

Radiation therapy of brain in Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) with brain damage

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 31 day
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Heidelberg

Price 36067.00

Krankenhaus Nordwest

9.5/10 from 24 Votes

Radiation therapy of brain in Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) with brain damage

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 31 day
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main

Price 28524.00

Städtisches Klinikum Schwabing

8.5/10 from 7 Votes

Radiation therapy of brain in Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) with brain damage

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 31 day
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Price 28469.00

RWTH University Hospital Aachen

8.7/10 from 41 Votes

Radiation therapy of brain in Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) with brain damage

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 31 day
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Aachen

Price 28288.00

Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Ruettenscheid

9.9/10 from 42 Votes

Radiation therapy of brain in Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) with brain damage

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 31 day
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Essen

Price 26192.00

University Hospital Dusseldorf

9.9/10 from 71 Votes

Radiation therapy of brain in Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) with brain damage

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 31 day
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Duesseldorf

Price 36099.00

Hannover Medical School, MHH

9.8/10 from 43 Votes

Radiation therapy of brain in Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) with brain damage

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 31 day
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hannover

Price 30834.00

Städtisches Klinikum Neuperlach

9.8/10 from 11 Votes

Radiation therapy of brain in Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) with brain damage

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 31 day
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Price 28585.00

Gummersbach District Hospital of the Klinikum Oberberg

9.6/10 from 23 Votes

Radiation therapy of brain in Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) with brain damage

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


Duration 31 day
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Gummersbach

Price 26164.00

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.5/10 from 78 Votes

Radiation therapy of brain in Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) with brain damage

Department of Hematology and Oncology at the University Hospital of Halle (Saale) has many years of experience in diagnostics and treatment of hematological and oncological diseases. It completely covers the whole range of hematology and oncology.


Duration 31 day
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Halle

Price 30997.00

UKGM Gießen

9.5/10 from 35 Votes

Radiation therapy of brain in Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) with brain damage

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 31 day
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Giessen

Price 28538.00

University Hospital Wurzburg

9.2/10 from 38 Votes

Radiation therapy of brain in Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) with brain damage

Medical Clinic II provides inpatient and outpatient treatment to patients with hematologic/oncologic, gastrointestinal and rheumatological/immunological diseases. In March 2005, it opened a new center for stem cell transplantation.


Duration 31 day
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Würzburg

Price 31309.00