Clinic of Advanced Biological Medicine

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Breast cancer — Brachytherapy. Treatment abroad

In recent years, the death rate from breast cancer (BC) began to decrease gradually. 20 years ago, the disease killed about 30% patients, but today the number of deaths has declined to 20%. This is explained by both early detection of tumors and improved approaches to their treatment. One of the modern methods of combating the breast cancer is brachytherapy.

Procedure

Brachytherapy is a kind of radiation therapy, in which the radiation source is applied directly to the tumor focus. Radioactive material emits very low doses of radiation, which are, nevertheless, sufficient to kill the cancer cells.

The method advantages include:

  • Low exposure of healthy tissues to radiation.
  • Fewer complications compared to external radiotherapy.
  • A short course of treatment and rapid return of the patients to regular lifestyle.

For breast cancer, brachytherapy is used after surgery (lumpectomy or partial mastectomy). At an early stage of the disease, this technique can also be used as the sole treatment method, but this practice has not been studied in clinical trials.

There are two options of the procedure:

  1. Interstitial brachytherapy. Multiple catheters are installed around the resected tumor bed, through which the radioactive pellets are injected. After a few days, the catheters with emitting material are removed.
  2. Balloon brachytherapy. A small balloon filled with salt water is placed near the removed gland. 2 times a day, the radioactive particles are added to it via a thin tube, which are then extracted in a short time. Manipulations are repeated for 5 days, after which the balloon is removed and emptied.

The treatment side effects occur in the area where the radio emitting source was implanted. Typically, the patients report skin redness, bruising and pain in the chest. These negative phenomena pass away within 2 to 3 weeks after the treatment course completion. In rare cases, for several years after brachytherapy, the broken ribs are possible, but they are set without intervention.

At the discretion of the physician, the brachytherapy may be used in combination with external remote radiation.

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Academic Hospital Cologne-Holweide

10/10 from 32 Votes

Brachytherapy in breast cancer

A highly professional team is working in the Breast Center Cologne-Holweide under the supervision of Dr. Matthias Waerm. A high level of professionalism of the team, modern diagnostic and treatment technologies, personal attention and care makes the Breast Centre Holweide unique.  .


Duration 6 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne

Price 11633.00

University Hospital Bonn

8.6/10 from 150 Votes

Brachytherapy in breast cancer

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 6 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Bonn

Price 13038.00

University Hospital Frankfurt

7.5/10 from 97 Votes

Brachytherapy in breast cancer

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 6 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main

Price 14659.00

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10 from 95 Votes

Brachytherapy in breast cancer

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 6 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Price 17911.00

University Hospital Tubingen

9.2/10 from 55 Votes

Brachytherapy in breast cancer

The Department of Gynecology, Mammology and Obstetrics at the University Hospital Tubingen is the department of maximum care. All diseases of gynecology and obstetrics can be diagnosed and treated here.


Duration 6 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Tuebingen

Price 15133.00

RWTH University Hospital Aachen

8.9/10 from 41 Votes

Brachytherapy in breast cancer

The Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics comprises such fields as general gynecology and gynecological oncology, obstetrics and perinatal medicine. The Department occupies a top position nationwide in its specialization. The Department is focused on gynecological oncology, breast cancer and urogynecology.


Duration 6 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Aachen

Price 12710.00

University Hospital Heidelberg

9/10 from 57 Votes

Brachytherapy in breast cancer

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 6 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Heidelberg

University Hospital rechts der Isar der TU München

8.3/10 from 70 Votes

Brachytherapy in breast cancer

The Department of Gynecology at the university hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar consists of the Department of Gynecology and a Medical Centre for Mothers and Children with a Department of Antenatal Care and Obstetrics as well as an integrated newborn intensive care unit.


Duration 6 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Price 15148.00

Krankenhaus Nordwest

9.5/10 from 24 Votes

Brachytherapy in breast cancer

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 6 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main

Price 11971.00

Städtisches Klinikum Schwabing

8.5/10 from 7 Votes

Brachytherapy in breast cancer

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 6 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Price 11765.00

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

8.9/10 from 40 Votes

Brachytherapy in breast cancer

Having a long tradition, the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics is a recognised medical institution in the center of Munich for almost 100 years.


Duration 6 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Ruettenscheid

9.9/10 from 42 Votes

Brachytherapy in breast cancer

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 6 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Essen

Price 10581.00

Hannover Medical School, MHH

9.8/10 from 43 Votes

Brachytherapy in breast cancer

MUH breast center is the central institution for diagnostics and treatment of breast diseases. A particular attention is paid to breast cancer. We offer the concept of holistic care to women, as well as men with breast cancer.


Duration 6 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hannover

Price 12759.00

Gummersbach District Hospital of the Klinikum Oberberg

9.6/10 from 23 Votes

Brachytherapy in breast cancer

The Breast Center was founded at the Klinikum Oberberg in Gummersbach to provide a comprehensive treatment for the patients with breast cancer.


Duration 6 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Gummersbach

Price 10507.00

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.5/10 from 78 Votes

Brachytherapy in breast cancer

The Department of Gynecology at the University Hospital of Halle (Saale) covers all fields of conservative and surgical gynecology. There function a few specialized interdisciplinary centers within the Department: the Gynecology Center, the Breast Center and the Pelvic Floor Center.


Duration 6 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Halle

Price 12772.00