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Clinic of Advanced Biological Medicine

The Clinic of Advanced Biological Medicine in Frankfurt am Main aims to boost the immune system, to maintain and improve the quality of life in case of disease, minimize side effects of toxic treatment, to increase chances for recovery as well as to increase life span through the use of effective treatments.
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Mammology: Breast cancer — Brachytherapy. Treatment

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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Gamma Knife and Radiotherapy Center Krefeld

10/10 from 2 Votes

Gamma Knife and Radiotherapy Center

Brachytherapy in breast cancer #364583

The Gamma Knife and Radiotherapy Center Krefeld specializes in the surgical treatment of benign and malignant tumors.


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Academic Hospital Cologne-Holweide

10/10 from 32 Votes

Breast Center

Brachytherapy in breast cancer #353978

The Breast Center Cologne-Holweide under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Mathias Warm employs a top-class team of experts.


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location_searchingCity: Cologne
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Gamma Knife and Radiotherapy Center Hannover

10/10 from 23 Votes

Gamma Knife and Radiotherapy Center

Brachytherapy in breast cancer #364616

The Gamma Knife and Radiotherapy Center Hannover is the first clinic for radiotherapy and radiosurgery in Germany that offers the full range of radiotherapy: from all methods of imaging diagnostics up to intensity-modulated, imaging-guided radiation therapy with the use of a modern linear accelerator.


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University Hospital Cologne

9.8/10 from 82 Votes

Breast Center

Brachytherapy in breast cancer #323936

The Breast Center together with the St. Catherine's Hospital in Frechen make up one of the largest University Breast Centers in Germany.


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location_searchingCity: Cologne
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University Hospital Rechts der Isar of the Munich Technical University

10/10 from 70 Votes

Department of Radiation Oncology and Radiation Therapy

Brachytherapy in breast cancer #352274

The team of experts in the Department of Radiation Oncology and Radiation Therapy at the university hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar provides treatment to over 1,500 patients every year. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Stephanie Combs.


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

9.2/10 from 40 Votes

Department of Radiation Therapy and Radiation Oncology

Brachytherapy in breast cancer #324261

The Department of Radiotherapy and Radiation Oncology provides services in the field of radiotherapy at the University Hospital of Munich.


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Academic Hospital Harlaching Munich

9.2/10 from 32 Votes

Department of Gynecology, Mammology and Obstetrics

Brachytherapy in breast cancer #352969

The Department of Gynecology, Mammology and Obstetrics provides all types of diagnostics and treatment of gynecological diseases. It treats both typical female diseases and severe diseases of the genital organs and breasts in women. There are treated over 5,500 inpatients every year.


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Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10 from 95 Votes

Department of Radiation Oncology and Radiotherapy

Brachytherapy in breast cancer #352268

The Department of Radiation Oncology and Radiotherapy offers the entire spectrum of first-class diagnosis. The department has 14 computer tomographs (CT), ultrasound equipment and 12 magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) devices, which provides fast and modern patient care.


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HELIOS Clinic Krefeld

9.7/10 from 38 Votes

Department of Gynecology, Mammology and Obstetrics

Brachytherapy in breast cancer #382406

The Department of Gynecology, Mammology and Obstetrics offers the full range of services in these medical focuses. The department specializes in the diagnostics and treatment of benign and malignant gynecological diseases, breast cancer, endometriosis, uterine myomas, urinary incontinence.


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University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10 from 97 Votes

Department of Radiotherapy and Oncology

Brachytherapy in breast cancer #351970

According to the Focus magazine rating of 2017, the Department of Radiotherapy and Oncology ranks among the top German departments specializing in radiation therapy! The department offers the full range of modern methods for cancer treatment.


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Academic Hospital Asklepios Barmbek Hamburg

9.5/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Mammology

Brachytherapy in breast cancer #356616

The Department of Mammology offers the full range of medical services in this field. Of particular interest for the department is the diagnostics and treatment of breast cancer.


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St. Vincentius Clinic Karlsruhe

9.8/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Radiation Therapy and Radiological Oncology

Brachytherapy in breast cancer #336489

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University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10 from 78 Votes

Breast Center

Brachytherapy in breast cancer #352503

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Vivantes Neukölln Hospital Berlin

10/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Radiation Therapy, Radiation Oncology and Nuclear Medicine

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PAN Clinic Cologne

0/10 from 0 Votes

Department of Mammology and Breast Surgery

Brachytherapy in breast cancer #332591

The Department of Mammology and Breast Surgery at the PAN Clinic specializes in the individual prevention and treatment of breast diseases. The department also offers the whole range of the latest technical methods.


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location_searchingCity: Cologne

Vivantes Auguste-Viktoria Hospital Berlin

9.7/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Radiation Therapy and Radiation Oncology

Brachytherapy in breast cancer #341661

Having modern technologies and specially trained personnel, the Department of Radiation Therapy and Radiation Oncology is engaged in the treatment of malignant tumors in outpatient and inpatient settings.


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location_searchingCity: Berlin




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