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Radiation therapy for lung cancer: treatment in the best hospitals in the world

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Gamma Knife and Radiotherapy Center Krefeld

10/10
location_onGermany, Krefeld

Gamma Knife and Radiotherapy Center

The Gamma Knife and Radiotherapy Center Krefeld specializes in the stereotactic radiosurgical treatment of benign and malignant tumors. The peculiarity of this clinic lies in the innovative technologies of targeted radiotherapy, thanks to which healthy tissues can be completely removed from the radiation zone. At the same time, tumors and their metastases are removed with an accuracy of up to 0,3 mm. It is important that in the treatment of brain tumors, ionizing radiation does not damage the hippocampus, which is responsible for memory and the ability to experience emotions. Due to the high accuracy and effectiveness of the intervention, the Gamma Knife method is recognized as the gold standard of modern surgery. A single procedure, which is usually outpatient, without hospitalization, is enough to provide effective treatment.

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MediClin Robert Janker Clinic

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Radiation Therapy and Radiation Oncology

The Department of Radiation Therapy and Radiation Oncology offers all types of modern radiation therapy for the highly effective treatment of benign and malignant tumors. The department has three linear accelerators and systems for brachytherapy, with the help of which the patients are provided with the safest, most effective and most sparing irradiation of tissues affected by oncopathology. The department's tasks also include radiation therapy planning and radiosurgery. An ultramodern technical base, exceptional professionalism and experience of the department's doctors are the cornerstone of the successful clinical practice.

Medicana International Ankara Hospital

8/10
location_onTurkey, Ankara

Department of Radiation Oncology and CyberKnife Treatment

The Department of Radiation Oncology and CyberKnife Treatment offers cutting-edge methods of radiation oncology for the treatment of all types of tumors. The department specializes in intensity-modulated radiation therapy, intraoperative radiation therapy, the most advanced radiation therapy (VERSA HD), CyberKnife treatment, brachytherapy and other treatments. The department has at its disposal the state-of-art equipment, including low- and high-energy linear accelerators LINAC, etc.

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Radiation Therapy, Radiation Oncology and Proton Therapy

According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Radiation Therapy, Radiation Oncology and Proton Therapy ranks among the top German departments specializing in radiation therapy! The department offers the full range of modern radiation therapy at the highest medical and technological level. As the largest medical facility of its kind in Eastern Saxony, the department provides treatment for about 2,300 cancer patients each year, 550 of which are inpatients. In total, the department has about 110 employees, including 26 doctors, 14 physicists, 22 radiological assistants, 22 nurses and 28 employees of various specialties (in Research Laboratories of Radiation Biology and other sections).

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Adult and Pediatric Radiation Therapy

According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Adult and Pediatric Radiation Therapy ranks among the top German medical facilities specializing in radiation therapy! The department offers all types of radiation therapy for the treatment of various oncological diseases at the highest level of university medicine. The cancer patients are treated in modern rooms equipped with the state-of-art technology. In many cases, the radiation therapy is carried out on an outpatient basis. The therapeutic options are complemented with psycho-oncological and palliative care.

University Hospital Duesseldorf

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of Adult and Pediatric Radiation Therapy, Radiation Oncology

According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Adult and Pediatric Radiation Therapy, Radiation Oncology is included in the rating of the top German departments specializing in radiation therapy! The department offers the full range of treatment of oncological diseases using ionizing radiation by means of external (teletherapy) or internal (brachytherapy) tumor radiation. The specialists of the department are doing their best to ensure the most effective cancer therapy, taking into account the very latest advances in science and medical technology, interdisciplinary cooperation and an individual approach.

University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of Radiation Therapy and Radiation Oncology

According to the the Focus magazine, the Department of Radiation Therapy and Radiation Oncology ranks among the top German medical facilities specializing in radiation therapy! The department offers all types of modern radiation therapy for the treatment of malignant neoplasms of various localization. The availability of the cutting-edge radiation therapy technologies, the close cooperation with the specialists from all related disciplines, as well as the experience and competence of doctors provide patients with the individualized treatment and the best therapy results. The department is also part of the Jena University Cancer Center, which employs outstanding professionals who are ready to provide medical care even in the most difficult clinical cases.

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Radiation Therapy

According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Radiation Therapy is included in the ranking of the top German department specializing in radiation therapy! The department offers all types of modern radiation therapy for the treatment of cancers. The competent medical team of the department annually provides its services to 2,000 patients.

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Radiation Therapy, Ion Radiotherapy and Radiation Oncology

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Radiation Therapy, Ion Radiotherapy and Radiation Oncology offers the full range of radiological diagnostics and cancer therapy. A feature of the department is the exact treatment of cancer with the help of heavy ions and proton therapy. Therapy with heavy ions and protons makes it possible to effectively destroy tumors of difficult-to-reach localization, while maintaining healthy tissues. The department belongs to the most modern medical institutions of this level in the international medical arena. It treats more than 3,500 cancer patients every year.

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of Radiation Therapy and Radiation Oncology

According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Radiation Therapy and Radiation Oncology ranks among the top German departments specializing in radiotherapy! The department offers all types of modern radiation therapy for the treatment of malignant and benign diseases, various functional disorders. Depending on the patient's state of health and the course of the disease, radiation therapy can be carried out on an outpatient or inpatient basis, as well as in combination with other treatment methods, for example, surgery, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, etc. The high-tech equipment, exceptional professionalism of doctors and close cooperation with the specialists from related fields contribute to the provision of first-class and tailored medical care.

University Hospital Tuebingen

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Tuebingen

Department of Radiation Oncology

According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Radiation Oncology ranks among the top German departments specializing in radiation therapy! The department offers all advanced types of radiation therapy for the treatment of oncological diseases. Any therapeutic procedure is prescribed individually, taking into account the specific situation and course of pathology. The modern medical equipment and outstanding competence of the physicians contribute to the successful clinical practice of the department.

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic Radiology, Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology and Radiation Therapy

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic Radiology, Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology and Radiation Therapy offers the full range of services in these medical fields. The competent doctors of the department work with the state-of-the-art systems for CT, MRI, x-ray, ultrasound, angiography, fluoroscopy and other imaging studies in adults and children. In addition, the department specializes in all modern types of radiation therapy and interventional procedures for the treatment of vascular and oncological diseases.

University Hospital Essen

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Essen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Radiation Therapy

According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Adult and Pediatric Radiation Therapy ranks among the top German departments specializing in radiation therapy! The department offers all types of modern radiation therapy for the treatment of various benign and malignant diseases. The focus is on multimodal interdisciplinary therapy of lung cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, sarcomas, malignant lymphomas and tumors in children. The stereotactic radiation therapy is available in the department for the targeted treatment of brain tumors. The department treats more than 1,500 inpatients and about 4,300 outpatients every year, which is the indisputable evidence of the outstanding quality of provided medical services.

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of Radiotherapy and Radiation Oncology

The Department of Radiotherapy and Radiation Oncology offers all modern methods of radiotherapy. It treats patients with oncological diseases, as well as benign pathologies, for example, degenerative joint changes. The department specializes in conformal radiation therapy, brachytherapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy, tomotherapy, stereotactic irradiation of malignant and benign brain neoplasms, whole-body irradiation, as well as in combined chemoradiation therapy.

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Radiation Therapy

According to Focus, the Department of Adult and Pediatric Radiation Therapy ranks among the top German medical facilities specializing in radiation therapy! The department offers the full range of services in this medical field and is one of the most modern departments of this kind in Germany. The medical facility provides comprehensive treatment for malignant diseases, which covers not only radiation therapy, but also chemotherapy, supportive treatment (for example, pain therapy, diet therapy). All medical services meet the highest international standards.

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Adult and Pediatric Radiation Oncology, Radiation Therapy

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Radiation Oncology, Radiation Therapy offers the full range of services in these medical focuses. The doctors of the department provide patients with comprehensive, individual consultations and radiation therapy using the latest medical technologies, which ensure high accuracy of irradiation and sparing treatment. There are many innovative forms of radiation therapy available that can effectively combat all types of cancer.

Radiation therapy can be used for most types of cancer. A malignant lung tumor is no exception. During radiation therapy, radiation enters the patient's body, which destroys cancer cells. As a rule, the technique cannot be used as the main method. It only complements surgery and chemotherapy.

Application areas 

Radiation therapy can be used in the following cases: 

1. Early stage of lung cancer. The method is used as the main one if the patient is contraindicated in a surgical operation or he refuses it. The radiation therapy can sometimes cure cancer, but the effectiveness of this method is lower than that of a lung resection. In case of non-small-cell lung carcinoma, brachytherapy (contact radiation therapy) can sometimes be used at stage 0, as an alternative to surgery.

2. Before the surgical procedure. Most cases of lung cancer at the time of detection are inoperable. The tumors are too large and cannot be removed while maintaining sufficient lung volume for respiration. The radiation therapy combined with chemotherapy before surgery can sometimes reduce the size of the neoplasm. If successful, the doctor can remove the tumor, giving the person a chance to cure the disease. 

3. After the surgical procedure. It cannot always be applied, since chemotherapy is the main method for relapse prevention after surgery. Consider the main situations where radiation can be used to destroy the remaining cancer cells: 

  • Stage 1 small-cell lung cancer – only if the resection margins are positive. If there are no malignant cells at the margins of the removed tissue, only chemotherapy can be used. 
  • Stage 2 small-cell lung cancer and further stages of this cancer usually cannot be operated. 
  • Stage 0 and 1 non-small-cell lung cancer does not require any additional treatment methods other than surgery. 
  • Stage 2 non-small-cell lung cancer is usually treated with surgery and postoperative chemotherapy, while radiation therapy can be used only in the case of positive resection margins. 
  • Stage 3 non-small-cell lung cancer can rarely be operated, but if the operation is performed, it should be followed by radiation and chemotherapy. 

4. Prophylactic cranial irradiation. It can be used only for small-cell lung carcinoma. It can very often spread metastases to the brain. At the time of detection of the disease, the spread of the tumor into the central nervous system is already possible. Even if MRI cannot detect metastases, they can be very small at the time of the examination. Therefore, cranial irradiation is carried out for preventive purposes. It is always done at the initial stage of cancer if the patient is operated. In advanced, inoperable stages, prophylactic cranial irradiation is optional. Nonetheless, it is often used to increase a person's life expectancy and prevent the growth of metastatic tumors in the brain. 

5. Inoperable lung cancer. The main treatments usually include chemotherapy, targeted therapy and immunotherapy. Radiation therapy can be used in addition to them or instead of chemotherapy, if it is contraindicated to the patient. The radiation helps to inhibit the growth of the tumor and reduce the main symptoms (pain, bleeding, coughing and difficulty swallowing). 

6. Lung cancer metastasis. Radiation therapy can be used to irradiate metastatic foci in the bones, brain or other areas, to reduce their size. 

External beam radiation therapy 

To treat lung cancer, the doctors mostly use external beam radiation therapy. When carrying out this type of therapy, the radiation source is located outside the patient's body and acts on it from a certain distance. In the classic version, the procedure is similar to an x-ray. It is painless for the patient. The only difference is the precise guidance of the beams to the tumor at a higher dose of radiation. 

The radiation procedure lasts only a few minutes. Typically, the patient attends radiation therapy sessions repeatedly. He is irradiated 5 days a week, with a break for the weekend. The course of treatment lasts an average of one and a half months. 

The world's best Cancer Centers use more advanced radiation methods. They are more efficient and safer because they direct more radiation to the tumor and less to healthy tissues. These techniques also require fewer sessions. Here are some new options of external beam radiation therapy:

Stereotactic body radiation therapy. It is also called stereotactic ablative radiotherapy. It is mainly used for the radical treatment of early stage tumors if surgery is contraindicated, as well as for the destruction of metastatic foci in the brain and adrenal glands. When conducting therapy, the high-dose focused beams are used. In total, the patient requires from 1 to 5 procedures. The beams are directed at the tumor at different angles to reduce damage to healthy tissues. 

3D conformal radiation therapy. This radiation technique is based on volume planning. The doctors consider the location of the tumor in three-dimensional space. 

Intensity-modulated radiation therapy. It is the same as 3D conformal radiation therapy, but it allows for the further modulation of the intensity of the radioactive rays so that some parts of the tumor receive more radiation. This is the most sparing technique that can be used when the neoplasm is located near functionally important organs (for example, near the spinal cord). 

Volumetric modulated arc therapy. It is a variation of the previous technique. It is equally effective and safe. In addition, it allows for a quick irradiation, in just a few minutes. 

Radiosurgery. It is a special type of radiation therapy, in which a large dose of radiation that destroys the tumor is used within a single session. It is mainly used to treat metastatic brain damage, if single or multiple small metastases are detected in it.

Contact radiation therapy 

In case of contact radiation therapy, the radiation source is injected directly into the area of the tumor. This type of treatment is called brachytherapy. It is not very common and doctors mainly use it to treat non-small-cell lung carcinoma.

The essence of the method is that radioactive seeds are introduced into the area where the tumor is located. Sometimes they can give strong radiation. In this case, they are placed only for several minutes, and then removed. There is also a technique, in which seeds give weak radiation. The radiation reserve is depleted in a few days. The radiation source remains in the patient’s body forever, but after a while it no longer poses a health hazard.

Here are some of the methods of radioactive seed introduction: 

  • With bronchoscopy, usually in case of advanced cancer to reduce the symptoms of the disease 
  • During the surgical procedure to remove lung cancer, in order to destroy the remaining cancer cells and prevent the recurrence of the disease

Treatment abroad with the Booking Health company 

To undergo a course of radiation therapy for lung cancer, please use the services of the Booking Health company. We offer the following benefits: 

  • Selection of the best clinic, which specializes in the treatment of lung cancer and achieves the best results in this field of oncology.
  • Reduced cost of medical services up to 50% due to the lack of overpricing and additional coefficients for foreign patients. 
  • Making an appointment on the most suitable dates for you. 
  • Preparation of the program taking into account the previously performed tests.
  • Establishment of communication directly with the doctor of the Cancer Center.
  • Monitoring of all stages of the program.
  • Control of invoicess, return of unspent funds.
  • Buying and forwarding medicines.
  • Organization of additional diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.
  • Communication with the clinic upon treatment completion.

The Booking health company will provide you with top-class services. We will book airline tickets and a room for you at the hotel closest to the Medical Center, arrange transfers from the airport to the clinic and back.




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