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Lung Cancer — Radiation Therapy: treatment in the Best Hospitals of Germany

Helios Hospital Berlin-Buch

9.7/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Adult and Pediatric Radiation Therapy, Radiation Oncology

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Radiation Therapy, Radiation Oncology specializes in all types of modern radiation therapy for the treatment of cancers and pain syndromes. Radiation therapy can be performed before, during or after surgery. In some cases, the department's doctors manage to achieve a positive result only with the help of radiation therapy, and thereby eliminate the need for surgical treatment. Prior to radiation therapy, it is carefully planned using the very latest imaging systems. The department's doctors are highly professional experts and have unique experience, thanks to which they provide excellent medical services.

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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.

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

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 radiation therapy! The department offers all modern services in radiation therapy, including special treatments, for example, intensity-modulated radiation therapy, image-guided radiation therapy, brain radiosurgery, pulmonary stereotaxis, whole-body irradiation, catheter administration of the radioactive drugs (afterloading technique).

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Radiation Therapy

According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Radiation Therapy ranks among the top German medical facilities in the area of its specialization! The department offers all types of modern radiation therapy for cancer treatment at the highest level of university medicine. The priorities of the department's work include the treatment of tumors of the gastrointestinal tract, urogenital system in men, gynecological tumors in women, oncopathologies of the nervous system, as well as head and neck tumors. Each department's specialist strives to ensure all the patients with the most effective and at the same time customized treatment. Due attention is also paid to radiation protection.

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 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.

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.

Radiation therapy can be used to treat any stage of lung cancer. This technique rarely sets the goal of a complete cure for the disease. It is mainly used to increase the effectiveness of surgical treatment. In the advanced stages of cancer, it is used to relieve symptoms and increase the patient's lifespan. In Germany, doctors use modern radiation methods, which give better results and are safer for the patient.

When can radiation therapy be used?

Radiation therapy for lung cancer can be used in the following situations: 

1. Initial stage of cancer. Some patients with non-small-cell lung carcinoma detected at stage 0 can be treated without surgery using brachytherapy. This is contact radiotherapy, which involves the introduction of radioactive seeds through the bronchus, into the area of the tumor. In addition, if the patient is contraindicated in the operation or he refuses it, tele-irradiation can be used at an early stage of cancer to radically treat it. In this case, stereotactic (ablative) body radiation therapy is used.

2. After surgical tumor removal. The initial stages of cancer are subject to surgical removal. Consider the main situations when radiation therapy can be used or not used:

  • Small-cell lung cancer. The patients with stage 1 can usually be treated surgically.  After surgery, most patients do not require radiation, but they are limited only to chemotherapy. However, should any positive resection margins or lymph nodes affected by metastasis be detected, an additional course of radiation therapy will be required.
  • Non-small-cell lung carcinoma. The patients with stage 0 or 1 do not require any treatment other than surgical. Radiation therapy is not performed.
  • Stage 2 non-small cell-lung carcinoma. The patients with this type of cancer require chemotherapy after surgery. Radiation therapy cannot be used in all patients. It can complement chemotherapy, if cancer cells are found at the margins of the removed tissue.
  • Stage 3 non-small cell-lung carcinoma. The patients with this type of cancer cannot always be operated. Nonetheless, if the operation is performed, radiation therapy is always prescribed after it.

3. Inoperable tumors. They account for most cases of lung cancer. The irradiation becomes part of the main treatment. It allows for increasing the life expectancy of the patient. In case of non-small-cell lung cancer, radiation and chemotherapy can sometimes be used to reduce the size of the neoplasm. Therefore, in the event of a successful radiation, the doctor can perform a radical operation to remove the tumor.

4. Advanced stages of cancer. Non-small-cell lung carcinoma of stage 2 and further stages, small-cell lung carcinoma of 3B or 4 stage are mainly treated using chemotherapy, targeted therapy and immunotherapy. Radiation therapy can complement these methods or it can be used instead of chemotherapy, if it is contraindicated to the patient.

5. Prophylactic cranial irradiation. It is carried out for small-cell lung carcinoma. It is indicated for most patients at stage 1, if they undergo surgical treatment. It can also sometimes be used for inoperable cancer to reduce the risk of metastases in the brain.

6. Cancer metastasis. To suppress it, the methods of stereotactic radiation and radiosurgery can be used. 

Tele-irradiation 

The standard tele-irradiation involves pointing the beams at the tumor. The procedure lasts a few minutes. It is performed in the same way as an X-ray, but it only takes longer, uses a higher dose of radiation, and the radiation beams are precisely targeted at the malignant tumor or those parts of the body where the neoplasm was located before its removal. The patient usually requires 5 sessions per week, a course of 6-8 weeks.

The clinics in Germany use the very latest methods of radiation. They give more pronounced effects of radiation therapy, and they are also safer for the patient. The Cancer Centers in Germany use the following types of radiation therapy: 

  • Stereotactic body radiation therapy can remove small lung tumors at an early stage, if surgery is contraindicated for the patient. It is used to destroy metastatic foci. In total, from 1 to 5 sessions are required.
  • 3D conformal radiation therapy can be used instead of standard tele-irradiation. It features an accurate three-dimensional planning of irradiation. The beams enter the body at different angles, so healthy tissues receive less radiation, whereas the tumor is more irradiated.
  • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy is the same as 3D conformal radiation therapy, but it is even more sparing. It is possible to modulate the radiation intensity in different zones. Along the edges of the tumor, the doctors usually use a smaller dose of radiation to prevent damage to functionally important structures.
  • Volumetric modulated arc therapy is the same as intensity-modulated radiation therapy, but it is carried out much faster. 
  • Radiosurgery serves to remove metastases in the brain. It involves a single irradiation of the tumor with a large dose of radiation. 

Brachytherapy 

Lung cancer can rarely be treated using contact therapy. It is mainly used for non-small-cell lung tumors. The essence of the method is based on the introduction of radioactive seeds into the area of the tumor. There are two options of brachytherapy, which usually differ in the methodology and can be used for different goals:

1. Introduction of radioactive seeds during bronchoscopy. Such brachytherapy can be used to treat the terminal stage of cancer, to reduce symptoms, if the tumor is located close to large bronchi. Typically, the seeds that give strong radiation are introduced for several minutes and then removed. The procedure is repeated several times.

2. Intraoperative brachytherapy. At the end of the surgical procedure to partially or totally remove the lung, radioactive seeds are introduced into the area where the tumor was located. They give weak radiation, which will be depleted after a few days. The seeds remain here forever. Although they are not removed, there will be no radiation in them in a few days, so such seeds become not dangerous to humans. 

Treatment in Germany with the Booking Health company 

Germany is one of the most successful countries in the field of cancer treatment. It uses modern types of radiation therapy for lung cancer. You can use the services of German doctors by booking a medical program through Booking Health. We offer the following benefits: 

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

The Booking Health company will provide with top-class services. We will book a hotel and airline tickets for you, meet you at the German airport and take you to the clinic by car. Once a course of radiation therapy is completed, we will take you back to the airport.




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