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Prostate Cancer: Treatment by Radiation Therapy in the Best Hospitals in the World

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

The Department of Radiation Therapy, Radiation Oncology and Proton Therapy offers the full range of modern radiation therapy at the highest medical and technological level. Innovative proton therapy is also within the competence of the medical facility. As the largest medical facility of this kind in Eastern Saxony, the department annually admits about 2,300 cancer patients, 550 of whom are treated on an inpatient basis. In total, the department has about 110 employees, including 26 doctors, 14 physicists, 22 radiological assistants, 22 nurses and 28 employees of various profiles (in radiation biology research laboratories and other sections). The department's doctors cooperate closely with oncologists, chemotherapists and other specialists in related fields, since cancer patients usually require comprehensive treatment that combines several methods. In most cases, patients undergo radiation therapy on an outpatient basis, which eliminates the need for hospitalization. The main value of the department's medical team is the patient's health, so doctors always strive to provide qualified medical care that meets the individual needs of the patient.

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 Therapy

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Radiation Therapy provides top-class conduction of all types of modern radiation therapy for the treatment of malignant and benign diseases. In most cases, irradiation is indicated to patients with cancers, but this treatment method is also effective for some benign diseases: tennis elbow, arthrosis, as well as other degenerative and inflammatory joint diseases. The department's doctors offer patients individual consultations and radiation therapy using the very latest medical technologies, which guarantee high precision of irradiation and sparing treatment. The department provides many innovative types of radiation therapy, which can effectively deal with all types of cancer. In addition, the department's doctors welcome the use of symptomatic treatment to improve the patients' quality of life and the effectiveness of irradiation. The specialists often resort to traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture and other procedures.

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 at all stages of prostate cancer. There are many ways to destroy malignant tumors using radiation. In German clinics, the doctors use modern methods for fighting against oncological diseases. These include external beam radiotherapy, brachytherapy, stereotactic radiosurgery.

When do patients require radiation therapy?

The prostate cancer patients may undergo irradiation in the following cases:

1.  As the first and sometimes the only treatment of prostate cancer in its initial detection and if it is a small tumor. In this case, the results of radiation therapy are comparable to the results of surgery. Nonetheless, the technique can be used only in the case of a low cancer aggressiveness  (this is the majority of clinical cases, prostate cancer relatively rarely may have high malignancy).  

2. As one of several treatments for inoperable cancer. It makes no sense to perform surgery, if the tumor has spread beyond the pelvis and gave distant metastases. It bears many risks and cannot cure the patient completely. Therefore, the doctors use radiation, targeted therapy, hormone treatment, chemotherapy, radionuclide therapy and other methods.

3. Cancer recurrence after surgical removal. The doctors will not perform a repeated intervention. The tumor that is getting bigger will be irradiated in order to shrink it and slows down its growth rate.

4. As a palliative care for advanced cancer. It cannot prolong the patient’s life, but it will reduce the symptoms. It may also delay the occurrence of kidney failure and other complications.

What types of radiation therapy are offered in German clinics?

German clinics are well equipped. They use modern methods of irradiation, which allow for:

  • increased dose of radiation for the tumor and improvement of the effectiveness of therapy;
  • reduced dose of radiation for the healthy tissues, which reduces the risk of complications and improves the tolerability of therapy.

Radiation therapy is usually applied in combination with other methods. Depending on the stage of cancer, it can be used in combination with chemotherapy, targeted therapy and other methods.

Below you can see the types of irradiation used in Germany:

External beam radiotherapy. It is similar to x-ray, but the radiation dose is higher. German hospitals use such innovative methods as 3D conformal, (3D-CRT), intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), as well as its more advanced type – volumetric modulated arc radiotherapy (VMAT).

Brachytherapy. It is often used to suppress metastasis. Radioactive seeds are introduced into the metastatic foci. Some of them give a weak radiation for a long time and thus suppress the tumor, while others are used for only a few days and give a higher dose of radiation.

Radiosurgery. This technique has nothing to do with conventional surgery. It applies precisely directed large doses of radiation to destroy small tumors (CyberKnife, Gamma Knife). Protons can be used instead of X-ray beams. This method is more accurate and safe, but the cost of treatment is higher. However, the doctors in Germany also use proton therapy, and financially well-off patients can benefit from this option.

Which hospitals can offer treatment?

To reduce the size of the tumor, reduce the risk of recurrence and eliminate symptoms, one can undergo radiation therapy in German clinics. Booking Health can arrange for you treatment in any medical facility, which uses the most advanced methods to fight cancers. Here are some examples:

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden. When fighting against cancer, the Department of Radiation Therapy, Radiation Oncology and Proton Therapy uses the very latest technologies. It treats at least 2,300 cancer patients every year. The treatment can be provided both on an inpatient and outpatient basis. If irradiation is combined with chemotherapy and targeted therapy, the patient needs hospitalization.

University Hospital heidelberg. The Department of Adult and Pediatric Radiation Therapy, Ion Radiotherapy and Radiation Oncology treats patients using heavy ions and proton therapy, which destroy tumor foci, even hard-to-reach ones, but at the same time do minimal harm to the healthy tissues. This is one of the most advanced Departments of Radiation Therapy in Europe. There are continuously conducted clinical trials, developed new treatments for prostate cancer.  

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main. The Department of Radiation Therapy and Oncology is considered one of the best in Germany. The doctors work in close cooperation with other departments of the hospital, which deal with surgery, chemotherapy, targeted therapy. The combination of these medical methods can help to cure cancer or extend the patient’s life as much as possible.

In Germany, if desired, patients can participate in clinical trials, which are held here continuously. The tested treatment methods are often more successful than those that have already been introduced into wide clinical practice.

Arrangement of treatment

To undergo treatment in German medical centers, contact Booking Health specialists. Our services and benefits include:

  • Selection of the best German clinic, which specializes in prostate cancer treatment, successfully combines radiation with targeted therapy, surgery and other techniques.
  • Reduced treatment costs due to the lack of extra charges and coefficients for foreign patients.
  • Preparation of the treatment program without repeating previously completed studies.
  • Establishment of communication with the attending physician.
  • Arrangement of an appointment with the doctor at the most suitable dates for the patient.
  • Control of the program at all its stages.
  • Control of invoices and return of unspent funds.
  • Assistance in buying and forwarding medications.
  • Opportunity to participate in clinical trials of the very latest treatments for prostate cancer.
  • Communication with the hospital upon treatment completion.
  • Organization of additional methods for the diagnostics and treatment of prostate cancer.

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