St. Antonius Hospital Eschweiler
Department of Hematology and Oncology (137)
Specialized in: hematology, oncology
About the department
The Department of Hematology and Oncology at the St. Antonius Hospital Eschweiler provides the full range of medical services in the areas of its competence. The department specializes in the diagnostics and treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the hematopoietic system, as well as solid tumors of various localization. The department's doctors focus on the patients with acute and chronic leukemia, malignant lymphomas, malignant tumors of the gastrointestinal tract, lungs, breast, female reproductive organs, prostate gland, soft tissues and bones. The patients with advanced cancer are offered high quality palliative care to relieve pain and improve their quality of life. The Chief Physician of the department is PD Dr. med. Peter Staib.
The department regularly holds interdisciplinary tumor boards with the participation of oncologists and doctors from related medical specialties. These tumor boards serve for considering each clinical case individually and careful planning of the subsequent treatment. When developing a treatment regimen, the doctors take into account all the slightest clinical aspects, which guarantees a successful treatment outcome. In addition, the department's doctors take part in many national and international research projects. Therefore, in addition to classical treatment methods, they can offer the very latest drugs and therapeutic methods, which have proven their high efficiency during clinical trials.
The department has excellent technical equipment for making an accurate diagnosis, determining the stage of the oncological process, localizing the tumor, the presence or absence of metastases and obtaining other important clinical data, on the basis of which the specialists develop an individual treatment regimen for each patient. The therapeutic procedures are appointed in strict accordance with current clinical protocols. When planning treatment, the recommendations of the German Society of Hematology and Oncology, as well as the German Cancer Society are also taken into account. The department's doctors are always open to personal communication with the patients and their relatives, as well as support patients on their way to recovery in every possible way. Whenever required, experienced psychologists can also be involved in the therapeutic process.
The department's medical team has at its command a variety of advanced treatments, which help effectively fight cancer and achieve good treatment outcomes even in particularly complex clinical cases, which are considered hopeless by the specialists in other medical facilities. The department's doctors successfully use innovative chemotherapy regimens, drug therapy with modern anticancer drugs, including immunotherapy, antibody therapy, antihormone therapy, radiation therapy, etc. The surgical treatment is provided in collaboration with highly qualified surgeons. The department's competence does not include bone marrow transplantation, but the doctors prepare the patients for this procedure and offer high-quality specialized patient care after it.
The department offers both diagnostics and treatment of the following diseases:
- Malignant diseases
- Acute and chronic leukemia
- Hodgkin's lymphoma
- Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
- Myelodysplastic syndrome
- Benign diseases
- Bleeding disorders
- Malignant diseases
- Malignant gastrointestinal tumors (gastric, colon, esophageal, pancreatic cancers, etc.)
- Malignant tumors of the lungs and other thoracic organs
- Malignant tumors of the female reproductive organs (cervical, ovarian, vulvar cancers, etc.)
- Malignant head and neck tumors
- Malignant soft tissue and bone tumors
- Breast cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Other diseases
The department's range of therapeutic services includes:
- Chemotherapy (both on an inpatient and outpatient basis)
- Drug therapy with modern anticancer drugs, including immunotherapy
- Antibody therapy
- Anti-hormonal therapy
- Radiation therapy
- Treatment with innovative drugs, which have proven their effectiveness during the clinical trials, including treatment within clinical trials (at the patient's request)
- Preparation for bone marrow transplantation and follow-up care
- Palliative care
- Pain therapy
- Diet therapy
- Psychological care
- Other medical services
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