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St. Lukas Clinic Solingen

location_on Solingen, Germany
9/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Oncology and Hematology (303041)

Ulrich Mahlknecht

Prof. Dr. med.

Ulrich Mahlknecht

Specialized in: oncology, hematology

The Department of Oncology and Hematology in St. Lukas Clinic treats patients with benign and malignant blood and bone marrow diseases, as well as malignant tumors and diseases of the immune system. The Head of the Department is Prof. Dr. med. Ulrich Mahlknecht.

The experienced specialists of the Department ensure professional performance of all modern treatments in accordance with the latest scientific and medical standards.

In particular, the Department  specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of the gastrointestinal tumors, breast cancer, oral and lung cancer, as well as rare solid cancers. In addition, the main tasks of the Department include treatment of early stages of leukemia (myeloproliferative and myelodysplastic syndromes), leukemia, lymph node cancer, as well as other bone marrow and immune system disorders.

The doctors of the Department have a unique experience in the treatment of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). The St. Lukas Clinic together with the Heidelberg University forms the MDS Expert Center. Only some Cancer Centers in Germany fulfill the most stringent requirements in the study, diagnosis and treatment of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). 

The main focuses of the Department of Oncology and Hematology include both diagnosis and treatment of the following diseases:

  • Leukemias, myeloproliferative syndromes and myelodysplasia
  • Lymphomas (lymph node cancer)
  • Treatment of gastrointestinal tumors, breast cancer in females, oral and lung cancer
  • Disorders of the hematopoietic system, coagulation disorders, immune system disorders

The treatment of solid tumors is provided in close interdisciplinary cooperation with other Departments of the Kplus Group.

The main treatment methods include:  

  • Chemotherapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Hormone therapy
  • Supportive treatment
  • Methods of alternative medicine (including dietology and evidence-based naturopathic methods)
  • Pain therapy
  • Palliative medicine
  • Home care options
  • Psycho-oncological support

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