University Hospital Duesseldorf

Duesseldorf, Germany

Breast cancer diagnosis (program ID: 228365)

Tanja Fehm

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Tanja Fehm

Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Specialized in: gynecology, obstetrics
Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down
  • 1990-1997 Studium der Humanmedizin an der Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen
  • 1998 Promotion
  • 1998-1999 Ärztin im Praktikum an der Universitätsfrauenklinik Erlangen
  • 1999-2001 Postdoctoral Research Fellow am Cancer Immunobiology Center, UT Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX-USA,
  • 2001 Ernennung zum Adjunct assistant professor am Cancer Immunobiology Center, UT Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX-USA,
  • 2002 Assistenzärztin an der Universitätsfrauenklinik Erlangen
  • 2002-2005 Facharztausbildung an der Universitätsfrauenklinik Tübingen
  • 2005 Habilitation für das Fach "Gynäkologische Onkologie"
  • 2005 Ernennung zum Oberarzt, Klinische Leitung der Sektion für translationale Gynäkoonkologie an der Universitätsfrauenklinik Tübingen
  • 2006 Visiting professor, Prof. Dr. G. Sledge, Breast Cancer Research Center University of Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
  • 2006 Erwerb der Zusatzbezeichnung „Medikamentöse Tumortherapie“
  • 2007 Visiting professor, Prof. Dr. M. Cristofanilli, Breast Cancer Center, MD Anderson, Houston, USA
  • 2009-2012 Leitende Oberärztin Gynäkoonkologie
  • 2009 Erwerb der Zusatzbezeichnung „Palliativmedizin"
  • 2010 Erwerb des Schwerpunktes "Gynäkologische Onkologie"
  • 2011 Vorstandsmitglied des Comprehensive Cancer Centers Tübingen
  • 2012 Visiting professor am Centre for Gynecooncology, University College London Hospital, London, England (Prof. Widschwendter) sowie am Galaxy Care Laparoscopy Institute, Pune, Indien (Dr. Puntambekar)
  • 2012 Erwerb des Schwerpunktes "Spezielle Geburtshilfe und Perinatalmedizin"
  • 2012 Ruf auf die W3-Professur Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe an der Universitätsfrauenklinik Würzburg Ruf auf die W3-Professur Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe an der Universitätsfrauenklinik Düsseldorf
  • 2012 Wahl zur Sprecherin der AGO e.V.
  • Seit 2013 Direktorin an der Universitätsfrauenklinik Düsseldorf

Sprecherin der AGO Translationale Forschung, Sprecherin der AGO, Mitglied der Studienleitgruppe Ovar und Mamma, aktives Mitglied der AGO Mamma, Mitglied der DGGG Forschungskommission, Mitglied des Editorial Boards der Zeitschrift "Onkologie" und "Senologie", DGGG-Mentorin, Mitglied des Advisory Boards des CCC Tübingen

Posterpreis der Deutschen Krebsgesellschaft, 2002; ASCO Merit Award 2002; ASCO Merit Award 2004; Hochschullehrerpreis im Bereich gynäkologische Onkologie 2005; 2. Wissenschaftspreis der Gesellschaft für Senologie 2006; "Busenfreund 2009", Wissenschaftspreis der Mammazone e.V. 2009; Posterpreis der Senologie 2011

About the department keyboard_arrow_down

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University Hospital Dusseldorf is to support women during pregnancy and the perinatal period. The head of the Department is Univ.- Prof. Dr. med. Tanja Fehm. The Department focuses on monitoring of the pregnant women in a high risk group. Within the perinatal period the Department provides all modern procedures for prenatal diagnosis and fetal therapy. The Department maintains a close cooperation with the allied healthcare disciplines, for example, human genetics, pediatric cardiology, pediatric urology and pediatric surgery. 

The Breast Center at the University Hospital Dusseldorf offers a thorough examination and treatment of all breast diseases by competent specialists. There are provided detailed consultations on benign and malignant diseases as well as cosmetic surgery of breast. 

Another priority focus is an Interdisciplinary, Gynecological and Cancer Center certified by the German Cancer Society, which offers a complex range of treatment for all gynecological tumors. In 2013 the Cancer Center at the University Hospital Dusseldorf was distinguished as the Comprehensive Cancer Center. There are regularly provided interdisciplinnary oncological councils. 

The surgical range of the Gynecological Cancer Center covers all gynecological operations, which are mostly performed by minimally invasive methods and with the preservation of the reproductive function. You are also offered innovative diagnostic and therapeutic methods, as, for example, PET-CT, hyperthermia, electrochemotherapy and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy. 

The range of clinical services of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the University Hospital Dusseldorf, headed by  Univ.- Prof. Dr. med. Tanja Fehm:

  • Pathologies, abnormal development of female genital organs: vaginal atresia, aplasia/ Rokytanski-Kuster syndrome, vaginal, intrauterine septa
  • Neovagina 
  • Consequences of treatment after cancers of the genital organs, including those with the transplant of the patient’s tissues 
  • Treatment of congenital breast pathologies: tubelar breast, Poland syndrome, amastia 
  • Counseling and surgical treatment of disorders after macromastia, gigantomastia and micromastia 
  • Reconstruction after mastectomy or correction of the unsatisfactory results after breast preserving surgery, transplantation of patient’s own tissues, lipofilling 

According to the Focus magazine rating of 2017, the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics ranks among the top German departments specializing in breast cancer treatment!

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical blood test
    • inflammation markers (CRP, ESR)
    • blood coagulation analysis (aPTT, PT, INR)
    • tumor markers (CEA, CA 15-3, CYFRA 21-1, NSE)
  • mammology examination:
    • breasts ultrasound
    • mammography
  • ultrasound of pelvic organs and abdomen
  • MRI of the breasts (if indicated clinically, additional cost is 1200€)
  • FNA biopsy with histological study (if indicated clinically, additional cost is 2000€)
  • HER2 status
  • breast cancer index (BCI)
  • estrogen and progesteron receptors analysis (ER, PR)
  • Oncotype DX test (if indicated clinically, additional cost is 4000 €)
  • Mammaprint test (if indicated clinically, additional cost is 3000 €)
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • treatment by chief physician and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
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