University Hospital Dusseldorf
Department of Hematology, Oncology and Clinical Immunology
Specialized in: oncology, hematology
In this clinic everything revolves around cancer diseases. The key areas of treatment are malignant diseases of the blood, the bone marrow and the lymph nodes. This includes, for example, leukaemia, diseases of the haematogenic cells in the bone marrow. Patients suffering from acute leukaemia come to the university clinic from the overall Düsseldorf area, because the necessary specialised knowledge and the technical equipment for an effective treatment are only available here.
The methods of treatment vary depending on the type of disease. Leukaemiae, for example, are right from the onset not limited to one organ. Therefore, only one treatment is possible, the treatment which embraces the entire organism. Drugs which retard cell growth are suitable here. If the disease does not regress through this treatment, a high-dose chemotherapy is used. This therapy destroys the bone marrow and thus the source of the diseased cells. In order to ensure that the patient can form his or her own vital blood cells again afterwards, he or she then receives a transfusion of haemocystoblasts. This treatment is often the only possibility of permanently healing malignant diseases.
The haemocystoblast transplantation is difficult and often associated with considerable side effects. The clinic has at its disposal specialised experience in this high-risk operation. In North-Rhine Westphalia it was the second clinic able to offer this therapy. Here, about 500 patients have received their own haemocystoblasts or those from others since 1989.
Düsseldorf University Hospital is a maximum-care hospital, and as such, at Düsseldorf University, or UKD, are a byword for international top-quality service in all areas of medical care. One particular strongpoint is the integration of clinical service and research – a necessity when it comes to patient care with the best possible standards that medical science has to offer. The close integration between patient care, research and medical training in one place presents decisive advantages for our patients – you will not only benefit from modern, high-performance equipment in the individual clinics and speciality departments, but also from the latest results from medical research, right from the source.
Apart from that, our many individual clinics work together in a close network, giving you the benefit of a united source of knowledge and experience from all medical disciplines. This is how we lay the groundwork for effective treatment in the future to benefit patients with diseases that cannot currently be cured, at best relieved. We work closely with partner universities based inside and outside Germany, helping us gain new knowledge and improve our understanding of diseases, leading to new, innovative methods in diagnostics and therapy.
Accommodation in hospital
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.
Meals and Menus
Standard rooms include:
Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.
University Hospital Dusseldorf
- Duesseldorf, Germany
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