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University Hospital Erlangen

Erlangen, Germany


Multiples myeloma diagnosis (program ID: 256769)


Andreas Mackensen

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Andreas Mackensen

Department of Hematology and Internal Oncology (Department of Medicine V)

Specialized in: hematology, oncology, internal medicine
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The Department of Hematology and Internal Oncology at the University Hospital Erlangen deals with the diagnosis and treatment of patients with disorders of the hematopoietic system, such as acute and chronic leukemia and malignant lymphomas, as well as malignant solid tumors (if chemotherapy or other systemic treatments are needed). The Department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Mackensen.  

The main goal of the medical team of the Department is to provide patients with a competent medical care involving both professionalism and human attitude. The Department under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Mackensen also develops optimal treatment programs and makes a significant contribution to both clinical and experimental cancer studies.   

The University Hospital Erlangen performs all systemic therapies, including autologous and allogeneic bone marrow or blood stem cell transplantation, as well as antibody therapy. In addition to hospital beds, the Department comprises a specialized outpatient clinic for patients who underwent allogeneic transplantation and an outpatient facility for chemotherapy and infusion therapy, as well as diagnostic laboratories. 

The competent team under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Mackensen also serves the patients with the other neoplastic diseases of all kinds, when a systemic therapy is required, particularly to relieve pain. The optimal treatment strategy is discussed with the teams of surgeons, specialists in radiation therapy and other disciplines of the University Hospital Erlangen. 

The main medical focuses of the Department of Medicine V are

  • Acute leukemia
  • Myelodysplasia
  • Chronic leukemias and myeloproliferative disorders
  • Malignant lymphomas
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Rare systemic diseases

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • urinalysis for Bence-jones protein detection
    • differential blood count
    • protein electrophoresis
    • immunofixation
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • abdominal ultrasound
  • x-ray of skeletal system 
  • CT/MRI of the head
  • aspiration biopsy of the bone marrow
    (trepanobiopsy of iliac wing)
  • histological examination 
  • nursing services
  • tumor board: consultation of related specialists of
    oncology, radiology, surgery
  • treatment by chief physician and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
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The program includes:

  • Translation of medical documents up to 4 pages
  • Interpreter up to 3 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 8 pages
  • Interpreter up to 5 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 8 hours
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 10 hours
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 15 hours
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 25 hours
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
Total costs:

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