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University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

Hamburg, Germany


Brachytherapy in breast cancer (program ID: 352105)


Cordula Petersen

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Cordula Petersen

Department of Radiotherapy and Radiation Oncology

Specialized in: radiotherapy and radiation oncology
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The chief physician of the Department of Radiation Therapy and Radiation Oncology at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendort is Prof. Dr. med. Cordula Petersen, specialist in the field of radiation therapy.

The Department of Radiation Therapy and Radiation Oncology at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf is staffed with a team of experts, who have a long extensive experience in this field. The physicians of various specialties, qualified assistants as well as the medical staff of other professional groups - in particular, medical technical assistants in the field of radiology – ensure human and respectful attitude to the patients. The Department provides a constant and trustful support from the first reception in the medical institution and up to the last treatment session. According to the Focus magazine rating of 2017, the Department of Radiation Therapy and Radiation Oncology at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf ranks among the top German departments specializing in radiation therapy!  

The radiation therapy is primarily aimed at treating patients with cancers as well as patients with benign diseases, such as degenerative joint diseases. All treatment programs, offered by the team of experienced doctors under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Cordula Petersen, are based on the guidelines and recommendations of the professional communities as well as those of the German Cancer Society.

The range of services of the Department of Radiation Therapy and Radiation Oncology at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf includes:

  • 3-D conformal radiation therapy
  • Intensity- and volume modulated radiation therapy – IMRT / VMAT
  • Intensity-modulated tomotherapy
  • Image-guided radiation therapy – IGRT
  • Crane stereotactic radiosurgery - SRS
  • Extracranial stereotactic body radiotherapy – SBRT
  • Breast irradiation with breath holding
  • Brachytherapy
  • Interstitial brachytherapy
  • Seed implant
  • Intraoperative radiation therapy of chest – IORT
  • Total body irradiation
  • Combined radio-chemotherapy 

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 analysis of blood
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
    • tumor marker
  • ultrasound pelvic and abdominal
  • preoperative care
  • radioactive seeds implantation
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation
  • explanation of future recommendations
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