According to the WHO, in 2020 tumors of various localizations caused almost 10 million deaths worldwide. This high number of deaths is connected with the late diagnosis making and outdated treatment which is still carried out in many countries. Despite the progress of modern medicine, many patients do not have the opportunity to undergo modern treatment in their own country. That is why medical tourism is becoming more and more popular every year.
Due to the high level of medicine, European countries can offer patients effective treatment. For this reason, many cancer patients apply for cancer treatment in European hospitals.
Among all European countries, Germany has an obvious advantage. It is the high-tech capital of the world of medicine. One of the essential advantages of the healthcare system of Germany is the quality of medical education. German doctors are rightfully considered one of the best around the world.
In addition to highly experienced doctors, German hospitals are equipped with state-of-the-art technology, which enables them to:
- Detect malignant tumors at the earliest stages
- Apply innovative methods for treating complicated oncology cases
- Provide high efficiency for cancer treatment
Thus, during your treatment in Germany, you can be assured of its high efficiency and safety. After the treatment, patients receive comprehensive care, including symptomatic and supportive therapy.
An important advantage of German hospitals is the availability of innovative treatments for cancer. They are less invasive, better tolerated, more effective, and safer than the conventional methods. A few examples are described below.
Robotic surgeries are most often used in urology and gynecology. Robotic systems have made it possible to perform surgical interventions more safely, with minimum blood loss and a shorter recovery period.
Laser enucleation of the prostate is a variant of prostatectomy. It is performed in a minimally invasive way, through the urethra. Opposite to the conventional treatment, it spares sexual function and preserves physiological urination.
MRI-guided laser ablation of brain cancer destroys the tumor through a 3 mm diameter hole in the skull without damaging functionally significant areas of the brain.
Early-stage breast cancer can be treated with superselective chemoembolization even without the subsequent surgery. Due to the precise visualization of blood vessels, a doctor finds the artery that feeds the tumor and blocks it.
Stomach cancer is the fifth most common cancer worldwide. Like lung cancer, it is almost asymptomatic at the beginning of its development. As stomach cancer has almost no symptoms at its initial stages, it is usually diagnosed at the advanced stages, which significantly reduces the treatment efficiency.
Even so, European hospitals provide stage 4 stomach cancer treatment with modern methods such as:
- Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC)
- Targeted therapy
- Radiation therapy
- Palliative surgeries
Treatment during the lockdown
Because of the lockdown, many patients today are unable to receive modern and effective treatment in foreign countries. This significantly affects the prognosis for their quality of life in the future. To save time and undergo stage 4 stomach cancer treatment or therapy for any other type of oncology as soon as possible, you can contact the medical tourism operator Booking Health.
With its help, cancer treatment in European hospitals will be available even during the lockdown. The company's specialists will help with receiving the visa for treatment and travel permission, as well as help to get an invitation for treatment from the hospital.
Cost-effective treatment abroad
To make your treatment abroad comfortable and cost-effective, you can contact the medical tourism operator Booking Health. Thanks to the direct cooperation with European hospitals, the treatment for foreign patients will be performed without additional fees for non-residents.
In addition to the affordable prices for stage 4 cancer treatment, with Booking Health you receive other advantages:
- Medical insurance for the entire period of treatment
- Personal interpreter services
- Careful selection of the attending physician
- Assistance with medications shipping