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Best hospitals for prostate cancer treatment

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Approximately two in ten men are diagnosed with prostate cancer during their life. Prostate cancer develops more often in older men, about 5 cases out of 10 are diagnosed in men aged 65 and more. Because of the lack of modern equipment, not all countries are able to detect prostate cancer at its early stages.

For this reason, many patients prefer to undergo examination and treatment in foreign hospitals. This allows not only to increase the chances of finding the tumor at an early stage, but also to receive the most modern treatment. In recent years, the number of patients undergoing treatment abroad has increased significantly.

Benefits of treatment abroad

The most popular countries for patients from all over the world are Germany, Switzerland, and Turkey. Numerous modern hospitals providing the best medical services are located there. Most of them are JCI-certified, which confirms the high level of medical services.

It is worth noting that thanks to a huge number of experienced doctors, every patient will be able to find the right one for himself. This will not only increase the efficiency of treatment, but also improve the patient’s mood.

To treat prostate cancer effectively, foreign hospitals use modern therapeutic methods and equipment, such as the da Vinci robotic system, proton therapy, Lutetium PSMA therapy and many others. Thanks to this, the attending physician will be able to choose the most appropriate method for each patient.

Treatment with the da Vinci surgical system

Robotic surgeries are indicated to men with the localized disease or in men with single metastases. The intervention is performed under general anesthesia, but does not require extensive incisions. There are only up to five several centimeters long ports for robotic manipulators and one port for the camera.

Surgery takes about 2-4 hours. A surgeon sees the operating field on the monitor (that is what camera inside the abdomen is used for), with magnification. A surgeon controls movements of the robotic manipulators so that all incisions are made with the utmost precision. In addition, magnification of the image allows to avoid damaging blood vessels and nerves that are responsible for urination and erection. Thus, the da Vinci prostatectomy in men with prostate cancer is tolerated better and connected with lower risks.

Robotic surgeries are impossible without surgeons with relevant skills and the medical equipment itself. If you want to undergo the robotic prostatectomy, you must be sure that the hospital has the da Vinci robotic system of the latest generation. Some of such hospitals are:

  1. University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
  2. Marien Hospital Marl
  3. University Hospital Saarland Homburg
  4. University Hospital Ulm
  5. University Hospital Munich-Planegg Munich

Radionuclide therapy with Lutetium-177

One of the most efficient cancer therapies today is radioisotope therapy, in particular Lutetium PSMA therapy. The common uses for Lutetium are metastatic prostate cancer treatment and treatment of neuroendocrine tumors.

Lutetium finds cancer cells regardless of their location, so the radiation source is delivered directly to the cancer cells. Due to its selectivity, the use of this method is virtually harmless for the patient’s healthy cells. Men with metastatic cancer notice a significant improvement in their well-being already during the first days after treatment.

In addition, Lutetium-177 is used in the diagnostics of prostate cancer, making it an indispensable aid in modern medicine. Besides prostate cancer, common uses for Lutetium are neuroendocrine tumors treatment.

Therapy with the therapeutic radionuclides is carried out in the Departments of Nuclear Medicine at the large multidisciplinary hospitals. Such hospitals are:

  1. University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
  2. University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich
  3. Helios Hospital Berlin Buch and others
  4. University Hospital Frankfurt-am-Main
  5. University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

The most popular foreign hospitals

Germany is a home to an enormous number of up-to-date medical facilities. It is often difficult for the people without the relevant experience to choose the most suitable among them. A list of the best prostate cancer hospitals has been compiled based on the evaluations of patients treated abroad, success rates, qualifications of doctors, and other indicators:

  1. Helios Hospital Berlin-Buch
  2. University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
  3. University Hospital Ulm
  4. Urology Hospital Munich-Planegg
  5. University Hospital Jena

These hospitals have been recognized as the best in the last few years. Each of them has a large number of experienced physicians and is also equipped with the up-to-date ultrasound machines, robotic systems, lasers, etc.

In addition to precise diagnosis making and a wide range of therapeutic services, leading hospitals pay attention to the rehabilitation. This includes psychological, medical, and interpersonal approaches to the management of erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence, as well as psychological support and counselling.

Treatment abroad during a pandemic

The global lockdown due to SARS-CoV-2 has placed restrictions on patients around the world. Because of this, many patients are unable to get state-of-the-art treatment in foreign hospitals worldwide.

To solve this problem, you just need to contact the medical tourism operator Booking Health.

Company’s specialists will help you to prepare all the necessary documents for treatment in the best prostate cancer hospitals during the lockdown. In case of any difficulties, you will be assisted with obtaining a visa, preparing documents, booking flights, etc. Be sure that with Booking Health you will not be left without treatment even during a global pandemic.

Cost-effective treatment abroad

It’s time to forget about the difficulties of organizing treatment abroad on your own. The medical tourism operator Booking Health will do all of these for you. Thanks to Booking Health, your treatment abroad will become not only comfortable, but also cost-effective.

Booking Health has been cooperating with a huge number of the leading foreign hospitals for many years. Thanks to this there are no additional fees for foreign patients who are the clients of Booking Health. This makes it possible to provide the lowest prices for treatment in the world’s best hospitals.

Moreover, cooperation with Booking Health will provide you with numerous advantages. During your treatment you will have a personal interpreter, assistance with accommodation and transfer from the airport and back, etc.

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