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Appendix Carcinoma
Cholangiocellular Carcinoma
Colorectal Carcinoma
Colorectal Liver Metastases
Gastric Carcinoma
Hepatocullar Carcinoma
Liver Metastases of Mamma Carcinoma
Multivisceral Resections
Ovarial Carcinoma
Pancreas Carcinoma
Pelvis Tumour Resection
Peritoneal Carcinosis
Peritoneal Mesothelioma
Peritoneal Pseudomyxoma
Retroperitoneal Tumours
Sarcoma
Small Intestinal Carcinoma
Overview of Other Specialties
 
Prices for Treatment of Colorectal Carcinoma in Hospital in Germany
 
 Treatment and Therapy for Colorectal Carcinoma in Germany
 
 This kind of tumour is regarded as difficult to treat by many professionals. Recently a new treatment concept has proven to be successful in quite a number cases that were regarded as untreatable. This treatment focusses on regional chemotherapy meaning that the cytostatic agents are applied in a more direct fashion to the affected area avoiding some of the side effects of systemic chemotherapy and increasing the active concentration in the affected part of the body. This treatment will in some cases be effective even after systemic chemotherapy was unsuccessful. German Medicine Net can arrange treatment in a renowned hospital in Germany that has used this approach for years. Treatment there consists of a variety of therapeutic applications:
 
 
 Immunotherapy
 Interferon (IFN)
 Interleukin-2 (ILN - 2)
 mistletoe preparations
 thymus preparations
 
 Antihormone therapy
 Antihormones are natural or synthetic counterparts of hormones (antagonists). During tumour treatment, antihormones are used in cases where specific hormones accelerate growth formation.
 
 Chemotherapy
 
 Regional Chemotherapy
 
 Systemic chemotherapy influences the entire organism. In contrast to this, regional chemotherapy is a more specific form of treatment with cytotoxic drugs. The great advantage of regional chemotherapy is a more effective combat of a tumour as concentration of the cytotoxic drugs can be locally increased in the organ or part of the body in question. Thus, a stronger damaging effect on the tumour can be achieved. Also the side-effects can be significantly reduced by this method.
 
 Administration of Regional Chemotherapy
 Please note: This particular form of regional Chemotherapy is only carried out in one hospital we know of.
 
 Angiographic catheter: This method allows the administration of cytotoxic drugs well-aimed into the region of the body that is infested by a tumour or its metastasis. After administration of a local anaesthetic - mostly into the crest - the artery is punctured under X-ray control and a very thin tube, the angiography catheter, is inserted into the artery that supplies the tumour with blood, for instance the liver artery. Again under X-ray control, a contrast medium is injected. As a result, the vascular tree can be seen and the correct position of the catheter can be decided on.
 Once this catheter is in the right position, the chemotherapeutic agent is injected which then will flow with the bloodstream to the tumour formation.
 As therapy mostly must be continued for some days, the catheter stays in the artery. A compression dressing is applied in the crest that prevents secondary haemorrhage or a haematoma. The chemotherapeutic agent is then administered by appropriate short-term infusions. Also, as a permanent infusion, an anticoagulant (Heparin) is administered so that the vessels do not close and the catheter does not become blocked.
 With the catheter staying in the artery, the patient has to stay in bed calmly. Especially when raising the upper body or when turning over on to the side or even to the stomach there is a high risk the catheter slips out of its position. At the same time, the respective leg must always be extended so that compression dressing remains effective.
 After completion of the therapy, the doctor removes the catheter. After short compression of the puncture by hand, a compression dressing is applied again. This must remain for 24 hours. During this time, the patient must stay in bed as well.
 
 Surgical therapy
 
 Method of Prof. P. Sugarbaker of Washington Cancer Center
 Removal of all tumour formations in peritoneal area using electrosurgical scalpels to close wounds and minimise blood loss. This method was developed by Prof. P.Sugarbaker of the Washington Cancer Center afew years ago. After surgery hyperthermic flushings of gastrointestinal area with chemotherapeutic agents are applied. Tumour cells are damaged through regional hyperthermia (41°-42° C). The treatment is accompanied by regional chemotherapy - see above.
 
 To find out more about treatment of a specific tumour type please click on the incomplete list on your left
 
 If you are a patient or acting on behalf of a patient and wish to contact us please use this Email
 
 UK patients please contact our UK partners:
 TREATMENT CHOICES
 17 Seatonville Road
 Whitley Bay
 Tyne and Wear
 UK NE25 9DA
 free phone: 0800 652 2554
 regular phone: (+44) 0191 251 9593
 fax: (+44) 0191 251 6424
 
 E-Mail email to Treatment Choices
 
 Please note: Due to the wide variation in extent of disease and duration of treatment we are usually only able to provide prices for tumour treatment in Germany upon individual request. We have just quoted a few prices here to give you a rough idea of the price level in German hospitals