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Mesothelioma Treatment in Europe

Hospitals and medical centers in Europe which treat Mesothelioma patients.

Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.

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Mesothelioma is treated at Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Cyberknife Center Hamburg

CyberKnife Center of Hamburg has an excellent track record for cancer treatment with the use of high technology. Among others, they specialize in CyberKnife radiosurgery, radiation oncology, stereotactic radiotherapy, diagnostic radiology.

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Mesothelioma is treated at Cyberknife Center Hamburg

6 listed oncologists:

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Prof. Dr. Michael Heinrich Seegenschmiedt

Chairman and CEO, Radiotherapist -- Radiosurgery, Cyberknife Technology and Benign Diseases Specialist

Dr. Fabian Fehlauer

Medical Director, Radiotherapist -- Oncology and Palliative Care Specialist

Koc University Hospital

Koc University Hospital’s Health Sciences Campus spans over an area of 220.000 m2 and serves with 404 Rooms, 73 Intensive Care Units, 12 Operating Rooms and 14 Intervention Rooms to provide healthcare services with its innovative approach and dynamic team at North American standards.

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Mesothelioma is treated at Koc University

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Hygeia Hospital

HYGEIA Hospital is the first large private hospital to operate in Greece and has been a leading healthcare provider for the last 35 years. It is the first and only hospital in Greece to be accredited by the JCI.

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Mesothelioma is treated at Hygeia Hospital Athens

Hospital Ruber Internacional

The Ruber International Hospital is designed as a "whole hospital". thus achieving maximum efficiency in the organization and development of the various medical, welfare, educational and research activities.

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Mesothelioma is treated at Hospital Ruber Internacional

Klinik Hirslanden & Klinik Im Park

Oncology is the study of a variety of tumours, namely the various cancers that can affect a human being. The word 'cancer' covers approximately 150 variations of one disease, the characteristic of which is the uncontrolled division of cells of an organ or tissue.

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Mesothelioma is treated at Hirslanden

11 listed oncologists:

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Prof. Tushar Chatterjee

Internal Medicine Specialist, Oncologist

Prof. Andreas Trojan

Internal Medicine Specialist, Medical Oncologist

Sanitas Hospitales

Sanitas is a hospital group in Spain with two major facilities in Madrid that accommodates all medical specialties.

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Mesothelioma is treated at Sanitas

Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Xanit Hospital Internacional is a modern private hospital located in the suburbs of Malaga, Spain. The hospital is modern (opened in 2005), and the staff include over 200 specialists in all medical specialties.

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Mesothelioma is treated at Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Listed oncologist:

Dr. Emilio Alba

Director of the Xanit Oncology Institute (XOI)

HM Hospitales

HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.

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Mesothelioma is treated at HM Hospitales

Neolife Oncology Center

A modern dedicated Oncology center equipped with advanced technologies and treatment modules such as the TrueBeam Radiotherapy device and PET-CT scanners. Neolife team consists of 20 Oncologists and a supporting staff of 40.

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Mesothelioma is treated at Neolife Oncology Center

14 listed oncologists:

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Prof. Ufuk Abacıoğlu

Head of Oncology Department

Dr. Nesrin Aslan

Nuclear Medicine Specialist

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About Mesothelioma Treatment

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.


Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is cancer that affects the mesothelial cells. These are the cells that cover the outer surface of our internal body organs, forming a lining that is sometimes called the mesothelium. Mesothelium can develop in the tissues covering the abdomen and the lung.


Types of mesothelioma
  • Pleural mesothelioma – this type of cancer grows in the tissues covering the lungs
  • Peritoneal mesothelioma – this type of mesothelioma grows in the tissue lining the inside of the abdomen

Mesothelioma risks and causes

The primary risk factor for getting mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos. Asbestos is a natural occurring mineral found in the environment and when it’s broken up it creates dust particle that when inhaled, settle in the linings of the lungs or stomach and cause irritation that leads to mesothelioma.


Other factors that increase the risk of mesothelioma include:
  • Personal history of asbestos exposure be it at home or work
  • Staying with someone who constantly works with asbestos
  • A family history of mesothelioma

In order to reduce the risk of mesothelioma, one must reduce his/her exposure to asbestos. It is important for one to follow the following guidelines to limit the chance of getting mesothelioma:

  • You should find out if at work you are exposed or work with asbestos
  • All safety rules and regulations should be complied with those who work in fields with a high risk of asbestos exposure.
  • Consult an expert if you find asbestos in your home as it is dangerous for someone without training to handle asbestos.

Test and diagnosis of mesothelioma

If the signs and symptoms might indicate the possibility of having mesothelioma, the doctor is required to do the following tests to confirm.

  • Physical examination to check for lumps
  • Imaging scans such as X-rays and a computerized tomography scan of the chest area to look for any abnormalities.

When the finding are inconclusive, further tests are needed to be performed to confirm if the symptoms are truly for mesothelioma or another disease. They include:

Biopsy – involves removal of a small portion of tissue that is subjected to laboratory examination. The tissue sample will be analyzed with the aid of a microscope to determine whether the irregular tissues is mesothelioma. A biopsy is a proven way to confirm mesothelioma.


Staging of mesothelioma

After being diagnosed with mesothelioma, the doctors will require determining the stage of cancer. Imaging test that will be performed to help determine the stage of the cancer include:

  • PET (positron emission tomography) and CT (computerized tomography) scans
  • Ultrasound scans
  • Mediastinoscopy – an examination of the central area of the chest (mediastinum)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging

Once the extent of the mesothelioma is determined, a cancer stage will be assigned. It starts from stage 1 which is considered localized to stage 4, which is considered advanced cancer that has spread to distant areas of the body.


Treatment of Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is an aggressive disease and for most people, the cure is not possible, if it is diagnosed late when it is not possible to remove cancer through surgery. Treatment options include:

  • Surgery – the surgeons remove the mesothelioma if it diagnosed at an early stage. However, surgery is not recommended to everyone.
  • Chemotherapy – use of chemicals to kill the cancer cells.
  • Radiation therapy – focusing of high energy beams to the affected area. Radiation might be used to kill all the remaining cells after surgery.

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