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Pediatric Oncology in Germany

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Germany performing Pediatric Oncology (cancer treatment of children).
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University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf

Established in 1884, the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf underwent full modernization in 2009 and emerged as the most innovative European hospital. Its dedicated International Office supports roundabout 1,000 foreign patients a year.

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Pediatric Oncology is available at University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf

3 listed oncologists:

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Prof. Reinhard Schneppenheim, MD, PhD

Head of Paediatrics Haematology & Oncology

Prof. Carsten Bokemeyer, MD

Head of Internal Medicine & Cancer Center

Klinikum Stuttgart

One of Germany's largest hospitals, made up of more than 50 clinics and specialist institutes spanning all medical specialties. Kinikum Stuttgart is regarded as one of the best hospitals in Germany, and is a referral center for oncology, ENT, pediatrics and more.

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Pediatric Oncology is available at Klinikum Stuttgart

15 listed oncologists:

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Prof. Stefan Bielack

Medical Director at the Paediatrics Clinic for Oncology, Hematology, Immunology

Prof. Dr. Gerald Illerhaus

Medical Director - Clinic 1 at the Specialized Department of Haematology and Internistic Oncology

University Medical Center Freiburg

The University Medical Center Freiburg is one of the largest medical facilities in Europe and part of the Albert Ludwigs University Freiburg, one of five outstanding centers of academic excellency in Germany.

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Pediatric Oncology is available at University Medical Center Freiburg

Listed oncologist:

Prof. Jurgen Finke

Medical Director of the Department of Hematology, Oncology

Heidelberg University Hospital

Heidelberg University Hospital is one of Europe`s leading medical centers. World-renowned experts provide comprehensive care of the highest international standards in all medical specialties.

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Pediatric Oncology is available at Heidelberg University Hospital

4 listed oncologists:

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Prof. Anthony D.Ho

Medical Director of the Department of Hematology, Oncology, and Rheumatology

Prof. Wolfgang Wick

Medical Director of the Department of Neuro-oncology

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About Pediatric Oncology

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Paediatric oncology cancer treatment overview:

Cancer in children is uncommon, so it can be hard for doctors to determine the best treatment unless they know what has been most effective in other children. Treating children with cancer requires special expertise.


What are the treatment options for breast cancer?

Treatment of pediatric or childhood cancer depends mainly on the type and stage of the cancer. Various treatment options available include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy and stem cell transplant. More than one treatment is used in many cases.

  • Surgery: Cancer is removed in surgery along with the surrounding tissue. Many childhood cancers may require surgery followed by chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
  • Chemotherapy: Drugs are used to destroy the cancer cells. They halt the growth and division of the cancer cells. It may be delivered through a small needle into the bloodstream, spinal fluid or muscle. Chemotherapy can also be given orally as capsules or pills. Usually the number of chemotherapy cycles are given over a period of time. Either one drug or a combination of multiple drugs is used in chemotherapy.
  • Radiotherapy: It uses high-energy x-rays or particles such as photons to destroy the cancer cells. Radiotherapy can be given as external beam radiation therapy or internal therapy. In external beam therapy, radiation is given through a machine outside the body. In internal beam therapy, radiations are given using implants.
  • Immunotherapy: Another method called as immunotherapy is also used in pediatric cancers, which boosts the body’s immune system to fight against cancer cells. Monoclonal antibodies, interferons and cancer vaccines are few examples of immunotherapy.
  • Stem cell transplant: In this procedure, stem cells present in the bone marrow are replaced by highly specialized cells that form healthy bone marrow. The stem cell transplantation depends on the type of cancer, patient’s age and overall health of the child.

What is the success rate of breast cancer treatment?Pediatric cancer treatment has a good outcome. Cancers respond well to chemotherapy. The treatment is successful in many childhood cancers.

Duration of procedure/surgery : Surgery usually requires 2-3 hours depending on the type of cancer and its stage.

Days admitted : Stay in the hospital depends on the type of treatment and condition of the patient. Surgery may take 2 -3 days of hospital stay.

Anesthesia : Surgery is done under general anaesthesia.

Risks : Recurrence risk in few, Side effects related to anesthesia: Risk of nausea, vomiting, hair loss, bleeding, loss of appetite and diarrhea associated with chemotherapy, Side effects due to radiation therapy such as: fatigue, nausea, mild skin reaction etc.

After care : Proper post treatment care is required in children. Though, the cancer treatment has a good prognosis, recurrence may occur in few. Hence, regular follow up in necessary. Also, proper parental or guardian support is required to help the child gain back the physical and mental strength.

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