According to WHO forecasts, the number of patients with lung pathologies will increase every year, with lung cancer leading in the frequency of occurrence among others. Modern advances in medicine have made it possible to achieve a complete cure if the pathology is diagnosed and treated properly at the early stages. Even at the advanced cancer stages, physicians still can prolong and improve a patient’s life.
Today, Germany is considered one of the best countries for effective cancer treatment. Lung cancer treatment in Germany is carried out on state-of-the-art equipment, allowing lung cancer patients to fight the pathology successfully.
Standard treatment methods
Lung cancer most often affects patients over the age of 40. At first, the disease does not cause pronounced symptoms. The clinical manifestations only become noticeable when the tumor has large size or it has spread to the nearby or distant organs. With timely detection and individually selected therapy, this type of cancer can be cured. Even if the tumor is detected at an advanced stage, German physicians can find a suitable treatment to improve the patient’s quality of life.
As a rule, the most common treatment for lung cancer is the surgical tumor removal. Although the method is radical, it is effective at the early stages. In Germany, the conventional lung cancer surgery is used less and less frequently every year. Physicians here shift to using minimally invasive methods that allow achieving the same results, but are more sparing.
Modern surgical treatment
Thanks to the use of modern equipment, German hospitals offer a wide range of advanced surgical techniques for the treatment of lung cancer. One of these is the da Vinci robotic surgical system. The system allows surgeons to significantly increase the precision of the lung cuts during the intervention, coagulate blood vessels for the blood loss reduction, and spare nerve endings.
Modern diagnostic equipment allows making lung cancer diagnosis at the earliest stages of the pathology. This also makes treatment less invasive and traumatic.
Another modern method of surgery for patients with lung cancer is the video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Physicians use this surgery to treat early-stage non-small cell lung cancer. A video camera and miniature instruments are inserted into the chest cavity through small incisions in the chest. This also improves the accuracy of the surgery and speeds up the postoperative recovery of cancer patients.
Advanced treatment options
Another promising trend in the treatment of lung cancer is the treatment of NET of the lung with chemoembolization. This method is used for the treatment of neuroendocrine tumors in many systems of our body, e.g. digestive, respiratory, and endocrine ones. Chemoembolization is a type of minimally invasive cancer treatment that is especially effective for neuroendocrine tumors.
During treatment of NET of the lung with chemoembolization, surgeons block the tumor supply by occluding the main vessel that feeds it. In addition to the blockage, physicians also inject a high dosage of the anticancer drug into the tumor locally. Because the blood vessel will be excluded from the circulatory system, the anticancer drug will only affect the tumor cells, without entering the systemic bloodstream and harming healthy tissues.
How to get modern treatment abroad during the lockdown
Because of the rapid spread of COVID-19, many countries have been forced to close their borders to foreign patients. Thus, thousands of patients with cancer were left without the opportunity to undergo diagnosis and lung cancer treatment in Germany. However, thanks to the work of the medical tourism operator Booking Health, every patient can undergo treatment abroad even during a pandemic.
All you need to do is to leave your request on the Booking Health website and wait for a response from the medical advisor. Booking Health specialists will contact you shortly and provide you with all the necessary information. Moreover, you can save up to 50% of the cost of your treatment with Booking Health due to the absence of additional fees for foreing patients.