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Treatment of kidney cancer in Germany

We`ve found 17 specialized hospitals for treatment of kidney cancer
With the Bookimed support, 187 patients received individual program for treatment of kidney cancer
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With the Bookimed support, 861 patients received individual treatment program in Asklepios Medical Group
9.4 average rate of the hospital
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European certified center for urology

Asklepios clinic received certificates of quality from the European Association of Urology and World Congress of Endourology

Asklepios is the largest group of clinics in Germany. Specialists of the Department of Urology provide diagnostics and treatment of kidney cancer and oncology of urinary system as well. Urological Center works in tight cooperation with other specialized departments - surgical, nephrology and Institute of X-ray radiology.

Asklepios statistics shows that about 80% kidney cancer patients achieve long-lasting remission or complete recovery.

Kidney cancer treatment is performed under control of head of the Urology Department - Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Gross. He is included in the list of TOP best urologists of Germany according to the reputable web portal Leading Medicine Guide.


Prior to the treatment, a patient has to undergo a complex of diagnostic procedures. Kidney cancer diagnostics includes:

  • consultation of urologists, oncologists;
  • expanded laboratory blood tests and urinalysis;
  • biopsy (revision of glasses for already performed biopsy);
  • MRI, PET-CT, CT (computed tomography);
  • Ultrasound of urinary system.
Сomplex oncology diagnostic
Complete blood and urine tests
Consultation of an urologist
PET-CT 2000 - 3600 €
Consultation of an oncologist
Biopsy 1000 - 1300 €

Typical for kidney cancer are high-grade (aggressive) tumors and asymptomatic early stages. Considering this, kidney cancer is difficult to treat with chemotherapeutic drugs and radiation. So, Asclepios doctors focus on surgical removal of tumor. They apply little invasive and non-traumatic methods: laparoscopic, with a use of Da Vinci Robotic System.

Resection of tumor 12000 €
Chemotherapy 2900 - 4500 €
Targeted therapy
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With the Bookimed support, 115 patients received individual treatment program in Gesundheit Nord Bremen (Nord Klinik Allianz)
9 average rate of the hospital

The best price for kidney cancer treatment in Germany

Cost of diagnostics and treatment in Bremen is lower than in other German cities. It is caused by lower price index of the federative land of Bremen comparing with other regions in Germany.

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The service is outstanding. Especially the doctors and nurses in the children's intensive care unit - they are very competent, attentive and nice. I owe them that my little miracle who had heart defect can still sit next to me!

Kidney cancer treatment is one of profile directions of the Department of Urology and Nephrology at Bremen-Mitte. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Sebastian Melchior. He is included in the list of Top Best Doctors of Germany 2015-2016 by FOCUS. Prof. Melchior personally controls treatment of foreign patients and performs surgical cure of kidney tumor.

Bremen-Mitte Department of Urology and Nephrology comprises 77 beds, 4 operation rooms and closely cooperates with Center for kidney transplantation. It provides kidney cancer treatment both for adults and children (Wilms tumor).


Kidney cancer diagnostic procedures usually last 3-5 days.

Complete blood and urine tests
CT (computer tomography) 400 - 600 €
Consultation of an urologist
PET-CT 2200 - 4600 €
Biopsy 450 €

Surgical and/or pharmaceutical treatment for kidney cancer. Bremen-Mitte doctors provide laparoscopic, robotic-assisted and open abdominal surgeries for removal of kidney tumor.

Price for medication is given per 1 course. Cost of surgery and medicines can vary depending on peculiarities of disease in a patient.

Resection of tumor
Nephrectomy 18000 - 23000 €
Chemotherapy 1500 - 3500 €
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Diagnostics of kidney cancer in Germany

German clinics are widely known for their high success rates in cancer treatment. Departments of urology in Germany accept patients with kidney cancer. Before determining of a protocol a patient undergoes a comprehensive diagnostics. Examination includes a list of procedures prescribed by a doctor.


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Consultation with urologist, oncologist

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Primary evaluation of the patient’s condition, development of the scheme of diagnostics and following treatment

Expanded blood tests, including investigation for tumor markers. Urinalysis

Vein blood sampling. Urine sampling

To specify hematological changes, evaluate blood biochemistry. To find presence/absence of other inflammations in urine and blood

Biopsy (revision of biopsy)

Tissue sampling. It is performed under local anaesthesia. If patient has performed a biopsy at home, Germany doctors make a revision of brought glasses.

Histological examination of kidney tissues for accurate diagnosis

Ultrasound of kidneys, adrenals

Standard ultrasound investigation

To determine changes of kidney shape and size, and approximate location and consistency of tumor

CT (computed tomography), MRI

Examination of organism using X-ray radiation. During CT a contrast substance can be injected into blood

To specify the affected area. To determine precise size, location of tumor and development of metastases.

Kidney cancer treatment in Germany

Treatment regimen for kidney cancer is made upon the size of tumor and occurrence of metastases. In most cases, kidney carcinoma requires surgical removal (tumor resection or radical nephrectomy). Kidney cancer is characterized by ineffectiveness of chemotherapy. Chemotherapeutic drugs and radiation are mainly used for treatment of metastases and prevention of their development.

German oncosurgeons perform organ sparing operations, use non-traumatic little invasive methods: laparoscopy, Da Vinci Surgical System. Such surgery decreases rehabilitation period by 1.5-2 times and has much less impact on the further life of a patient.

Types of surgeries for kidney cancer in Germany

Resection of kidney tumor – to be performed when carcinoma diameter is less than 4 cm. This is organ sparing operation when only affected part of the organ is removed. After resection a healthy part of kidney is preserved and after some time renews its functions.

Nephrectomy (radical) – complete removal of kidney. It is performed when tumor diameter is over 4 cm. During operation, sentinel lymph nodes are often removed to prevent development of metastases in them.

Kidney cancer diagnosis and treatment cost in Germany

German clinics accept foreign patients on deposit basis: it is necessary to deposit the clinic’s account before arrival in the clinic. Deposit is used for diagnostics and/or treatment. If when all procedures are performed there are some money left on the deposit, the clinic returns it.

Kidney cancer diagnostic costs

Kidney cancer treatment costs

  • consultation with urologist – €400-600;
  • expanded blood tests – €460-600;
  • biopsy – €1,900-2,100;
  • PET-CT – €1,500-1,700;
  • Ultrasound – €350-480.
  • tumor resection – from €12,000
  • complete tumor removal – from €18,000
  • chemotherapy (1 course) – €2,000-3,500;
  • radiation therapy (1 session) – €1,500-2,200.
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1226 patients received a treatment program
With the Bookimed support, 1226 patients received individual treatment program in Medical Center in Solingen
12 requests for week

University Medical Center in the city of Solingen has over 150 years of history. This is the multidisciplinary medical institution, serving over 25,000 of patients annually nowadays. One of the main activities in Solingen Clinic is the treatment of kidney cancer.

Diagnostics of kidney cancer at Solingen Medical Center

  • Ultrasound of the kidneys.
  • Radiological examination of the renal tissues and vessels (intravenous urography, venacavography, renal angiography).
  • Blood and urine laboratory tests (general and detailed).
  • Biopsy, i.e. examination of the renal tissues on cancer cells.

The multi-slice CT or MRI are used if the spread of the metastases is suspected.

Cost for diagnostics in Solingen Hospital

The cost for diagnostics depends on the kind of tumor, its aggressiveness and the stage of the spread all over the body. The detailed information on prices is available by the advisors of International patient support center Bookimed.

Innovative methods of the renal carcinoma treatment in Germany

To treat the tumor of the small size without metastasis, Solingen Clinic apply minimally invasive methods:

  • Ablation, i.e. destruction of the cancer tissue by:
  • Warming up by the current (radiofrequency);
  • Freezing (cryoablation);
  • Chemical substances (chemical);
  • Laser irradiation (laser);
  • Embolization of the renal arteria, i.e. cessation of the blood supply to the affected area;
  • Electrochemical lysis, i.e. destruction of the cancer cells by the weak current.

The following surgeries are applied at the latter stages of disease:

  • Surgeries:
  • Partial resection of the renal tissue;
  • Nephrectomy, i.e. full removal of the kidney;
  • Immunotherapy, i.e. stimulation of the immune system of the patient;
  • Targeted therapy, i.e. application of medication of the targeted action.

Chemotherapy is also applied in limited amounts. Radiotherapy is applied as the palliative therapy in the Department of Dr. Kirschner MD.

Cost for treatment of kidney carcinoma in Germany

The expenditures on cancer treatment depend on the stage of kidney cancer, number of the medical procedures and the pathway of the disease.

Treatment efficiency in Solingen Clinic

The survival rate at the Medical Center goes over 73% and is one of the highest in Europe.

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With the Bookimed support, 2206 patients received individual treatment program in Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
3 requests for 24 hours

Treatment of cancer pathology is performed in seven Charite Clinics united into one integrated Charite Comprehensive Cancer Center. Center is under the direction of Professor Ulrich Keilholz is one of the most famous and respected oncologists in Europe. The Centre includes the most innovative and professional modern equipment for the treatment of cancer, such as CyberKnife, linear accelerators, etc. Accurate diagnosis, individual approach to each patient and medical case allow disclosing the early stages of oncology, making each procedure or operation unique, quality and corresponding to the highest world standards.

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1727 patients received a treatment program
With the Bookimed support, 1727 patients received individual treatment program in HELIOS Hospital
10 requests for week

Why Helios Medical Center is considered one of the leading in oncologic diseases treatment in Germany?

Helios medical center is one of the leaders in Germany providing the treatment of oncologic diseases, such as:

  • Acute leukemia
  • Myeloma
  • Melanoma, i.e. skin cancer
  • Lymphogranulomatosis, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • Carcinoma
  • Sarcoma
  • Tumors in the nervous and endocrine systems
  • Breast cancer
  • Tumors in the digestive system

About 10 thousand patients go for diagnostics and get the treatment program at Helios Center of Oncology annually, while over 3 thousand get ambulatory treatment.

How do the experts operate at Helios Medical Center?

Professor Wolf-Dieter Ludwig manages Helios Center of Oncology, being the expert in diagnostics and treatment of various kinds of cancer and other oncologic pathologies. Qualified oncologists are among the Medical Center staff, having many years of work experience and applying the modern comprehensive methods of treatment.

What do the cancer diagnostics and treatment include?

Diagnostics at the early stages is able to increase significantly the treatment efficiency; therefore, Helios Medical Centers are fitted with all the required modern equipment for qualitative and precise examinations. The patient gets the required treatment when the diagnosis is put. Helios Center of Oncology provides the interdisciplinary therapy as well. The following diagnostic and treatment procedures are among standard ones:

  • Biochemical blood test + tumor markers testing
  • Biopsy
  • Surgery by Gamma Knife, Cyber Knife and robotic surgical system, i.e. the da Vinci etc.
  • Chemotherapy modern methods
  • Radiotherapy
  • Hormone therapy
  • Bio and immunologic therapy

What is the cost for treatment for the foreign patients at Helios Medical Center?

The prices for cancer treatment in Germany are justified by the medicine level and the treatment efficiency. Every patient can pay for the medical services directly to the account of the Medical center with no commissions for agents by virtue of Bookimed service. You can order the treatment program including the pricing now!

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With the Bookimed support, 414 patients received individual treatment program in Essen University Hospital
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With the Bookimed support, 323 patients received individual treatment program in Nordwest Clinic (Krankenhaus)
3 requests for 24 hours
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