Surgeries are performed by Chief Physician of the Thoracic Surgery Department Klaus D. Diemel
Dr. med. Diemel is a Member of the European Board of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons.
Complete examination if there is a suspicion of lung cancer with hospital stay for 7 days and may be conducted both on an outpatient and inpatient basis.
|Сomplex oncology diagnostic|
|Biopsy||1000 - 1300 €|
Head of the Thoracic Surgery Department
Head of Oncology Department
Chief Physician of the Department of Oncology and Palliative Medicine - Ph.D. Axel Stang. He is one of the best oncologists in Germany according to the authoritative medical edition Leading Medicine Guide.
Along with classical lung cancer treatment options (surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy), the newest therapeutic methods are also used. Dr. Stang performs antibody therapy and molecular therapy.
Lung cancer is treated by Prof. Altan Kir - an expert in robotic thoracic surgery
Dr. Kir worked at Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (USA) and trained robotic surgery in Belgium. The work experience is more than 15 years.
Treatment for lung cancer at Anadolu is performed by Dr. Altan Kir - thoracic surgeon, and Yesim Yildirim - oncologist. Professor Kir worked at Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (USA), one of America's largest centers for cancer treatment. In 2011, he completed training in robotic thoracic surgery in Belgium.
Lung cancer treatment options include a lung tumor removal. The cost of surgical treatment of lung cancer depends on partial or complete removal of the lung.
List of diagnostic procedures may include CT of the thoracic, abdominal and pelvic organs, MRI of brain with metastases from lung cancer.
The biggest number of performed lung cancer surgeries in Korea for the last 10 years
Minimally invasive thoracoscopic surgeries provided the lowest postoperative prevalence and mortality rate, shortest hospitalization, and lowest surgical cost in Korea.
Treatment of lung cancer includes surgical intervention:
- VATS Lobectomy: 7-10 days of hospitalization
- Lobectomy: 8-14 days of hospitalization
Based on results of genetic analysis of the EGRF-gene, a decision about targeting therapy is made. Currently such medicines as Tarceva and Iressa are used. These drugs stop the growth of cancer cells.
|Bronchoscopy + biopsy||3510 - 4385 $|
|PET-CT||1000 - 1800 $|
|CT (computer tomography)|
|Consultation of an oncologist||100 - 150 $|
A specialized Center for Lung Cancer operates based on the premises of Samsung hospital. It is headed by the Professor Keun Chil Park - Chief physician of the Oncohematology Department. The Center unites specialists from different departments: oncohematologists, thoracic surgeons, radiologists, pulmonologists. Here, more than 100 operations (video-assisted thoracic surgery) per year are performed on patients with early stage of lung cancer.
Cost of lung cancer treatment
Average cost of lung cancer treatment abroad depends on a country patient chooses to undegro treatment to, on the type of cancer and duration of treatment, and whether a patient is treated in a state clinic or private hospital.
Lung cancer treatment usually requires more than one procedure. The cost depends on cancer treatment medicines and surgeon's fee.
Depending on its type, lung cancer surgery can cost from $15,000 in Turkey to $37,000 in Israel. Chemotherapy, which can take as much as $1,000 a course depending on the drug used. For aggressive forms of cancer with metastasis price of radiation therapy can go up to $50,000.
Immunotherapy is the most high-priced treatment. For instance, Nivolumab (Opdivo) costs $1,070 a dose, Pembrolizumab (Keytruda) $2,000 a dose, Erlotinib (Tarceva) - $2,800.
Patients with lung cancer are typically hospitalized for 7 days. Hospital stay billed separately, therefore one needs to take into account its cost too. That can vary from €148 a day in Germany to €680 in Austria.
It is important to know, that lung cancer treatment cost significantly differs in each individual case. To get the full treatment plan and its cost send a request and our doctor-coordinator will contact you.
Treatment for lung cancer
There are 3 typical approaches to the treatment of cancer: surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy in different combinations.
Advanced treatments for lung cancer:
- VATS - video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery, which takes place in the early stages of lung cancer, is proven to reduce mortality compared with open lobectomy (NCCN);
- In addition to standard methods of radiation therapy (CT-planned 3D-CRT), several certified clinics apply advanced methods - 4D-CT and/or PET/CT simulation, IMRT/VMAT, IGRT, motion management, proton therapy.
Getting to know lung cancer staging and treatment
This video explains staging of lung cancer and methods of treatment that applied according to each stage.
- Stages 1-4 of lung cancer are visualized according to tumor expansion, metastases;
- Methods of treatment are proposed in accordance with NCCN guidelines;
- Surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy are applied in different combinations.
Lung cancer treatment is performed by Prof. Walter Klepetko, Head of the Department
Dr. Klepetko is a world-known thoracic surgeon, President of European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS).
The cost of treatment includes staying in a single room, a surgeon's fee and an anesthesiologist’s fee.
The cost of radiation therapy is indicated for 1 field. The cost of chemotherapy is indicated for 1 course.
The Сlinic has been working since 1729, developing the Department of Thoracic Surgery as one of the main directions.
Complex diagnosis of lung cancer at HM costs € 7,200. The price depends on procedures prescribed to the patient.
85% of thoracic surgeries are organ-preserving
Lung cancer treatment options include:
- Wedge resection;
- Segmentectomy or segmental resection;
- Resection of part of the bronchus.
- 85% of operations performed on lungs are organ-preserving.
Among innovative methods are applied:
- Focused Radiotherapy Surgery (NovalisShapedSurgery);
- 3D-conformal radiation therapy;
- Radiotherapy with possibility of modulating the intensity of exposure (IMRT).
Diagnostics of lung cancer includes such procedures:
- Bronchoscopy (performed with help of special endoscopic equipment under general anesthesia);
- Invasive biopsy (transthoracic puncture under control of CT or thoracoscopy) with histological examination of the sample;
- Super Dimension Bronchus System - an innovative system for diagnosing neoplasms of lungs at the earliest stages using a wireless probe that transmits detailed images;
- Thoracocentesis - pleural fluid puncture.
Thoracic oncology surgeon Professor Yossi Paz and oncologist Professor Ofer Merimsky are engaged in the lung cancer treatment. Dr. Merimsky was included in the list of the best Israeli doctors according to Forbes.
Specialized Center of Lung Diseases
The Center has got the quality certificate of the German Oncology Society and independent OnkoZert institute.
|Сomplex oncology diagnostic|
The main method of lung cancer treatment is resection (+ possible bronchial plastic surgery). In addition, at pre- and postoperative period, combined protocols with radiation and chemotherapy are used. Stereotactic radiosurgery is applied with the Cyberknife system. Breath Gating System is used during the radiation of chest. This is a "guidance system" that taking respiratory movements of the chest into account making this radiation therapy more precise. The device sends a beam on affected area at a particular phase of breathing.
The Unit is involved in clinical and experimental research on lung cancer
In collaboration with other Units of the San Raffaele Hospital and with the Department of Biotechnology (DIBIT).
All the up-to-date endoscopic techniques of minimally invasive surgery are used both in the diagnosis phase and in the treatment of lung diseases.The treatment varies depending on the type of tumor (not small cell or small cell), tumor diffusion (initial or advanced stage) and general and respiratory conditions of the patient. The treatment involves the use of surgery and / or various forms of systemic oncological therapy (chemotherapy, radiotherapy, biological therapy, immunotherapy).
The Toracic Surgery Unit is highly specialized in surgical treatment of lung tumors. Medical staff members work in close collaboration with the Operating Units of Medical Oncology and Radiotherapy. It is a reference point for the diagnosis and treatment of lung pathologies.
Senior medical staff are members of the European Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery (EBCTS). Standard patient management protocols are used according to the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) guidelines.
Solingen Hospital is in the list of TOP Clinics by FOCUS (2015)
Lung cancer is handled in the Department of Visceral, Thoracic and Vascular surgery in Solingen Clinic. The Unit is engaged in curative operations of lung cancer and metastases in the lungs, as well as bronchial and angioplasty interventions in accordance with the international guidelines for cancer treatment.
- non small cell cancer is eradicated using surgical tumor excision and chemotherapy, or chemoradiation afterwards;
- option for small cell cancer is lobectomy with mediastinal lymph node dissection and radiation therapy.
The vast majority of operations are performed with the help of video assistance, eliminating technical errors and reducing the risk of possible postoperative complications.