Diagnosis - Hematology & Oncology

Pancreatic cancer

The pancreas is an organ that lies horizontally behind the lower stomach. It carries out the dual roles of aiding digestion by secreting digestive enzymes and regulating blood sugar levels by releasing the hormone insulin. Pancreatic cancer generally begins in the cells of a duct that delivers digestive enzymes to the small intestine. Unfortunately, pancreatic cancer often has a poor prognosis as it generally spreads very rapidly and is usually not detected in its early stages. Symptoms of pancreatic cancer are generally unspecific and may include loss of appetite, nausea, weight loss, abdominal or back pain and changes in bowel movements. Treatment of pancreatic cancer often involves a combination of surgery and chemotherapy, depending on what part of the pancreas is affected. In advanced cases, chemotherapy may be solely employed to alleviate symptoms. Although the exact cause of pancreatic cancer is not known, some risk factors are advanced age (over 60 years old), smoking, poor diet and diabetes mellitus.

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    HELIOS Hospital Berlin Buch

    The new HELIOS Hospital in Berlin-Buch, one of the largest new hospital complexes in Europe was opened in July 2007. With 1.100 hospital beds and 26 medical departments the new campusis state-of-the-art, maximum care hospital that provides the highest levels of medical care and comfort.

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Renal cancer

The kidneys are fist-sized, bean-shaped organs, located on each side of the spine and situated behind the organs of the abdomen. Kidney cancer can occur in people of all ages. The type of kidney cancer that usually arises in adults is called renal cell carcinoma.  Renal cell carcinoma originates in the cells of the small tubes within the kidneys. Surgery is often the preferred method of treatment if the renal cell carcinoma has not yet spread to other organs.  If the cancer has already spread, treatment becomes considerably more difficult.  In children, the most common type of kidney cancer is Wilms’ tumor. Wilms’ tumor responds well to treatment, which may involve a combination of surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy.  Kidney cancer often does not show any signs or symptoms in the early stages, making it difficult to detect.  In advanced stages, signs or symptoms of kidney cancer may include blood in the urine and a palpable lump in the kidney area. Less often, one may experience fatigue, weight loss and persistent pain in the sides.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Berlin Buch

    HELIOS Hospital Berlin Buch

    The new HELIOS Hospital in Berlin-Buch, one of the largest new hospital complexes in Europe was opened in July 2007. With 1.100 hospital beds and 26 medical departments the new campusis state-of-the-art, maximum care hospital that provides the highest levels of medical care and comfort.

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Small Intestinal cancer

Small intestinal cancer is a comparatively rare cancer of the small intestine. The small intestine forms part of the body's digestive system and connects the stomach to the large intestine. Different types of small intestine cancers can occur.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Berlin Buch

    HELIOS Hospital Berlin Buch

    The new HELIOS Hospital in Berlin-Buch, one of the largest new hospital complexes in Europe was opened in July 2007. With 1.100 hospital beds and 26 medical departments the new campusis state-of-the-art, maximum care hospital that provides the highest levels of medical care and comfort.

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