Diagnosis - Radiation & Oncology

Leukemia

Leukemia is a cancer of the body’s blood-producing system, which includes the bone marrow and lymphatic system.  Generally, leukemia originates in the white blood cells, important cells of the body’s immune system.  In a healthy person, the number of white blood cells multiplies rapidly when required (eg. to fight an infection).  In people with leukemia, a large number of abnormal and non-functioning white blood cells are produced in the bone marrow.  There are many different types of leukemia and people of all ages can be affected.  Treatment depends on the type of leukemia and may require medications, radiation therapy or in some cases, bone marrow transplantation.

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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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Lung cancer

Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer-related death, responsible for 1.3 million deaths worldwide each year.  Symptoms of lung cancer include shortness of breath, coughing up blood and weight loss.  The most significant risk factor for developing lung cancer by far is smoking, which accounts for almost 90 percent of cases.  The risk of developing lung cancer is therefore dramatically reduced by abstinence from smoking.  Other risk factors for developing lung cancer include exposure to asbestos or radon gas, particular genetic factors and passive smoking.  Depending on the type of lung cancer, treatment may involve surgery, radiation therapy or chemotherapy.

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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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Meningioma

Meningiomas are tumors that originate in the thin, layered membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord.  Meningiomas may occur in people of any age, although most commonly they occur in adult women. In most cases of meningioma, the tumor is non-cancerous. Therefore, small, non-growing meningiomas usually do not require treatment. If a meningioma becomes so large that it presses on the surrounding structures, treatment may be required. Treatment of a meningioma may involve surgery, radiation therapy or chemotherapy.

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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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Oesophageal cancer

Cancer of the oesophagus or throat grows as a consequence of cell changes in the lining of the oesophagus. Most oesophageal cancers fall into two of the following classes, squamous cell carcinomas or adenocarcinomas.

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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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Ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer refers to tumors that originate in the ovaries.  There are four different types of ovarian cancer, depending on what part of the ovary the tumor arises in.  Symptoms of ovarian cancer may include abdominal, back or pelvic pain, a feeling of being bloated or full, difficulty eating, changes in bowel habits and increased urinary urgency.  The key to treating ovarian cancer effectively is early detection and it is often diagnosed by undergoing a pelvic examination and having a blood test and an ultrasound examination done.  Early detection is important as it allows the ovarian cancer to be treated before it spreads to other areas of the body.  Treatment often involves surgery and chemotherapy and sometimes radiation therapy.    

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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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Mouth cancer/oral cancer

Mouth cancer is cancer that arises in the lips, gums, inside of the cheeks, the roof or floor of the mouth or on the tongue.  Symptoms of mouth cancer, also known as oral cancer, may include persistent sores or lumps in the mouth, the presence of white or red patches in the mouth, difficulty swallowing and/or chewing or swelling in the jaw or neck areas.  Treatment of mouth cancer often involves surgery and radiation therapy.    

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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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Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a type of cancer that arises in immune cells of the lymphatic system.  Normally these cells (lymphocytes) are involved in fighting disease.  However, in non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, they proliferate in an uncontrolled manner.  There are numerous different kinds of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma which have different levels of severity and are therefore treated differently.  The earlier non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is diagnosed, the better it can be handled and the higher the rates of success.  Treatment may include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, antibody therapy or stem cell transplantation. 

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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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