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When undergoing diagnosis and treatment of cancer, many patients trust exclusively foreign specialists. Austrian oncology enjoys the confidence of people around the world and has repeatedly proved its effectiveness.

When undergoing diagnosis and treatment of cancer, many patients trust exclusively foreign specialists. Austrian oncology enjoys the confidence of people around the world and has repeatedly proved its effectiveness.

Oncological diseases exhibit tumors during tissue degeneration and excessive growth. Modern oncology involves studying the origin, development and treatment of neoplastic processes, and considers a wide range of issues in the field of medicine and biology.

If you have a genetic predisposition to cancer, or if you are in the age category, when the disease is most probably to occur, then you should pay more attention to your health. Thus, women aged from 25-30 and men after 35-40 years old are recommended to undergo cancer screening.

When undergoing diagnosis and treatment of cancer, many patients trust exclusively foreign specialists. Austrian oncology enjoys the confidence of people around the world and has repeatedly proved its effectiveness. Overall, the statistics shows that cancer incidence has decreased recently in Europe by 30%, and recovery has reached 80-90%.

Austrian cancer centers are staffed with experienced multi- and single-skilled specialists who use the latest equipment and developments. The possibility to use ultra-modern methods for studying the body and the availability of extensive diagnostic capabilities is also important. For example, positron emission tomography (PET) is able to detect any type of tumor and the presence of metastatic processes.

Diagnosis specification and a second opinion

In order to specify the diagnosis and provide a second opinion, it is necessary to use complex diagnostic measures with benefits for every cancer patient, regardless of the type and stage of the disease.

The diagnostic procedure involves several stages and kinds of examination, including multi-level molecule DNA sequencing of cancer and normal cells.

An oncologist who coordinates a specific clinical case decides on the types of studies needed to make an accurate diagnosis based on the case report, current diagnosis information and past medical history of the patient.

 

The final diagnosis will be made by the interdisciplinary committee consisting of oncology, genetics and molecular biology experts (Tumor Board), which has the results of the examinations of molecular characteristics of DNA – mutations in cancer and normal cells.

The oncologist provides the patient with all the medical information resulting from the specific individual diagnosis and informs him/her about the comprehensive treatment strategy.

Individual (targeted) cancer therapy

As part of therapy, our experts identify specific genes and proteins that allow the tumor grow and develop. Every year, scientists find new goals for developing and testing new targeted drugs.

Patients who need this treatment are:

  • The patients with cancer which is still progressing, despite the fact that they have already undergone cancer treatment using classical methods.
  • The patients with cancer with no established treatment regimen (i.e. the patients with rare tumors) or those whom traditional methods cannot significantly help (i.e. the patients with metastatic processes, for example, cervical cancer).

 

Individual (targeted) cancer therapy gives a chance to cure or prolong the lives of patients who, using classical methods, have failed to stop the disease progression.

Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy activates the immune system of a patient with cancer, making it able to recognize cancer cells and destroy them. *

Whom it can help: the patients with cancer which is still progressing, despite the fact that they have already undergone cancer treatment using classical methods.

Evidence from clinical trials suggests the effects of immuno-oncology therapies effects on cancer cells may last for a long time, training the immune system to fight against cancer cells even after remission. This exciting feature of immuno-oncology therapies offers hope of long-term, quality survival for the very first time to many patients for whom prognosis was previously very poor.

Immunotherapy has a particular success in treating advanced cancer as well as its types, such as melanoma, certain types of lung cancer, and leukemia.

** Extract from ‘A guide for patients’, published by the European Cancer Patient Coalition.

Innovative cancer surgery

High-qualified surgical oncologists in our partners’ Austrian clinics use a wide range of latest modern technologies and methods of treatment that includes both traditional and alternative methods. When choosing the cancer treatment schedule the type of tumor, the stage of the disease, the age and the health of the patient will be considered. Key areas of oncology surgery include:

  • breast surgery
  • stomach surgery
  • gynecological surgery
  • ORL surgery
  • lower digestive tract surgery and colorectal surgery
  • melanoma surgery
  • upper digestive tract surgery and visceral surgery
  • urological surgery
  • sarcoma surgery
  • spinal surgery

Cancer treatment in Vienna: to go or not to go?

We will help you find a suitable clinic that is ideal for solving your problems.

  • Convenient accommodation conditions – all wards are bright, comfortable, cozy and large enough. Each medical Centre with which we cooperate carefully address the issue of comfortable stay, since very often patients who have been diagnosed with cancer remain on the territory of medical institutions for many days, sometimes even for several months
  • Understanding that cancer is not only a serious illness physically but also a stressful condition that makes most patients depressed. Amiable, attentive and sympathetic medical staff are able to improve the patient’s mood and to instill confidence that the future for them does not end with the fateful diagnosis made. This makes cancer treatment in Austria more productive;
  • Adequate prices of the clinics, with which we work, make the treatment affordable.

Preventive diagnosis (screening)

Given the increasing number of oncological diseases, Austriaklinik specialists offer to undergo preventive screening periodically. Examinations are recommended for people aged over 35, whose families have had cancer cases because they can carry gene mutations and have a high risk of illness.

‘Preventive screenings’ are coordinated by oncologists who prescribe examinations according to the clinical and genetic characteristics of the patient.

 

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