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A cancer diagnosis often comes as a shock to patients and their families. Tumours frequently develop slowly and go unnoticed without showing any symptoms, and in many cases are detected by chance. Because cancer can often be treated well in its early stages, regular check-ups are particularly important.

According to the WHO, lung, breast and bowel cancer are the most common types of cancer worldwide. Treatment methods depend on the type and stage of the cancer. Every kind of tumour is different, and the course it takes can differ from person to person, meaning that each patient requires individualized treatment.

Cancer is treated by surgically removing cancerous tissue and/or with radiation and chemotherapy. Hormone therapy is used to block the body’s own hormones and thereby prevent a tumour from spreading. Blood stem cell transplants may also be necessary, for example for leukaemia patients who need healthy bone marrow following chemotherapy or radiation.

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Comprehensive medical care

Berlin – Centre of medical excellence

Berlin has a worldwide reputation for top-class medicine – boasting Europe's largest university hospital, the Charité, as well as an extensive network of first-rate research facilities and institutions. The German capital offers national and international patients the entire spectrum of modern medicine to treat any kind of medical condition. Working in accordance with German quality and service standards, more than 90 hospitals and some 9,200 doctors in general or specialist practices do their utmost every day to provide the best possible medical care. The growing number of international patients speaks volumes: Berlin can justifiably call itself Germany's “health capital”.

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