THE PROSTATE CANCER CENTRE HEGAU-LAKE CONSTANCE

Cancer of the prostate gland is the most frequently occurring tumour in men. Early diagnosis increases the rate of a cure, whereby two equal treatment methods are available with radiotherapy and surgery.

The Prostate Cancer Centre Hegau-Lake Constance consists of, among others, the Urology Department of the HBH Clinic, the Lake Constance Radiation Oncology Centre, pathologists, radiologists, and several urology practices in Singen and vicinity.

In December 2008, the Prostate Cancer Centre Hegau-Lake Constance received certification after comprehensive evaluation by the German Cancer Society. Therapy decisions are principally made jointly at a tumour conference held every Wednesday.

The radiotherapy treatment of prostate cancer is a designated focus of our Centre. We participate in intensive further education measures in this field. 

When used for irradiation of the prostate gland, the intensity modulated radiotherapy IMRT enables effective protection of the intestine and bladder. The frequency of side effects can be significantly reduced with this innovative irradiation technique. The use of VMAT can also further reduce treatment times.

Extract from the Audit Report of the German Cancer Society (DKG) dated March 2013: "Overall impression of the radiotherapy – very positive" "The organization and expertise in the field of radiotherapy remains good. Particularly worthy of mention, is how consistently handled and organized the Quality Management sector is.”


Find further information at: www.prostatakarzinomzentrum-hegau-bodensee.de

LITERATURE REFERENCE

Alicikus ZA et al: Ten-year outcomes of high-dose IMRT for localized prostate cancer. Cancer (epub ahead of print, November 2010).
De Meerleer G et al: Salvage IMRT for rising PSA after radical prostatectomy. Radiother Oncol 89:205-213, 2008..

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January 30th, 2017