Urinary bladder cancer
Where can you have irradiation performed in Munich?
Depending on the type and stage of the tumour, cancer patients have very good treatment options. The team of Radiologie München supports colleagues from other disciplines within the framework of tumour boards to develop an individual treatment pla
What is a tumor board?
Tumour boards are conferences in which specialists from a wide range of disciplines discuss the relevant case together In doing so, they jointly determine the optimal strategies for diagnostics and therapy.
In some cases, chemotherapy is combined with radiation therapy (radiochemotherapy) in the treatment of pancreatic cancer. Both types of treatment aim to destroy cancer cells and stop them from spreading. In teletherapy, the source of radiation is outside the body. This involves the use of high-energy beams that spot irradiate the tumor through the patient’s skin from different directions.
Radiation therapy, like chemotherapy, can be used before or after surgery. Used before surgery, it can help detach the tumor from the major blood vessels to allow surgery. Used after surgery, it can reduce the likelihood of local recurrence.
Kidney cancer radiation
Radiation therapy is used mainly in advanced stages of cancer, when the aim is to destroy the metastases in the affected organs of the body. In contrast, renal cell carcinoma itself is not very sensitive to radiation. Radiation aims to relieve pain and other symptoms, especially when surgery is no longer an option.
Teletherapy is mostly used in the irradiation of renal cancer and its metastases. In this method, high-energy beams from a light accelerator are directed through the skin onto the tumor tissue. This radiation destroys cell growth of cells so that the spread of cancer in the body is inhibited. In the course of this, the pain in the affected parts of the body is also reduced.
Urinary bladder cancer
Radiation of bladder tumor is usually used in combination with chemotherapy because the cytostatic drugs used enhance the efficiency of X-rays in destroying cancer cells. Radiochemotherapy, in combination with TUR, may also be an alternative to bladder removal. The therapy results can be good, but the treatment is exhausting.
Radiation therapy uses high-energy beams. The goal is to damage cell growth in order to inhibit the spread of cancer cells in the body. In this way, the risk of relapse for the patient is also reduced.
Teletherapy is usually used for malignant lymphomas. In this procedure, the tumor is irradiated from outside the body through the skin covering with high-energy rays. Radiation therapy is used to specifically destroy cancer cells and thus also prevent their spread.
The irradiation field, i.e. the area of the body where the tumor is located, is precisely calculated and kept as small as possible so that mainly the diseased tissue is irradiated. In this way, the healthy tissue is spared as much as possible.