Docrates Syöpäsairaalan ylilääkäri Timo Joensuu ja röntgenhoitaja Outi Eloranta sairaalan aulassa

Free accommodation for our international external radiation therapy patients until end of August 2017. Contact us for more information! Tel. + 358 50 500 1839

Docrates Cancer Center, based in Helsinki, Finland, is an international hospital specialising in the diagnostics, treatment and follow-up of cancers. An appointment with a specialist is arranged in a couple of days, which means treatment can begin without delay – a vitally important factor in cancer treatment.

Why come to Docrates Cancer Center?

  • No waiting times: top cancer experts and effective treatments without delay
  • Individual care: you have your own care team - your doctor and your nurse
  • Front line cancer treatment: latest medical technology combined with proven expertise in cancer care
  • Experience in treating international patients: patients from over 50 countries, multilingual personnel
Contact us! +358 10 773 2000 (Mon-Thu 8 am-6 pm, Fri 8 am-4 pm, GMT +2)

Cancer treatment at Docrates

An increasing number of more efficient treatment alternatives are available for cancer treatment. The three basic elements are radiotherapy, drug therapy and surgical treatment. Our pages provide comprehensive information on different cancers and their latest treatment methods.

Docrates Syöpäsairaalan johtava ylilääkäri Tom Wiklund ja Koordinoiva hoitaja Aili Aaltonen

HDR brachytherapy for prostate cancer - promising results

Docrates is an expert in HDR brachytherapy for prostate cancer. HDR brachytherapy is an efficient form of targeted radiotherapy that can be used with all types of prostate cancer. With HDR technology, the high dose rate can be targeted at the prostate only. The treatment method is safe and has a low risk of complications. The results of HDR therapy at Docrates have been promising and positive.

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Extremely satisfied patients

Patients and their loved ones are in the very core of everything we do. We welcome patients from all over the world and so far they have come from more than 50 countries! We help with all practical arrangements and speak 11 different languages. We are proud to say that our patients are exceptionally satisfied and warmly recommend us.

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Docrates Cancer Center strengthened through international cooperation

Docrates and Cancer Expert Now, a U.S.-based network of leading cancer treatment experts, have agreed to cooperate. As a result of the co-operation patients may seek help from a Docrates specialist, and the specialist will consult a top international expert regarding the patient's care. This cooperation enables the rapid arrangement of a consultation with a cancer expert in the patient's own mother tongue, without traveling.

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Docrates a forerunner in immuno-oncological treatments

Docrates started immuno-oncological treatments a year ago, using pembrolizumab. After this, we have also started nivolumab treatments. In addition, we have started or are about to start a number of drug trials with immuno-oncological treatments.

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Docrates is the first oncology center in Finland to offer new radiation therapy for metastatic prostate cancer

7.2.2017 |

PRESS RELEASE, 2 February 2017 Docrates is the first oncology center in Finland to offer new radiation therapy for metastatic…

New evidence supports more aggressive treatment approach for metastatic prostate cancer

9.1.2017 |

PRESS RELEASE 9 January 2017 Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer globally. The risk of developing the…

Docrates Cancer Center strengthened through international cooperation

3.10.2016 |

PRESS RELEASE 3.10.2016 Docrates joins Cancer Experts Now, an international network of cancer specialists Docrates Cancer Center and Cancer Expert…

Docrates Cancer Center to adopt a new prostate cancer test – STHLM3

3.10.2016 |

For the first time in Finland, Docrates Cancer Center will adopt a sophisticated test for diagnosing prostate cancer Docrates Cancer…

Patient stories

Rintasyöpäpotilaan kokemus Helin tarina

Patient’s story: Breast Cancer Care at Docrates Cancer Center

In late 2016, Heli Auranen was on holiday in Florida with her husband when she became concerned about a lump in her breast. According to her, she had never really self-examined before and could not even feel the lump when standing up. Th...

Raymond’s story – Prostate Cancer

Raymond talks about his experience with his cancer treatment at Docrates Cancer Center. ...