Cancer types

Our experts have extensive knowledge and experience in diagnosing different cancers. In our hospital, we have treated nearly 30 types of cancer. Together with specialised experts, our cancer physicians are able to offer the patient the best treatment possible. Our technically advanced hospital provides the entire treatment package all under one roof. An inpatient ward and laboratory services are also available. Surgical care is coordinated with our partner network. Thanks to our affiliate network, comprised of specialised experts, and international cooperation, we are able to offer the newest treatment methods for both the most common cancers and for rarer types of cancer. Docrates Cancer Center also offers the possibility to participate in clinical drug trials.

On this site, you can find useful information on different cancers, diagnostics and treatment alternatives. We have written about selected cancers only, not nearly about all the cancers we have treated. If you cannot find the information you are looking for, please ask our personnel.

Breast cancer

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women. Today, breast cancer can be cured in the majority of cases thanks to improvements in treatment methods and screening, as well as increased public awareness. A considerable prop...
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Colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer is the common name for colon cancer and rectal cancer. Colorectal cancers are the second most common cancer in Europe, and the third most common type of cancer in Finland after prostate cancer and breast cancer. Approximat...
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Bladder and urinary tract cancer

Bladder cancer is a malignant tumor in the bladder. It is particularly common in industrialised countries. Most bladder cancers are superficial and limited to the mucosa. However, bladder cancer may spread to the bladder wall and metastasis...
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Gynaecological cancers

Gynaecological cancers are cancers arising from the genital organs such as the vulva, uterus, cervix, endometrium, fallopian tubes or ovaries. The most common cancers in these organs are endometrial cancer, ovarian cancer and cervical cance...
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Bone and soft tissue sarcomas

A sarcoma is a malignant tumor that arises in the connective tissue of the body. Several subtypes of bone sarcomas and nearly 40 subtypes of soft tissue sarcomas are known. Bone sarcomas most frequently start in the so-called long bones or ...
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Gallbladder and bile duct cancer

Gallbladder and bile duct cancers are relatively uncommon. Gallbladder cancer is a malignancy that starts in the gallbladder. It is diagnosed in women about 1.5 times as often as in men. Bile duct cancer, or cholangiocarcinoma, originates i...
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Hodgkin lymphoma

Hodgkin lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic tissue. Usually, it starts in a lymph node and the first detected sign is an enlarged lymph node. Hodgkin lymphoma is most typically diagnosed in young adults. Today, its prognosis is good. Hodg...
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Leukaemia

In leukaemia, leucocyte precursors in the bone marrow develop into malignant cancer cells. Leukaemia is different from other cancers in that it does not form solid cancer tumors. The cancer cells are in the blood and bone marrow, sometimes ...
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Liver cancer

Many cancers metastasise to the liver, whereas primary liver cancer (cancer that arises in the liver) is not very common. Liver cancer is found twice as frequently in men than in women. This is due to reasons such as different alcohol drink...
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Lung cancer

Although the incidence of lung cancer has decreased in Finland, it is still one of the leading causes of cancer death among Finns. In Finnish men, only prostate cancer is a more common malignancy. Less than one third of new cases are diagno...
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Multiple myeloma

Multiple myeloma (plasma cell myeloma) is a malignant blood disease that originates from a plasma cell clone that has developed from bone marrow B cells and undergone a malignant change. Plasma cells are found in the blood and bone marrow. ...
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Oesophageal cancer

Oesophageal cancer (cancer of the gullet) is a malignancy that originates in the oesophagus. It is diagnosed in men approximately twice as often as in women, due to reasons such as smoking and alcohol drinking habits. Its incidence has been...
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Pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most severe types of cancer; only a few per cent of patients survive for five years after diagnosis. The severity is accentuated by the fact that pancreatic cancer is seldom detected in the early stage. It de...
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Skin cancers

Skin cancer refers to malignant tumors that start from cells located within the skin. In the early stage, they usually form in the outer layer of the skin, the epidermis. The type of skin cancer depends on the type of cells that it develope...
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Stomach cancer

As the name implies, stomach cancer (also called gastric cancer) starts in the wall of the stomach. Unlike many other cancers, the incidence of stomach cancer has decreased dramatically in Finland over the years. This is assumed to be due t...
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Thyroid cancer

Thyroid cancer has increased in recent years. It is known to be more common in women than in men. On average, thyroid cancer is diagnosed in patients 25 to 65 years of age. It is reassuring to know that thyroid cancer is treatable in mos...
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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
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