Our patients' stories

Our patients tell about their experiences with their cancer treatment at Docrates.

Why choose Docrates?

There are as many reasons as there are patients. What is important to you? The most important thing for us is the satisfaction of our patients. 91 % of them believe in us so much that they would also recommend us to their loved ones. Therefore Docrates.

Individual treatment was designed using genetic research - Jaana Nurmi, who has recovered from breast cancer
Published 18.11.2022

Janos Uotila’s prostate cancer was treated in a private cancer hospital

There's a man in the hospital lobby with a smile on his face. Janos Uotila, 45, has become familiar with...

Published 14.06.2022

Malcolm: Today, I appreciate more time spent with my family

Malcolm Clark, 65, was diagnosed with prostate cancer in late 2017. He didn’t feel sick, so the information about having...

Published 24.02.2022

Mikael: Now I’m going to make the most of every moment

When Mikael Lagström, 67, who had an advanced and aggressive prostate cancer, sought cancer treatment from Docrates, he hoped to...

Published 24.02.2022

Hans received effective treatment for advanced prostate cancer

For 15 years, Hans' situation has varied from desperation to hope. Now he wants to share with us the journey...

Published 27.01.2022

Advanced prostate cancer – Neil Britten’s (UK) experience

Neil Britten, 63, from Buckinghamshire, near London, was first diagnosed with prostate cancer in early 2016. “My PSA then was 16...

Published 20.01.2022

Prostate cancer – Claes’ story

At Docrates Cancer Center Claes' cancer treatments could be adjusted according to his challenging work schedules.

Published 31.12.2021

Jaana, breast cancer survivor: At Docrates, it’s the quality of life that matters, not the statistics

We are meeting with Jaana Nurmi on a couch in Kaffila, a volunteer-run cafe in the community house Bokvillan on...

Published 29.12.2021

The story of a Swedish breast cancer patient: “I didn’t want to wait any longer.”

Merja Kailokari, who lives in Stockholm, Sweden, with her family, was first diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 43...

Published 27.12.2021

Prostate cancer: Risto chose radiotherapy instead of surgery

Risto Laitinen, an active member of the Finnish Prostate Cancer Association, chose radiotherapy instead of surgery. Automation engineer and former...

Published 27.09.2021

Lennart’s story, advanced prostate cancer – 59 days from diagnosis to recovery

How I got my life back thanks to efficient and fast cancer treatments. Personal experience by Lennart Andersson (59) Lidköping,...

Published 27.04.2020

Treating advanced prostate cancer – Magnus, 70, tells his story

How I was diagnosed with and recovered from prostate cancer – a personal story by Magnus Kruse, Göteborg, Sweden.

Published 27.04.2020

Outi’s story: Bilateral breast cancer

Outi Swanljung was 67 years old when she heard the news: she had breast cancer. She wasn't surprised. "I was...

Published 27.04.2020

Patient’s story: Metastatic prostate cancer

When Torsten Lundberg was 88 years old, he began his cancer treatment. "I had had cancer for several years without...

Published 27.04.2020

Hannu’s story: HDR brachytherapy for prostate cancer at Docrates Cancer Center

Hannu Remes, aged 66, visited Docrates for targeted HDR therapy for prostate cancer in late 2015.

Published 27.04.2020

Patient’s story: Breast cancer care at Docrates Cancer Center

In late 2016, Heli Auranen was on holiday with her husband when she became concerned about a lump in her...

Published 27.04.2020

Raymond’s story – Prostate cancer

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

Published 27.04.2020

Per`s story: Prostate cancer

Per Fagerlund, 75, from Gothenburg had his PSA value measured when he was 68. PSA is a protein in the...

Published 27.04.2020

Lars Murman’s story

In the winter of 2013, Lars Murman was stricken with prostate cancer. Now he has learned much about prostate cancer...

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Christmas and public holiday opening hours

Docrates is open, and we are here for you even during Christmas time. See our Christmas and public holiday opening...

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Docrates Cancer Center celebrates its 15th anniversary – one step ahead of cancer

24.11.2022 | The private cancer hospital Docrates Cancer Center is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. Docrates Cancer Center is...

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Study: How cancer affects your sex life – “It’s good to remember that sexuality is not the same as intercourse,” says Professor Timo Joensuu

Oct 19, 2022 | Cancer can be difficult both physically and mentally. It can have a major impact on your...

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Breakthroughs in the treatment of metastatic breast cancer

New forms of drug therapy can almost double the life expectancy of patients with advanced breast cancer and allow treatment...

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Why come to Docrates Cancer Center?

  • 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 from over 60 countries. Multilingual personnel.
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