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Cancer treatment

There are more and more effective treatment options available for cancer treatment. The three basic lines of treatment are radiation therapy and drug treatments and surgical treatment. In addition, at Docrates, we utilize the latest immuno-oncological and radioisotope therapies and targeted drugs.

Today there are more and more effective treatment options available for cancer. The three basic lines of treatments are surgery, medical treatments and radiotherapy. In addition, at Docrates we also use the latest immuno-oncological, targeted- and radioisotope therapies. These new forms of treatments are becoming more common and are being used in combination with the traditional treatments.

To choose the best possible treatment, detailed information is required on the exact location, extent, and cell type of the cancer. Treatment is planned by a multidisciplinary team of experts that includes an oncologist (a cancer specialist), a radiologist (a specialist in obtaining and interpreting medical images) and a pathologist.

To achieve the best possible results it is vital to start treatment as early as possible. At Docrates Cancer Center treatment can be started as soon as the necessary information has been collected and the patient’s condition allows.

Cancer treatment at Docrates Center extends from initial diagnosis through to post-treatment follow-up. Surgery, when necessary, is arranged with top clinicians that we know and trust.

In view of the good treatment results and the number of treatment options available, treatment decisions are made by the doctor and patient together; this ensures that the patient is aware of the potential benefits and adverse effects of the treatment chosen. The aim is to guarantee optimal quality of life, even during cancer treatment.

It is important for both patients and their loved ones that sufficient information and support are available throughout the treatment process. At Docrates Cancer Center, patients receive a contact number allowing them to contact a member of the treatment team whenever they feel the need.

At Docrates Cancer Center, the first consultation takes about an hour. The new life situation caused by the illness raises questions in the patient and those close to him or her, and we want to offer an opportunity for them to be answered. It is important for the well-being of the patient and their loved ones that adequate information and support is available throughout the treatment process. All our patients receive a contact number for their care team, which they can call whenever they feel the need.

On these pages you will find useful information on the treatment of various cancers. Our experts have extensive knowledge of the treatment of cancers. You can also call us and we will be happy to tell you more about individual cancer care.

Different treatments for cancer

Combination therapy

In the treatment of cancer, combination therapy is often used, which means combining different forms of treatment, such as surgery, radiation therapy, and medication. This can improve treatment outcomes.

Adjuvant

Adjuvant therapy includes any therapy given after the initial treatment. For example, radiotherapy or medication given after surgical treatment is adjuvant therapy. Adjuvant therapy ensures the destruction of cancer cells and improves the patient’s prognosis.

Supportive Care

To maintain the best possible quality of life, it is important to pay attention to the overall health and well-being. The patient may need help with physical or mental rehabilitation. Our dedicated care team is here to support our patients with coping issues and if necessary, we can offer professional help for example in the form of psychotherapy.

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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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