Vivantes Lung Cancer Center
Vivantes Lung Cancer Center: your strong partner against lung cancer
Here at the Vivantes Lung Cancer Center, you are in the best hands when it comes to all cancer diseases of the lung. Seasoned medical and care teams from the specialist departments of Vivantes Klinikum Neukölln and Vivantes Klinikum im Friedrichshain have joined forces at the Lung Cancer Center. Thanks to our interdisciplinary competence, we can offer you precise diagnoses and optimal treatment to the highest medical standards. Our services have earned us the German Cancer Society's certification as a lung cancer center. During your stay, you and your wellbeing are always at the heart of what we do.
We are here for you
Lung cancer ranks among the commonest cancer diseases in both women and men. Here at the Lung Cancer Center, our experienced team will support you through all stages of your disease, based on state of the art of science. From early detection to follow-up care–we provide all services from a single source. This allows you stay close to your trusted physicians during your treatment.
Lung cancer therapy is an interdisciplinary challenge. Our center lets you benefit from the cooperation between medical specialists of various disciplines, specially trained nurses, physiotherapists, and pychooncologists.
Maintaining a trustful partnership with you and your family throughout all stages of the treatment is of key importance to us. We know that we, as medical experts, are always one step ahead when it comes to information. That's why we keep conversations with you sympathetic and on an equal footing. We will discuss every step of the therapy at length with you and have you involved in all decision-making processes.
Not being ill ourselves, there is only so much we can do to see and feel things from your perspective. And because we are aware of this, we will even more be your compassionate and uplifting partner. Do not hesitate to talk to us if you have questions surrounding the therapy–we are happy to help.
Our offer for you
Here at the Lung Cancer Center, we deliver the entire spectrum of modern examination techniques to secure a precise diagnosis. Our team of oncologists, radiologists, radiation therapists, and surgeons discusses the findings at the interdisciplinary tumor board. Based on cutting-edge therapeutic methods and the latest scientific insights, we work together in formulating a therapy suggestion that is customized to your specific situation.
The therapy options at the Vivantes Lung Cancer Center
Our seasoned surgeons always operate in a way that preserves lung tissue, relying on a special laser system which operates at a wavelength of 1318 nanometers. This system is capable of cutting through tissue without drawing blood. This allows us to remove metastases while keeping healthy lung tissue intact.
In the process, our skilled team of anesthesiologists uses state-of-the-art methods to avoid pain.
Further elements of the treatment are chemotherapy and radiation therapy. The latter is specifically targeted at the affected tissue with the help of computer and PET-CT planning so that the tumor can be destroyed while preserving your healthy organs.
Cutting-edge techniques based on gene diagnostics
Medical scientific research has seen a rapid development in the last years. Specifically, many cancer therapies could be made more tolerable and individualized, thanks to genetic analyses. These so-called antibody or immune therapies, as well as targeted therapies, are of course all included in our therapeutic spectrum. This type of treatment is contingent on genetic changes in your tumor cells which we call mutations. By looking at your tumor or your blood, we can determine whether this kind of therapy is the right thing for you.
As a matter of principle, all therapy decisions will be made together with you. Please talk to us if you have any questions or wishes. We will be happy to help!
Psychological support: Psychooncology
A cancer diagnosis can come as a shock to you and your family. Feelings like fear, doubt or even despair are entirely normal in these circumstances, while there are often momentous decisions to be made within a short space of time as well. In moments like these, talking to someone who does not belong to the immediate family can be a tremendous relief. Our psychooncologists are at your disposal if you wish to talk. Together you will find new sources of strength or ways to relax. They will also support you with concrete everyday problems, e.g. how to speak about the diagnosis with your children.
Do not hesitate to talk to us if you have questions or wishes. We always have an open ear for you!