Frequently Asked Questions
We can treat severe illnesses with individual measures. That is why we support our patients at every stage of the disease. Based on my experiences, I don’t believe in hopeless cases.
No, we try to help all patients. If we feel that other therapies are better for you, we will communicate this openly and honestly. Of course, we respect your personal decision in such a case. We can also help you if you are not fit to fly and need treatment at home.
Effective treatment must consider many aspects of the human being and the body. We understand integrative oncology to mean the use of therapies that can increase the effectiveness of cancer therapies and reduce their side effects.
The reactivation of the immune system, a lifestyle change, healthy nutrition and treatment of the tumour with alternative substances are essential elements of our programs.
We always use conventional therapies when we believe that the patient will benefit. However, we combine the treatment with unique methods to reduce the side effects and increase the impact.
Cancer cells or precursors develop in our body every day and are recognized and killed by our immune cells. Our immune system is the most effective protection and, at the same time, a powerful weapon against cancer.
Traditional oncological treatments such as radiotherapy and chemotherapy kill cancer cells and weaken the immune system.
Therefore, we consider it very important to reduce the side effects on our immune cells to a minimum or increase their number and effectiveness through appropriate measures.
Successful cancer therapy without taking the immune system into account is not possible.
Children are not small adults. Their metabolism differs in many ways. For example, they metabolise drugs at different rates.
We, therefore, leave the treatment of children to specialised centres. In individual cases, we treat adolescents.
All therapies in our centre are generally well tolerated. If we use chemotherapy (IPT) on you, we ensure that these cause fewer side effects through appropriate measures.
Yes. When you are discharged, you will receive a doctor’s letter with a medication and food plan to take home. The doctor’s letter also contains further recommendations for the time after discharge.
You can also conveniently send your laboratory and other examinations (CT, MRT, etc.) via our website or email after you have been discharged.
We analyze your results in detail and discuss how we can best help you during the doctor consultation.
After a precise analysis of their condition and findings, every patient receives a treatment plan tailored to their needs. When creating a treatment plan, we take into account, among other things:
– Tumour type & location
– Tumour stage
– Organ functions
– Age and general condition of the patient
– Pre-existing illness
– Previous cancer therapies
– State of the immune system
This depends on the patient’s condition and the stage of the disease. The more advanced the disease is, the longer the treatment usually takes. The average is six weeks.
Accompanying parallel therapies can also be spread over a more extended period.
We regularly conduct physical examinations and laboratory tests. We can also organize ultrasound, CT, MRI, and PET-CT examinations if necessary.
We can organize ultrasound, CT, MRT and PET-CT examinations with very short waiting times to monitor the course of therapy, but also for other questions.
Cancer can affect many organ systems. It is therefore always advantageous to cooperate with many specialist disciplines. Specialists with the following specializations work in our house:
– Internal Medicine
– General medicine
There is also a pharmacy in the building.
We work from Monday to Friday, from 9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Of course, longer if it should be necessary.
We want you always to feel safe and well-taken care of. We offer telephone support outside the opening hours every evening and at weekends at certain times.
We will provide you with orally taken medicine for the weekend. If you have any complaints or need other assistance, you can reach us by phone at certain times.
It can sometimes be very uncomfortable for a cancer patient to have regular punctures for infusions or blood tests in the arm veins.
A port catheter can help here. It is implanted under the skin in the chest area by a surgeon and has permanent access to the bloodstream. The operation can take place with local anaesthesia. A general anaesthetic is, therefore, not necessary.
With a port, drawing blood and administering IV fluids is very easy. The doctor does not have to puncture a vein, and the patient hardly feels any pain.
We are happy to help you if you want to get a port in Hamburg.
Hamburg has a good network of hospitals. Many belong to the top care category. Here you will find, among other things, the most renowned hospital in Europe, the University Hospital Eppendorf.
In an emergency, you can always rely on professional medical care.
You can reach us by phone, email or WhatsApp. Here are our contact details:
Phone: +49 (0)40 589 693 28
E-mail: [email protected]
Whatsapp: +49 (0) 176 550 995 63
Before you start any treatment, we need to understand the course of your illness and conduct a medical consultation.
You can arrange this personally on-site or online. Please choose the method you like best on our homepage.
Please bring all medical findings with you when you prefer a consultation in our clinic.
If you would like an online meeting, you can upload all results using our forms. We will guide you through this step by step.
If you need further assistance, you are also welcome to request a callback.
We don’t have a traditional waiting list. Nevertheless, we try to organize patient occupancy so that there are not too many patients in the clinic at the same time. That allows us to take better care of our patients.
We understand that you don’t want to wait long for therapy. Our work processes are very professional, and we strive to provide you with fast service. Once the doctor’s interview has taken place, we can start preparing the medication and planning your stay.
Here is an overview of each step:
1.) You register for a face-to-face interview or an online meeting (both free of charge)
2.) We organize a doctor’s consultation
3.) You will receive a therapy plan together with the costs
4.) If you agree with the plan, let us know, and we will send you an appointment to start treatment.
Hamburg International Airport is only a 20-minute taxi ride from our clinic. You can reach us by public transport in about 40 minutes.
The easiest and fastest way to our centre is a taxi. The cost of a ride is approximately €32.
Hamburg is the largest city in Germany after Berlin. It has about 1.8 million inhabitants and is home to many green spaces. With its international airport and many 5-star hotels, Hamburg is also one of Germany’s most important tourist destinations.
Hamburg has a high hotel density. The nearest hotel is only 300m away from our clinic. There are ten other hotels within a radius of just 3km.
Please understand that masks are compulsory in all medical facilities in Germany due to the corona epidemic. Cancer patients, in particular, often have immunodeficient therapies behind them. We have to protect them. We, therefore, ask all patients and their companions to wear a breathing mask at all times.
To avoid additional costs for your stay, we do not have a food service. You will find numerous restaurants (including vegetarian) and bakeries near our centre.
We speak fluent German, English and Turkish. If required, we can organize interpreters in other languages.
During your entire stay in the clinic, you have free high-speed internet access.