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Which are the best clinics for the treatment of lung cancer? 34 lung centers which guarantee the best quality standards are listed here.

Lung cancer, also called bronchial carcinoma, is the second most common type of cancer in men and the third most common in women. The most important risk factors are smoking and the inhalation of carcinogenic substances at work such as asbestos or diesel exhaust gas. Although the survival rate for lung cancer is low, Prof. Dr. Herth from the Thorax Clinic in Heidelberg knows that today, there are more individual therapy approaches which improve the chances of survival.

All of the clinics listed below offer high-quality treatment for lung cancer. Depending on the stage of the tumor, surgery, radiotherapy or chemotherapy are possible. In addition, lung cancer patients usually stay at a rehabilitation clinic after their treatment. In this article, some excellent rehab clinics for lung cancer are listed.

34 Excellent Clinics for Lung Cancer in Germany

HospitalCityTreatment Cases (2018)International Office 
Lung Clinic HemerHemer3236No
SRH Forest Clinic GeraGera2392No
Schillerhöhe ClinicGerlingen2124No
University Medicine Essen Ruhrlandklinik - Western German Lung CenterEssen2111Yes
Nürnberg Nord ClinicNürnberg1707Yes
KRH Clinic SiloahHannover1601No
Central Clinic Bad BerkaBad Berka1546No
Charité - University Medicine BerlinBerlin1264Yes
Helios Clinic ErfurtErfurt1241Yes
University Hospital FreiburgFreiburg1171Yes
University Hospital EssenEssen1168Yes
Vivantes Clinic NeuköllnBerlin1158Yes
Bremen-Ost ClinicBremen1124Yes
Pulmonary Hospital ImmenhausenImmenhausen1119No
Barmherzige Brüder Hospital RegensburgRegensburg1029Yes
St. Vincentius Clinics KarlsruheKarlsruhe948No
University Hospital Gießen and Marburg, Gießen locationGießen895Yes
Helios Clinic KrefeldKrefeld894Yes
Ludgerus Clinics MünsterMünster855No
Clinics of the City of Cologne - Merheim HospitalCologne820Yes
SHG Clinics VölklingenVölklingen815No
Maria Hilf ClinicsMönchengladbach801Yes
Augsburg ClinicAugsburg796Yes
Barmherzige Brüder Hospital TrierTrier749No
Munich University HospitalMunich748Yes
Martha-Maria Hospital Halle-DölauHalle (Saale)747No
Stuttgart Clinic - Katharinenhospital and OlgahospitalStuttgart725Yes
University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Lübeck campusLübeck713Yes
St. Georg ClinicLeipzig690No
Catholic Clinic MainzMainz652No
University Hospital ErlangenErlangen569Yes
Bethanien Hospital MoersMoers568No
Brüderkrankenhaus St. Josef PaderbornPaderborn563No
University Hospital WürzburgWürzburg560Yes

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This is how the clinic list was created

  • Many patients! At the clinics presented above, doctors have great experience with lung cancer (ICD C34), because only hospitals that treat lung cancer on an above-average basis have been taken into consideration. Hospitals are obliged to inform about their medical treatment in quality reports and to provide this information to the Federal Joint Committee.
  • High Level of Patient Safety! All of the clinics attach above-average value to patient safety. At least 45 out of 55 measures have been taken in order to guarantee optimal hygiene before, during and after surgery.
  • Excellent Equipment! All clinics have the equipment that is necessary for the treatment at their disposal which guarantees a successful therapy. At least 14 out of 17 criteria are fulfilled in the equipment of the hospital.
  • Certifications! When a clinic receives a certificate, this means that there are doctors who specialized in the treatment of lung cancer and that the necessary equipment for treatment is available. All of the clinics in the list have been certified as Lung Cancer Centers by the German Cancer Society.

This is just a small selection of German clinics. Of course, many other hospitals also offer a high quality of treatment.

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