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Which German clinics are recommended for the treatment of leukemia? 18 excellent hospitals are listed here.

Leukemia, also known as blood cancer, can occur at any age. It is still not clear today why the cells of the hematopoietic system mutate into cancer cells. The correlation between a “wrong” lifestyle and the disease couldn’t be proven until today. Thus, people affected by leukemia don’t have to blame themselves for “doing something wrong”, which is the case for smokers with lung cancer.

To be able to treat leukemia in a clinic, not only state-of-the-art equipment but also a lot of medical expertise is necessary. For the treatment of leukemia, the specialist knowledge of experts from different areas is needed. In the list below, excellent clinics are presented, where most of the patients with leukemia (ICD C91) are treated.

18 Excellent Clinics for the Treatment of Leukemia in Germany

HospitalCityTreatment Cases (2019)International Office 
University Hospital MünsterMünster543Yes
Munich University HospitalMunich501Yes
University Hospital Hamburg-EppendorfHamburg414Yes
University Hospital JenaJena399No
University Hospital UlmUlm375Yes
University Hospital CologneCologne373Yes
University Hospital WürzburgWürzburg340Yes
Medical School HannoverHannover325Yes
University Hospital LeipzigLeipzig309No
University Hospital FreiburgFreiburg305Yes
University Hospital TübingenTübingen305Yes
University Hospital EssenEssen296Yes
University Hospital ErlangenErlangen290Yes
University Hospital HeidelbergHeidelberg269Yes
University Medicine of the Johannes Gutenberg University MainzMainz268Yes
Helios Clinic ErfurtErfurt257Yes
Stuttgart ClinicStuttgart252Yes
University Hospital Halle (Saale)Halle (Saale)244Yes

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This is how the clinic list was created:

  • Many patients! At the clinics presented above, the doctors have great experience with leukemia (ICD C91). This is because only hospitals that treat leukemia 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 Satisfaction! The level of patient satisfaction of the clinics in the list is at least at 80 percent. This is the result of a survey by the German health insurance companies AOK and BARMER in cooperation with the “Weisse Liste”. Every year, almost half a million of insured people are being questioned about their hospital stay. This is the biggest patient survey in Europe.
  • Good Hygiene! Many patients suffer from an infection during their hospital stay, which is why good hospital hygiene is important. All 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.
  • Certifications! When a clinic received a certificate, this means that there are doctors who specialized in the treatment of leukemia and that the necessary equipment for treatment is available. All of the clinics in the list have been certified as Oncological Specialist Centres for Hematology 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.