We treat malignant solid and haematological tumour diseases by means of chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy.
In addition to surgical treatment opportunities, Städtisches Klinikum Görlitz caters to the entire spectrum of medical therapy required to heal cancer diseases. The thorough oncological diagnostics performed as a first step takes place in close collaboration with the relevant departments in the Clinic for Internal Medicine within our establishment. In this regard, this clinic can perform medical examinations and therapies either in a part-outpatient capacity (day clinic/D1) or an inpatient capacity (Ward D2), depending on the patient's wish and general feasibility.
- Diagnosis and treatment of benign haematological diseases
- Implementation of inpatient chemotherapy and targeted immunotherapy (antibodies) for malignant diseases
- Medicinal treatment of tumour-related symptoms, treatment-induced adverse effects (supportive therapy) and treatment for the improvement of life quality (palliative therapy)
- Transfusion of blood components
- Diagnostic and therapeutic puncture of malignant effusion (ascites, pleura puncture) and diagnostic, CT assisted puncture of various locations
- Implementation of transarterial chemoembolisation (TACE) to suit the indication
- Palliative care for dying inpatients or in a home setting (if care is plannable) in close cooperation with the Specialised Outpatient Palliative Care Team (SAPV Team Upper Lusatia); also weekly team meetings with discussion of the situation of our tumour patients (and their dependants) as well as consultancy for the Outpatient Pain Centre
- Psycho-oncological care during inpatient treatment
- Discharge management for tumour patients in close cooperation with Social Services
In addition to a variety of options for the curative treatment of tumour diseases, we also possess considerable competency in palliative medicine with specially qualified medical and nursing staff. Among our focus areas is symptom control for patients suffering from incurable, progressive diseases that limit lifespan. In this regard, measures within palliative medicine intend in particular to alleviate unpleasant symptoms caused by pain, respiratory distress, nausea/vomiting, anxiety, hopelessness, wounds, constipation, sleeplessness etc. in a period of life in which treatment concentrates on creating life quality and not on prolonging life expectancy.
- Implementation of radiotherapy to suit the indication, including all preparations (simulator)
- Regular quality control to guarantee patient safety
- Close collaboration with University Hospital Dresden, Clinic for Radiotherapy and Radiooncology
- Cooperation with Practice for Radiotherapy Dr. Philipp (Building M) and therefore seamless post-discharge treatment as outpatients
- Diagnostics, therapy, observation, monitoring of benign and malignant blood diseases
- Diagnostics, therapy, observation, monitoring of malignant solid tumours
- Implementation of interdisciplinary tumour boards to ensure optimised treatment decisions
- Implementation of thorough doctor-patient consultations to inform the patient about prognosis, treatment and progression
- Complete imaging, tissue, laboratory and endoscopic diagnostics, including mutation analyses
- Implementation of chemotherapy, immunotherapy, immuno-chemotherapy, radio-chemotherapy and radiotherapy based on international guidelines
- Implementation of palliative measures to alleviate symptoms
The oncology day clinic as a part-inpatient unit within the Clinic for Oncology, Haematology, Radiotherapy and Palliative Medicine accommodates the entire diagnostic and therapeutic spectrum within oncology. The clinic cooperates closely with the University of Dresden and maintains ongoing communication with international cancer centres.
Patients are admitted as part-inpatients in order to assure ideal treatment.