In Germany, approximately 73,000 people are diagnosed with intestinal cancer annually. According to Robert Koch’s statements of Berlin Institute, intestinal cancer is the second most common cancer in women and men. Intestinal cancer is curable in 90 percent of all cases – if detected early and treated properly.
In the interdisciplinary Intestinal Centre Stuttgart all experts involved at diagnostics and treatment work together:
From diagnosis to therapy
Oncologic surgical spectrum:
Conservative therapy procedures (ambulatory and stationary):
Operation planning with sensitivity
Individual operation planning allows for optimal therapy. Through continuous development of surgical techniques in combination with radiotherapy and chemotherapy the sphincter may be preserved and a colostomy can be avoided in most cases. The operational standards are based on guidelines of the German Society of Surgery and the German Cancer Aid. So-called fast-track concepts allow early mobilization after surgery under guidance of a physiotherapist and an early normal diet.
The microscopic examination of tissue samples specifies the right treatment path.
Therapy concepts and difficult decisions are made in the interdisciplinary twice weekly tumour conference involving all disciplines.
Chemotherapy and radiation therapy
Chemotherapy and radiotherapy are individually tailored to the patient, based on guidelines.
See the person as a whole: psycho-oncological care
The diagnosis of cancer for patients and relatives poses an extreme burden. Existential anxiety, worry and despair may appear. Hospitalization, treatments and possible side effects are experienced as stressful. Also in follow-up, questions arises as to what to do next and how life goes on after the disease. All patients can get consultation and support from the inter-professional psycho-oncology team. Together, individual goals are defined.
To improve the treatment of patients with intestinal cancer, the Intestinal Centre Stuttgart is involved in national and international therapy studies in which patients may participate, if desired.
Since middle 2008, the Intestine Centre is certified according to the criteria of German Cancer Society and Quality Management System ISO 9001:2000. This quality seal certifies that the Intestine Centre meets all requirements imposed on the optimal care of patients with intestinal cancer. The result quality is also regularly inspected internally and externally in collaboration with the oncology focus of Stuttgart.
Intestinal department consulting hour at Katharinenhospital
Daily from 8.00 - 12.00
Interdisciplinary consulting hours:
Wednesday 14.00 - 16.00
Telephone +49(0)711 278-33491
Intestinal department consulting hour at Bad Cannstatt Hospital
Monday to Friday 8.00 - 12.00
Monday to Thursday 16.30 - 17.15
Telephone +49(0)711 278-62700