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Many Germans Search the Internet for Treatment Alternatives

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Many Germans Search the Internet for Treatment Alternatives

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A survey showed that 62% of German patients look up their symptoms on the Internet before visiting a doctor, and the trend is increasing year by year.

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A Second Opinion Disproves a Hollywood Star’s Diagnosis

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A Second Opinion Disproves a Hollywood Star’s Diagnosis

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Sharon Stone underwent several catheter procedures before it turned out she had a uterine fibroid which needed surgery rather than epidural pain relief.

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Breast Cancer Treatment Without Chemotherapy

Marina Virko schedule 5 minutes
Breast Cancer Treatment Without Chemotherapy

Thanks to new studies, it is now possible to successfully treat breast cancer without chemotherapy. One of the leading German mammologists, Dr. Oleg Gluz, reported about it at the 2022 ESMO Congress.

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Mortality Reduction in German Certified Cancer Centers

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Mortality Reduction in German Certified Cancer Centers

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The life expectancy of cancer patients depends directly on the choice of the clinic and specialists. In certified centers dealing with certain tumor types, mortality rates decrease by 12-26%. This is shown in a recently published large-scale statistical analysis of 1.000.000 cancer treatment cases in Germany.

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15 More Indications are Eligible for a Second Opinion Procedure

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15 More Indications are Eligible for a Second Opinion Procedure

Source: IQWIG

Medical second opinions on another 15 issues is to be covered by public health insurance in Germany.

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