Pancreatic Cancer Treatment Cost In Germany

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Pancrease is the organ situated behind the lower part of the stomach and secrets digestive enzymes and hormones that help to regulate blood sugar levels. cancer and cancerous growth arising in pancreas are called pancreatic cancer. it is quite rare in occurrence and mostly malignant in nature. it has a poor prognosis as no specific sign and symptoms are seen in the early stage. At a later stage also sudden weight loss and loss of appetite are common symptoms that are also non-specific. It is often called 'silent' cancer because of no sigh and symptoms shown. when we talk about treatment, it totally depends upon the stage and extent of cancerous spread to nearby organs. if surgery is required then we have to remove the complete pancreas by the process of pancreatectomy. then to further reduced the progression of cancer we have to give chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Palliative care post-surgery is needed to aid in digestion. Pancreatic Cancer Treatment cost in Germany is between USD 22500 to USD 27500. Patient has to stay in the hospital for 8 days and outside the hospital for 30 days. The total cost of the treatment depends on the diagnosis and facilities opted by the patient.

Inclusions in the package

The cost of Pancreatic Cancer includes:

  • Preoperative diagnostic tests cost, some of which may include a Blood test, MRI scan, CT scan, Biopsy, Ultrasound, etc.

  • Surgery cost (Depends upon the type and size of the tumour and the extent to which the tumour has spread)

  • Type of surgery [Whipple procedure (pancreaticoduodenectomy), Distal pancreatectomy, Total pancreatectomy, Stent placement, Bypass surgery]

  • Post-Operative cost (there might be a need for chemotherapy or Radiotherapy before or post-surgery)

  • Medicines 

  • Patient's hospital stay

Factors affecting cost of Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

The overall cost of the procedure also varies based on the patient's condition and preferences. Some of these factors are:

  • Type of hospital and room opted (General, Twin sharing, or single room)

  • The stage and type of cancer

  • Patients may require repeated investigation through PET CT and related tests  Post-surgery / Chemotherapy / Radiation Therapy.

  • Any additional tests may be required to know the status of the disease during the course of treatment.  

  • An extended stay at the Hospital

  • Cost of accommodation during follow-ups, in case the patient is not a local resident [may take longer duration in case of chemotherapy or radiotherapy sessions]

Cost related to Pancreatic Cancer Treatment in Germany

Listing approximate price of Pancreatic Cancer Treatment and some related procedures. The prices may change depending upon the centers and condition of the patient.

Treatment name Cost range
Pancreatic Cancer USD 22500 to USD 27500
Chemotherapy USD 1800 to USD 2200
Adenocarcinoma - Glandular Cancer Treatment USD 18000 to USD 22000

Frequently asked questions related to expenses that most patients have when planing for Pancreatic Cancer Treatment.

What is the cost of tests for pancreatic cancer treatment?

Tests done before starting pancreatic cancer treatment include ultrasound, computerized tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and also positron emission tomography (PET) scans. To diagnose accurately, studying a biopsied tissue sample under the microscope can also be done. The package typically doesn’t include the cost of these tests.

Is the medicine cost included in the package?

One chemotherapy drug used for treating metastatic pancreatic cancer is gemcitabine. Other drugs used include erlotinib, capecitabine, cisplatin, and nab-paclitaxel. These medicines are not covered in the package price.

What’s the stay duration for the pancreatic cancer treatment surgery and the cost?

The hospital stay is usually one to two weeks in hospital after surgery for pancreatic cancer. It is followed by chemotherapy, which can be done in an outpatient setting. 

How much does Pancreatic Cancer cost in different countries?

For patients planning to travel abroad it is useful to know the price in destinations popular with medical travellers. The price for Pancreatic Cancer in different countries is approximately:

  • India USD 6000 to USD 9000
  • Turkey USD 7200 to USD 10800
  • Thailand USD 20000 to USD 30000
  • Malaysia USD 12000 to USD 18000

List of Centers for Pancreatic Cancer Treatment in Germany

Popular Cities in Germany for Pancreatic Cancer Treatment are:

Leading Hospitals for Pancreatic Cancer Treatment in Germany

Doctors for Pancreatic Cancer Treatment in Germany

this kind of treatment is done under the supervision of a gastroenterologist, general surgeon, and oncologist.

Listing popular specialists:

Dr. Peter Borchmann

Dr. Peter Borchmann

Head of Department, 27 years of experience


Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Hematopoietic Diseases Treatment

Dr. Wolfram Malter

Dr. Wolfram Malter

Head of Department, 30 years of experience

Location University Hospital of Cologne

Breast Cancer Treatment, Radiotherapy, Onco-Sonography

Prof. Dr. Marion Kiechle

Prof. Dr. Marion Kiechle

Director, 30 years of experience

Location University Hospital Rechts der Isar

Endometrial cancer, Ovarian cancer, Breast cancer, Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Success Rate

pancreatic cancer is very difficult to diagnose in an early stage. so its survival rate is also very poor as it mostly spreads to nearby organs.

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