Do you treat my specific cancer / my cancer stage as well?
Very often we are asked which tumor diseases we treat. As a specialized clinic in the field of hemato-oncology, we treat any kind of hemato-oncological diseases at all stages. But please keep in mind that the lower the tumor burden, the better the immunotherapeutic approaches work.
Does immunotherapy work for me in general?
Patients are often told by their physicians, that immunotherapy does not make sense in their cases. In most cases, due to country-specific regulations, the physicians simply do not have access to various immunotherapeutic therapies. Fortunately, the Hallwang Clinic has access to most advanced immunotherapies and is therefore able to design a personalized and tailored treatment protocol, based on individual information that we retrieve from a number of diagnostic tests. These specific diagnostic analyses give us information on surface markers expressed on tumor cells, individual tumors´ mutations, amplifications, translocations etc. Identification of these tumor characteristics allows us to specifically target them through a broad range of therapeutic options based on your individual test results. You have to look at the tumor itself to understand what targeted treatment the patient needs. A treatment that might work for one cancer patient does not necessarily work for another patient, even though they have both the same type of cancer.
How much does the therapy cost at the Hallwang Clinic?
Every patient is unique and so is his or her treatment plan designed. Once our medical team has obtained any information available regarding your case, and had a chance to talk to you by phone, we are able to provide you with a personalized treatment offer and cost estimate.
How fast can I start my treatment at the Hallwang Clinic?
In general, right away – depending on room availabilities.
Do I have treatment over the weekend at the Hallwang Clinic?
Our medical team is staffed 24 hours, seven days a week, thus, treatments on weekends are of course given.
What do I need to take with me, if I have planned to undergo treatment at the Hallwang Clinic?
We provide towels, hair dryers and shower items. The only thing you perhaps need to take with you (if not provided in advance), is your latest medical report, including details of your medical history, your medication and allergy list, as well as scan images on discs, if available.
Are you able to provide me with my daily basic medication at the Hallwang Clinic, in case I run out of it?
Of course. Our pharmacy is staffed Monday to Friday and can organize for the medication needed.
What results will I achieve if I undergo treatment at the Hallwang Clinic – can I have a look on success statistics and research papers?
As you understand, every patient is unique, and so is his or her response to treatment. While some patients respond fast without any side effects, others need more intense treatment protocols to ensure treatment success. Also, some people need more time to recover between different treatments, or develop a complication which will lead to a treatment break. It is unfortunately most difficult and inaccurate, not to say unprofessional, to determine beforehand how a patient responds and what results he or she will achieve. In the field of medicine, we always have to consider individual changes.
We are eager to assist you in any way possible, but unfortunately we do not publish any research papers or clinical trial statistics- thus we cannot provide you with exact numbers and perspectives. Please bear in mind, we are a small private clinic and not a (university) clinical study site. Our clinic is too small and our patient population very heterogeneous, so clinical trials are not possible, since obviously, we want to offer all our patients the best treatment possible, and not based on some criteria they might not meet, but would have to be met in order to be included in a trial. Many patients indeed come to us, because they were not eligible for clinical trials, due to their age, treatment history, or other chronic diseases, etc. Our aim is to find the best treatment strategy for you, and not exclude any patient from a treatment protocol because of the factors mentioned beforehand. Also, clinical studies often use placebo as a control or some alternative, though inferior, treatment protocol, in order to compare treatment response in two groups of patients. Naturally, at the Hallwang Clinic, you will always receive the treatment we think is best for you after thorough discussion of state-of.-the-art, possible side effects and complications of this treatment. We always recommend strategies that best target your tumor cells based on a broad range of diagnostics, so our patients are treated with very individual treatments. We always advise patients who are interested in receiving treatment at our clinic to visit our Facebook page, since some of our patients were happy to share their experience at our clinic on our Facebook page.