Mecklenburg-Vorpommern offers not only the natural conditions for this, but also the medical expertise to increase the general well-being and mobilize the self-healing powers: Pristine coastal landscapes and wide beaches invite you to go for a walk, countless hiking and biking trails lead through hilly landscapes past old castles and manor houses and at the blue-green shimmering sea you can enjoy dreamlike sunsets. Just the right thing to recharge body and soul and to support oncological treatments.
With high-tech and naturopathy against cancer
In medicine, cancer is defined as a malignant growth of tissue. For many types of cancer, there is a good chance of recovery after complete removal of the tumor. In addition to conventional surgery, techniques such as laser surgery and endoscopy are available. Chemotherapies, radiation therapies and drug therapies are often used as accompanying therapies. In the health state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, very modern and gentle therapy methods are available for some types of tumors. These include the CyberKnife technology of the SAPHIR Radiosurgery Center in Güstrow.
Radiosurgery with CyberKnife
With CyberKnife, the SAPHIR Radiosurgery Center in Güstrow has one of the most modern and effective therapies for tumor treatment. High doses of radiation can be focused with millimeter precision using advanced digital image guidance and robotic control. This ensures minimal impact on healthy organs while maximizing effectiveness. Because of this precision, the technology is particularly suitable for treatments within the skull and for moving tumors, e.g., tumors in the lungs and liver.
Complementary medicine and naturopathy for cancer
In the spirit of holistic treatment, complementary medicine offers a variety of gentle natural remedies to accompany cancer therapies and alleviate conventional side effects. The spectrum ranges from herbal agents to treatment methods of Chinese medicine such as acupuncture and Qigong, which primarily serve to relax and strengthen the self-healing powers. At the University Medical Center Rostock, there has been a chair for naturopathy since 2002.
Sport even with cancer
The health state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern promises a variety of opportunities for exercise in the fresh air. After all, sport improves physical performance and has a positive influence on the psyche. Physical activity also reduces typical side effects of chemotherapy, such as fatigue or listlessness. In addition, binding exercise times strengthen self-confidence, increase the quality of life and structure everyday life. The attending physician or the specialists in the cancer rehabilitation clinics take care to create an individual training plan that is adapted to the patient's physical capabilities.
Help and support with cancer
A cancer disease affects a person in his or her entire personality and influences family life, working life and the social environment. The range of services offered by cancer rehabilitation clinics for follow-up treatment is correspondingly extensive. In addition, there are numerous counseling centers and self-help groups to ensure individual and medico-psychologically meaningful support oriented to the personal burdens.
Baltic Sea vacation despite cancer treatment
The Klinikum Südstadt Rostock offers cancer patients the possibility of a stay at the Baltic Sea even during ongoing treatment. In coordination with the attending physician, the course of treatment can be continued individually. For patients and relatives there is also a clinic-owned, nearby accommodation, the Villa "S".
Self-help groups between Baltic Sea & Lake District
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern has a database for self-help groups of cancer patients. Anyone interested can start a search there by zip code or the specific tumor disease in order to contact a group. If no contact person can be found, it is possible to initiate a group oneself.
Rehab after cancer - specialized clinics for follow-up rehabilitation in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
As a cancer rehabilitation clinic, the Graal-Müritz Specialist Clinic for Oncology has been pursuing an oncological concept that integrates both conventional medical and holistic treatment strategies since 1988. By means of modern diagnostics, the rehabilitation team obtains an overview of the clinical picture and creates an individual therapy goal for each patient. The varied offer on the way to more vitality and quality of life includes among other things: medicinal cancer therapy, pain therapy, psychotherapy, physical therapies such as condition therapy, muscle building training, breathing training, breathing and inhalation therapy, relaxation techniques and ergotherapy.
The Strandklinik Boltenhagen offers follow-up rehabilitation and aftercare for tumor diseases of the following organ systems: the female mammary gland, the kidney, the draining urinary tract and the male genitals, the bronchia and the lung, the thyroid gland and the hematopoietic system and the lymph nodes. In addition, the clinic also has treatment specialties in cardiology and angiology.
This rehabilitation facility, idyllically located on the island of Usedom, specializes in follow-up treatment for patients with malignant tumor diseases, especially of the mammary gland and skin. Helping patients to help themselves is a major concern of the entire team of therapists. Various physical therapies, nutritional and social counseling are offered.
The modern Helios Beach Clinic offers follow-up treatment for all oncological diseases, from leukemia, breast and lung cancer, bone and soft tissue tumors to brain tumors. Since 1993, treatments in the areas of orthopedics, cardiology and neurology have also been among the main focuses.