Since the new WHO classification, brain tumors have been classified according to their genetics, i.e. the presence or absence of genetic changes.
The changes (so-called MGMT status, IDH mutation, 1p19q deletion and others) that the neuropathologist detects in your tumor tissue decides on the optimal combination of therapy methods: radiation therapy alone, radiation therapy followed by chemotherapy, simultaneous combination of radiation and chemotherapy . We will advise you in detail on your first visit to us.
Which documents would you ideally bring with you to our joint discussion?
the doctor’s letter from the institution/clinic treating you
the OP report
the histological findings (histology and molecular pathology-IDH, MGMT, 1p19q_Co-deletion, TERT)
the decision of the tumor conference
MRI findings preoperatively and postoperatively.
the address of your gynaecologist and general practitioner
your medication list
If you have a pacemaker, please bring your pacemaker passport with you.
What can you do to support the success of the therapy as much as possible?
Until further notice, you may not actively participate in road traffic as a driver or cyclist.
If you have been prescribed antiepileptic drugs, please bring the dosing plan with you.
Please bring a shower or sauna towel with you to every radiation session.
Ensure a regular life with sufficient breaks for relaxation and recreation.
Do sport and strengthen your immune system and prevent fatigue symptoms.
Move regularly in the fresh desire.
During radiation therapy, avoid hot full baths, sauna, solarium, direct sunlight in the area of the irradiated region.
Eat a varied and high-protein diet. Avoid alcohol and nicotine and discontinue all vitamin supplements during radiation therapy.
Check your weight once a week and record it, please.
Shower with water and skin-friendly syndets, soaps or shower gels.
Do not apply any alcoholic substances (perfume, perfumed lotions, or alcohol-based deodorants) to the skin.
Avoid using powder or alcohol and oil in the irradiation area.