Project Description

Lung cancer can be subjected to what is known as stereotactic radiosurgery if it is in a localized stage but has, for example, poor lung function that makes surgery impossible. Locally advanced findings can be treated well with chemo-radiation. The so-called PACIFIC study [20] was able to significantly improve the therapeutic results for non-small cell bronchial carcinoma through additional immunotherapy after chemo-radiation.

We will advise you in detail and coordinate the administration of the medication (chemotherapy +/- immunotherapy) with your oncologist.

Which documents would you ideally bring with you to our joint discussion?

  • the doctor’s letter from the institution/clinic treating you
  • the surgical report
  • the histological findings (histology), so called “lung panel”
  • the decision of the tumor board
  • if available, MRI findings, the CT findings of the lungs (thorax) and of the abdomen, pelvis (abdomen, pelvis), the
  • Whole-body skeletal scintigraphy or PET-CT
  • the address of your gynaecologist and general practitioner
  • your medication list
  • Your chemotherapy plan (if receiving chemotherapy)
  • Immunotherapy plan (if receiving immunotherapies)
  • If you have a pacemaker, please bring your pacemaker passport with you.
  • Avoid using powder or alcohol and oil in the irradiation area.

What can you do to support the success of the therapy as much as possible?

  • Please bring a shower or sauna towel with you to every radiation session.
  • Check your weight once a week and record it, please.
  • If you have difficulty swallowing or lose weight, we will also prescribe you a high-calories formula diet
  • Together we will coordinate the chemotherapy prescribed by your oncologist.
  • Please bring the so-called chemotherapy plan with you.
  • Eat a varied and high-protein diet. Avoid alcohol and nicotine and discontinue all vitamin supplements during radiation therapy.
  • If you have had radiation therapy before, please bring the radiation plans with you. We can advise you all the faster and more precisely at your first appointment as to whether further radiation therapy, to what extent, fractionation and dosage makes sense and is justifiable.
  • If you have a pacemaker, please bring your pacemaker passport with you.