Greater Poland Cancer Centre Poznan
About the hospital
The Greater Poland Cancer Center Poznan, since 1952, has been a modern center for the comprehensive and modern treatment of oncological lesions. The clinic is one of three in Poland that uses CyberKnife and accepts for treatment the most difficult palliative cases from all over the world.
The quality of service provision meets the requirements of ISO. 158 inpatient treatment beds and a developed outpatient care system help to serve 20,000 patients annually with high efficiency. For convenience, the hospital has all the necessary equipment for accurate diagnoses, such as ultrasound, X-ray, mammography, CT, MRI, scintigraphy, and PET-CT.
The oncology center was the first in the country to use a mammotomy biopsy laboratory with a modern device for stereotaxic mammotomy. This approach helps to quickly and without unnecessary trauma examine the smallest neoplasms of the mammary gland. The surgeons were also pioneers in resectioning the esophagus without opening the chest and using the Akiyama method. Since 1997, the clinic has been the only center for gastrointestinal laser therapy in Wielkopolska and Lubusz Voivodeship, particularly for the treatment of the esophagus with the help of the Nd-Yag laser. Also, doctors were the first in the country to use lymph node biopsy to precisely assess the risks of metastases in melanoma, breast cancer, and colorectal cancer. In 1994, surgical treatment of neoplastic metastases in the lungs was performed for the first time in Poznan. Tomotherapy is also available for greater accuracy of the treatment process. Such a unique technique is present only in two country centers and has a high-efficiency level. The modern Accuray CyberKnife device allows you to perform stereotaxic radiosurgery with millimeter accuracy and individually selected radiation doses. The calculation considers the best efficiency and the least harm to the body. In addition, doctors have extensive experience in teleradiotherapy (RTH) and brachytherapy (BTH) radiation therapy. Since 2008, Poznan Greater Poland Cancer Center has been offering a unique prostate cancer treatment with permanent implants, which is also only available at this center. The Contura balloon applicator is another type of brachytherapy that replaces weeks of in-hospital radiation. Using the Celsius TCS and BSD Medical device, hyperthermia allows you to supplement the primary therapy to reduce the risk of repeated relapses maximally.
A large amount of unique modern treatment makes Poznan Greater Poland Cancer Clinic an institution of European level of service. As a result, patients with cancer of the breast, digestive and urinary systems, lungs, and ENT organs can get a high chance of recovery and rehabilitation support.
Is the clinic suitable for breast cancer treatment?
Surgeons have experience in the treatment of oncological damage of the mammary gland. Organ-sparing and total reconstructive surgeries and adjunctive radiation therapy using the Contura balloon applicator have a high-performance rate compared to the average at other hospitals.
Should I choose the hospital for the treatment of esophageal cancer?
Surgeons received significant development in laser treatment of the esophagus thanks to the exchange of experience with the doctors of the Munich Clinic. In Poland, a partial esophagectomy without chest incisions and laser drainage are unique and available only in this clinic.
What additional treatment does the Greater Poland Cancer Center Poznan offer?
Locoregional hyperthermia is the additional primary treatment in the clinic. Increased temperature and blood circulation in the tumor contribute to more oxygen saturation and, therefore, better accumulation of chemotherapy drugs. Inhibition of DNA also reduces tumor growth.
About the city
Poznan is the fifth largest city in Poland. It is located in the western part of the country and has a population of almost 542,000 people. The town was founded in the 9th century and became the first capital. The city is still an important center of culture and science. Today, there are 54 research institutes.
The diverse and historical architecture of the city, with the largest area in Europe, is worth exploring while walking because, at every step here, you can meet attractions. Particular attention deserves the Town Hall on the Old Market Square of the 16th century, the Church of St. Mary Magdalene, and the Imperial Castle. After being inspired by the majesty of buildings and romantic walks through the streets of Poznan, the palace in Rogalyn, with its lush park with hundred-year-old oaks, is ideal for outdoor recreation. In addition, visitors can admire more than 7 thousand species of plants in the botanical garden, such as rare orchids, ferns, and cacti. The National Museum exhibition is one of the country's most prominent art museums in Poland. Also, theaters, philharmonics, and operas offer a rich program of world-known performances and concerts. Numerous restaurants with national dishes such as zhurek, kremuvka, and pacek offer a cozy dinner with a view of the majestic Poznan.
The city experienced its greatest prosperity in the 13th century during the reign of Prince Przemysl I, whose residence was on the left bank. The city also underwent significant development in the 14th-16th centuries during the reign of the Jagiellonian royal dynasty. During its existence, the municipality received rich architecture in the Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassical styles. Now Poznan is an important industrial machine-building center and the second business and banking center after Warsaw. The town is also one of the largest student cities in Poland, with over 70,000 students. The Karola Marcinkowski Medical University was opened in 1950 and contributed to the significant development of medical potential within the city. Thanks to this, the Greater Poland Cancer Center Poznan has undergone significant development since its foundation in 1952 and has absorbed many years of experience in high-quality advanced medicine. Every year, patients from all over the world choose the hospital for complex treatment of malignant lesions for a guaranteed result.
The romantic cultural city of Poznan fascinates tourists with its beauty and rich cultural program and leaves unforgettable memories of the vacation. Every walk through the city allows visitors to feel a part of the great history and immerse themselves in a fabulous atmosphere.