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Prostate cancer treatment with vascular-targeted therapy TOOKAD

Prostate cancer treatment with vascular-targeted therapy TOOKAD
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Overview

Type of care

Inpatient

Method

Minimally invasive

About the offer

Vascular-targeted photodynamic therapy combines laser therapy with the introduction of the TOOKAD drug in the vessels of prostate lesions. It is a photosensitized substance obtained from aquatic bacteria capable of absorbing light energy. Tookad is administered intravenously for the first 10 minutes. The accelerated metabolism of prostate tumor cells contributes to the rapid accumulation of the substance. Then, the cancer tissue is immediately exposed to a fiber-optic probe placed in the prostate for 20 minutes. The light activates a photochemical reaction in the cells that damages the vessels feeding the tumor and destroys cancer tissue. As a result, tumor cells are destroyed without harm to the tissues surrounding the prostate. After the end of the procedure, the drug is removed from the bloodstream. The uniqueness of the method is in preserving the fertility and erection of a man. The patient can return to a normal lifestyle a week after the procedure. However, it is necessary to avoid sunlight and injuries to the area exposed to the laser for some time.

What’s included

Medical service

Examination
  • clinical history-taking
  • medical records review
  • physical examination
  • consultation with a urologist-oncologist
Laboratory tests
  • complete blood count (CBC)
  • blood type test (ABO, Rh)
  • biochemical analysis of blood (kidney and liver function tests, thyroid function tests, electrolytes, glucose, lipid panel)
  • inflammation blood tests
  • coagulation studies
  • urinalysis
  • PSA test
Diagnosis
  • ultrasound imaging of the pelvis
  • transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)
  • MRI scan of the prostate gland
  • electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • chest X-ray
Treatment
  • preoperative patient preparation
  • vascular-targeted treatment (photodynamic therapy with TOOKAD for prostate tumor)
  • postoperative care
  • symptomatic treatment
Other
  • cost of essential medicines
  • cost of essential materials
  • general anesthesia
  • hospitalization
  • nursing service
  • discharge medical records
  • further recommendations

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What is the cost?

The total price for Prostate cancer treatment with vascular-targeted therapy TOOKAD is €14,850. However, it can vary from the specifics of each case. Get in touch to get an individual estimate.

How long does the offer take?

The offer is designed for 8 days.

Does the offer require you to stay in the clinic overnight?

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What are the age restrictions?

The offer is eligible for both adults and kids.

Can I customize the content of the offer?

Yes, the components of the deal can be changed. Get in touch with a vendor to create a personalized proposal.

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€14,850

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