In Germany, about 500,000 people suffer from cancer each year, and the number of treatment cases is also rising in Regensburg. St. Caritas Hospital Josef has commissioned new cancer treatment rooms.
REGENSBURG Caritas Hospital Josef has modernized and expanded the area for outpatient cancer therapy. A new drug-based tumor therapy center was built in the former rooms of the Nursing School, now housed in a new building. Bishop Dr. Rudolf Voderholzer, the new center for cancer treatment, said: "The silver of competence and the gold of humanity are invested here."
The number of treatments in the treatment of tumor drugs has increased significantly in recent years, said Nicolas von Oppen, the hospital's manager. The conversion wanted to meet the increased demands. The new rooms are flooded with light and equipped with modern facilities. More than 400 square meters are home to seven new treatment rooms and other fragrance care, reception or administration rooms.
In Germany, about 500,000 people develop cancer each year, the disease being one of the leading causes of death. And yet, said Professor Dr. Olaf Ortmann at the inauguration of the new center, there is good news: The chances of recovery have increased significantly in recent years. "Not only do we have troubled hours, we also have a wealth of positive experiences where we can give people the courage and hope to eliminate the disease." Professor Ortmann is the medical director of Caritas Hospital in Regensburg. Josef and Director of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. And he is the president of the German Cancer Society.
Cancer therapy is a medical focus at Caritas Hospital St. Josef. Regensburg has been the home of the Oncology Center (UCCR) since 2014, and partners include University Hospital and Caritas Hospital St. Josef. Both locations treat 4,000 new patients, 1,550 of whom are at Josef Hospital. They are treated with surgery, radiotherapy and medication alone. For 15 years, there has been outpatient chemotherapy at St. Josef. At the beginning of the day, there were about three to six patients being treated at the new drug-based tumor treatment center. Therapeutic options have expanded and today range from classic chemotherapeutics and antibodies and hormone therapy to oral therapy. The advantage of outpatient therapy is that cancer patients remain in their familiar environment. "Home, famous people, the usual routine – it can all strengthen your soul," said Caritas Diocesan Director Michael Weißmann. In his speech, he emphasized the unique ambience of the center, which, in turn, fosters a unique community among patients: in treatment rooms, people who meet in common "meet suddenly with their own finality in the diagnosis of cancer." Cancer patients would not only receive medical care, but would sometimes "form wonderfully small self-help groups: people in similar situations will meet and strengthen."
Professor Maximilian Burger, Director of the Department of Urology, in his speech emphasized the importance of the interaction of different cancer treatments: "Surgical treatment must interact with tumor drug therapy. Two areas are inseparable." "Cancer treatment really has reason to hope," Professor Burger said.
Caregiver Director Uwe Daschner reported from the daily routine of the new center. Satisfied with the new space, modern equipment makes work processes great. In this way, he and his colleagues can concentrate on what is essential: "for patients to go through this undoubtedly difficult time in a comfortable atmosphere."