Advanced Cancer Treatments
Latest cancer technologies
MHL focuses instead on a number of technologies which are not yet widely available throughout the world and we help you to apply to the leading centres which offer these.
We do not attempt to give an overview of all treatments available for specific types of cancer, since many of these are widely known and are available in any good cancer hospital.
Advanced cancer treatments featured include ion beam therapy, proton therapy, CyberKnife radiosurgery, high or low dose rate brachytherapy, intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) and minimally invasive 'robotic' surgery.
All cancer enquiries are welcome and we provide additional information on the following main areas.
Ion beam therapy is the latest addition to the MHL enquiry service
Surgery is often the preferred approach, where it is possible. This may be 'tradional' open surgery or minimally invasive, by laparoscopic techniques.
For some types of cancer such as prostate cancer, it may be possible to use image-guided 'robotic' surgery, such as the da Vinci® system.
Da Vinci robotic surgery
The word 'robotic' is commonly used, but 'telemanipulation' is more accurate.
The system displays internal images, giving the surgeon a three-dimensional view at up to ten times magnification.
It then relays the surgeon's hand movements to the instruments, that have been inserted through small incisions in the abdomen.
A tremor filter suppresses the trembling of the human hand and together these provide a high degree of precision.
The advantages are less pain, quicker mobility, shorter rehabilitation and minimal scar formation.
There have been many advances in radio-oncology, making treatments shorter and more accurate and reducing damage to surrounding healthy tissue.
Radiotherapy is widely available and has improved over the years, but inevitably surrounding organs get irradiated as well.
Several other, more accurate treatments are now available which offer great advantages over conventional radiotherapy.
See our overview of Radiation Therapies including:
Medical Oncology, Immunotherapy and Haematology
Depending upon the age and condition of the patient, not all cancers need to be treated immediately. Treatment may be avoided or delayed by the use of hormomal therapy.
Drug based therapies may also be used to attack the tumour(s), either as a stand-alone treatment or as a prelude to radiotherapy or radiosurgery. New drugs are being developed continuously in order to find more effective treatments with fewer unwanted side-effects.
New drugs are being developed continuously, particularly at university hospitals, in order to find more effective and better targeted treatments, with fewer unwanted side-effects.
Leading treatment centres often have clinical trials of drugs that are not generally available elsewhere or they may be able to offer drugs that are not available in your own country.
MHL Cancer Enquiries
Leading university hospitals in Germany or USA.
Ion beam therapy centre in Europe.
Intraoperative radiotherapy or high dose rate brachytherapy for breast cancer.
Start your enquiry today and if you have sufficient information and confidence to proceed you can arrange treatment directly with the specialists.
Enquiries by patients or doctors?
CyberKnife or GammaKnife radiosurgery at a choice of centres in Europe.
CyberKnife centres which have been and continue to be at the forefront of developing new treatments, including training other CyberKnife centres.
Advanced cancer treatments including proton or ion beam therapy, CyberKnife radiosurgery, robotic surgery and DNA profiled chemotherapy.
Enquire now without commitment.
If you prefer you can ask your doctor to help you or to take over the enquiry completely at any stage. The choice is entirely yours.
Highlights of the MHL service
We are not doctors ourselves but we put your case before top international experts in their field and get timely responses.
University and private hospitals in Austria and Switzerland.
Proton therapy at centres in the USA and Europe.
Top-ranking USA cancer hospitals including DNA-guided chemotherapy
Custom enquiries to centres suggested by experts at our featured hospitals.
The very latest ion beam therapy with no compromise on treatment accuracy where proton therapy is delivered instead or as well.