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Expert Help for Cancer Patients

© Medical Center - University of Freiburg

In about every second cancer patient, bone metastases occur during the course of the disease. The Medical Center - University of Freiburg was one of the first hospitals in Germany to establish a special tumor board for bone metastases.

Once a week, orthopedists and trauma surgeons, oncologists, thoracic and plastic surgeons, radiation therapists, radiologists and pathologists meet to discuss individual patients. Established colleagues may also participate in the board. The aim is to develop an individual treatment recommendation appropriate to the disease stage and including the patient's wishes.

In his interview, the senior physician in the Department of Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery at the Medical Center - University of Freiburg and the supervisor of the tumor board for bone metastases, PD Dr. Georg Herget, explains what the disease means to patients.

Read the interview