Treatments: Radioiodine therapy

For the treatment of various thyroid disorders, radioiodine therapy (Jod131) is a particularly gentle
alternative to surgery.

Patient room thyroid ward

Radioiodine therapy is particularly useful in the various forms of hyperthyroidism (hyperthyroidism), e.g.
Basedow’s disease or the autonomic adenoma used. But it can also be effective in thyroid enlargement
(goiter). Another important role of radioiodine therapy in the treatment of thyroid cancer.

A radio-iodine therapy is a radiation treatment whose advantage is based on two specific factors:

The radiant substance (iodine131) is absorbed almost exclusively by the thyroid gland in the body and
thus acts only directly there.
The maximum reach of the Jod131 is very short at 2.2 mm and thus allows a targeted irradiation of the
thyroid gland.
The dose in the area of ​​the thyroid gland can be precisely matched to the individual thyroid disorder and
size based on precise calculations. This ensures the success of the treatment.

The general exposure of the body to the iodine rays is low.

The radioiodine treatment can only be carried out stationary. Therefore, the patients have to spend a
few days in our comfortable nuclear medicine ward in the clinic. Spend Hancken in Stade.

Conservatory and lounge on the thyroid gland

Treatments: hematology / oncology

In our Department of Hematology and Oncology we offer our patients the competent and
comprehensive inpatient and outpatient diagnostics and treatment of haematological and oncological
diseases.

Oncological ambulance and day clinic

Due to the constant development of anticancer drugs (chemotherapy, anti-hormonal substances,
immunotherapy with antibodies and specific target therapies), these treatments have become
increasingly compatible in recent years. With the outpatient therapy, we want to fulfill the desire for a
better quality of life.

Day clinic for infusion / chemotherapy

The focus practice for hematology and oncology was in 1984 at the clinic Dr. med. Hancken established.
The close collaboration with the Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Radiotherapy departments at the
same site will complement the oncological focus with a wide range of diagnostic capabilities including
sonography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), PET-CT and scintigraphy. But
also special therapeutic procedures such as point-radiotherapy and interventional localized tumor
therapies are offered. Together with the clinic Hancken, the Elbeklinikum Stade and the GPs and
specialists of the Elbe-Weser-Region patients are optimally treated in a network of trusting and reliable
medical cooperation.

Oncological ward and palliative ward

If, due to complex oncological therapies or in the presence of concomitant diseases, inpatient
oncological or palliative medical treatment is required, the patients can be treated at any time in the
clinic. Hancken be included. The clinic has the oncological care contract for the district of Stade and is
open to all patients. There are Prof. dr. Early on, as well as the medical and multidisciplinary team their
contact persons. There they look after the same doctors, who are also responsible for the outpatient
treatment.

For more than 30 years there has been a close cooperation with the Elbeklinikum Stade and Buxtehude.
As a founding member of the tumor centers, the oncology / hematology department of the clinic
Hancken has been a certified cooperation partner of the Stade-Buxtehude Breast Center, the Elbe-
Weser Intestinal and Pancreatic Centers, the Buxtehude Skin Cancer Center and the Prostate Center
Stade since 2007. Close cooperation and joint tumor conferences continue to exist with the ENT clinic,
thoracic surgery, gynecological cancer gynecology and radio-oncology. Patients are referred to the clinic
for outpatient or inpatient oncological system therapy or palliative treatment from the respective organ
tumor centers. Assigned to Hancken.

The clinic operates a study center and participates in clinical study
protocols of national cancer associations. As a result, the latest therapies and treatment methods can be
made available to our patients.

Specialized Outpatient Palliative Care (SAPV)

The multi-professional, specialized team of palliative care physicians and palliative care professionals for
the district of Stade is supported by Dr. med. Hailing out and organizing the care of the patients. In
regular, weekly case discussions with the caring palliative care physicians and nursing services, as well as
the oncologist of the clinic Dr. med. Hancken will develop a suitable concept for each patient.

In February 2010, our quality management system was certified to ISO 9001: 2008 (recertified 12/2013,
11/2016 and 12/2017 {to ISO 9001: 2015}).
As a founding member of the tumor centers, the practice has been a certified cooperation partner of the
Stade-Buxtehude Breast Center (recertified 2010, 2013, 2016) and the Darmstadt Elbe-Weser
(recertified 2010, 2013, 2016).