Patient information

What is cancer?

Cancer is generally referred to as an uncontrolled and mostly malignant regeneration of tissues that can affect any organ in our body. Various factors such as age, gender or dietary habits significantly influence the frequency and likelihood of cancer in the course of our lives.

However, general statements about life expectancy and chances of recovery after diagnosis Cancer are usually very difficult to make, as cancer manifests itself in a wide variety of manifestations and diseases.

The importance of tailor-made therapy, which can be individually adapted to the patient, thus becomes apparent. State-of-the-art medical and cell biological research is necessary to enable the development of optimized and highly effective new therapeutic measures.

First visit and admission

After the issuance of the transfer slip of your assigning subject or a family doctor, we ask you to make an appointment for your first visit to our outpatient clinics by telephone. Within the scope of this first visit, the review of the previous medical history and medical records, the examination of the patient and the preparation of a treatment plan are included.

 

For the most careful and accurate examination it is necessary to bring the following documents with you:

Referral form from your family doctor or specialist

Medical reports and findings

Medications you are currently taking

Current laboratory
findings

E-Card

(Patients who are not insured in Austria and for whom a planned treatment is planned, require a “certificate for targeted treatments in Austria” from their insurance company)

Valid photo ID

Possibly. Insurance card with private health insurance policy number

Where appropriate, for planned stays in the special class, the assumption of costs has to be clarified in advance with your supplementary insurance and, if necessary, with your insurance policy. bring the statement of cost assumption with you.

Referral form from your family doctor or specialist

Medical reports and findings

Medications you are currently taking

Current laboratory
findings

E-Card

(Patients who are not insured in Austria and for whom a planned treatment is planned, require a “certificate for targeted treatments in Austria” from their insurance company)

Valid photo ID

Possibly. Insurance card with private health insurance policy number

Where appropriate, for planned stays in the special class, the assumption of costs has to be clarified in advance with your supplementary insurance and, if necessary, with your insurance policy. bring the statement of cost assumption with you.

Testimonials from Patients

. . . “followed by shock, anxiety and the fall into the bottomless pit”

 

After the realization of my cancer, my thoughts revolved between discouragement, self-abandonment, death, life with cancer and the feeling of a willingness to fight. In my case, however, I was very fortunate to receive the best possible treatment in the Salzburg State Hospitals (University Clinic for Internal Medicine III, Oncological Center) an individually optimized treatment of various examinations, tumor removal by means of two-fold surgery, subsequent chemotherapy, radiation, further antibody and hormone therapy as well as a rehabilitation stay. Cancer was a very big incision/turning point in my life. Illness and therapies changed me physically and mentally. My environment was not spared the effects of this disease either. Despite all the limitations, my despair and fear gave way to hope and the courage to maintain my quality of life and the feeling of being a full-fledged person (woman) again. Throughout the course of my illness so far, I have been able to maintain my inner strength, my calm and patient nature, my perseverance and especially important for me: “my laughter” (who knows me knows that I like to laugh very much).

My personal thanks go especially to the loving, caring and family support, care and support of the entire medical and nursing team of Univ. Department of Internal Medicine III. Without their tireless and humane commitment and due to the optimal specific medication, I would not be tumor-free today after one and a half years and on the best way to complete recovery. ”

 

Result of the UK patient survey for internal medicine III – Quarter 1/2018

123 I don't let myself be defeated, I'm positive.

I'm an impatient person, I don't want to wait. I don't want to be alone during the therapy, I feel very well looked after by the nursing staff. From the medical side good information, advice, have confidence.

2020-07-24T12:56:53+01:00

123 I feel involved in an excellent team that gives me the feeling that they want to help me.

I feel safe and accompanied in the course of the illness. I find the personal contact to be particularly positive, and despite the circumstances I like to go here.

2020-07-24T09:44:42+01:00

123 I don't let myself be defeated, I'm positive. It is not always easy to live with such a disease and to be in good spirits, but thanks to the nice care of the doctors and the constantly encouraging study nurses,

who also take great care of my well-being, I leave this department every time in good spirits, come back days later and feel in good hands. Thanks to all involved!

2020-07-24T13:00:05+01:00