Frequently Asked Questions
What is the nearest airport?
Do you pick up at the nearest airport?
We used to, but nowadays we hand out a letter because it eases your travel arrangements, as you don’t need to worry about being late. Patients can show this letter to any taxi driver who will take them from the airport to their hotel, or from their hotel to the clinic. Usually airport transfer is about 30 – 40 €.
Where do patients stay?
Patients can stay in any hotel, guest room or apartment they like in and around Hannover. They lodge according to their life style. Most patients arrive with family members, sometimes even with little children and are quite happy not to be confined in a clinical environment. Check out the accommodation options we have put together, or these online booking service where you want to stay.
How close is lodging to the clinic?
The Avalon Hotel is at walking distance to our clinic with about 350 m, Novotel 4* Hotel about 500m and Pelikan residence about 4 tram stations and 250 m (15-30 min walk). You can see for yourself using Google map service.
What does lodging cost?
Lodging starts at 55€/night including breakfast at our accommodation recommendations, but you can look for options yourself using an online booking service.
What about meals?
What about organic food?
We have an organic grocery store just across the road and an organic restaurant about 300 m from the clinic. Patients easily find their way around, see for yourself.
What about workouts?
You can do workouts in a nearby gym, but rather than doing that, we recommend to go for a walk in the Eilenriede Park. We understand perfectly that your stay in Hannover should be as pleasant as possible, but please bear in mind, your body is already doing a lot. Less is more in the case of patients.
What types of cancer do you treat?
Do you treat children?
We only treat children at special request and at certain times. Children do need a lot of extra care and time. Please provide us with as much information as possible in order for us to make a qualified quote.
Is there usually a waiting list to get in?
We don’t operate with waiting lists. We now have seven (7) hyperthermia machines in our clinic and are among the hyperthermia clinic with the most hyperthermia appliances. See the latest news in hyperthermia technology, the EHY3010.
How long do patients stay?
What happens on my first day?
On your first day you are going to discuss with Dr Peter Wolf your individual therapy plan, medication plan and self-empowerment plan during your stay and beyond. Right afterwards you are going to start with your therapy.
How long does a local hyperthermia session last?
A local hyperthermia session lasts for about 2 hours. Typically patients receive 4 or 5 local hyperthermia sessions per week.
How long does a whole body hyperthermia session last?
Whole body hyperthermia sessions last about 2 – 3 hours. Typically patients receive 1 whole body hyperthermia session per week, but again this greatly depend on their physical condition.
What do I have to expect from an IPT - low dose chemotherapy & natural chemotherapy?
An IPT – low dose chemotherapy & natural chemotherapy targets very specifically cancer cells. We expect our patients not to eat 12-18 hours before the therapy, as this will greatly boost the effectiveness of the IPT session. Typically an IPT lasts about 2 to 3 hours from the time you lay down to getting back up and dress.
What are possible therapy combinations?
When is hyperthermia most effective?
How long is the home program, and is that included in the cost?
What per cent of patients must return for more treatment, and at what intervals?
This is a very individual question. Some patients can afford to stay in Germany as long as it takes. With these patients we switch from block therapies (5 days a week treatment) to continuance therapies (1 or 2 days a week treatment or more) others come 1 week, stay at home for 14 days then come back 1 week and so forth.