For Admitted Patients

Following many years of experience we recommend that before you visit us for treatment you consider the following checklist of what to bring:

For our physicians

  • At least one current letter from your attending physician with your diagnosis and histology (copy of the original pathology report)
  • Current (not older than 2-3 weeks) CDs of CAT scan(s), MRI(s) and/or PET/CT scan(s)
  • An overview of your therapies so far, including chemotherapy, surgeries, radiation therapy, anti-hormonal or antibody therapies (e.g. Herceptin or Avastin)
  • How did you respond to the above therapies? Improvement, no response, or progression of disease?
  • Blood group card (if available), allergy or x-ray card (if available)
  • A list of blood tests and radiographic imaging required before treatment is available as a
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For our administration

  • Current copy of your passport
  • Copy of your birth certificate
  • Copy of your marriage certificate if you are married

For you personally

  • Personal medication that you take regularly – a 4 week supply
  • Special medication, e.g. enough opiates for your stay in Germany (FYI, some very special medications might not be available in Germany). Your pain may increase initially, so take this into consideration
  • Be advised that you will have to discontinue certain medications before beginning OncoPherese, including aspirin, other blood thinners, and ACE inhibitors. Alternative medications will be provided
  • If you are on blood thinners such as Warfarin (Coumadin®) or Clopidogrel (Plavix®) please contact our physicians and ask for instructions
  • If you are already taking nutritional supplements, feel free to bring them with you. We will evaluate/optimize as needed
  • Please talk to our physicians about any other concerns you may have

Toiletries

  • Towels, facecloth
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste
  • Shampoo, shower gel, deodorant
  • Brush, comb
  • Skin cream, make-up
  • Nail scissors, nail file
  • Razor
  • Tampons, sanitary towels
  • Hot water bottle
  • Hairdryer

Clothes

  • Comfortable, casual clothes for wearing while on therapy (you can also get scrubs from us that you could wear during the day)
  • Jogging suit and shoes
  • Maybe one festive outfit for a visit to Munich or Salzburg
  • Enough pajamas to change often
  • Bathrobe
  • Enough underwear and socks to change
  • For cold-sensitive patients: thick socks and a cardigan
  • House shoes (mainly closed) and thick socks

You can have your washing done locally or do it yourself in local laundromats. You can get laundry bags from our nursing team.

Other things you might want to bring for personal use

  • Books and magazines (you can also get those from us)
  • Cell phone, laptop, e-book reader, other personal electronic devices
  • ATM card (in Germany debit cards are mostly used)
  • Stationery
  • Glasses, contact lenses, cleaner, hearing aid if you need these items
  • Fitted aids (e.g. walking stick or crutches)

Things that should stay at home

  • Larger amounts of cash
  • Irreplaceable things
  • Children (unless you have a family member who can watch them full-time; there are year-round attractions for kids in Prien)
  • Pets
  • High maintenance relatives
  • House keys if someone will need them
  • All concern over your house care, plants, mail, etc. You need to relax in order to heal effectively.
Virtually every day we express gratitude that we chose OncoPherese … by all indications I am cancer-free…. JP
You have created perhaps the only place on the planet where cancer is killed so effectively and at the same time so gently for the patient. SM AND JK

Address:

International Immunology Foundation
Dr.-Siebert-Str. 5
83209 Prien
GERMANY

We’re open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central European Time (Eastern Standard Time + 6 hours).

Phone:

From within Germany: +49-8051-909-300
From EU to Germany: +49-8051-909-300
From the U.S.: 011-49-8051-909-300

Fax:

From within Germany: +49-8051-909-301
From EU to Germany: +49-8051-909-301
From the U.S.: 011-49-8051-909-301