For the treatment of blood cancer patients in Israel are going on all over the world. The clinics of this country have specialized care to cancer patients with all types of diseases, including leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia and related blood disorders such as aplastic anemia and myelodysplasia.
Israeli hospitals implemented a program of transplantation of bone marrow (stem cell), which is one of the largest and most experienced in the world. Here develop individual comprehensive plans for all categories of patients, offers new methods of treatment and support tailored to the needs of each cancer patient.
blood cancer ─ the etiology of the disease
blood cancer is a complex family of diseases, each of which is classified into separate categories. They affect the way our bodies produce and use blood. Doctors have grouped them together as a single class of cancer. The hospital Assuta familiar with each type of cancer.
Leukemia is a result of rapid reproduction abnormal leukocytes. This is the most common type of blood cancer in the age group of people above 55 years old and children up to 15 years. Leukemia occurs when abnormal bone marrow white blood cells multiply rapidly and destroy normal blood cells. It weakens the body, making the person prone to infections. Treatment approaches depend on the type of disease, from its shape. There are four most common types of leukemia:
- Acute and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (ALL, CLL).
- Acute and chronic myeloid leukemia (AML, CML).
ALL all more common in children born in the B or T-cells, which are immature leukocytes. Lymphocytes are considered the building blocks of lymphoid tissue that make up the immune system. The disease can affect the bone marrow, spread to the lymph nodes, liver, spleen.
AML is the most common in adults. It is developing rapidly. It can affect any component of the blood, and therefore is distributed into many subtypes. In AML, myeloid stem cells usually mature in abnormal myeloblasts, or white blood cells. But sometimes they become abnormal red blood cells or platelets.
CLL is about a third of diagnoses of leukemia, usually affecting the elderly. Progresses slowly, symptoms sometimes do not appear until several years. There is a rapidly growing form. It begins in B-lymphocytes. The rarest type of leukemia ─ CML usually develops in adulthood. It occurs when the genetic modification makes the immature myeloid cells in cancer cells, which then grow slowly, suppressing healthy cellular structures in the bone marrow and blood. Can form very quickly, it is difficult to treat.
Another rare type of leukemia, hairy cell leukemia ─. It develops very slowly. Sometimes people live with it for many years before the first symptoms. Prognosis or the likelihood of recovery from leukemia depends on many factors. It has a value of the age. People younger than 50 years are more amenable to treatment. Lower levels of leukocytes in diagnostics time is forecast the best result.
Lymphoma occurs when abnormal white blood cells (lymphocytes) and inhibit proliferating lymphatic system, which is part of the immune system. Often it begins in the lymph nodes, but because the lymphatic tissue is present in many organs and structures, it can occur almost anywhere in the body.
The disease is divided into Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The first most likely between the ages of 15-35 years. Second, after 60 years. Hodgkin seen in 95% of all cases of lymphoma. This is the result of lymph node invasion large abnormal lymphocytes, called Reed-Sternberg cells. NHL associated with various disorders in leukocytes: B-cells, T-cells and NK cell structures. Prediction of lymphoma depends on the type, degree of development of the tumor response to initial treatment. Lymphoma is usually formed slowly. This means that people can live for years without showing symptoms.
These cancers arise when some blood stem cells in the bone marrow do not mature into healthy cell structure. Immature cells do not work properly, but they occupy a place in the bone marrow or blood. This leaves less room for the growth of healthy red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets. For the treatment of blood cancer in Israel come mainly men over 60 years. The symptoms are usually in the later stages. The prognosis depends on the type of symptoms and how well the body responds to the treatment.
They include such complex conditions such as chronic eosinophilic leukemia, chronic myelogenous leukemia, chronic neutrophilic leukemia, essential thrombocythemia, primary myelofibrosis. The prognosis depends on the type of cancer, general health status, body's response to treatment. About 20% of people with these diagnoses ill with multiple myeloma.
Symptoms of blood cancer
Each type of cancer is different, but the symptoms and signs of subtypes may resemble each other. In some people, symptoms do not manifest until the disease advances to final stage. Sometimes symptoms of oncology can be mistaken for a bad cold or the flu. Among them:
- coughing or pain in the chest;
- fever or chills;
- frequent infectious lesions;
- itchy skin, rash;
- reluctance to eat, nausea;
- night sweats;
- inconsistent breath.
Often sign blood cancer becomes painless swelling of lymph nodes in the neck, armpits, or groin.
Inspection and accurate diagnosis of blood cancer
Assuta Hospital team before you conduct the treatment of blood cancer in Israel conducts a thorough examination of the patient to accurate diagnosis. The patient is sent to pass:
- blood, urine general formula.
- A screening study of the bone marrow.
- Imaging Imaging methods (CT, PET, MRI, X-ray).
- Biopsy or removal of the sentinel lymph node for pathological analysis.
In each case, can be assigned to additional screening program.
Treatment of cancer of the blood in Israel
The Israeli clinic Assuta multidisciplinary team of doctors to fight cancer creates for each patient an individual treatment plan. With people with cancer meets a doctor who after survey offers all the possible options for health recovery so that he can make an informed decision.
Doctors can assign chemotherapy, the most common treatment for cancer of the blood. The patient is given one or more drug, depending on the type of disease, the stage and the natural features of pathology. Some drugs are given orally, while others are administered intravenously. Intravenous chemistry is performed in an outpatient setting, in special comfortable infusion centers where doctors monitor any side effects, and in the hospital.
Targeted anticancer drugs do not affect the molecular signals leading to the growth of cancer in the body. These treatments directly target cancer cells, healthy delicately operate on the structure, which gives less side effects compared to conventional chemistry. Over the past few years, the cost of treatment of blood cancer in Israel with the help of targeted therapy has become more accessible. At the same time we have developed many new methods. More efficient than conventional anticancer drugs.
Bone marrow transplantation
The Assuta Hospital performed bone marrow transplantation and stem cells for people with leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndrome and myelofibrosis. Transplantation in Israel has become a standard of care for people with hematologic cancer and other blood disorders. Every year we perform hundreds of operations and are proud of the exceptional results that improve the quality of life of patients. If your doctor recommends a transplant, this method of treatment will greatly improve your position.
The clinic has improved transplantation setting, offers customized monitoring and special airflow system for patients with weakened immune systems. We have profiled the experience of transplantation from mismatched donors and suggests approaches that reduce the risk of complications associated with transplantation.
Much less frequently used in the treatment of radiation therapy, but sometimes it can help prepare patients for transplantation. Installation of radiation therapy are equipped with a new high-frequency equipment to deliver radiation. Patients are asked to participate in the program of clinical trials on the use of new drugs, techniques and regimens.
Prices for treatment, the doctor for the correction of hematological cancer patient reviews
If you are wondering how much the treatment of blood cancer in Israel in the clinic Assuta, please contact us. Aim at our address documents confirming the diagnosis, showing the primary pathology correction. Within 48 hours, we will consider the possibility of treatment regimen and give the opposite answer. On average, prices for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures are as follows:
- Consultation - $ 600.
- KLA, OAM - 80 dollars.
- PET-CT - 1670 dollars.
- Revision biopsy - 610 dollars.
- The course of chemotherapy treatments - from $ 1100 (+ $ 360 medicine.).
- Resection of lymph node - 6900 dollars.
- Stem cell transplantation - 98000 dollars.
- Immunotherapy - 2300 dollars.
Luck is considered to get the best doctors Assuta blood cancer treatment. These include:
Dr. Dror Levin ─ led by the Department of Pediatric hematology oncology. Treats adults and children. A rich learning experience, training in leading clinics of America, Italy, and Israel. More than 20 years of impeccable time allow doctors to take a leading position in the Middle East among medical consultants and the best doctors from around the world.
Professor Ofer Spielberg ─ has developed an innovative approach to the correction of the blood diseases of oncological nature. Official statistics show that the doctor cured more than 2,000 patients with leukemia. Catching therapy later stages bring the course to a stable remission.
Dr. Odelia Gur ─ a brilliant representative of medical practice Assuta Hospital. Oncology and Hematology, gorgeous doctor on prevention, diagnosis, treatment of blood cancer. More than 15 years helping people, implementing a set of measures of molecular targeted therapy, with success in helping patients recover from the disease or improve the condition.
On the treatment of blood cancer in Israel reviews you can find on the Internet. The vast majority of Israeli doctors marked professionalism, rich experience and is the invaluable assistance they provide to patients:
Igor Ivanov, 57 years old
"I checked the seals at the neck, which worried me. A biopsy showed that it was lymphoma, which, fortunately, was diagnosed at a very early stage. In treatment, I went to Israel to the doctor dressed Gur. It has developed a treatment plan according to which I had undergo chemotherapy every 28 days. It was hard for me, but thanks dressed negative symptoms was reduced. with thanks belong to the clinic staff for the kindness, care and a clear explanation. He was treated by half in Israel and half in Moscow (with the recommendations of the Israeli BP Acha). The latest survey showed that the cancer had retreated. "