Sourasky Oncology Institute includes speсialized Department of Skeleton and Soft Tissue Tumors
The Oncology Institute offers highly progressive treatment for bone cancer and conditions related to the disease.
The surgery is conducted by Professor Jacob Bickels - oncoortopedist, Head of the Department of Metastatic Bone Diseases at All-Israeli Center of Orthopedic Oncology. Dr. Bickel conducted over 2,500 successful operations of joint replacement. The consultant oncologist is Professor Ofer Merimsky, Head of the Sourasky Sarcoma Institute.
Oncologist. Head of the Department of Tumors of the Skeleton and Soft Tissues
Head of Specialized Center of Onco-orthopedics
Orthopedic Oncologist. Head of the Department for the Treatment of Metastatic Bone Disease. TOP World Doctor of Treatment of Chondrosarcoma
The choice of method of treatment depends on the location of the tumor, its size and nature. Also, a doctor takes into account the age and general health of the patient.
Why does Assuta Medical Center admit annually thousands of patients from all over the world to treat the oncologic diseases?
The Oncology Center of the largest Israeli private Medical Center Assuta is fitted with all the required modern equipment for early diagnostics and treatment of cancer. The patients from all over the word can choose the leading professional oncologists by the opportunity of individual selection of the treating doctor.
What are the cancer diagnostic procedures at Assuta Medical Center?
This is the only place where the patient can get the diagnostics of cancer with immediate results of the biopsy. The prompt examination of cancer is the saving of the precious time for the timely treatment.
- Blood testing for tumor markers
- Ultrasound etc.
What are the treatment methods of the oncologic diseases applied at Assuta Medical Center?
The experts of Assuta Medical Center apply such treatment methods of cancer as radiosurgery and chemotherapy. The application of such device as IMRT allows providing the irradiation by regular intensity, which contributes to focused effects on the damaged cells no disturbing the healthy tissues.
The Department of Chemotherapy operates during late night hours providing its patients with the opportunity to combine the chemotherapy with the alternative methods of cancer treatment without any loss of time.
What is the price for cancer treatment at Assuta Medical Center in Israel?
Bookimed website allows its patients getting the treatment in private Assuta Clinic without the commission fee for the agent services. The patients pay for the services only to the account of the Medical Center.
The price for cancer treatment in Assuta Hospital is set up for each patient individually based on the required diagnostic and treatment procedures. You can find out the exact price now!
Treatment of bone cancer in Israel
Bone cancer is a whole group of cancers, malignant progress, developing in bone cells. Bone cancer may be a primary (this type of cancer is quite rare), when oncological disease develops in the bone tissue and secondary (metastatic) when cancer cells get into the bone tissue from other organs. Depending on the bone cells transforming into the cancerous cells, the specialists identify the following types of bone cancer:
- Chondroma is affection of the spine or skullbones by tumor, is the primary cancer;
- Chondrosarcoma is a primary cancer of the cartilaginous tissue;
- Osteosarcoma is a primary oncological disease covering pelvic or limb bones;
- Ewing's sarcoma is a cancer developing in the long bones;
- Osteoblastoma is a primary oncological disease in limb and pelvis bones;
- Fibrosarcoma affects connective tissues and then spread to the bone tissue;
- Histiocytoma is a cancer of soft tissues;
- Multiple myeloma is an oncological disease in the bone marrow cells and secondary cancer affects the bones.
According to the statistics on bone cancer, men of 20-30 years old are the most vulnerable.
- You can decide the expert whose consultation you would like to receive and get detailed information on how to do it, without leaving home.
- The cost of the entire program of diagnostics and treatment will be known immediately before the start of treatment.
- The price for bone cancer treatment is lower than in Europe and the USA.
The causes of bone cancer have been not fully identified yet. The studies proceed worldwide. A very important role in the development of bone cancer takes a genetic predisposition, i.e. inherited genetic defects. All pathological conditions cause an increased bone fragility and the following disruption of regenerative processes. The disruption of the genomic cell apparatus explains why bone cancer is more common for children and teenagers, when the intensive division and growth of bone cells occur.
The risk factors leading to mutations of bone cells and bone cancer also include:
- Paget's disease of bone;
- Radiation and ion irradiation;
- Mechanical bone damages and the injuries;
- Biological inheritance (unfavourable family medical history of this disease).
At the early stages of the disease symptoms are discernible, pain is not localized clearly. Increasing pain forces to see a specialist, but by this time the disease can already go to the metastasizing stage. Therefore, the screening tests of the skeletal system and regular consultation of experts are so important. Only doctor can identify the сharacteristic symptoms of bone cancer. These symptoms may differ depending on the type of tumor:
- The deformation of the bone;
- Painfulness of bones and joints;
- Swelling and mobility disorder of joints;
- Frequent bone fractures with long recovery;
- Weight and appetite loss;
- Increased body temperature.
Only general clinical picture will give a diagnostic result, each of these symptoms alone may indicate other disease and may not be as serious as bone cancer. But it is necessary to know the opinion of a specialist in any case.
Diagnostics of bone cancer in Israel
In Israel, specialists diagnose bone cancer both at the early stages and if disease is neglected in a few days after treatment in a clinic. With modern high-tech methods of examination and laboratory tests the patient receives a full picture of the situation and the ability to pass an effective and sparing program of treatment based on the results of the examination. On the first 1-2 days doctors detect the stage of the disease and on the following days they make the therapy regimens. Effective methods of examination in Israel are the following:
- Consultation of a leading specialist in a clinic;
- CT and MRI for the diagnostics of tumors of the spine and spinal cord;
- Biopsy (inspection of the glasses patient took with him/herself or repeated for control);
The diagnostic program includes additional procedures as per indications if there is a need to spread the area after searching the pathology.
In the first instance the stage of bone cancer is determined. The stage depends on the choice of treatment program:
Stage 1 of bone cancer
The tumor is limited by focus, its size is about 7-8 cm or less. High chances of a cure.
Tumor continues to grow with no metastasis. The chances of cure are high, but they depend on right treatment programs.
Stage 4 of bone cancer
Cancer cells adhere to underlaying organs and tissues and tissues can be a complication of a fractured bone. The chances of a cure are average and depend on the body's response to therapy, the patient's general condition and the qualification and experience of the doctor.
Tumor process actively effects on the function of other organs and systems, metastases are found in other organs. The chances of a cure are low, but the palliative treatment gives a high probability of extending the patient's life and improving its quality.
Modern methods of bone cancer treatment in Israel
Treatment of bone cancer in Israel is carried out only on the basis of careful study and evaluation of the data obtained from the diagnosticians. Israeli clinics offer their patients individually selected program of bone cancer treatment, including parameters of age, gender, family history, general health and inheritance. Excellent results can be achieved through continuous active interaction between doctor and patient.
Current treatment options for bone cancer in Israel include the following:
- surgery (conducted by sparing method using robotic the da Vinci robotic technologies);
- radiation therapy;
- hormone therapy;
- stereotactic therapy;
Each method has its advantages and is included in the program of treatment at any stage and any kind of bone cancer. However, the studies in the field of skeletal system are still moving in Israel. Each of these methods is improving and gets new, more effective medical and high-tech solutions to complex problems, thereby increasing the cure rate of patients with bone cancer in Israel.
Rehabilitation and prevention of reoccurrence of bone cancer in Israel
Rehabilitation and prevention of reoccurrence of bone cancer includes the long-term follow-up by specialists. Physical loads limitation, excluding the impact of unfavorable factors, a healthy lifestyle and systematic survey are required.
The cost of treatment of bone cancer in Israel
- The cost of cancer treatment programs in Israel is supervised at national level, so the price of medical services is much lower than in Europe and the USA.
- Medicine in Israel is recognized as the best standards of care in bone cancer and makes a great emphasis on psychological support, both the patients and their relatives.
- Traditionally, the formation of prices and cost of services is a topic of interest of each patient deciding to undergo treatment of bone cancer in Israel. The answer is very detailed and is known even before the start of the diagnostics and treatment.
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