Patients with osteosarcoma at the early stages can avoid amputation in 95% of cases
The Oncology Institute serves a broad population of cancer patients from Israel and throughout the world. The fast-track appointment service enables patients to be seen for their initial visit within 48 hours. The institute’s personalized oncology service offers highly progressive treatment for bone and soft tissue sarcomas 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 2500 successful operations of joint replacement. The consultant is Professor Ofer Merimsky, head of the Sourasky Sarcoma Institute.
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.
The duration of the diagnostics for osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in the Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov) is about 3-4 days.
Sourasky Medical Center uses the most up-to-date methods of osteosarcoma treatment, which gives a high chances of survival and the preservation of the affected bones and extremities.
Doctors who treating osteosarcoma at Sourasky prefer surgery without amputation. Doctors remove the affected bone and replace it with an endoprosthesis. Amputation is performed only in the late stages of cancer.
Radiation therapy is used in combination with other methods of treatment to destroy cancer cells that may left after the operation.
Chemotherapy is carried out together with radiation after or before surgery. Also, the method is used if cancer spread to adjacent tissues.
At the first stage of osteosarcoma the success rate is 90%
In the Assuta Clinic foreign patients with osteosarcoma treated by the Head of the Department of Oncology and Professor Ofer Merimsky.
An authoritative private clinic of Israel Assuta employs some of the leading oncologists and chemotherapists of Israel:
- Prof. Ilan Ron, Head of Oncology;
- Dr. Ella Tepper (an oncologist of the Highest Category Board Certified);
- Dr. Pepper Rafael is an expert on the radiotherapeutic techniques.
- Prof. Shmuel Dekel is one of the most experienced doctors conducted endoprosthesis replacement of the country.
The effectiveness of the treatment of osteosarcoma in Assuta Medical Center:
- 90% when dealing with the 1st stage;
- 75% - 85% 5-year survival at 2nd stage;
- The survival rate is more than 40% at stage 3-4 of osteosarcoma.
Before the appointment of treatment a patient is consulted by an oncologist, a radiologist, an orthopedist. Doctors prescribe the necessary diagnostic procedures. According to their results a decision is made on the method of treatment of osteosarcoma.
The duration of the diagnostics is about 3 days.
Oncologists of Assuta prescribe the innovative regimens of chemotherapy that increase survival rate and curability of patients. Operating rooms are fitted with all necessary equipment for surgical interventions at all stages of osteosarcoma.
Doctors of Assuta Clinic give preference to organ-preserving surgeries. In the case of bone removal, it is replaced with an endoprosthesis. Amputation is used only in extreme cases.
Also, targeted therapy with monoclonal antibodies can be used.
Ramam onco-surgeons perform organ-saving operations and bone replacement with an implant. Sparing chemotherapy regimens are used. This approach reduces disability and increases the survival rate of patients.
The effectiveness of the treatment of osteosarcoma at the Rambam:
- survival rate of patients with localized forms of osteosarcoma in Rambam Clinic makes up to 70% (stage 1-3a of the disease) in adults;
- more than 80% of children are fully cured.
Patients with osteosarcomas localized in the extremities, have these figures higher by 5% on average.
Diagnosis of osteosarcoma includes examination of the oncologist, orthopedist-traumatologist, if necessary - a hematologist and other related specialists.
To resolve the issue of endoprosthetics, X-rays, scintigraphy and densitometry are performed. PET-CT is recommended in case of a widespread process or high invasiveness of abnormal cells.
|Biopsy||100 - 200 $|
|Consultation of an oncologist||450 $|
|Lab tests||580 $|
|CT (computer tomography)||350 - 1400 $|
In Rambam, microsurgery of the bone is performed - removal of small formations without function loss of the organ. With a bigger tumor, bone resection followed by endoprosthetics.
The main directions of the osteosarcoma treatment at Rambam Medical Center are:
- bone microsurgery, i.e. removal of small formations without organ dysfunction;
- sparing resection, restore of mobility through the endoprosthesis. The Rambam Clinic makes hundreds of joint replacements a year;
- amputation of the affected limb, removal of large metastases;
- chemo and radiation therapy, immunotherapy is carried out to prevent a recurrence;
- chemotherapy can be considered as an option to allogeneic bone marrow transplantation.
Shiba Hospital is Israel's largest medical institution, on the basis of which the Oncology Institute is located. The head of the Sarcoma Center is Roni Weizen, MD.
The clinic uses the «360° Oncology Care» treatment and care program, which ensures the maximum quality of the patient's life at all stages of treatment. The program includes a unique approach to each patient: individual characteristics, attention to the emotional state.
Sheba doctors remove the tumor with surgical and radiosurgical methods. Preference is given to procedures that allow to preserve organ. Immunotherapy, treatment with monoclonal antibodies, radio and chemotherapy are also used.