Rhabdomyosarcoma treatment in Israel

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Sourasky Medical Center
Israel, Tel Aviv
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Treatment plan for little and young patients is conducted in the specialized Dana Dwek Children’s Hospital which belongs to Sourasky Medical Group.

Boris i Anastasiya
Jun 29, 2016

Our coordinator Maxim sent us to the clinic Ichilov. We liked everything: attention from the doctors, and efficiency (the fact that we were quickly sent for treatment). Already in the clinic they help...

Ofer Merimsky
Ofer Merimsky

Specialist in the treatment of sarcoma and lung cancer

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The patient was treated in this clinic

Our coordinator Maxim sent us to the clinic Ichilov. We liked everything: attention from the doctors, and efficiency (the fact that we were quickly sent for treatment). Already in the clinic they helped with the collection of all necessary documents and certificates, with documents for departure. When we arrived, they met us, conducted to the clinic, the coordinator treated us very carefully. Attention and professionalism from doctors and nurses, the quality of drugs - we are all very pleased. we hope that our treatment will be productive and quality. Thanks a lot, everyone!

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The patient was treated of stomach cancer

In Russia, stomach cancer of the 4th stage was diagnosed with metastases, the operation was refused and offered chemotherapy with a standard set of drugs allowed for our polyclinics. After sitting in the queue all day waiting for a chemotherapist, I saw an incredible hopelessness of everything that was happening: a large queue of patients, indifference and lack of advice from the doctor, no shadow of hope. With this diagnosis, fear is compressed, but with this attitude kills. I want to hope that only I have come across such a reality, God forbid this to others. My relatives searched for alternative treatment abroad, through joint efforts, through acquaintances and the Internet, we came to contact the clinic in Israel "Ichilov". After a telephone conversation with the clinic, the final decision was made to go to Israel for treatment. In Israel, many similar medical institutions, but only similar ones, as it turned out later, it was Ichilov who is dealing with complex and problematic oncology issues that others can not cope with. Skeleton of professional doctors is formed by Ichilov, because the clinic has a scientific and practical center, the task of which is to increase the potential for effective treatment. My first impression when meeting with the clinic and its staff is the atmosphere of cordiality and desire to help, no one promises the impossible, a real picture of the problems and a plan for how to act. It makes no sense to speak and compare the service of Russian medical services and foreign, it is not comparable, everything here is envisaged for a person to recover, not to mention the staff and his attitude towards the sick. There are no problems with ignorance of a foreign language, the Russian curator solves all these problems, and a significant part of personnel from Russia or the former Soviet republics. It should be noted that the medical center of Ichilov is a whole city with many buildings of different treatment directions and a corresponding service infrastructure. Returning to the issue of treatment, I want to note one aspect, in my opinion, important, this is the quality of drugs in the course of treatment. Russian medicine can offer at best such (or generics), which does not improve the treatment. Passing treatment in Israel, in the clinic Ichilov, there is hope for the future. Many thanks to all the staff of the clinic. God bless you.

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The patient was treated of stomach cancer

Hope and faith work wonders. If you have at least some little hope and opportunity, then you should take advantage of it and not hesitate. And the decision that comes to you, probably the first - the only true. Everything is very high quality, people are really responsive. I want to convey many thanks and words of sincere gratitude to Sofia (coordinator of international patient support), which helped to make this correct for us and the only choice. She showed us all the pros and cons, helped to make this the right decision.

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The patient was treated of brain tumor

My name is Olga, I turned to Bookimed in a state of total despair. My husband found a brain tumor, he consulted in Moscow and he was told that trepanation and removal is necessary. He also found a firm for medical tourism in Israel and asked for advice on his problem and was extremely discouraged by the answer that it is impossible to operate in any case, from the outset there should be radiation. Also found a mediator organizing treatment in Germany, but in this case even worse: the answer had to wait for 3 weeks "surgery is absolutely impossible," the estimates were not met, but the irradiation was also suggested, but "we'll see." In complete despair from the fact that tactics are not understood at all: I do the operation on the Internet or not ?, I found the Bookimed on the Internet, I was quickly answered, talked with Maxim Privalov, he is a very tactful professional, promptly arranged the examination of our mr and kt in the medical center of Ichilov the best neurosurgeon in Israel, Zvi Rama and Dr. Bukshtein. The next day the head of the department for the reception of foreign patients called me and so detailed told me everything about our problem that I had neither a shadow of doubt in terms of treatment tactics, and then by e-mail sent a letter in which it was also determined in detail: what should to do in what sequence, cost, questions about accommodation, etc. I am very grateful to these people for their professionalism! Thank you!

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The patient was treated of sarcoma

Faced with serious health problems in May-June 2014 and without full medical assistance in Belarus, I turned to Tel Aviv Medical Center of Suraski.

The first thing that surprised me was that no more than 3 days passed from the moment I placed my application for treatment to the invitation from the center, and a week later I was already in Tel Aviv.

All diagnostic procedures and consultations of experts were appointed in the shortest possible time, which is especially important for medical tourists, because roads are spent every day not at home. And of course, this is the merit of the medical tourism department.

My treatment in Israel took six months. During this time, I had two courses of chemotherapy, two operations, many procedures and consultations, each of which was accompanied by a member of the medical tourism department, providing translation services and simply supporting me at a difficult time for me. During these six months, I had to go to the clinic and in an emergency, and the fact that I was issued directly to the hospital without intermediaries greatly simplified many organizational issues.

The effectiveness of my treatment provided not only the overall high level of Israeli medicine and the professionalism of doctors, but also the assistance of medical center staff.

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Rambam Medical Center
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The Department is the only one in Northern Israel which provides comprehensive cancer treatment in children. Specialists care for children with cancer from birth to 20 years old. They achieve 80% cure rate using international treatment protocols. The psychological help and medical...

Ekaterina Stepanovna
May 20, 2015

I want to share my experience of diagnosis in Rambam. There was a suspicion of breast cancer. It was necessary to confirm the diagnosis. I sent them a request on 02 January. Have told, how the process...

 Miriam Ben-Harush
Miriam Ben-Harush

Head of the Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology.

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The patient was treated of breast cancer

I want to share my experience of diagnosis in Rambam. There was a suspicion of breast cancer. It was necessary to confirm the diagnosis. I sent them a request on 02 January. Have told, how the process of the organization of treatment operates. In 3 days I received a call from the clinic. A week later, there was a first consultation with a doctor mammologist Drome. The total price for all came out 5500 dollars. All the diagnostics took 3 days. Then another 5 days, I was waiting for the results of the biopsy. As a result, there was another meeting where the diagnosis was confirmed. But now I know exactly what and how to treat me! But I have an initial stage and no metastases. There is hope for a cure.

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The patient was treated of breast cancer

In Moscow, local doctors tormented me for two months! Only a puncture (not a biopsy) 2 times took! And with the assumption of "breast cancer" was sent to an operation to remove the entire breast ("so reliable"). After two months of torment, I decided to go to Israel. I found the clinic Rambam. Have made a biopsy and diagnostics. They decided that at my stage it makes no sense to remove the entire chest. We decided to remove only one lymph node. So the breast will be saved !!!

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The patient was treated of stomach cancer

When to me in Moscow have diagnosed a cancer of a stomach - I thought that to us this my life has ended.
I did not know where to go, what to do? After a short search for information on the Internet, I decided to contact the Israeli clinic "Rambam". Orgprovodovi practically imperceptibly grew into the operation itself. They took on all the issues of flight, diagnosis and operation. The price / performance ratio is simply excellent!
Now under no circumstances go to our hospitals I do not want.

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Hadassah Medical Center
Israel, Jerusalem
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Rhabdomyosarcoma treatment in Israel

Rhabdomyosarcoma develops from a transversely striated (skeletal) muscle and is a colony of modified muscle cells (myocytes). In a result of a number of successive divisions, tumor elements are simplified and become similar to embryonic cells (precursors of muscles) that are rabdomioblasts. The longer the tumor does not being treat, the worse the prognosis for life is as there is the higher risk of metastasing and organ damage around tumors.

In two-thirds of cases, rhabdomyosarcoma affects the children up to 10 years, mainly boys (girls’ rate is in 2 times lower). Overwhelming majority of the illness cases (90%) is up to the age of 25 years.

Types of rhabdomyosarcoma:

  • embryonic rhabdomyosarcoma is typical for children and it affects the head and neck;
  • alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma develops mainly in adolescents. It affects the large skeletal muscles (quadriceps, triceps, back muscles);
  • botryoid rhabdomyosarcoma affects the muscle wall of the internal organs (vagina, urine bladder).

What are the causes of rhabdomyosarcoma?

What signs indicate rhabdomyosarcoma?

Complex diagnostics of rhabdomyosarcoma in Israel

Rhabdomyosarcoma stages

Methods of rhabdomyosarcoma treatment in Israel

Rehabilitation after surgery, and prevention of recurrence of rhabdomyosarcoma

Cost of rhabdomyosarcoma treatment in Israel?

Only in Israel

  • assistance is provided by experts of global renown;
  • there are specialized clinics for the treatment of various types of sarcomas; Diagnosticians and oncologists of Israel know all the peculiarities of this type of tumors;
  • they use the most up-to-date diagnostic equipment;
  • excellent survival rates and curability of patients;
  • all-day care, patient and family support programs.
70% is an average survival index.
90% of full recovery by early treatment.

Causes of rhabdomyosarcoma

Major risk factors contributing to the development of rhabdomyosarcoma:

  • the irradiation of a mother or a child, especially during pregnancy;
  • concomitant genetic abnormalities as Li-Fraumeni syndrome, albinism or neurofibromatosis. The process is more common for children with a giant melanocytic nevus;
  • constant contact with carcinogens (including food) and toxic substances.

Rhabdomyosarcoma usually develops in people with immunodeficiency. People infected with HIV, TB, children with any form of anemia are the most vulnerable. It is necessary to pay attention to the children previously treated with chemotherapy. In some cases, rhabdomyosarcoma develops after leukemia.

Symptoms of rhabdomyosarcoma

  • some tumors above the skin surface. They are painless and aren’t red; subdermal formation is dense and elastic;
  • after a while, there is some pain due to compression of the nerve endings by growing tumor;
  • bleeding and ulceration of sarcoma may occur;
  • regional lymph nodes are increased;
  • weakness is developing, the body weight is decreasing. There may be some intestinal dysmotility, nausea, loss of appetite.

Depending on the location of the main tumor, the disease manifests itself as follows:

  • unilateral exophthalmos (proptotic eyes) due to the location of rhabdomyosarcoma in the orbit;
  • blood-tinged discharges from the ear canal when the tumor is in the middle ear;
  • nose bleedings, nasal congestion when the tumor is in the nasal passages;
  • scrotal edema, blood in semen;
  • blood in the urine, the symptoms of cystitis (painful urination, pain шт lower abdomen) when the urine bladder wall is affected.

The symptoms at different stages of rhabdomyosarcoma:

Stage 1

Stage 2

nearly invisible tumor, no local reactions

visible (subdermal) tumor, some pain, redding

Stage 3

Stage 4

intense pain, enlarged lymph nodes

damage and dysfunction of organs, metastasing

Rhabdomyosarcoma diagnostics in Israel

  • the main method of rhabdomyosarcoma diagnostics is an MRI. The method allows to precisely localize the process, its relationship with the surrounding structures. Tumor is located deeply in the soft tissues and is not very different from the structure, so radiographic techniques are less effective;
  • MSCT for metastases screening and localization;
  • PET-CT for the determination of small foci of metastasis;
  • Ultrasound is used as a preliminary screening. As a rule, ultrasound is used with Doppler sonography;
  • scintigraphy is used for the diagnostics of bone metastases;
  • biopsy is used to determine the type of tumor. it does not only confirms the diagnosis, but also affects the intensity and duration of chemotherapy (it determines the invasiveness of the process and makes prognosis);
  • searching for tumor markers in the blood helps to confirm the ongoing process if there are difficulties in finding the primary focus.

Methods of rhabdomyosarcoma treatment in Israel

Israeli oncologists achieve excellent results even with common processes (3A-B stage):

  • surgical treatment. The entire tumor or most of it is removed (if the complete excision is not possible), as well as regional lymph nodes, and concerned tissues and organs;
  • chemotherapy of rhabdomyosarcoma. Israeli chemotherapists use innovative combinations of cytostatics and hormones, that increases the sensitivity of the tumor to treatment. On the 4th stage of the disease it is the main method. Targeted chemotherapy helps to achieve the maximum concentration of drug in the tumor body;
  • radiation therapy is applying in 2 months after chemotherapy. The impact is produced on the operated area of the body. With rhabdomyosarcoma of the central nervous system, radiation therapy is applied before chemotherapy;
  • transplantation of bone marrow stem cells. It is used due to destroying own stem cells by the necessary for the treatment doses of chemotherapy. When transplantation is possible, your doctor may significantly increase the dosage of chemotherapy drugs with no hesitating of subsequent complications such as aplastic anemia.

Review: a four-month-old infant with rhabdomyosarcoma

When my son was 4 months, doctors have found rhabdomyosarcoma. We had conducted 4 courses of chemotherapy and two surgeries, then aplastic anemia began. The doctor said that haemopoiesis was disrupted and we needed a bone marrow transplantation.

After the examination of relatives, it turned out that my brother can be a bone marrow donor. We have conducted stem cell transplantation.

Now the boy is 2 years old, he is often sick, but there are no tumor signs anymore. We take drugs (necessary for normal functioning of the transplanted bone marrow).”

Valentina, Turkmenistan

Rehabilitation after rhabdomyosarcoma removal, prevention of recurrence

Prediction for patients depends on the process stage. Even at the 4th stage, the five-year survival rate exceeds 30% (alveolar form of the disease). Careful attention to a patient after surgery and intensive chemotherapy allows to achieve full cure in 70% of all patients with rhabdomyosarcoma.

It is recommended to make regular visits to the oncologist (every 2 months during the first year after surgery) and periodic screening of tissues:

  • in the area of the removed tumor;
  • plain radiography of thoracic organs;
  • liver ultrasound.

Two recent studies allow quick identifying metastases in the process expansion.

Cost of rhabdomyosarcoma treatment in Israel

  • Prices for cancer center services in Israel are controlled by the state. This allows you to plan ahead the medical tour and optimize costs;
  • The cost of treatment is 20% lower than in Switzerland, the USA and Germany (the national average);
  • Bookimed company helps to avoid payment of intermediaries, that significantly reduce the overall cost of treatment;
  • High level of service due to which the patient and his/her family receive all the necessary support during treatment and the rehabilitation period.
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The patient was treated of brain tumor

In January, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor. I was shocked, and with trembling hands I began to search for treatment options. From the first minute of conversation with a representative of honey. I started to calm down and look at the whole picture more clearly. In the clinic I was accompanied and helped in everything. Remarkable Dr. Zibli explained everything in all the details and the professional translation of Dianochka (my escort) was simply impeccable. The treatment is successful and I am full of hope.

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I want to express my gratitude to all the employees of the HMC. Arriving in Israel for treatment, I did not feel forgotten by a foreigner due to the high professionalism and sensitivity of the coordinators of the clinic, there are no problems in communicating with doctors. Sincerely, Alena

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The patient was treated of lung sarcoma

I was in the center of Herzliya about a lung tumor. I was impressed by the high level of service and the excellent attitude of the entire medical staff to the patient. Doctors are just wonderful, true professionals. Everything is planned very quickly, not a single day passes by. I am very grateful to everyone who participated in the organization and the very process of the treatment itself.

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The patient underwent knee replacement

Dyakuyuchi peredovіy meditsinі і good spіїalistam, міy batko, після операції по заміні колінного суглобу, може із задоволенням бігати за внуком і грати футбол))) In Ukraine they told us they needed an operation. I zrazu has started shukati varianti behind the cordon. So yak vіmі vіdomo, shо Izrail - tse optimum varіant, mi zvernulsya to nykrachih! Velychezn is saving you! Oksana N. Ternopil

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Clinic at a high level of service. We have been diagnosed with a 6 year old son. Service at a high level, we were met at the airport, organized a transfer to the hotel, to the hospital. They provided a translator, the coordinator constantly helped to organize visits to the doctor. Have been vaccinated and set a date for surgery. If you take the child, you need to take into account all his documents, even the vaccination card.

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Thanks to the Bookimed guys for their support at all stages! I managed to combine the survey with the trip and it was the right decision :) A few words about the clinic: Doctors are attentive and pay maximum attention to details, quickly with the help of analyzes, they eliminated all possible options and got to the bottom of the problem. Repeated consultations provided comprehensive information on the course of treatment. It is important that all the doctors said that I can email them if necessary. Anyone who thinks whether it is worth the money or not, I will say what it costs, since you will get the answers to all your questions and you will be sure of the treatment. Thanks again for the organization!

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The patient was treated of ovarian​ ​adenocarcinoma

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The patient was treated of epilepsy

My brother has epilepsy .. Without a doubt, the Ichilov clinic is an excellent choice for examinations and treatment of various diseases. And the narrow specialization of doctors make it one of the best in the world. I am very grateful to the Bookimed consultants who helped me choose the Ichilov Medical Center. You really know what you pay money for! Thanks to my consultants, Ostap and Yulia for their work .. I tried to get in touch with the clinic directly, but through Bookimed I managed to organize everything quickly. You can just trust them and not worry. Help and in choosing a doctor and with housing. THANK!

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