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Treatment of rhabdomyosarcoma in Israel

4 clinics

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4 reviews
4.8
The overall rating of clinics specialized in Rhabdomyosarcoma in Israel, based on Bookimed patients experience.
Dana Dwek Children’s Hospitals of Sourasky Hospital
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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.

Okwach
Kenya
Jun 14, 2017

So far am very pleased and encouraged by the reception and the consultation so far done. All the way from communication back and forth to guidance for invitation, VISA and payments Arrangement for tra...

Ofer Merimsky
Ofer Merimsky

Specialist in the treatment of sarcoma and lung cancer

Complex treatment of rhabdomyosarcoma
75000 - 85000$
Removal of rhabdomyosarcoma
starting 11000$
Radiotherapy
starting 7000$
Prices for diagnostics
Consultation of an oncologist
650 - 1100$
starting 1550$
starting 650$
Revision of biopsy and immunohistochemistry
starting 650$
Complex diagnostics of rhabdomyosarcoma
4000 - 5000$
Scintigraphy
starting 450$
Prices for treatment
Complex treatment of rhabdomyosarcoma
75000 - 85000$
Removal of rhabdomyosarcoma
starting 11000$
starting 7000$
1500 - 5000$
O
Kenya
Jun 14, 2017
5
«Very good»
The patient was treated of sarcoma

So far am very pleased and encouraged by the reception and the consultation so far done. All the way from communication back and forth to guidance for invitation, VISA and payments Arrangement for travel was properly coordinated Arrival and hotel arrangement was properly coordinated . It was my first time in Israel but I felt welcomed and well Received. Hotel are good I have to see two more doctors and do other tests before Sunday and I can say they have treated me well, very friendly patient and understanding doctors nurses and support staff I thank God for them and for bookimed I will be able to give a detailed feedback after Sunday when I finish with the doctors and get my medication

A
Apr 21, 2017
5
«Very good»
The patient was treated of brain tumor

I worked with bookimed to explore options for brain tumor surgery in Turkey. In less than 24 hours after filling out the form online with basic information, received a call from bookimed specialist. It was very helpful that Ivan Koval spoke both Russian and English. Upon sending patient's scans, Ivan was able to give his feedback on urgency of the matter and relayed all of that in both languages. Within one day, we received responses from 2 clinics. With Ivan's help we were able to evaluate both bids as well as quality of facilities. It was very reassuring that Ivan knew the names of the specialists that I had already researched. Since the parents of the child insisted that I made at least one contact directly with the clinic, the delay of the direct response and the quality of the bid were very disconcerting. Direct contact with a clinic was done by the clinic's administrative staff who began making contacts with orthopedist and ophthalmologist (based on symptoms caused by the brain tumor!). Contrary to the parents' expectations, direct contact was not "more economic" but turned out to be too vague and still unclear if the correct department was ever consulted. Ivan's situation was very difficult as he had to deal with a family who made decisions based on the cost (no regard for quality) and word of the mouth (no differentiation as to which procedure was done). He was very patient and compassionate to the fate of the child. Ivan was able to relay to the child's parents diagnosis, bids, comparisons, and complexity of the procedure to be performed. It takes several hours per day and several days to coordinate the correct diagnosis based on scans and numerous phone calls between different time zones to coordinate quick and accurate response. I received updates and calls as soon as they came in which implies that Ivan worked 24/7 to make the best arrangements. While my initial contact was a shot in the dark, over the course of few days I began to appreciate the sense of confidence that comes from having a trained medical specialist to represent your interests when "shopping" for a brain surgeon. No amount of googling and online reviews can substitute opinion from a trained medic in dealing with various clinics. At the end of the day, I feel that having Ivan to oversee the process from admission to the RIGHT clinic to take care of the RIGHT procedure (brain and not foot) all the way to discharge is a solid form of medical insurance.

J
Jan 23, 2017
5
«Very good»

Hope and faith work miracles. If you have hope and opportunity, you have to use it undoubtedly. And the first decision that springs to mind is the sole right. Everything was performed qualitatively, people are responsive. I want to say thank you to Sofia (Coordinator of International Patients Support), who helped us to make a right and sole choice. She provided us with all pros and cons, helped to make a right decision.

Н
Russian Federation
Oct 27, 2017
4
«Good»
The patient was treated of larynx cancer

There are no comments for this review.

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Oncology department of Rambam Medical Center
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Rambam Clinic is one of the greatest medical centers in Israel. Thousands of international patients reply to this clinic per year. It offers more than 1,000 beds for inpatients. It is necessary to mention that the staff of Rambam includes leading Israeli specialists – professors and doctors, s...
 Miriam Ben-Harush
Miriam Ben-Harush

Head of the Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology.

Experience : 37 years
Prices for diagnostics
starting 1300$
Consultation of an oncologist
starting 450$
Pediatric oncology clinic of Herzliya Medical Center
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Herzliya Medical Center is the leading medical center in Israel, which works since 1983 and follows international standards of medicine.

Radiotherapy
10000 - 23000$
Chemotherapy
starting 1100$
PET-CT
1600 - 2000$
Prices for diagnostics
1600 - 2000$
Prices for treatment
10000 - 23000$
starting 1100$

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.
Pediatric oncology clinic of Hadassah Medical Center
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starting 10000$
starting 1200$
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