A leading sarcoma specialist of Israel works at Sourasky
Prof. Ofer Merimsky has developed a special program for treatment of sarcoma.
Duration of diagnostics of sarcoma depends on its kind and applied methods. Usually it lasts 2-3 days.
Doctors in Ichilov Hospital make a program of treatment after detecting a kind of sarcoma and establishing an accurate diagnosis. For treatment of some types of sarcoma, specialists use targeted therapy IGF1R after genetic screening of a patient. For some types of sarcomas organ-preserving operation (resection of bone with transplant) is provided.
The complete cost for treatment of sarcomas affected bones is USD 19,000 (bone resection, transplant applying, 5 days of hospitalization).
Sourasky Medical Center belongs to TOP 10 best hospitals in the world according to Newsweek magazine version. Israeli Ministry of Health controls and finances the activity of Ichilov Hospital. Doctors who work at Sourasky are well-known outside of Israel and have got an international recognition. Patients can be sure in a professionalism of specialists working at this Medical Center: the survival rate after treatment of serious illnesses is 15% higher than the average one in other world centers.
Diagnostics of sarcoma is conducted depending on its kind. It usually takes 5-6 days on an outpatient basis.
A multidisciplinary approach is applied for treatment of sarcoma. A team of professionals from different departments work out an effective treatment plan of sarcoma depending on its type. This plan can include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery and other methods (e.g. bone marrow transplantation).
Anadolu Medical Center is specialized in treatment of oncology using the most innovative equipment: CyberKnife, Da Vinci Surgical System, TrueBeam. Patients from over 30 countries appeal to the Hospital for high-professional medical help including treatment of sarcoma. Doctors at Anadolu conduct all procedures according to the strict medical standards.
Choice of methods used for establishing a precise diagnosis depends on the kind of sarcoma is suspected and its stage.
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A treatment program is worked out according to an accurate diagnosis. Depending on this, doctors at Rambam can apply surgery, chemotherapy and innovative modifications of radiotherapy (CyberKnife, IMRT, IGRT).
The Oncology Department of Rambam is one of the leading in Israel. The Hospital is represented by cutting-edge technologies and equipment for treatment of sarcoma. Specialists of Rambam interchange their experience with colleagues from Europe and the US concerning innovative methods for treatment of sarcoma. Among them are targeted beam-therapy, brachytherapy and new modifications of radio- and chemotherapy.
Top Sarcoma Doctors
When patients with sarcoma choose a top center specialized in treatment of this disease, they much increase their chances for recovery. Top sarcoma specialists with a great successful experience work in the clinics represented on this page.
Among top specialists are Prof. Ofer Merimsky (has developed a special treatment program of sarcoma at Israeli Sourasky Medical Center), Prof. Elke Jaeger (specialist in sarcoma treatment in children working in German Nordwest Clinic), Prof. Mehmet Taner Özdemir (specialist in bone cancer at Turkish Anadolu Medical Center), Dr. Mikel San Julian Aranguren (Italian specialist working in Ospedale San Raffaele Hospital) focuses on organ-preserving operations, etc.
The cost of doctors’ consultation depends on the level of sarcoma specialists, his/her experience, ranking of hospital and the country for medical tourism. It varies from $100 to $1,200. Bookimed helps each patient choose a highly-experienced doctor, whose cost for consultation will be affordable.
Diagnostics of Sarcoma in the Best Treatment Centers
Methods applied for diagnostics of sarcoma are very dependent on the type of tumor. But in general for establishing an accurate (up to 100%) diagnosis doctors from the world recognized hospitals can use:
- patient examination
- laboratory test
- X-ray study
It is necessary to detect a stage of illness, level of metastatic spread to develop an effective treatment program.
Treatment in the Sarcoma Centers of Excellence
The main method for treatment of sarcoma is surgical intervention. In case of favourable location of tumor this method allows saving all functions of organism and avoiding disability. Modern surgery robotic systems used in best sarcoma treatment centers conduct operations with minimum damage of tissues.
Additional methods for treatment are chemotherapy and radiotherapy which are applied before and after surgical intervention. Chemotherapy is an effective method for treatment of bone sarcomas (osteosarcoma, Ewing’s sarcoma), but most kinds of chondrosarcomas are resistant to chemotherapy. For the highest effectiveness doctors usually apply combination therapy.
Types of Sarcomas: Frequency and Prognosis
According to statistics, sarcoma is a quite rare kind of cancer (1% among other malignant tumors), but because of its fast growth and high level of postoperative complications (metastases and recurrences) takes the 2nd place regarding to mortality rate among cancer patients.
There are two main kinds of sarcomas:
- soft tissue sarcomas are met in 80% of cases (angiosarcoma, sarcoma cutis, sarcoma of internal organs, liposarcoma, lymphosarcoma, Kaposi's sarcoma, leiomyosarcoma, neurofibrosarcoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, epithelioid sarcomas etc.
- bone cancer sarcomas are quite rare diagnosed (osteosarcoma, Ewing’s sarcoma, chondrosarcoma, parosteal sarcoma, reticulum cell sarcoma).
Sarcomas can affect people of different ages. Nearly of 50% of cases with bone sarcomas and 20% ones with soft tissue sarcomas are diagnosed in people under 35 years old. Such types of sarcoma as chondrosarcoma, leiomyosarcoma and gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are more often met among adults rather than children. Majority of bone sarcomas (Ewing’s sarcoma and osteosarcomas) are the subject of pediatric oncology because they are diagnosed in children and young adults.
Prognosis depends on the wide range of factors: type of tumor, tumor grade, its stage and growth.
Soft tissues sarcomas (e.g. liposarcoma and rhabdomyosarcoma) have poor prognosis because of their early metastatic spread. In case of 4th stage of this kind of sarcoma 5-year survival rate does not exceed 20%.
Cancer Center of Sheba treats 4,500 patients annually
The diagnostic program is formed individually for each patient and its cost can vary between USD 3,000 and 6,000. Depending on the type of sarcoma, diagnostics at Sheba Center may include:
Specialists of Sheba conduct surgical intervention with a focus on organ-preservation and use microsurgical methods that provide tissues transplant to restore the look of the operated area and improve its functioning. Other procedures are applied according to the kind of sarcoma:
Doctors at Cancer Center of Sheba provide an effective treatment of sarcomas of all kinds. They apply a multidisciplinary approach for the best result. Prof. Rony Vaycen, who works at Sheba, is an internationally recognized specialist in treatment of sarcoma.
90% - best index of preservation of limb among hospitals in Europe
Surgical intervention in Navarra Hospital is possible to conduct within 60 hours after conclusion of a doctor.
The duration of diagnostics is within 36 hours.
Navarra Hospital is accredited by JCI and ESMO. The Clinic belongs to TOP 10 orthopedic oncology centers and has had a great experience in treatment of sarcomas. Hospital de Navarra has achieved 75% survival rate and 90% limb preservation.
In Navarra Hospital doctors develop an effective program for treatment of sarcoma. If surgical intervention is needed, the beginning of treatment starts maximum in 15 days.
Such methods can be used for establishing an accurate diagnosis when sarcoma is suspected:
Oncology and Oncohematology are profile specialties in a huge innovative medical and research Center of San Raffaele Hospital. A multidisciplinary approach is applied for treatment of different kinds of sarcoma by involving professionals from the Department of Radiotherapy, Hematology and Surgery. Allogeneic and autologous bone marrow transplantations are conducted at the Center. International patients get a full range of services regarding diagnostics, treatment and psychological support at all stages within «360° of Cancer Treatment» program.
Depending on kind of sarcoma is suspected, 5-6 days are necessary for diagnostics, and some of these procedures can be applied:
The final plan of treatment of sarcoma depends on its kind, and according to this, doctors in Assuta choose the most appropriate and effective methods for treatment.
The Oncology Department of Assuta provides its patients with high-quality diagnostics and treatment regarding sarcoma. Each cancer patient stays in comfortable conditions which allows concentrating on the recovery. Doctors of Assuta Medical Center focus on organ-preserving operations.
40% cheaper than average cost in other international sarcoma clinics
2,000 patients all over the world trust their health annually to the Hospital because of combining of affordable prices and high effectiveness of treatment.
According to kind of sarcoma Indian doctors apply chemotherapy, radiation therapy, bone marrow transplantation and other methods.
Methods of diagnostics are used according to the type of sarcoma is suspected. Among them are:
Global Hospital has developed a special program for the international patients who are going to get treatment in India. The Hospital is attractive to foreign patients due to its affordable prices, high doctors’ professionalism and usage of cutting-edge technologies. Patients with sarcoma get a plan of treatment worked out individually by a team of professionals.
A plan of treatment of sarcoma is developed by a team of professionals from Departments of Medical Oncology, Haematology, Radiation Oncology, Surgery and Bone Marrow Transplantation.
The following procedures in case of sarcoma can be applied for diagnostics:
Fortis Healthcare is internationally recognized Center which is equipped with the advanced technologies. Doctors working in the Hospital improve their professionalism by practicing in clinics of Europe and the US. Oncology Department at Fortis has developed a complex program for treatment of children and adults. Specialists focus on preservation of involved organs which allows fastening a patient’s recovery.
The complete diagnostics is conducted on the outpatient basis during 5-7 days.