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Metastatic Cancer Treatment in Israel

Hospitals and medical centers in Israel which treat Metastatic Cancer patients.
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Rabin Medical Center

The Davidoff Center for the research and treatment of cancer is one of the most advanced facilities in the Middle East for the treatment of malignant diseases, delivering medical treatment to approximately 15% of Israel's cancer patients.

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Metastatic Cancer is treated at Rabin Medical Center

6 listed oncologists:

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Prof. Jack Baniel

Deputy Head of the Davidoff Cancer Center's Department of Urology

Prof. M.Shohat

Genetics

Hadassah University Medical Center

Hadassah medical institution includes two university hospitals in Jerusalem – on Mt. Scopus and in Ein Kerem. Both provide advanced tetriary healthcare services in all medical specialties.

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Metastatic Cancer is treated at Hadassah Hospital

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Dr. Ayala Hubert

Medical Oncology & Radiotherapy

Rambam Medical Center

A large teaching hospital staffed by over 4,000 physicians, nurses, researchers, and allied caregivers, Rambam is Northern Israel’s largest hospital, a tertiary referral center for a population of over 2 million people.

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Metastatic Cancer is treated at Rambam Medical Center

21 listed oncologists:

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Prof. Nissim Haim, MD

Director, Depatment of Chemotherapy

Prof. Abraham Kuten, MD

Director, Department of Oncology

Sheba Medical Center

The largest medical centre in Israel and the Middle East, internationally renowned for it's medical excellence. Around 31,000 inpatients are treated annually.

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Metastatic Cancer is treated at Sheba Medical Center

23 listed oncologists:

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Dr. Aderka Dan

Oncology

Dr. Ayalon Shlomo

Surgical Oncology

Herzliya Medical Center

A private hospital located on the shorelines of Herzliya, just off Tel Aviv, offering healthcare services to both local and foreign patients. The hospital is affiliated with over 500 Israeli physicians, many of whom hold high level positions at public hospitals.

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Metastatic Cancer is treated at Herzliya Medical Center

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Dr. Guttman Live

General Surgery, Oncological Surgery

Assaf Harofeh Medical Center

One of the largest hospitals in Israel with 900 beds and 700 physicians. The hospital serves 1000 medical tourists annually, providing advanced medical care at the highest western standards.

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Metastatic Cancer is treated at Assaf Harofeh Medical Center

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About Metastatic Cancer Treatment

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.


Metastatic Cancer

This refers to cancer that has spread from the place where it was initially diagnosed to other areas of the body. Metastatic cancer inherits the name and the cells of original cancer. For example, breast cancer that spreads to the lungs and in the process forming a metastatic tumor is called a metastatic breast cancer and not lung cancer. A metastatic tumor is one formed by metastatic cancer cells. Metastasis refers to the process where cancer cells spread to other areas of the body.

The majority of metastatic cancer cannot be cured with current medications and treatment techniques. However, doctors have devised treatments to control the growth of cancer and relieve symptoms in order to prolong the life of the affected.


How does metastatic cancer spread?

When cancer cells undergo metastasis, it usually involves the following steps:

  • Local invasion – cancer invades the normal tissue
  • Intravasation – the cancer move through the walls of nearby lymph nodes
  • Circulation – Move through the lymphatic system and the bloodstreams to other areas of the body
  • Arrest and extravasation – the cancer cells stop moving and invade the walls of the capillaries and migrate into the surrounding tissue
  • Proliferation – The cells multiply at another area of the body and form small tumors
  • Angiogenesis – The small tumors formed to stimulate the growth of new blood vessels to obtain a blood supply necessary for tumor growth.

Not all the above steps will be required in order for metastasis to occur.


Symptoms of metastatic cancer

Not all people with metastatic cancer have symptoms. Their metastases are usually found by the use of imaging tests. The frequency of symptoms in metastatic cancer depends and varies on the size and location of the metastasis.


Diagnosing Metastatic cancer

Cancer that has spread to other areas of the body is usually considered advanced. In order to diagnose cancer, diagnostic tests must be performed. Diagnostic tests involve tests and procedures that:

  • Confirm the presence of the disease
  • Identify the type of tumor
  • Determine the location, extent, and stage of the cancer

Some common diagnostic tests include:

  • Reviewing the patient health history
  • Subjecting the patient to physical examinations
  • Performing laboratory tests on the blood and urine
  • Performing a biopsy to confirm the diagnosis
  • Performing all the required imaging tests such as (X-rays, MRI scans, Ultrasound, PET/CT scans.
  • Performing genetic tests
  • Endoscopy

Before treatment, the doctors will need to accurately locate the tumors and determine the right stage of the disease so as to formulate a relevant treatment plan that will most benefit the patient.


Treatment

Tumor molecular profiling will be used to identify the right therapy drugs required before treatment, which reduces unrequired toxicity and helps to identify the appropriate treatment approach. Treatment of metastatic cancer aims to reduce/control the spread of cancer.

Metastatic cancer may be treated with:

  • Systemic therapy
  • Biological therapy
  • Targeted therapy
  • Hormonal therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Surgery
  • Radiation therapy

During treatment

  • Track the size and the spread of the tumor
  • Track the Progression of the disease
  • Determine the patient's response to treatment and modify the treatment accordingly

After treatment, you will be required to follow up with the doctors to follow up on any symptoms that you may have.

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