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Neuroblastoma Treatment in Israel

Hospitals and medical centers in Israel which treat Neuroblastoma patients.
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Assuta Hospital

The new Assuta Hospital was opened in 2009, and claims to be the most modern hospital in the middle east.


Neuroblastoma is treated at Assuta Hospital

11 listed oncologists:

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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.


Neuroblastoma 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


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.


Neuroblastoma is treated at Hadassah Hospital

40 listed oncologists:

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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.


Neuroblastoma 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

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.


Neuroblastoma is treated at Herzliya Medical Center

5 listed oncologists:

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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.


Neuroblastoma is treated at Assaf Harofeh Medical Center

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.


Neuroblastoma is treated at Sheba Medical Center

23 listed oncologists:

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Dr. Aderka Dan


Dr. Ayalon Shlomo

Surgical Oncology

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About Neuroblastoma Treatment

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

What is neuroblastoma?

This is a rare type of cancer that develops when a tumor is formed by special nerve cells called neuroblasts. In normal situations, neuroblasts grow from immature cells to mature and functioning cells. However in neuroblastoma, they become cancer cells.

When and How does neuroblastoma form?

Neuroblastoma sometimes forms even before a child is born. However, it is usually not found until later when the tumor grows and starts to affect the body. Recovery is good when it is diagnosed in infancy. This type of cancer usually starts in the adrenal glands tissues. Adrenal glands are triangular in shape and are responsible for producing hormones that control heart rate, blood pressure, and other important functions. Neuroblastoma can also spread to other body parts such as skin, liver, bones and lymph nodes. Neuroblastoma is most common in infants and young children below the age of five years.

Signs and Symptoms

Depending on where cancer first started and how much it has spread to other parts of the body, the signs can vary widely. The symptoms are also similar to those of other childhood illnesses, and as such can be difficult to diagnose. They include:

  • Irritability
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fever

If the tumor is in the stomach, a child may have a lump in the abdomen, a swollen stomach, and abdominal pain.

If cancer has spread to the bones, a child may have bone pain, pale skin, black eyes and bruises.

If the cancer is pressing on the spinal cord the child may be weak and unable to move a body part or have difficulty walking.

If the tumor is in the neck a child may have a drooping eyelid, unequal pupils, red skin, and sweating.

If the tumor is in the chest, a child may have difficulty breathing


Because the symptoms are similar to other illnesses, your doctor will order for some tests to confirm the diagnosis of neuroblastoma and rule out other illnesses. These are some of the tests that may be ordered: urine tests, blood tests, a biopsy (a tissue sample is removed and examined under a microscope) and imaging tests such as bone scan, MRI, CT scan, ultrasound, and X-rays. The tests help the doctor determine where the tumor is located, how big it is and whether it has spread to other body parts.


Although some neuroblastoma cases disappear on their own without treatment, most cases need treatment. Treatments for neuroblastoma include:

  • Surgery: This is usually the preferred treatment when the tumor has not spread to other parts of the body.
  • Chemotherapy: If by the time the cancer is diagnosed it has spread to other parts of the body chemotherapy is usually combined with surgery.
  • Radiotherapy: This may be combined with chemotherapy and surgery to treat the neuroblastoma if it is advanced.

Other treatments include Stem cell transplantation, retinoid therapy, tumor vaccines and immune therapy.

Risks : Loss of function in affected organs Delays in growth and development Opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome Learning disabilities Delays in muscle and movement development Behavioral problems Language problems

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