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Pediatric Oncology in Israel

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Israel performing Pediatric Oncology (cancer treatment of children).
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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.

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Pediatric Oncology is available at Assuta Hospital

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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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Pediatric Oncology is available at Hadassah Hospital

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Dr. Ayala Hubert

Medical Oncology & Radiotherapy

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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Pediatric Oncology is available at Rabin Medical Center

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Prof. Jack Baniel

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

Prof. M.Shohat

Genetics

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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Pediatric Oncology is available 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.

Availability:

Pediatric Oncology is available 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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Pediatric Oncology is available at Herzliya Medical Center

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Dr. Guttman Live

General Surgery, Oncological Surgery

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

A major medical center in Tel Aviv operating three hospitals under its lead, and serves as a teaching and research center as well.

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Pediatric Oncology is available at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

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.

Availability:

Pediatric Oncology is available at Assaf Harofeh Medical Center

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About Pediatric Oncology

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.


Paediatric oncology cancer treatment overview:

Cancer in children is uncommon, so it can be hard for doctors to determine the best treatment unless they know what has been most effective in other children. Treating children with cancer requires special expertise.


What are the treatment options for breast cancer?

Treatment of pediatric or childhood cancer depends mainly on the type and stage of the cancer. Various treatment options available include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy and stem cell transplant. More than one treatment is used in many cases.

  • Surgery: Cancer is removed in surgery along with the surrounding tissue. Many childhood cancers may require surgery followed by chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
  • Chemotherapy: Drugs are used to destroy the cancer cells. They halt the growth and division of the cancer cells. It may be delivered through a small needle into the bloodstream, spinal fluid or muscle. Chemotherapy can also be given orally as capsules or pills. Usually the number of chemotherapy cycles are given over a period of time. Either one drug or a combination of multiple drugs is used in chemotherapy.
  • Radiotherapy: It uses high-energy x-rays or particles such as photons to destroy the cancer cells. Radiotherapy can be given as external beam radiation therapy or internal therapy. In external beam therapy, radiation is given through a machine outside the body. In internal beam therapy, radiations are given using implants.
  • Immunotherapy: Another method called as immunotherapy is also used in pediatric cancers, which boosts the body’s immune system to fight against cancer cells. Monoclonal antibodies, interferons and cancer vaccines are few examples of immunotherapy.
  • Stem cell transplant: In this procedure, stem cells present in the bone marrow are replaced by highly specialized cells that form healthy bone marrow. The stem cell transplantation depends on the type of cancer, patient’s age and overall health of the child.

What is the success rate of breast cancer treatment?Pediatric cancer treatment has a good outcome. Cancers respond well to chemotherapy. The treatment is successful in many childhood cancers.

Duration of procedure/surgery : Surgery usually requires 2-3 hours depending on the type of cancer and its stage.

Days admitted : Stay in the hospital depends on the type of treatment and condition of the patient. Surgery may take 2 -3 days of hospital stay.

Anesthesia : Surgery is done under general anaesthesia.

Risks : Recurrence risk in few, Side effects related to anesthesia: Risk of nausea, vomiting, hair loss, bleeding, loss of appetite and diarrhea associated with chemotherapy, Side effects due to radiation therapy such as: fatigue, nausea, mild skin reaction etc.

After care : Proper post treatment care is required in children. Though, the cancer treatment has a good prognosis, recurrence may occur in few. Hence, regular follow up in necessary. Also, proper parental or guardian support is required to help the child gain back the physical and mental strength.

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