Treatment of rectal cancer in Israeli clinics

Rectal cancer

According to the worldwide statistical oncology data, rectal cancer is one of the most common diagnoses in the last fifty years. Usually, cancer occurs because of some polyps formed - tumors. As a rule, the development of polyps occurs within 4-5 years, and after 7 years develops into a serious diagnosis in the form of cancer.

It should be noted that the tumor of the rectum in Ukraine, unfortunately, has a leading place among a large number of varieties of oncology. But the treatment of rectal cancer in Israel, is much more effective. That is why the mortality from this disease in recent years has decreased there to a minimum.

For effective treatment of the rectum in Israel, the latest equipment is used, advanced methods of treatment are regularly mastered, and effective diagnosis has already helped to save tens of thousands of lives of patients from Israel and other countries.

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Why are the methods of diagnosis of colorectal cancer, which are used in Israel, the most effective?

Diagnosis of rectal cancer

The well-known fact that early and qualitative diagnosis of the disease is already half way to successful treatment. Cancer of the rectum is a fairly serious disease and to its diagnosis, Israeli oncologists come with special care. In addition, for successful diagnosis it is important to use the most advanced equipment, without which it is very difficult to make a correct diagnosis.

Usually, during the examination of patients with cancer of the rectum, the following methods are used:

  • Biopsy - this method allows you to take the affected tissue for analysis. In the case of the examination of patients with rectal cancer, tissue sampling may be performed during a colonoscopy.
  • PET-CT - the patient is injected with glucose, which is most quickly absorbed by malignant tumors. Then a computed tomography scan is performed. Based on the results of the tomogram, it is possible to determine the extent of the spread of cancer cells.
  • Ultrasound investigation. During this procedure, a sensitive sensor is introduced into the rectum to the patient, which allows to see the extent of the spread of cancer cells and the stage of the disease.

Methods of treatment of colorectal cancer, which are used in Israeli clinics

Treatment of intestinal cancer in clinics of Israel

Among effective methods of treatment of colorectal cancer in the clinics of Israel are the following:

  1. Surgical intervention. Today - the most effective method. There are several types of operations, in the end, the choice depends on the stage of the disease and the type of tumor.
  2. Radiation therapy. Tumor irradiation is used to reduce its size before surgery or to avoid the occurrence of new malignant lesions after it. Unfortunately, radiation therapy can’t totally replace surgery
  3. Chemotherapy. Used in conjunction with other methods of treatment and to prevent the spread of the disease. In some cases, it is possible to inject drugs directly into the artery, which goes to the rectum, which minimizes the side effects of the treatment.
  4. Local excision. In this case, the tumor of the rectum is removed without external incisions, directly through the anus. The technique is used in cases when the tumor is small and does not grow through the walls of the intestine.

How much does treatment for rectal cancer in the best clinics in Israel cost?

The total cost varies depending on the prescribed treatment methods and diagnostic procedures. It is also important, what stage of the disease does the patient have, what the size of the tumor, etc. The table shows the approximate prices for the treatment of rectal cancer in Israeli clinics, but the exact cost can be found after consulting a doctor.

Procedure Assuta Clinic Shiba Clinic Suraski Clinic Hadassah Clinic
PET-CT 1000$ from 1900$ 1000$ -
Oncologist consultation from 720$ - 650-1100$ -
Biopsy - - from 650$ -
Colonoscopy - - 350-500$ -
Biochemical blood test from 45$ - from 610$ -
Test for gene mutation BRAF - - 980-1320$ -
Consultation of a surgeon from 475$ from 450$ from 750$ 500-600$
Blood test for oncomarkers from 20$ - 350-400$ -
Complete blood count from 45$ - - -
Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy from 90000$ - 45160-60000$ -
Radiation therapy from 10000$ - from 7000$ from 10000$
Pemprolizumab from 2000$ from 2000$ from 2000$ from 2000$
- from 6000$ - -
Chemotherapy from 620$ - - from 1200$
Violetta Yanyshevska
Violetta YanyshevskaAuthor and medical editor