Treatment of lymphoma in Israeli clinics

Treatment of lymphoma in Israel

Lymphoma is a group of malignant diseases that affect the lymphatic system. In this case, infected lymphocytes - white blood cells responsible for immunity, can not perform their function and displace healthy cells. Also, internal organs are affected and in the body pathologically altered lymphocytes accumulate. As a consequence, the sick person is absolutely not protected from infections.

Israel occupies a leading position in the treatment of lymphoma - about 80% of patients return to full-fledged life.

Treatment of lymphoma in Israel begins with the establishment of an accurate diagnosis and type determination. There are 2 types: Hodgkin's lymphoma and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. They are affected differently by therapy and they differ in their dynamics of growth. The cost of treating lymphoma in Israel depends not only on the type of disease, but also on the chosen method of therapy.

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Effective techniques for diagnosis of lymphoma, which are used by doctors in Israel

Diagnosis of lymphoma

Diagnosis of lymphoma in Israel is carried out by the following methods:

  • CT scan. With its help, the condition of the lymph nodes is checked.
  • Blood test. The number of lymphocytes and deviations in other parameters are estimated.
  • Positron Emission Tomography. This highly sensitive method is able to show the extent of the spread of the disease.
  • Biopsy. By its results, it is possible to draw accurate conclusions about the presence of lymphoma, as well as its type and size.
  • Puncture of bone marrow with cytogenetic analysis. It makes it possible to determine the state of bone marrow tissues and to identify the need for bone marrow transplantation.
  • Scintigraphy with gallium. The patient is given a radioisotope of gallium and the next day they perform a scan with a gamma camera.
  • Abdominal operation with splenectomy and further analysis. Now it is rarely used, since non-invasive methods have reached high accuracy.

Treatment of Hodgkin's lymphoma in Israeli clinics

Lymphoma of Hodgkin

Both types of lymphomas have similar the basic symptoms: lymph node enlargement, weight loss, fever, night sweats. Equally there is the fact that they metastasize and spread to internal organs beyond the primary focus.

Hodgkin's lymphoma is an oncological disease of the lymphatic system, in which there are necessarily Reed-Sternberg cells in the nodes. It comes across much less often than non-Hodgkin's - only 1% of the total number of cases. The most common in young people is 20-30 years. Hodgkin's lymphoma is considered one of the most treatable malignancies.

The main methods of treatment of Hodgkin's lymphoma in Israel:

  • Chemotherapy. With the help of different medications, malignant cells are destroyed via blood. In this case, some healthy cells are damaged.
  • Remote radiotherapy, which uses radioactive irradiation from an external source to destroy tumor cells.

Very often the treatment scheme involves a combination of these two methods. If they are not effective, one of the additional methods is selected:

  • Bone marrow transplantation. In this procedure, the patient's bone marrow is extracted, processed and frozen. Further chemotherapy and radiotherapy are carried out and malignant cells are destroyed. After this, the purified bone marrow of the patient or a healthy donor is returned to the patient's body.
  • Stem cell transplantation. The patient's stem cells are taken, chemotherapy or radiotherapy is administered and after the end they are returned to the patient.
  • Splenectomy is the surgical removal of the spleen, which refers to the lymphatic system.

Treatment of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in Israel

Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is a group of about 30 diseases, each of which has its own unique characteristics. The risk of such a lymphoma grows with age. To select the optimal treatment option, it is necessary to determine the stage of the disease. At 1 stage the pathological process passes only in the lymph nodes, and at 4 the tumor spreads to other organs.

Treatment of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in Israel is carried out by such methods:

  • Chemotherapy.
  • Radiotherapy.
  • Biological therapy. The method is based on the activation of the body's natural defense with the help of special substances for the destruction of tumor cells

Combinations of these therapies are also used, if necessary.

Prices for lymphoma treatment in the best clinics in Israel

The medicine of Israel is famous for very high results for the treatment of lymphomas of various types. It is worth saying that modern equipment for diagnosis and subsequent treatment is available in all the best clinics. However, prices are still slightly different, depending on the method of the proposed treatment, the availability of equipment for a particular type of lymphoma.

Procedure Assuta Clinic Shiba Clinic Suraski Clinic Hadassah Clinic
PET-CT from 1660$ from 1900$ from 1550$ -
Biopsy - - from 650$ -
Puncture of bone marrow with cytogenetic analysis - - from 2560$ -
CT of the chest - from 280$ from 580$ -
Blood test for oncomarkers from 20$ - 350-400$ -
Biopsy of "watchful" lymph nodes 2100-2150$ - 1800-2600$ from 1000$
Autologous bone marrow transplantation - from 69000$ 70000-80000$ -
Radiation therapy from 10000$ - from 7000$ from 10000$
Biological therapy - - 2000-3000$ -
Immunotherapy 3800-5000$ - 1500-5000$ -
Chemotherapy from 620$ - - from 1200$
Violetta Yanyshevska
Violetta YanyshevskaAuthor and medical editor