Pediatric Oncology: Diverse Treatment Methods
Many parents from countries that are dissatisfied with the level of medicine choose Israel for the treatment of cancer in their children. Thanks to the quality of treatment, the rate of recovery is high here. An innovative approach to therapy, advanced diagnostic and treatment methods, highly qualified pediatric oncological surgeons - all this allows 70-95 percent of young patients to recover. To save them, they use all the available modern medical and hardware capabilities of medicine. In the treatment of pediatric oncology in Israel, methods that are traditionally used for adults are not used.
What methods of cancer treatment are used for children?
Doctors, when choosing a method suitable for treatment, take into account the child's age, size and location of the tumor. Treatment of oncology in a child in Israel is performed using:
- Targeted therapy. This innovative technique is carried out using highly active biomolecules - monoclonal antibodies, tumor protein blockers and biochemical deactivators. They form a bond with surface proteins and destroy the tumor. Thanks to monoclonal antibodies, the production of immunity against tumors is stimulated. This allows you to extend the period of remission in oncology. The amount of therapy is selected for each baby separately, it all depends on the indicators of laboratory tests.
- Chemotherapy. This treatment is used to heal lymphomas, leukemias, retinoblastoma. At the same time, they use the latest chemotherapy drugs. Their rapid accumulation in tumor cells occurs, while healthy ones are not affected. Thanks to this, it is possible to reduce the number of sessions. If possible, the drug is delivered directly to the tumor, using a central catheter or external port system. This allows you to minimize the level of discomfort during the procedure.
- Bone marrow transplantation. Bone marrow is transplanted to restore the process of blood cell formation. Initially, the bone marrow is cleansed, then chemotherapy is carried out, then the purified cells are injected into the bloodstream.
- Surgical treatment. Oncology in children is also treated with the help of operations. At the same time, they use minimally invasive techniques. To remove tumors, either natural holes are used, or a small size is produced. This can help reduce blood loss and speed up the healing process.
- Radiotherapy. For this procedure, modern linear accelerators are used. Only the area with the tumor is irradiated. This reduces unwanted radiation exposure to healthy organs.
Pediatric oncology departments care not only about making therapy successful. Here animators and psychologists work with the kids, who control their moral and psychological state.
How to choose a good clinic?
It is not so easy to independently choose a clinic in which the treatment of a child will be effective and of high quality. Each medical center uses different methods, different specialists work, and the price may vary. Israel is constantly developing new methods and drugs that effectively destroy cancer cells.
The best children's oncological clinic will be selected with the VK MEDICAL LOGISTIC company. The company's specialists will advise on treatment issues. There are branches of the company in large cities, so the necessary tests can be passed in Ukraine, and they will be processed in an Israeli laboratory.