Hepatoblastoma in children
Hepatoblastoma is a liver cancer that develops in early childhood, this disease has an embryonic origin. Most often, the diagnosis of "hepatoblastoma" is made at the age of a child under five years old, but there are cases when liver oncology is found at an older age.
Hepatoblastoma affects the right lobe of the child's liver and looks like several whitish-yellow nodes that grow in the liver tissue and can produce bile.
A tumor in children can metastasize over time, affecting and other organs and systems of the body. In half of the cases, the tumor is found in the first or second stage, while surgical treatment is performed and the chances of the child's recovery are quite high.
Symptoms of hepatoblastoma (liver cancer) in children
Often the disease manifests itself in the first year and a half of a child's life, its symptoms are:
- an increase in the size of the tummy ;
- compaction in the hypochondrium on the right;
If the disease progresses, then nausea, general malaise occurs, the child's body temperature rises , weight decreases, early puberty is possible.
It is known that the correct diagnosis and timely treatment of the tumor increase the child's chances of complete healing.
Services for the diagnosis of hepatoblastoma in a small child can be provided by pediatric oncologists of specialized clinics in Israel, the cost of the procedures can be found in BK MEDICAL LOGISTIC, whose specialists will help find the necessary specialists, and will provide comprehensive assistance as at the stage of diagnosing a child and further treatment.
Diagnosis of oncology in children includes routine examinations, including:
- examination of the child by a doctor;
- blood tests , urine;
- CT, MRI, ultrasound of internal organs to determine how much the tumor has spread and whether there are metastases.
Surgical treatment of hepatoblastoma in children shows good results. In especially difficult cases, chemotherapy may be required before surgery, which will reduce the size of the tumor to completely remove it. When treating children, chemotherapy is also prescribed after surgery to ensure that all cancer cells are destroyed. As a palliative care, radiation is offered, which reduces pain, jaundice.
Treatment of hepatoblastoma in children in Israel: cost, conditions
Israeli clinics have great potential for the treatment of cancer and other tumors in children and adults, they are equipped with advanced equipment and tools that allow both to diagnose cancer at an early stage, and to successfully carry out a surgical operation to remove a tumor (hepatoblastoma) and subsequent treatment. The cost of treatment depends on the severity of the disease, the required procedures and services, and the length of stay in the clinic. In any case, the cost of treatment in Israel is lower than in good European clinics. BK MEDICAL LOGISTIC is a medical navigator that will help you find the right medical facility and the best doctor to help your child in the treatment of hepatoblastoma or other type of oncology.