Childhood thyroid cancer
In recent years, there has been a high incidence of thyroid cancer, including among children. In 76% of cases, a papillary type of thyroid cancer is detected, which develops relatively slowly. The follicular type is characterized by a more aggressive manifestation and accounts for 31% of all detected cases of a papillary type of tumor in childhood. However, in Israeli clinics, doctors own a sufficient amount of modern equipment and have extensive experience in the treatment of childhood thyroid cancer, provide services at the highest level, increasing the percentage of children cured.
Risk factors for abnormal growth of thyroid cells in children include iodine deficiency, increased radiation levels, previous irradiation of the child's head and neck area, nodular goiter, and the use of antithyroid drugs (pituitary hormones).
Thyroid cancer in children: progressive diagnostic methods
Diagnosis of thyroid tumors, like other diseases, in Israeli clinics is a consistent coordinated process that gives an absolutely accurate result without the slightest probability of errors in research. On the first day of visiting the clinic, the attending physician gets acquainted with the child's medical history, examines him and prescribes an examination schedule, including such procedures as:
- a detailed blood test;
- physical examination ;
- Ultrasound, biopsy, Doppler;
- endoscopic examination;
- PET-CT diagnostics;
- examination of thyroid hormones in a child (level thyroglobulin, cancer-embryonic antigen, calcitonin - a specific tumor marker).
This is an approximate list of diagnostic procedures for examining children with thyroid cancer. The feasibility of conducting specific research for a child is determined by the doctor on an individual basis. Based on the diagnostic results, oncologists, surgeons, chemotherapists, endocrinologists, radiologists and other narrow specialists jointly decide on methods of treating a small patient at an affordable price.
At this stage, the total cost of treating a child is negotiated. The price formation is influenced by the results of diagnostics, the clinical picture of cancer, while the cost of services can be paid in a convenient way, dividing it into parts.
The cost of treating thyroid cancer in children in Israeli clinics
Treatment of oncology in children in Israel is an optimal combination of progressive diagnostic methods, therapy and many years of medical experience in the provision of medical services, as well as affordable prices.
The main method of treating thyroid tumors in children is surgery. The volume of the operation depends on the location and number of nodes, the growth rate and the microscopic structure of the tumor. The price of each individual procedure depends on the symptoms, the nature of the course of the disease in the child.
Treatment of thyroid cancer in children involves the use of the following methods:
- hemithyroidectomy, thyroidectomy (the most sparing, robotic, minimally invasive methods of removing a malignant neoplasm);
- therapy with hormones, radioactive iodine;
- targeted therapy based on targeted destruction of tumor cells;
- treatment of a child with stem cells;
- radiation therapy;
The cost of treating thyroid cancer in children in Israel may vary depending on a number of factors. The price of services depends on the stage of the disease, the characteristics of diagnostic procedures, treatment tactics, the length of the child's stay in the clinic, etc. In general, the cost of services for the treatment of cancer in children in Israeli medical centers is 30-35% lower than the prices in well-known cancer centers in America and Europe .
In an Israeli clinic, every child diagnosed with thyroid cancer will be provided with a high-quality service, a comfortable stay, and medical services of impeccable quality.