Lymphogranulomatosis in children
Lymphogranulomatosis is an oncological disease that is a type of lymphoma (a tumor that affects the lymphatic system), another name for the disease is Hodgkin's lymphoma. Lymphogranulomatosis in a child can occur in various organs that contain lymphoid tissue, most often the disease affects the lymph nodes in the neck in children, in the armpits, and on the chest.
In children under one year old, lymphogranulomatosis is practically not diagnosed, cancer often occurs in older children and adolescents. The reasons why Hodgkin's disease occurs in children are not fully understood, there is an opinion that infectious mononucleosis contributes to the development of cancer of the lymphatic system, as well as a decrease in immunity in a child due to various reasons.
Symptoms and diagnosis of oncology in a child
It is not easy to diagnose lymphogranulomatosis in children at an early stage, since the symptoms may be absent or unclear, resembling the symptoms of a childhood infectious disease. One of the first symptoms in a child is an enlargement of the lymph nodes, which do not cause painful sensations, unlike similar symptoms with an infection.
In children, in contrast to adult patients, there is practically no intoxication, fever, itching. But the process of the spread of the disease in the child's body is progressing at an accelerated pace, which can lead to severe disruption of the hematopoietic system, liver, lungs and heart of the child.
An accurate diagnosis can be established only with the help of a biopsy - a microscopic and immunological examination of a part of the tumor ... It is very important to identify the stage of lymphogranulomatosis and its distribution before starting treatment for a child, which determines the choice of treatment tactics. In order to diagnose lymphogranulomatosis in children, the following studies are carried out:
- laboratory blood tests (general and biochemical);
- examination of the child's bone marrow;
- ultrasound ;
- computed and magnetic resonance imaging;
- contrast lymphography.
Timely diagnosis of cancer is very important for the successful treatment of the disease in a child; research is possible in Israeli clinics specializing in the treatment of various types of oncology in children. Israeli specialists have extensive experience and can use modern high-precision equipment to obtain an accurate diagnosis and successful treatment of childhood illness. The cost of diagnostics depends on the number and type of studies.
Lymphogranulomatosis in children - modern methods of treatment in Israel
The main methods used to treat children from cancer of the lymphatic system are:
- chemotherapy - includes use of anticancer drugs with different mechanisms of action;
- radiation therapy - external radiation that can be given to a child of chemotherapy to completely destroy malignant cells;
- in some cases, children use such a method as bone marrow and peripheral stem cell transplantation.
These methods are often combined and complementary. The cost of treating a child depends on the method used, the medications used and other factors.
Treatment in Israeli clinics attracts many, because lymphogranulomatosis in children has good prognosis for complete recovery with the correct diagnosis of the child and the use of the most modern means of therapy. Many are afraid of the high cost of services of Israeli clinics, but before giving up a good chance, it is worth consulting with the specialists of BK MEDICAL LOGISTIC, who will help and assist in choosing the most suitable clinic for the child, accompany the patient at all stages of treatment, help to find a medical facility with good conditions and acceptable cost of services for children.