Bowel cancer in children
Bowel cancer in children is a malignant tumor that forms from abnormal cells lining the lining of the colon (columns) or rectum (rectum). Mutations in epithelial cells cause them to enlarge and divide uncontrollably. Concentrations of cells with mutational changes in the genome form a cancerous tumor of the mucous membrane of the colon or rectum of a child, which can grow, undergo uncontrolled proliferation, invade closely located structures, quickly metastasize to other tissues and organs.
Bowel cancer in children is often can be asymptomatic, the symptoms are similar to the clinical manifestations of common diseases of the intestinal tract.
The disease in children has several types, different symptoms (loss of appetite, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, unreasonable weight loss, etc.), rapid the rate of spread throughout the child's body.
In Israeli clinics, the diagnosis and treatment of intestinal cancer in children is organized at the highest level. Pediatric doctors have many years of experience in treatment. Thanks to the introduction of advanced diagnostic technologies, the latest equipment is provided with high-quality medical services, increasing the percentage of children who have been cured.
Bowel cancer in a child: modern diagnostics of oncology in Israel
Diagnosis of bowel cancer (colon, rectum, cecum) in children in Israeli clinics is a complex, differential process involving the use of progressive methods of examination, providing high-precision diagnostic results.
The Israeli clinic will conduct a high-quality examination of the child, develop a program of risk-adaptive treatment at an affordable price. The following methods are used to diagnose childhood bowel cancer:
- studying the child's medical history, determining the stage of the disease;
- physical examination;
- general and biochemical blood test to determine tumor markers (cancer-embryonic antigen);
- EGD of the small intestine, gastroscopy;
- colonoscopy with biopsy, histological evaluation of biopsy, pathomorphological examination of tissue fragments;
- determination of the degree of metastasis, the type of tumor;
- video laparoscopy;
- MRI, CT, PET-CT, radiography, ultrasound.
Feasibility of each type researches for the child are established by the specialist of the clinic, based on the course of the disease, the individual characteristics of the little patient. Based on the results of the examination, oncologists and other narrow specialists jointly decide on the methods of treating a child with bowel cancer at an affordable price.
After clarifying the diagnosis, the total cost of treating the child is determined. The price formation is influenced by the results of diagnostics, the clinical picture of cancer. The cost of services can be paid in any convenient way.
The cost of treating bowel cancer in children in Israeli clinics
Risk-adapted bowel cancer treatment in children and adolescents requires an integrated approach. The scope of therapeutic measures depends on the operability of the tumor, on the stage, localization, degree of metastasis, microscopic structure of the tumor, on the age, general condition of the child. The cost of each individual procedure depends on the type, characteristics of the tumor, the nature of the course of cancer.
Treatment of intestinal cancer in children involves the use of the following methods:
- drug therapy;
- focused radiation therapy;
- chemotherapy sparing for the child's body;
- surgery with a low-traumatic laparoscopic method, hemicolectomy, colostomy.
The cost of treating bowel cancer in children in Israeli clinics can vary depending on many reasons. The price of services for children depends on the type of tumor, stage, peculiarities of diagnostic procedures, treatment tactics, length of stay of the child in the clinic, etc. The cost of services for the treatment of bowel cancer in Israeli clinics is much lower than the prices for similar services for children in well-known European medical centers.