Teratoma is a disease that can be benign or malignant. This is a tumor that begins its development even before a person is born, and can manifest itself at any age. It is formed from the cells of the embryo in violation of normal development and may contain the rudiments of certain organs (consist of muscle or bone tissue, have rudiments of hair, teeth, and other organs in the structure). Teratoma can develop in different organs, but more often it affects the testicles and ovaries.
The sooner a teratoma is detected, the greater the chances for the success of therapy, therefore, thousands of patients annually turn to Israeli medical institutions, where the diagnosis and treatment of oncological diseases are set at a high level, and the cost remains quite affordable. When compared with the prices of medical institutions in other developed countries, the prices of medical services in Israel are 30-40% lower, which is quite an impressive figure for patients with oncology.
Diagnosis of teratoma in clinics in Israel
Israeli medical centers are equipped with high-tech modern equipment, thanks to which teratoma can be detected at early stages of development with 100% accuracy. After examining the patient, the doctor prescribes additional research procedures:
- laboratory tests;
- biopsy of pathological tissues;
- CT, MRI;
Also, the doctor may prescribe other diagnostic measures aimed at obtaining a complete picture of cancer. All research takes no more than a few days. The cost of diagnostics services is paid at each stage, and the total cost of therapy is formed at the time of determining the treatment plan for teratoma, which is developed by a council of doctors, and not by one specialist, which minimizes the likelihood of error.
How is teratoma treated in Israeli clinics?
The most reliable and progressive method of treating teratoma is surgery, during which the neoplasm is removed, which in most cases leads to a complete recovery of patients. The malignant tumor is removed along with a small number of adjacent healthy tissues using gentle, minimally invasive, laparoscopic techniques. If the teratoma is benign and develops slowly, a non-surgical treatment option is possible.
Radiation therapy is a method using high doses of X-ray radiation, the essence of which is to damage the DNA structure of mutating teratoma cells and, accordingly, destroy the neoplasm. Therapy is carried out using special high-tech equipment or by placing the emitter inside the body in the area of the tumor. Israeli clinics are equipped with the latest radiosurgical equipment - the Cyber Knife installation, the use of which makes the therapy as gentle as possible.
Chemotherapy is used for the spread of metastases of a malignant tumor to adjacent tissues and organs. Such treatment of teratoma prevents the appearance of secondary foci and ensures a stable remission. For this purpose, Israeli clinics use innovative drugs with minimal side effects.
Israeli clinics have assembled a unique medical team, carry out high-precision diagnostics, and organ-preserving surgeries. The cost of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures with high quality services is significantly lower than in clinics in other developed countries. All these characteristics of Israeli medicine make the treatment of teratoma in Israel the most attractive for foreign patients.