pancreatic cancer in IsraelPancreatic Cancer - Cancer is a disease that results from an abnormal division of cells of the organ. Malignant neoplasms that occur in cells of the pancreas, ranked fourth among the cancer of the gastrointestinal system. And the sixth place among all types of cancer. Since the disease is deadly, it pays special attention to the study. To date, the most effective is the treatment of pancreatic cancer in Israel.

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Despite ongoing research, the exact causes of cancer of the pancreas is not installed. It is therefore very important to take into account the risk factors that can trigger the development of cancer cells in the pancreas.

  • Diabetes;
  • Age group 60-80 years;
  • Smoking, alcoholism;
  • Polyps in the intestine;
  • Availability gene BRCA 1 and 2;
  • Predisposition to the formation of warts, growths;
  • Men often suffer from;
  • Obesity;
  • Chronic pancreatitis;
  • Contact with carcinogens.

The clinical symptoms of pancreatic cancer are increasing gradually with the development of tumors. Initially, the patient did not bother. Severe symptoms that cause the patient to see a specialist, usually occur in the late stages.

  • Discomfort and pain at the top of the stomach (pain worse lying down and bending forward);
  • Weight loss;
  • Undue loss of appetite;
  • Yellow skin tone;
  • The light color of feces, abnormally dark urine;
  • heartburn;
  • Itching of the skin;
  • swelling;
  • Strong unreasonable fatigue.

The presence of anxiety symptoms - a good reason to be examined by a doctor. Very accurately and efficiently diagnose and treat pancreatic cancer in Israel. The Government has been actively supporting the development of state medicine.

Diagnosis of pancreatic cancer in Israel

Modern Israel clinics pay great attention to stage diagnosis of pancreatic cancers. Determine the type of the disease and all its features helps Precision instrumentation and application of unique research methods.Comprehensive examination of the patient includes the following methods:

  • Examination and medical consultation;
  • Laboratory research;
  • US (including endoscopic ultrasound);
  • CT scan;
  • MRI;
  • Biopsy;
  • Laparoscopy.

If necessary, the doctor is able to appoint additional tests and examinations. And only after obtaining reliable data is assigned to a course of treatment for pancreatic cancer. Tlv.Hospital Counseling Center provides services for the organization of high-quality treatment in Israeli hospitals.

Treatment of cancer of the pancreas in IsraelTreatment of cancer of the pancreas in Israel

After passing the necessary examinations the doctor prescribes an individual treatment program for each patient. To combatoncologyintroduced the most advanced treatment methods and progressive medical equipment pancreas. Preference is given to a complex therapy listed below which may include treatments for pancreatic cancer.

  • Surgery.
  • Chemotherapy.
  • Radiotherapy.

The course of treatment will depend on the stage of pancreatic cancer, tumor size, its location, and other characteristics. Also takes into account the patient's age, his physical health, etc.

  1. Surgical treatmentof cancers localized in the pancreas, it is considered most effective. Most often used Whipple operation (prostate involves the removal of the head). Mandatory condition of the operation - good health and a secondary age category. In the case where the operation is not possible, surgical treatment which alleviates the symptoms of the disease.
  2. ChemotherapyIt is commonly used before or after surgery. Before surgery, anticancer drugs can significantly reduce the amount of cancer in the pancreas. After surgery, drugs are used in order to destroy cancer cells remaining in the body. Chemotherapy is also used to combatmetastases. If necessary, anti-cancer drugs used in combination with radiation therapy.

A number of Israeli clinics offer the possibility targeted therapies for the treatment of certain types of cancer of the pancreas. Innovative preparations stop the growth of cancer cells by exposure to certain proteins, receptors or blood vessels supplying the tumor. This treatment is not available in all hospitals in the country.

Cancer Radiotherapy pancreas in Israel

Radiation therapy uses high-energy rays or particles to destroy tumor cells. In some cases, radiation therapy is used in the treatment of pancreatic cancer in Israel, but less frequently than surgery or treatment with cytotoxic agents. The treatment program is planned, taking into account the individual characteristics of the organism with the aim to reduce the negative impact of therapy to a minimum.

Irradiation may appoint in the same period of time as the chemotherapy - or this method is called chemoradiation. Some cytostatics increase the effectiveness of radiation therapy.

Radiation therapy in pancreatic cancer is recommended in the following situations:

  • As a basic method, often in the form of chemoradiotherapy with locally advanced tumors character.
  • To eliminate pathological segments that remain after surgery or treatment with cytostatics, as well as to reduce the likelihood of the return of the disease.
  • To alleviate pain and reduce symptoms of metastatic cancer (by reducing the tumor reduced pressure causing pain). Palliative radiotherapy is given in smaller doses. Usually prescribe short courses of treatment, less likely to cause side effects.
  • As chemoradiotherapy before surgery to reduce the tumor volume.

Radiotherapy is carefully planned to ensure the most effective results. The planning process has been a radiation oncologist, it takes several visits.

External radiation therapy of pancreatic cancer

The disease is usually treated by remote or external radiation. Accelerator directs radiation through the skin to the tumor and some tissue surrounding it. Treatment involves daily procedure takes about 10-15 minutes, for five - six weeks.


This method is usually recommended for tumors of the pancreas locally advanced nature. In most cases, use of 5-fluorouracil (5-Fu).

Radiation therapy of pancreatic cancer can cause some adverse effects, such as fatigue, diarrhea, vomiting. Typically, these symptoms have an average degree of severity, depending on the duration and dose of treatment. Pre doctor in an Israeli hospital tells the patient that can be expected, and prescribes medication to relieve symptoms if necessary.

Surgical treatment of pancreatic cancer is extremely difficult, so the surgeon must possess a high degree of skill (professional) and experience to achieve the desired result. It also requires the most modern medical equipment.

Targeted therapy in the treatment of pancreatic cancer in Israel

Targeted therapy is sometimes used for this diagnosis. Involve drugs directed to certain molecules (proteins) located on the surface of malignant cells. These molecules transmit signals to cells, triggering their growth and division. Targeted agents targeting proteins - EGFR, stop the development and spread of the cancer without harming healthy tissue.

Targeted therapy can be recommended as a primary treatment for advanced and recurrent pancreatic cancer. It is often prescribed together with cytostatic agents.

In the planning of targeted therapy - the choice of drugs, dosage and schedule - take into account the characteristics of each patient. In addition, it can be recommended for other types of therapy for pancreatic cancer.

Drugs targeted therapy

In most cases prmenyaetsya erlotinib (Tarceva). As it is given in combination with gemcitabine (Gemzar). Erlotinib focused on epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), is one of the drugs inhibitors.

Potential side effects of targeted therapy include: nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite, inflammation process in the mouth, diarrhea, fatigue, changes in the skin, shortness of breath, headache, vision problems, jaundice.

Sunitinib (Sutent®) counteracts the development of blood vessels that promote the growth of malignant cells. In the later stages of the disease hinders the development of the pathological process and prolongs the life of patients. Sunitinib taken once a day orally. Among the unwanted effects of treatment often encountered note fatigue, neuropathy, diarrhea, nausea, inflammation of the mouth, skin rash. For other side effects include high blood pressure, disorders of the heart, hand-foot syndrome, bleeding, decreased thyroidin hormones.

Everolimus (Afinitor®) blocked proteins known as mTOR, which promote the growth of abnormal cells. It is proved that the drug inhibits the development of cancer, but so far it is not clear whether prolongs survival. Admission everolimus is carried out once a day.

Other drugs for the treatment of neuroendocrine tumors

Other types of drugs are sometimes used in the treatment of pancreatic cancer.

somatostatin analogs

These drugs are chemically bound to somatostatin, a hormone in the human body. They stop the process of synthesis of hormones the tumor that relieves symptoms and improves mood. they also inhibit the growth of some tumors.

Israeli hospitals initially took the American school EBM. There timely introduce world innovations and actively engaged in the development of their own.

Prices of treatment of pancreatic cancer in Israel

Quality of care in Israel is not inferior to many Western hospitals and the cost of services - is much lower.

Pre-diagnosis program for cancer of the pancreas include the following procedures:

  1. Oncologist Consultation - $ 600.
  2. Examination of the material (biopsy) - 680 fraction.
  3. Assays for tumor markers CEA - 240 dollars.
  4. Blood Biochemistry - 280 dollars.
  5. KLA - 260 dollars.
  6. PET-CT - 1670 dollars.

Total amount: 3730 USD.

Possible additional types of surveys, the purpose of which is dependent on the specific situation:

  1. US - 320 dollars.
  2. EUS (endoscopic ultrasound) - 4300 dollars.
  3. MRI - 1470 dollars.
  4. Angiography - 4800 dollars.
  5. Biopsy - 610 dollars.

conservative methods of treatment cost:

  1. Chemotherapy - 1180 dollars per session. Cytostatic preparations - 360 dollars.
  2. Radiotherapy (one field) - 140 fraction.

Prices for surgery in pancreatic cancer in Israel:

  1. Operation Whipple - 51,100 dollars.
  2. Removing a portion of pancreas Laparoscopic - $ 59 200.
  3. Resection of the head of the pancreas - 64 thousand dollars.

The cost of surgical treatment includes payment services of surgeons, operating, logistics services, stay in the hospital after surgery.

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