Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Treatment in Israel
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma treatment in Israel is carried out using advanced technology, professional approach and modern methods of diagnosis. Israeli doctors at Herzliya Medical Center private hospital conduct successful operations with the use of modern methods of therapy and an individual approach to the treatment of patients. HMC patients reach the maximum success in the treatment of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) - is one of the two types of lymphomas that develop in the lymphatic system. The disease is able to set on in anybody and refers to malignant neoplasms, emerging from lymphocytes, among which we can find the B-and T-cells. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a more common disease than the other type - Hodgkin's lymphoma. There are many different subtypes of NHL.
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma symptoms
Clinical manifestations of non-Hodgkin lymphoma typically include:
- swollen lymph nodes in the neck, armpit or groin
- appearance of abdominal pain and bloating
- patient complains of pain in the thorax
- shortness of breath, cough
- appearance of sweating during sleep
- loss in body weight
Diagnosis of non-Hodgkin lymphoma include the following studies:
- history and physical examination
- blood and urine, excluding infection or other disease
- chest X-ray
- lymph node biopsy
- puncture and bone marrow biopsy
- Histologic study using the contents of lymph node biopsy, serves for the diagnosis of non-Hodgkin lymphoma with high accuracy to detect the presence, type and degree of aggressiveness of the disease. Material obtained in the bone marrow puncture is tested for the presence of abnormal cells in the central nervous system.
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma treatment in Israel
In cases where lymphoma grows slowly, there are no symptoms of the disease and the patient's health is not impaired; in this case the need for treatment may not be needed for years. However, patients should regularly visit the doctor to monitor their health even before the onset of symptoms. For the treatment of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in Israel chemo-and radiotherapy, immunotherapy or stem cell transplantation may be required. There may be a need to apply several methods of treatment. When diagnosed with an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma which has an intense growth and is spread in the body, you need an immediate treatment.
Chemotherapy is medical treatment with drugs that destroy and retard the growth of abnormal cells (cytotoxic drugs).Most chemotherapy drugs are administered intravenously, in some cases, also assigned orally. To increase the effectiveness of treatment a usage of multiple chemotherapeutic drugs is administered. The combination of chemotherapy drugs with other therapies can significantly improve the patient's condition.
Courses of radiotherapy can be used both individually and in combination with chemotherapy.
Stem cell transplantation
Transplantation of stem cells provides provisional application of higher doses of chemotherapy or radioisotope irradiation to eliminate diseased cells which cannot be eliminated by standard doses. Then an autologous stem cell transplantation (from the patient) or allogeneic (donor) stem cell transplantation is performed for the formation of new healthy blood cells.
For immunotherapy, drugs are administered to enhance the patient's immune system to fight cancer. The use of preparations containing the monoclonal antibody in the treatment of non-Hodgkin's lymphomas significantly improves the chances of patients.
Herzliya Medical Center is constantly introducing advanced methods of therapy for any kinds of diseases, including non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.