There are various kinds of gastro-intestinal cancer tumors. Israeli doctors have vast experience in treatment of oncological diseases. For each patient, an individual treatment plan is built, in accordance with location of the tumor, its size and presence or absence of metastases. Diagnostics of the disease before development of a treatment plan is made by both traditional methods such as gastroscopy and colonoscopy and by innovative methods, such as positron emission tomography (PET) scan.
It is important to remember that screening (examination for the purpose of early diagnostics) often helps to identify the tumor at the stage when its cure can be limited to a minimally invasive,relatively small, intervention.
The main method of treatment of gastro-intestinal cancer in Israel is surgical intervention. The tumorous area is resected, while the existing disturbances are corrected by reconstructive surgery. In certain cases, surgical therapy is replaced by radiotherapy with a cyber knife or gamma knife apparatus. This therapy effectively destroys the tumor, is painless and does not traumatize the surrounding tissues. The treatment is completed by chemotherapy, which destroys metastases and prevents tumor relapses.
Treatment of gastro-intestinal cancer in Israel is not less effective than the treatment in Europe and USA, but its cost in Israel is considerably lower!!. In summary,patients with gastro-intestinal cancer receive in Israel highest level of diagnostics and cure and receive a kind,warm and heartfelt attitude of all medical staff involved.