Sarcomas and Bone Tumors treatment in Israel
At Sheba Medical Center in Israel, we provide several treatment modalities for sarcomas and bone tumors. Our team of highly qualified and skilled doctors invites patients of all ages and at any stage of the disease to benefit from our advanced and compassionate care. We offer the most promising and innovative therapies, including the latest, leading-edge treatments.
Sarcomas are a rare form of cancer that typically affects connective tissues, including bones, cartilage, tendons, muscles, fibrous tissues, nerves, fatty tissues, arteries, veins, and skin. They comprise about 1% of the total amount of malignant diseases. Sarcomas range from slowly developing to aggressive and rapidly growing forms of cancer. Our treatments are at the forefront of medical research, and we provide breakthrough therapies for all types of sarcoma. Our Department of Sarcomas and Bone Tumors also treats metastases in the bones and spine, as well as other orthopedic oncology and pathology.
We are committed to giving you progressive care, along with a smooth and efficient experience. We offer convenient and comfortable accommodations for you and your family, and a personal coordinator will be assigned to assist you with organizing all arrangements.
Risk Factors for Sarcoma
Sarcoma afflicts patients of all ages, although certain types are associated with particular age groups. Statistically, males are more likely to develop sarcoma than females. The risk factors include specific genetic diseases and syndromes, a damaged lymph system, and overexposure to radiation.
Types of Sarcoma
Sarcomas are classified into two main types: soft tissue sarcomas and bone cancers. Within these categories, there are over 70 subtypes of sarcoma, which are all named based on the affected area or surrounding tissue.
Soft Tissue Sarcoma:
These types of the cancer make up about 80% of all sarcomas. They develop from soft tissues, such as fat, muscles, blood vessels, fibrous tissues, nerves, or deep skin tissues. The most common types include:
- Gastrointestinal stromal tumors – of the gastrointestinal tract
- Leiomyosarcoma – in the smooth muscle of abdominal and pelvic organs and blood vessels
- Liposarcoma – develops from fatty tissue, typically at the back of the abdominal cavity or in soft tissues of the limbs
- Pleomorphic sarcoma – usually occurs in the limbs (often the legs)
Also called osseous sarcomas, bone cancers begin in the bone and are relatively rare. The most common type is osteosarcoma, which develops from the cells that compose bone.
Another common type of bone cancer is the Ewing sarcoma or Ewing’s sarcoma. Ewing sarcoma is one of the most aggressive types of tumor. Usually it affects the tubular bones and quickly metastases to the lungs, bones and bone marrow.
Stages of Sarcoma
Symptoms of Sarcoma
Special Treatments for Sarcoma & Bone Tumors
Meet Our Director of Department– Dr. Rony Weitzen
Members of Our Team
Dr. Boaz Liberman, MD
Director, Orthopedic Oncology Unit
Dr. Liberman is an expert in Orthopedic Oncology, Sarcoma, and Joint Replacement. He graduated from the Sackler School of Medicine, at Tel Aviv University. He completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Sheba Medical Center. Afterwards, Dr. Liberman attended a fellowship in Adult Reconstruction Surgery and in Orthopedic Oncology Surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital, Canada. He specializes in Magnetic Resonance-guided Ultrasound Surgery, sarcoma cell lines, Revision Arthroplasty, Bone Metastasis Reconstruction, and serum markers in bone sarcoma.