Advanced Treatment of
Hematological Blood Disorders at
Sheba Medical Center
Leukemia and lymphoma, sometimes called cancers of the blood, are a widespread problem. These diseases do not discriminate and may affect children and adults of any gender, age, or race. In fact, according to the World Cancer Research Fund International, about 352,000 new cases of leukemia were diagnosed around the globe in 2012 alone.
Effective Treatments for
Despite the aggressiveness of some forms of leukemia and lymphoma, there is help available. Sheba Medical Center in Israel is engaged in continuous research, breaking new ground in efforts to fight these diseases. State of the art facilities, expert staff, and a holistic approach to hematologic malignancy treatment allow us to provide each of our patients with world class medicine with a personal touch.
Some of the hematologic disorders we treat include:
Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL)
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)
Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML)
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL)
Receive treatment for your leukemia or lymphoma from the world-renowned experts
at Sheba Medical Center.
What is Leukemia and
what are its types?
Leukemia is a disease of the white blood cells, part of the immune system. In leukemia (blood disorder), these blood cells are improperly produced, which means they do not function properly and may interfere with other blood cells. This leaves the patient open to infections and causes other symptoms.
There are several different types of leukemia. The main ones are acute lymphocytic anemia (ALL), chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), and chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). ALL typically develops rapidly and is the most common form of childhood leukemia. It can be quite aggressive. CLL, on the other hand, has a slower onset and may not cause symptoms for years. CLL is more commonly encountered in adults. CML also develops slowly and is largely limited to patients over the age of 50.
How is Leukemia Treated?
There are several different types of therapy for leukemia. Their appropriateness depends on the type of leukemia, how advanced the case is, the patient’s age, and many other factors. The possible treatments include conventional chemotherapy, radiation therapy, targeted chemotherapy, and stem cell/bone marrow transplants.
What is Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma?
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma is a grouping of diseases with similar symptoms and causes (Blood Disorder). It is a cancer of the lymphatic system and may proceed slowly or
What is Hodgkin Lymphoma?
Hodgkin lymphoma is a malignancy of the lymphocyte cells and bone marrow. The abnormal cells accumulate in the lymph nodes and lymphatic tissue, literally crowding out normal cells.
How is Lymphoma Treated?
Lymphoma is typically treated with chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. The exact treatment modalities used are dependent upon the specifics of the patient’s case. If you or a loved one is suffering from leukemia or lymphoma, don’t hesitate to contact Sheba Medical Center for knowledgeable and caring treatment.
Sheba for Treatment of
There are many excellent reasons to select Sheba Medical Center for treatment of leukemia or lymphoma.
Among these are:
An integrative, holistic approach to treatment that provides tailor made medicine to you as an individual.
An experienced, multi-disciplinary treatment team educated at the finest institutions around the world.
CAR-T immunotherapy available – a new, effective treatment for hematologic cancers.
A research laboratory dedicated to the investigation of pediatric leukemias.
Our Bone Marrow Clinic has performed over 2,000 bone marrow transplants and can often effect a transplant even when a 100% match is not available.
What Special Treatments Does
Aside from more traditional treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy, Sheba is also proud to provide CAR-T immunotherapy for some hematologic malignancies. This groundbreaking technique “reprograms” the patient’s own immune cells to seek out and destroy cancer cells. It has shown great success in treating hematologic disorders.
Who is the Head of Sheba’s Institute of
Doctors and Medical Staff
Arnon Nagler, MD, MSc
Prof. Arnon Nagler is the director. He has extensive experience in umbilical cord blood banking and stem cell harvesting. Prof. Nagler is a specialist in both Internal Medicine and Hematology and completed a fellowship at Stanford University.
A leukemia or lymphoma diagnosis can be devastating, but don’t lose hope. Get in touch with Sheba Medical Center now and find out more about your treatment options.
Ranked In ThE TOP TEN
Best Hospitals Worldwide
Sheba Medical Center sets the standard for excellence in patient-focused care. Recently, Newsweek included Sheba on their prestigious list of the Top Ten Best Hospitals Worldwide. This endorsement recognizes Sheba as a leading force in medical science and biotechnological innovation – maximizing the latest technologies while always providing holistic, outstanding healthcare. Sheba is strongly committed to delivering personalized, expert medicine to everyone from all over the world.