Advanced Treatment of Hematological Disorders at Sheba Medical Center
Leukemia and lymphoma, sometimes called cancers of the blood, are a widespread problem in the United States. These diseases do not discriminate and may affect children and adults of any gender, age, or race. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that almost 50,000 Americans were diagnosed with leukemia in 2014. In the same year, over 23,000 children and adults died from the disease.
Effective Treatments for Hematologic Malignancies
Despite the aggressiveness of some forms of leukemia and lymphoma, there is help available. Sheba Medical Center in Israel is engaged in continuous research and clinical trials, 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)
- Hodgkin lymphoma
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What is Leukemia and what are its types?
Leukemia is a disease of the white blood cells, part of the immune system. In leukemia, 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. It is a cancer of the lymphatic system and may proceed slowly or aggressively.
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.
Why Choose Sheba for Treatment of Hemato-Oncological Disorders?
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.
- Continuous research and cutting-edge clinical trials available.
- 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.
- TIL immunotherapy available – a new, effective treatment for hematologic cancers.
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What Special Treatments Does Sheba Offer?
Aside from more traditional treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy, Sheba is also proud to provide CAR T-cell therapy 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 Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation?
Prof. Arnon Nagler
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.
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