Treatments for Hodgkin Lymphoma
The human immune system is extremely important and complex, and one of the parts that make up that complexity is the lymphatic system, which contains lymph nodes, lymph vessels and lymphatic organs. And within the lymphatic system, we have a special type of blood cell known as lymphocytes.
Lymphocytes play a big part in defending the body against bacteria and viruses but they can also grow and develop uncontrollably, which results in a tumor. When this type of tumor develops, it is classified as a type of cancer known as Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
If someone is diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, there are a couple of different treatment options their doctor might use to treat the cancer.
Hodgkin's Lymphoma Patient Stories
Hodgkin’s lymphoma can strike at any time and affect people of all ages, and we here at Sheba Medical Center approach every case with the utmost care and professionalism.
When Georgii was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2017, he and his mother traveled to Israel and came to Sheba where he started chemotherapy immediately. He was impressed with both Sheba and Israel and had nothing but words of praise.
“I am really impressed by Israeli medicine. The entire medical staff working at Sheba Medical Center is wonderful – the nurses, and my physician Dr. Assaf Barg, he was brilliant! Everybody was very kind and considerate to me.”
Now, Georgii is back to living a happy and healthy life and we’re proud to have helped make that happen.
When Ayelet Rozenberg was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2008, she was just 21 years old and her whole life was in front of her. As her condition progressed, chemotherapy and radiation therapy weren’t enough and her doctors needed to take a more aggressive therapeutic approach.
And even though the treatment would save her life, Ayelet was devastated when she learned that this treatment might prevent her from conceiving a child. She decided not to let that happen and so she set out on a journey to find a solution. That’s how she came to us.
Ayelet turned to Prof. Dror Meirow, Head of Sheba’s Fertility Preservation Center, who suggested an experimental treatment called ovarian tissue cryopreservation. And after she was cured of her Hodgking’s lymphoma, it wasn’t long before she met the love of her life and got married.
When Ayelet and her husband decided they were ready to become parents, they returned to Sheba and she underwent IVF. Today, Ayelet is a proud mother, and the first woman in the world to deliver four children following ovarian tissue cryopreservation.
“Truly, it is a miracle from God,” says Ayelet. “When I fell ill, I could never imagine having a family this big. You can’t begin to comprehend how difficult the idea of not being a mother is, but luckily, I’ve met wonderful doctors who acted as God’s messengers.”
We are thrilled to have helped Ayelet achieve her dreams of becoming a mother.
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