Once a patient at Sheba receives a neuroblastoma diagnosis, including its staging, a team of doctors will address the diagnosis and formulate a specialized treatment plan. Sheba’s multidisciplinary team of physicians emphasizes the medical center’s mission of treating the patient rather than the disease. With Sheba’s holistic approach to medicine, your child will receive treatment not only from leading specialists in their field but also on behalf of an experienced and specialized team of nurses, psychologists, social workers, and nutritionists.
For a neuroblastoma treatment plan to be made that is tailored to each child’s needs, a variety of factors need to be taken into consideration, such as age, stage of the disease, the child’s response to initial treatment, the location of the malignancy, and other existing risk factors. Once these factors are assessed, our specialists will assess all elements and factors of the disease and together create an action plan of treatment or combination of treatments for your child’s neuroblastoma.
The length of your child’s treatment depends greatly on the stage of the tumor and the risk of neuroblastoma returning after treatment and therefore varies greatly from child to child.
Neuroblastoma Treatment Options
When it comes to neuroblastoma treatment, there are various options available, each carefully personalized and tailored to the individual patient. The treatment approach takes into account several factors, including the stage of the disease, risk classification and the patient’s overall health.
The primary goal is not only to target and eliminate cancer cells but also to maintain a good quality of life throughout treatment. Treatment options may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapies and bone marrow transplant. The multidisciplinary medical team works closely with the patient and their family to develop an individualized treatment plan that considers their unique circumstances, preferences and goals.
Regular assessments and adjustments are made to optimize treatment outcomes while minimizing potential side effects. The aim is to provide comprehensive care that not only fights neuroblastoma but also supports the patient’s overall wellbeing and quality of life.
Neuroblastoma treatment options include:
Neuroblastoma Treatment Side Effects
Neuroblastoma treatments, including surgery, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy and bone marrow transplant, can potentially cause side effects that vary in severity and duration.
The specific side effects depend on the type of treatment received and the individual patient’s response. Common side effects may include fatigue, nausea, vomiting, hair loss, changes in appetite and increased susceptibility to infections.
Chemotherapy and radiation therapy can also lead to temporary or long-term damage to healthy cells and tissues, resulting in issues such as lowered blood cell counts, gastrointestinal problems, organ toxicity, and fertility issues in later life.
Immunotherapy may cause immune-related adverse events, including flu-like symptoms, fever, rash and inflammation. Additionally, bone marrow transplant carries the risk of infection, graft-versus-host disease, and long-term effects on organ function.
It is important for patients and their families to discuss potential side effects with their healthcare team, who can provide guidance, support, and appropriate management strategies to minimize the impact of these side effects and enhance overall wellbeing during and after neuroblastoma treatment.
Our Promise to You
At Sheba Medical Center, our primary goal is to provide comprehensive care and support for your child throughout their neuroblastoma treatment journey. We recognize the immense challenges that cancer treatment poses for the entire family, and we are committed to keeping you well-informed and involved at every step.
With our multidisciplinary team of experts, we develop personalized treatment plans tailored to your child’s unique needs, aiming not only to help them recover from the illness but also to maintain their quality of life. Alongside the medical interventions, we offer a wide array of support services to address the emotional, psychological, and practical aspects of your family’s experience. From counseling services to educational resources and support groups, we strive to guide and empower you through this challenging time.
At Sheba, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive care that encompasses not only the medical aspects but also the holistic wellbeing of your child and your entire family.
Personalized Medical Care
If you are seeking innovative and personalized medical care for neuroblastoma or any other condition, Sheba Medical Center is here to assist you. As the largest and most comprehensive hospital in the Middle East, we are committed to delivering advanced and compassionate medicine to patients from around the world. No matter how rare or challenging your case may be, our dedicated teams collaborate to provide the best possible health outcomes.
From your initial inquiry to long-term follow-up care, we prioritize your wellbeing at every stage. Request a consultation today and experience the exceptional level of care that Sheba Medical Center offers. Our team is ready to support you on your medical journey and provide the highest quality of care tailored to your individual needs.
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Sheba Medical Center provides innovative, personalized medical care to patients from around the world. We are the largest, most comprehensive hospital in the Middle East and dedicated to providing advanced and compassionate medicine for everyone. We welcome all cases, including the rarest and the most challenging. Our medical teams collaborate to provide the best possible health outcomes. From your initial inquiry through the long-term follow-up care, we are here for you.
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