Treatment for Metastatic Sarcoma in Children
Sarcoma is a relatively rare type of cancer that grows in connective tissue. There are more than 50 kinds of sarcoma, but they can be categorized into two main groups: osteosarcoma (bone) and soft tissue sarcoma, such as Ewing sarcoma, which affects the muscle and cartilage around the bone.
Osteosarcoma is the most common type of bone cancer in children and young adults. Typically, it occurs during the teenage years. Ewing sarcoma, which is very rare, is detected most commonly in adolescents between the ages of 10 and 20. If the sarcoma spreads to another organ in the body from where it began, it is called metastatic sarcoma. Medical treatments are administered to relieve the symptoms and slow the spread of metastatic cancer.
At Sheba, highly qualified specialists review each case of metastatic sarcoma thoroughly to design an effective therapy program. Oncologists, pediatric oncologists, hematologists, radiologists, orthopedic surgeons, and surgical oncologists use advanced technologies and premier skills to provide quick diagnostic results and prompt treatments.
Metastatic Sarcoma Treatment in Israel
surgical procedures are used to obtain a biopsy sample and to remove the tumor. Various types of surgery can be used for metastatic sarcoma, depending on the size and location of the tumor; precise imaging tests will be done prior to surgery to define the extent of the tumor.
our experienced oncologists will choose the most suitable chemotherapy drug(s) for each child, and we will adjust or change the medication as necessary.
these drugs identify and attack specific cancer cells without causing damage to nearby healthy cells; many different types of targeted therapy drugs are available, and we will determine the most effective individualized options.
Bone Marrow Transplant / Stem Cell Transplant
usually an option only for children with high-risk neuroblastoma; chemotherapy and/or surgery are performed before the transplant and children with neuroblastoma typically receive their own stem cells.
conventional radiotherapy is not usually recommended for treating osteosarcoma because extremely high doses are needed. However, innovative, more precise forms of targeted radiation may be used. In contrast, Ewing sarcoma tumors are especially sensitive to radiation, so radiotherapy is often used in conjunction with chemotherapy. .
Meet the Director
Yoram Neumann, MD
Deputy Head, Pediatric Hemato-Oncology Department, Safra Children‘s Hospital Head, Pediatric Oncology Outpatient Clinic, Safra Children’s Hospital
Dr. Neumann brings wide clinical and theoretical knowledge to his expertise in pediatrics, pediatric hemato-oncology, and adult hematology. He devotes himself completely to the clinical care of children and young adults treated in Sheba’s Pediatric Hemato-Oncology Division at the Safra Children’s Hospital. Dr. Neumann lectures regularly in many national and international conferences and symposiums. In 2010, he received the Award of Excellence by the Ministry of Health of Israel.Read More
Why Choose Sheba for Metastatic Sarcoma Treatment?
as the largest hospital in Israel and the region, our pediatric physicians have extensive experience treating metastatic sarcoma in children
our specialists have trained at internationally renowned cancer centers around the world
our team is dedicated to performing procedures that minimize pain and suffering, with deep consideration for the physical and emotional needs of each child.
we evaluate the patient’s condition thoroughly to design a treatment program that addresses each individual’s needs
we are ranked in Newsweek’s Top Ten Hospitals in the World, and we are fully accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI), the supreme standard for safety and quality in healthcare
application of cutting-edge treatments
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Holistic Healing at Sheba
Our caring team treats each patient’s physical, emotional, intellectual, and social needs – and not just the cancer. We understand that cancer can have a devastating effect on your child and your entire family’s quality of life, and we’re here to help. In addition to benefiting from top-notch, advanced therapies and technologies, you and your child will have the support of our psychologists, social workers, nutritionists, and rehabilitation therapists. Throughout every step of treatment at Sheba, a personal medical coordinator from Global patient services will stay by your side – keeping the lines of communication clear and assisting with every detail.
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