Navigating Ewing Sarcoma Treatment
Navigating Ewing Sarcoma Treatment
There are over 50 different types of sarcoma, each with its own unique characteristics and suitable treatments. Ewing sarcoma is a rare type of cancer that can develop in bones or soft tissues, including muscles, tendons, and cartilage, but can spread to other parts of the body. Symptoms include pain, swelling, and stiffness in the affected area, fever, and weight loss. The complex and challenging condition most commonly affects people between the ages of 10 and 20 and is more prevalent in men than women. Although the condition requires specialized care, with the clinical advances of recent years, treatment options available in leading medical facilities, such as Sheba Medical Center, offer hope to patients worldwide.
Ewing Sarcoma Therapy Options
Treatment for Ewing sarcoma typically involves a combination of chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation therapy. At Sheba’s Hemato-Oncology Division, offerings include cutting-edge techniques such as targeted therapy and immunotherapy. Immunotherapy is an advanced approach involving using the body’s own immune system to fight cancer cells. Sheba’s oncology experts have experience with a range of immunotherapy techniques, including immune checkpoint inhibitors.
Recent medical research has revealed key distinctions between normal cells and cancer cells, leading to the development of specialized drugs that can specifically target and attack cancer cells. Targeted therapy, a form of biological treatment, uses these drugs to block signals that promote cancer growth, alter proteins to induce cell death, inhibit blood vessel formation, or deliver toxins to destroy cancer cells. Compared to chemotherapy, targeted therapy can be more effective and cause fewer side effects. Ongoing research continues to improve and refine targeted therapies.
Multidisciplinary Ewing Sarcoma Treatment
Sheba Medical Center advocates a multidisciplinary approach to healthcare and medicine, which involves bringing together clinicians from diverse disciplines to work together in creating a comprehensive treatment plan based on a holistic perspective. By integrating knowledge and skills from different fields to address complex medical conditions, a multidisciplinary approach to healthcare helps improve patient outcomes.
The Hemato-Oncology Division
The Hemato-Oncology Division at Sheba is home to some of the world’s leading Ewing sarcoma treatment specialists, experienced in treating patients of all ages and stages. Our dedicated team of experts includes oncologists, hematologists, and other healthcare professionals whose collective mission is to provide the best possible care for Ewing sarcoma patients by creating a customized treatment plan that addresses all of their medical and emotional needs.
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