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FAQ: Are you agents or intermediaries speaking on behalf of Sheba?

No, we are not agents! We are official staff members of Global Patient Services of Sheba Medical Center, located in Ramat Gan, Israel. We have personally prepared all of this information to help you navigate our medical system as you investigate treatment at Sheba for yourself or a loved one. As you can see in our email, we use a case-insensitive government domain (@sheba.health.gov.il), which belongs to the Israeli Ministry of Health and points to our legitimacy.

If you visit the English version of Sheba’s official site – https://eng.sheba.co.il/international_patients – you can read more about our Global Patient Services. Additional links are also listed there to reach the corresponding English and Russian websites.

FAQ: At what age is the BRCA gene testing recommended?

Most health organizations recommend BRCA gene testing women who have a family or personal history from age 25. This is also the age at which it is advised to begin periodic screening for the early diagnosis of breast lesions, such as manual exams by a surgeon and imaging tests.

In general, it is recommended to start gynecological monitoring between the age of 30-35, as the risk of developing tumors at a younger age is very low (even for women who carry the genetic mutation).

FAQ: Can I buy the necessary medication at Sheba’s pharmacy after the end of treatment?

Sheba Medical Center’s on-campus pharmacy only provides medications to hospitalized patients. After you are released from the hospital, there is a private pharmacy in the shopping mall, and you can fill the prescriptions from your Sheba physicians there or at any other private pharmacy of your choice.