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High professionalism and patient-focused approach of the Sheba clinic doctors saved my life – Story of Aleksey

It started quite simply in 2016, one day Aleksey find a lump on the right side of the neck. However, doctors suspected that something was wrong and sent him to a cervical lymph node biopsy. The diagnosis carcinoma shocked him. Trying to find out the way from this situation, Aleksey remembered that his friend had passed the successful treatment at Sheba clinic. That is why he decided to travel to Israel for medical treatment.

At the Sheba Medical Center the diagnosis was verified. Aleksey was diagnosed with nasopharyngeal cancer in stage II –III. According to his condition, doctors have prescribed the relevant treatment.

“What’s interesting is that the treatment was prescribed only after complex diagnosis of several specialists/ The Sheba clinic has correct and competent approach” – Aleksey mentioned.

After Aleksey passed nasopharyngeal biopsy and the correct diagnoses was verified, his doctors chose the most effective treatment for this case. He underwent 7 weeks of radiation therapy and 7 weeks of chemotherapy. The treatment was very hard but Aleksey was always surrounded by his relatives. He is very grateful to all of them for their care and support.

Treatment results were more than successful. Six months later Aleksey returned to his work and a couple of months after that he resumed sporting. Almost all the side effects that arose during the treatment have now left. Those that remained do not appear in any way and do not interfere with his normal life.

Speaking about doctors and medical coordinators, Aleksey emphasizes “My deepest gratitude to doctors for their professionalism! Iris Gluck was my physician. She is a real professional and you rarely meet such expert. Doctor Eran Alon performed a biopsy. He is also a high-level specialist and very positive person; it is very easy to communicate with him. Doctor Alon and Doctor Lev Bedrin and Doctor Yisgav Shapiro performed and still performing medical examinations. Nurse Nati always was in contact with doctors and me”.

Eran Alon

Doctor Eran Alon

In addition, Aleksey mentions that the staff of Radio and Chemotherapy Departments played a huge role in his successful recovery. The nurses done their best to ease his suffering and to alleviate his condition. Aleksey thanks Michal, Svetlana and especially Maya from the bottom of his hart.

“And to make everything works you need a special person who knows all the hospital system and also has a special personal attitude that help a patient to feel care and support. I was lucky to have Victory as my coordinator. She made all the treatment process possible and easy, and I want to thanks her very much!”

When we had asked Aleksey a question: “If he would recommend Sheba as hospital for nasopharyngeal cancer treatment?” he answered definitely: “Of course yes!”