Anna arrived in Ichilov with acute leukemia diagnosed for the first time. In a video review, she talks about the clinic, doctors, and treatment results.
Sergei was undergoing treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He underwent a bone marrow transplantation. Now the patient feels well and talks about how he came out victorious in the fight against the disease.
Katya learned that she had acute myeloid leukemia at the age of 24. The treatment she carried out in Russia had only a temporary effect. After 12 courses of chemotherapy, which were carried out throughout the year, the girl was in remission, which lasted only a few months. In the Russian Federation, bone marrow transplantation from an unrelated donor was impossible for a number of reasons, so the patient chose one of the Israeli clinics for treatment. Now she recommends everyone who is faced with a life-threatening disease to find opportunities for treatment in Israel, where doctors have much more opportunities to help the patient.
I was treated at Acibadem. Until now, I have the warmest memories of the girls-nurses, translators, managers, attending physicians who were with me all this time. Medicine is a cut above that in Russia. Everything is better organized and the attitude is much more humane. I was met at the airport, run over, and placed in the ward. I went through all the examinations without haste and fuss, in just a couple of days. The doctor spoke to me on the day of entry. Then they helped with the preparation of the necessary documents. I endured the bone marrow transplantation well. When preparing, I was very afraid and worried but there was a psychologist who worked with me a lot. Now I am home. I am in remission. I hope that there will be no more relapses and I advise everyone not to wait or hesitate, but to immediately seek help from good clinics. Here you will get real help.
Even in Ukraine, they told us that this was acute leukemia and we immediately had to do a bone marrow transplantation. We went to Schneider as the best clinic for pediatric hematology. There were difficult moments during the preparation for the transplantation and during the operation itself. But the doctors coped with all the problems and were very supportive. The treatment is not over yet but we see improvement and very much hope that the disease will recede.
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Prof. Akif Yeşilipek is a chief of oncohematology department for 28 year.
2009-2011 He was a president of Turkish oncohematology association
2010-2015: Member of the Scientific Committee on Hemoglobinopathy of the Ministry of Health.
2008-2012: Member of the Board of Stem Cell Science, Ministry of Health.
2009-2013: Commission on Pediatric Hematology and Oncology. Member of the Council of Medical Specializations.
2013-2018: Scientific Committee on Stem Cells TÜBA
He is a member :
He has 113 scientific publications
Head of the Center for Research on Malignant Neoplasms of the Blood at the University of Tel Aviv. His breakthrough research in molecular biology and genomics led to the discovery of a new form of childhood leukemia. In the United States, the results of his research are used for clinical trials of drugs against this form of blood cancer in children and adults, and they are also used in routine research all over the world.
Author of over 80 publications.
Senior physician at the Department of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Cancer Immunotherapy.
He was one of the first in Israel who began to carry out bone marrow transplantation operations, developed innovative methods of stem cell treatment.
International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP);
Turkish Pediatric Oncology Group (TPOG);
Pediatric Oncology East and Mediterranean Group (POEM);
Turkish Medical Association (TTB).
Bone marrow transplantation is a method of treating hematological, some oncological, autoimmune diseases, a number of pathologies of the nervous system, which involves the transplantation of hematopoietic progenitor cells (those from which erythrocytes, platelets, and leukocytes are formed). These cells include red bone marrow. Also, umbilical cord blood or hematopoietic stem cells isolated from peripheral blood can be used for the purposes of transplantation in children.
PRINCIPLE OF THE METHOD
Hematopoietic stem cells transplanted into the human body take root, begin to actively divide, and ensure a continuous flow of all types of specialized blood cells into the bloodstream.
Depending on the patient’s pathology, both the indications for bone marrow transplantation and the most appropriate source of donor material are determined. Depending on who is the bone marrow donor, the following types of transplantation are distinguished:
Technically, it is not difficult to transplant donor bone marrow to a person. It is administered to the patient intravenously into the patient’s vascular bed. And from there, the cells of the hematopoietic tissue enter the spongy bone tissue, where all conditions are created for their functioning and active division.
Difficulties arise at the stage of preparing the patient for transplantation and during the recovery period. First of all, it is:
Autologous transplantation is performed in our clinics and the results can be considered satisfactory. A significant disadvantage of domestic medical institutions is the lack of accurate diagnostic methods that allow establishing with 100% accuracy that the bone marrow does not contain blast (cancer) cells. If during the examination of the bone marrow of a sick person in the laboratory, the cancer cells will not be detected, and this, unfortunately, happens, all treatment will be in vain, since after the transplantation the patient will have the same disease from which he (she) was saved with these difficulties.
There are also some issues about the quality of patient care after transplantation. Rehabilitation after transplantation is very difficult, so it is important that competent doctors and all the necessary resuscitation equipment are nearby. In this regard, even an autologous bone marrow transplantation is better done abroad. Allogeneic transplantation from a related donor in our country is permitted at the legislative level. However, the technical equipment of domestic clinics and a number of other factors significantly reduce its effectiveness and safety in comparison with clinics in Israel, Turkey, or Spain. There are risks of transplantation not only for the patient receiving bone marrow but also for the donor since the material for transplantation is received during surgery under anesthesia.
Bone marrow transplantation from a donor who is not a relative can only be performed abroad. The Ministry of Health of Ukraine fully pays for bone marrow transplantation abroad. Experts Medical will help you in preparing the necessary package of documents and going through all the internal procedures for preparing for financing. In this case, the search for donors is carried out in international donor banks.
Ichilov Clinic (Tel Aviv, Israel) rightfully occupies the leading position in hematology oncology. Sant Joan de Deu (Barcelona, Spain) provides services in the same price category as Ichilov, holding its ground to the latter in quality. Clinics in Istanbul can perform bone marrow transplantation cheaper and without loss of efficiency.