Stomach and pancreas cancer
Stomach and pancreas cancer are some of the most aggressive types of cancer. Typically, these diseases detected at later stages. Our doctors having a thorough examination appoint proper supportive therapy.
If you or any of your relatives were diagnosed with such disease, please contact us.
Prof. Barukh Brenner – Head of the Department of Gastrointestinal Tract Oncology, Rabin (Beilinson) Medical Center
We provide you with examination program focused on your problem, according to which, you will clearly understand before coming to Israel, on what day and at what time you scheduled for a consultation and procedures.
The first step to effective treatment is a correct diagnosis.
Diagnosis usually lasts 4-5 days, after which the patient receives written expert’s conclusion about the diagnosis.
Gastric cancer diagnostics:
Blood count (including the tumor markers CEA, CA -242)
PET – CT (positron tomography emissionnnaya entire body for the presence of any pathological processes in the body except the brain)
Biopsy + histological test
Consultation by physician
There are several types of gastric cancer:
Adenocarcinoma of stomach (derived from glandular epithelium of the gastric mucosa)
About 5% of gastric malignancies are lymphomas (MALT lymphoma) Carcinoid and stromal tumors
Treatment of gastric cancer in Israel
Stomach cancer 1 and 2 stage, in the absence of metastatic spread, there is the possibility of endoscopic mucosal resection and adjacent lymph nodes, with further chemotherapy or radiation, as indicated by the doctor.
At stages 3 of the disease tend to penetrate into the tumor cells more distant lymph nodes. In this case, mainly used complex chemotherapy.
At stage 4 cancer spreads to nearby tissues and more distant lymph nodes or has spread to other organs. At this stage, palliative therapy is often used for the purpose of prolonging life and maintaining its quality.
Sometimes the use of laser therapy, surgical techniques, stenting in order to preserve the function of the digestive tract.