Programs

Uterine Cancer Treatment in Israel

Uterine Cancer Treatment in Israel takes place at state-of-the-art Assuta Medical Center in Tel Aviv. Please find the program below:

Diagnosis

Day 1:

Our representative will pick you up from the airport and drive you to your hotel.

Day 2:

Manor’s coordinator/translator will drive you to your medical appointments, the first of which is laboratory tests (including specific tumour markers). Please note that if you have slides from a previous biopsy with you, we will have them reviewed by a local pathologist. The results of the revision will be completed on the evening of day 3.

A radiological study and PET/CT scan will also take place on day 2. This will help determine the size of the tumour and whether the disease has metastasized. The PET will be interpreted by the evening of the day 3. Finally, the patient will be examined by a senior oncological gynecologist, who will perform a biopsy (if needed). The results of the pathological study will be read on the evening of the day 4.

As mentioned above, the procedures will take place at Assuta Medical Center.

Uterine Cancer Treatment Program Cost

Cost of the program includes:

  • Lab workup (including tumour markers)
  • Biopsy revision (please bring slides from your previous biopsy with you!)
  • Oncological gynecologist’s exam & biopsy (material is sent for a histopathological examination)
  • Optional: Expedited histopathological study
  • PET CT scan
  • Pelvic Doppler US scan
  • Optional: Pelvic MRI
  • Conclusive oncological gynecologist’s consultation

Surgery

If no metastases are detected, but the patient is not of child-bearing age or is not interested in having children in the future, the workup is considered complete, and a surgery is scheduled. However, if the patient would like to have children in the future, in the absence of contraindications, a combined hormonal treatment protocol will be drawn up, which will allow her to fall pregnant in the future, whether naturally or by means of ART (IVF).

In cases of uterine carcinoma or sarcoma the main treatment option is a radical hysterectomy. Provided the procedure is deemed necessary, the cost of the operation will include:

  • Routine preoperative preparation (ECG, chest X-ray and an anesthesiologist consultation)
  • Operative procedure and up to 4 days of hospitalization at Assuta’s Department of Gynecology
  • Disposable surgical materials
  • Express pathological study and conclusive histopathological study.

It is advised you remain in Israel for 8 days following your discharge from the hospital.

Please Note

The suggested treatment (by a specialist recommended by us) will take place at Assuta Medical Center, which is the best hospital in Israel. If you would like, we can instead arrange treatment for you at one of Israel’s public hospitals. In such case, the cost of the surgery (not including the logistics package) will be lower by 20 to 30 per cent. However, while we can guarantee that the surgery will be performed by one of that hospital’s top experts, the decision regarding which physician will depend on the hospitals’ schedule.

Hormonal Treatment

Hormonal treatment is indicated when the patient is interested in a pregnancy and provided no metastases and no signs of pelvic lymphadenopathy have been detected. In such case the patient will be prescribed Megace (160 mg/d) for 1 month.  at the end of which a repeat PET CT scan and pelvic MRI will take place. In the event a good response is noted, the treating physicians will recommend either a Mirena IUD or continuing treatment with Megace. In this scenario it is preferrable that pregnancy occurs as early as possible, so IVF is advised.

In cases where the tumour has metastasized, the usual choice of uterine cancer treatment is chemotherapy with or without radiation therapy. In this case, the patient’s treating physician will be a medical oncologist.

Manor Medical Group also offers local and systemic hormonal therapy according to innovative protocols for young female patients, who are interested to give birth in the future

** Please note that the procedure can be performed utilizing the robotic da Vinci Surgical System. This will significantly decrease post-operative pain and shorten your recovery period.