Chemotherapy and the successful removal of an adenocarcinoma in Israel: a patient’s story and a testimonial
In the spring of 2012 oncologists from Almaty told Ms. Ina a discomforting diagnosis: adenocarcinoma of the sigmoid. Her husband insisted on seeking a second opinion in Israel.
The couple decided that Ina would undergo diagnostic testing in the University hospital of Hadassah in Israel. In the beginning of May they contacted the Hadassah Medical Center’s international service, iMER, and in just a few days Ina began the review of her case by Professor Ayala Hubert for a second opinion at the Sharett Institute of Oncology. During their stay in the Hadassah clinic, the couple weighed the option to undergo chemotherapy in Israel.
The diagnosis was confirmed and the treatment had to be started immediately to shrink the tumor to an operable size to surgically remove this adenocarcinoma. The couple decided to continue the treatment at the Hadassah MC. With the help of the medical experts and the staff of the iMER logistic department, Ina immediately underwent three rounds of chemotherapy . In the end of June, Inga had another check-up in Israel that showed the chemotherapy had been on time and efficient – the tumor had shrunk and had not yet metastasized.
In the end of January Professor Pikarsky, a specialist from the general surgery department, conducted a successful surgery to excise the adenocarcinoma.Very pleased with the outcome, the couple returned home. Before leaving Israel and returning to Kazakhstan, they left a testimonial in the guestbook of iMER to express their gratitude:
Enormous heartfelt thanks to each and every employee of iMER! For their eyes, so full of compassion! For their words, kind and hope-preserving, so necessary here when we the patients are far away from home.
Special thanks to the employee named Inna for her attention, care and desire to help! Health, happiness and all the earthly blessings onto everyone of you! Yours, K. and I.,