Successful chemotherapy treatment for liver metastases

succesfull chemotherapy In November 2010 Nellie, a 65 year old Moscowian, underwent surgery to address a gastro blockage created by cancer of the large intestine.

The medical team did not see the need to administer chemotherapy nor radiotherapy following the procedure.
Nellie was residing in Cyprus where metastases in the liver were discovered in a follow-up visit. The Cypriot doctor suggested that she seek medical advise in Israel.

Nellie contacted the iMER office who referred her to the Oncology specialists at the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem. She underwent a battery of tests that included a P.E.T-C.T., a C.T. scan where it was clearly seen that there were metastases in her liver, they were relieved to discover that there were no other findings in her body.

Professor Eid, the director of surgery at Hadassah, together with the Oncologist, Ayelah Hubert (specializing in digestive track cancers) proposed that Nellie first undergo a chemotherapy protocol to prevent further spread of the disease to be followed by a surgerical procedure to remove the existing metastases.

Three months later the tests showed that all nodes had been reduced, Nellies family situation commanded that she return to Moscow for the surgery. Before she left Israel, Nellie took the time to write the iMER team this letter of thanks.

“Allow me to thank the iMER team members, Luba and Jenya. From the bottom of my heart I want to thank you. From the moment that I arrived at Hadassah, they provided me with an ongoing update of my medical status. They organized my consultation in a manner where no time was wasted and I always felt the abundance of their concern – this support helped me survive the complicated situation which brought me to Hadassah.
The iMER team proved to be not only responsible but also kind and sensitive – I take my hat off to them!!

Huge thanks,
Nellie, Moscow 22.09.2011″

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