Surgery for cancer and post-op radiotherapy: a patient’s testimony
Diagnosis and treatment of a breast tumor
As told by Lyubov, iMER coordinator:
Surgery to remove cancer or post-op radiotherapy procedure – there is a medical protocol for everything and protocols differ from country to country. Many doctors come to Israel from all over the world, to practice medicine and they follow a variety of protocols. I want to tell the story of my patient who received a treatment for her breast cancer and cured, thanks to Israeli protocol of diagnostic and treatment.
It is well-known that early detection of cancer increases the chances of successful surgical removal of breast tumors. That was the very reason Galina had undergone yearly check-ups at home, and at some point, unfortunately, her mammogram for 2013 revealed the presence of a breast tumor. The doctors recommended urgent surgery, but Galina decided to travel to Israel for repeat diagnosis.
In Israel iMER’s Medical experts team proposed a plan of diagnostic procedures for her, it’s is impossible to recommend surgery for cancer unless a biopsy has been performed and all the necessary medical files reviewed. To their great surprise, the doctors discovered that the breast tumor had been already visible on the mammogram from a year ago. It’s not difficult to imagine Galina’s feelings regarding this…
|Testimony by the patient about breast tumor diagnosis and the surgical cancer treatment|
|“So very thankful to the wonderful, caring, compassionate staff of iMER for attention, patience, for help in healing!!! P.S. With love!!!“|
The surgery was successful! The patient returned to her home country and sent us the amazed comments of the Russian doctors who examined her a few weeks post-op. A month later Galina returned to the Hadassah MC to receive a course of radiation therapy. She is very happy with the treatment and feels fine. And that is my best reward!