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…

Eventually she chose a surgical treatment of her cancer in the Hadassah University Medical Center with a specialist in breast tumor surgery, Dr Einat Carmon ( General surgery department).

 

Testimony by the patient about breast tumor diagnosis and the surgical cancer treatment
 Diagnosis and treatment of a breast tumor So very thankful to the wonderful, caring, compassionate staff of iMER for attention, patience, for help in healing!!! P.S. With love!!!
Galina

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!


 

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