The Hematology-Oncology Department at Rambam Medical Center provides comprehensive care and treatment of all the known hemato-oncological conditions. The department treats patients suffering from both malignant and benign blood diseases through chemotherapy courses that are conducted according to innovative and highly effective treatment protocols.
The Hematology Center houses multidisciplinary laboratories and a blood bank, creating all the necessary conditions for the successful treatment of patients with blood diseases of varying severity.
The Hematology-Oncology Department at Rambam Hospital is one of the leading Leukemia treatment centers in Israel. The department stands out due to its well-developed infrastructure and its high comfort level. Patients have comfortable rooms and resting places for accompanying individuals at their disposal, resulting in a positive effect on the patient’s health and mindset during long-term stays.
In addition, the department treats patients with infectious complications of blood diseases, including intravenous administration of the most advanced antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral drugs. Patients are offered symptomatic and supportive treatment during the progressive stages of oncohematological diseases, including the most modern methods of pain treatment. The department also carries out blood transfusion procedures and its components using modern methods, which aid in solving the compatibility and incompatibility issues of blood components.
Leukemia, the most common oncological blood disease, is characterized by the uncontrolled growth of hematopoietic cells due to a gene mutation. Typical Leukemia symptoms include:
The initial diagnosis of blood cancer involves a physical examination of the patient, anamnesis, and an examination of the functions of the spleen. This is done with the aid of an ultrasound of the abdominal cavity, which allows the detection of an increase in lymph node size, as well as any pathological changes in the internal organs, such as the kidneys, liver, and spleen. The Hematology-Oncology department of Rambam Medical Center also uses additional methods to obtain computer images, such as CT and MRI.
Patients undergo a detailed blood test (general and biochemical), which provides a detailed picture of the patient’s health. Blood cells are studied at the chromosome composition level, and bone marrow samples are studied in order to determine the exact type of blood cancer present.
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