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Neurofibromatosis treatment with targeted therapy

Neurofibromatosis treatment with targeted therapy

Overview

Type of care

Outpatient

Method

Non-surgical

About the offer

Multiple nervous system tumors and other signs characterize many neurofibromatosis cases. However, many patients can't be offered traditional methods (surgery or radiation therapy) due to the risk of complications. In such cases, targeted drugs are of particular value. Targeted treatment for neurofibromatosis should begin early to suppress the tumor's development and help with NF symptoms. Doctors use drugs such as erlotinib, imatinib, sorafenib, sirolimus, and the recently FDA-approved MEK selumetinib, which affect a specific protein that helps cells actively grow and divide, to treat neurofibromatosis. As a result, patients have a decrease in tumors. In addition, in some cases, therapy leads to hearing improvement. Before starting the course, a special analysis is performed to determine the presence of target cells and the selection of suitable drugs for you. As a rule, medications are in the form of tablets or droppers. The duration of the course of treatment depends on the type and reaction of tumors, the prevalence of the process, and the presence of complications. Physicians report that patients usually require several courses, and the treatment is successfully combined with other methods. Therefore, it's rarely used as a solo approach.

What’s included

Medical service

Examination
  • clinical history-taking
  • medical records review
  • physical examination
  • consultation with an oncologist
Laboratory tests
  • complete blood count (CBC)
  • biochemical analysis of blood (kidney and liver function tests, electrolytes)
  • inflammation blood tests
  • urinalysis
Diagnosis
  • ultrasound imaging of the affected area
  • CT/MRI scan of the affected area
  • histopathological specimen re-examination (on the indication, price is not included)
  • immunohistochemistry test (IHC) (on the indication, price is not included)
  • genetic mutation testing (on the indication, price is not included)
Treatment
  • pre-procedure patient preparation
  • 1st course of targeted therapy for neurofibromatosis
  • post-procedure care
  • symptomatic treatment
Other
  • cost of targeted drugs
  • cost of essential medicines
  • cost of essential materials
  • nursing service
  • discharge medical records
  • further recommendations

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FAQ

How long does the offer take?

The offer is designed for 5 days.

Does the offer require you to stay in the clinic overnight?

What are the age restrictions?

The offer is eligible for both adults and kids.

Can I customize the content of the offer?

Yes, the components of the deal can be changed. Get in touch with a vendor to create a personalized proposal.

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