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Neurofibromatosis treatment with chemotherapy

Neurofibromatosis treatment with chemotherapy

Overview

Type of care

Outpatient

Method

Non-surgical

About the offer

Chemotherapy is often used to treat tumors that develop on the skin's surface or directly below it (neurofibromas) and those that grow deeper in the neural pathways (plexiform neurofibromas). It is usually well suited for treating neurofibromatosis because it is systemic (treating the whole body, not just one part). In addition, since neurofibromatosis tumors can develop in several places simultaneously, chemotherapy may be a more practical option than other treatments, such as radiation therapy. Chemo drugs work by destroying cells that divide at an abnormally high rate; this, in turn, reduces tumors and alleviates the patient's symptoms. In some cases, medications such as vinblastine, methotrexate, carboplatin, and doxorubicin may be prescribed. Patients receive the drug intravenously in cycles. In this case, hospitalization is not required. Usually, four to eight cycles of chemotherapy are prescribed, with short recovery periods in between. Rest periods may be shorter in children and adolescents, as they often tolerate chemotherapy better than adults. Neurofibromatosis treatment with chemo drugs can be a good option when doctors aim to shrink the tumor in order to perform further surgery. Therefore, the therapy is rarely used as a single option and is frequently combined with other approaches.

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
Treatment
  • pre-procedure patient preparation
  • chemotherapy port placement (on the indication, price is not included)
  • 1st course of systemic chemotherapy for neurofibromatosis
  • post-procedure care
  • symptomatic treatment
Other
  • cost of chemotherapy 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.

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