Category Archive for: Cancer

Hadassah Doctors Give a Gazan Patient with an Incurable Skin Disease a “Normal Life”

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Even the experienced hand surgeons at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem had never seen such a shocking development: their patient’s hands, with encrusted, wood-like growths, looked as if they had metamorphosed into trees. Hadassah Senior Hand and Microvascular Surgeon Dr. Michael Chernofsky first met 42-year-old Mohammed Taluli from Gaza when Mr. Taluli came in to his…



Hadassah’s breast screening centre head shows the prospective on preventable care.

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The most important adversary to breast cancer screening is fear, says Dr. Tamar Sella, Head of the Marlene Greenebaum Multidisciplinary Diagnostic Breast Centre. “But you don’t have to write your will if we find a lump,” explains Dr. Sella, “because the vast majority turn out to be benign. So there is no reason to panic.”…



Creative “Magic Tricks” reduce need to sedate children for radiation treatment

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Until recently, children in Israel with cancer were almost always sedated for radiation treatment. At the Hadassah Medical Center, however, that is changing. Since August, a dozen sick children have undergone radiation without sedation. “If children aren’t sedated in certain other countries, why should the situation be any different here?” asked Emuna Steimetz, a teacher…



REINVENTING HADASSAH’S WEINSTOCK PEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY DEPARTMENT

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Dr. Gal Goldstein, Head of Hadassah’s Dyna & Fala Weinstock Department of Paediatric Haemato-Oncology. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM) Hadassah invested a lot of energy, time and money to re-establish the department. BY RIVKAH LAMBERT ADLER Jerusalem Post JANUARY 5, 2019 You wouldn’t think a paediatric oncology department would be a laughter-filled place, but Nurse…



World Multiple Sclerosis Day -Aly’s Blog

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JUGGLING… It’s not just for entertainers Many of you may have seen a recent YouTube link that went viral. It showed a young boy juggling 3 Rubik Cubes whilst successfully solving each of them! I believe he broke the World Record for his challenge, but in “real life” we all spend our time juggling. Mostly…



Hadassah highlights -Hadassah Heroes.

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Jerusalem brothers reinvent the concept of cancer caregiving. It might take a village to raise a child, but it takes an army to defeat cancer. “Winning the battle against cancer is like going to war. You cannot win the battle without family support or without the support of an outreach organization because there is tremendous…



The Woman Behind a Trailblazing Treatment

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Hadassah’s Prof. Michal Lotem, a trailblazer in melanoma research and healing, is treating her patients with a personalised protocol that only a handful of oncology centres around the globe are able to offer. When her patients come to her with Stage IV metastatic melanoma, where standard treatments have failed, Prof. Lotem uses a cutting-edge immunotherapy…



The Young Gazan who fell in love with clowning.

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Adam Rasgon Jerusalem Post 20/03/17 Abu Shaaban, a medical clown from central Gaza, was inspired to work as a medical clown after first receiving treatment in Israel as a cancer patient. “Where are you from?” a young girl being treated at Hadassah University Medical Centre in Jerusalem asked Abdullah Abu Shaaban, a medical clown from…



Guest Blog: Aly’s story

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Guest Blog: Aly’s Story- Chapter 2 Chanukah Samiach and Season’s greetings to all. As I sit here watching the light of the first candle reflect the wonderful miracle of Chanukah, I also reflect on the miracles being performed daily at Hadassah hospital. Some of the fantastic pictures on the website here bear testament to those…



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