Lung Cancer Treatment in Israel | Ichilov

Lung Cancer Treatment

​Lung cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers and one of the leading causes of cancer death worldwide. An estimated 1,000,000 new cases of lung cancer are registered globally each year. Lung cancer is considered one of the most complex and dangerous diseases mainly because it is typically diagnosed at a later stage.

Lung cancer unit

At Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center we have extensive experience caring for people with lung cancer.  Our top-class specialists have successfully developed and implemented a unique program for diagnosing and treating patients suffering from this treacherous disease. We focus on the development of innovative approaches for the early detection and intervention of lung cancer. That is why patients from all over the world come here for treatment!

Lung Cancer Symptoms

In its early stages, lung cancer typically doesn’t cause signs and symptoms. Signs and symptoms of lung cancer typically occur only when the disease is advanced.
Signs and symptoms of lung cancer may include:

  • Cough – initially dry, but later becoming productive
  • Shortness of breath
  • Persistent chest pain
  • Streaks of red blood in the sputum (coughing up blood)
  • Weight loss
  • Weakness, apathy
  • Reduced work ability
  • Lack of appetite
  • Fever without an apparent reason


Lung cancer therapy in our Oncology Department is highly effective due to the quick and accurate diagnosis, complemented by state-of-the-art equipment and cutting-edge technologies, allowing us to win precious time for the patients.

In our center there are many diagnostic services including:

Positron-Emission Tomography (PET-CT) – helps determine the exact location of the tumor and its boundaries, and assess how far it may have spread.

Lung Biopsy – to ensure the early detection of metastases, a needle biopsy or an open (minimally invasive) lung biopsy can be performed.

Thoracoscope – bronchi and lungs are examined using videothoracoscopy (with a special instrument, called a “thoracoscope”, inserted through a small incision in the chest).

Treatment Plan

Once the diagnostic process is completed, individualized treatment plans are developed based on your overall health, the type and stage of your cancer, and your preferences. Options typically include one or more treatments, including surgery (such as minimally invasive surgery, surgery to remove a lung , and operations intended to relieve pain in situations where lung cancer can’t be cured), chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or targeted drug therapy.

At Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, our doctors will discuss with you all potential treatments and assist you in selecting the most appropriate treatment.

If diagnosed with lung cancer, there are numerous difficult questions that must be addressed. At Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, our experts from every diagnostic and treatment department will be there for you in order that you will receive the best possible treatment whilst maintaining the highest quality of life.

Lung Cancer Treatment - Ichilov
At Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov), you’ll find exceptional quality medical care delivered by world-class specialists. You’ll be in safe hands here!

It is also important to note, that the cost of medical treatment at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center is substantially lower than in the US, Canada, Germany and other countries, yet providing for the highest level of care and maximum comfort.


It is normal to feel unsure about going abroad to get medical treatment in a foreign country. Knowledge is the key for your peace of mind! Therefore we encourage you to research and get as much info as possible about the hospital, the staff and the treatment that is available. At Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, we will be more than happy to answer all your questions and provide you with all the necessary info so you can make a sound decision. Our vast experience and track record of success is our way to make you feel comfortable. Please feel free to contact our Medical Tourism Center directly on +972-3-697-3426 to discuss your concerns and we will do our best to answer all your questions.
Israel is renowned for its quality of healthcare all over the world. The Sourasky Medical Center is at the forefront of medical care. We apply the latest and most sophisticated technologies for advanced therapeutic services and precise diagnostic testing. Our state-of-the-art facilities will ensure that you feel as comfortable as possible throughout your stay. Our English speaking exceptional doctors are esteemed internationally for their expertise and pioneering techniques, and about 90% of them have practiced or trained abroad, at leading healthcare facilities in North America or Europe. The Medical Center complies with international standards for medical procedures, diagnostic testing, and clinical research.
We are a department within the Medical Center. All the stuff and members are employees of the Medical Center. We are not an agent. When you deal with us, you deal directly with the Medical center. Therefore, there are no extra fees or commissions on top of the price of treatments.
Yes. All Medical Center physicians are fully licensed by to practice their specialty in Israel. In addition, many are Board Certified in their specialty in the US or Europe. There are more than 1150 physicians, 600 of whom are medical specialist and 373 of the physicians hold academic status at the Tel Aviv University.
Given the outstanding level of quality care, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center’s fees are surprisingly reasonable. In most instances, treatment at the Medical Center, including medical fees and travel expenses, are considerably lower than comparable medical facilities in the US or Europe. The cost of treatment varies significantly, depending upon the type of treatment and its complexity. Please contact our Medical Tourism Center to provide the details of your required treatment and we will be happy to provide you a price quote

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