Dr. Amir Sonnenblick

Dr. Amir Sonnenblick

Cancer Specialist - Surgical Oncologist

  , Tel-Aviv, Israel

  17 Years of experience

BIOGRAPHY

Qualification and Experience

Dr. Amir Sonnenblick is an experienced surgical oncologist who is currently serving at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov Medical Center), Tel-Aviv, Israel. He obtained his medical education from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel (MD/Ph.D. track). He further did an ESMO Breast Cancer Translational and Clinical Research Fellowship, Jules Bordet Institute, Brussels. He also attended a Fellowship in Breast Cancer Research, International Program at Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA. He specializes in breast cancer surgery. 

Contribution to Medical Science

Dr. Amir Sonnenblick has been a part of many different research projects and papers published in prominent medical journals. He has also ?Over 30 presentations in national and international scientific meetings. Dr. Amir is also a ?Member of the Israeli Medical Association, Israeli Society of Clinical Oncology, Israeli Society for Cancer Research (ISCR), European Association of Cancer Research (ESCR), and European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO).

Past Experience

  • 2018-Present - Head, Breast Cancer Unit,
  • The Oncology Division, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv.
  • 2013-2018- Senior Physician, Oncology Department, Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem.
  • 2013-2015- Medical Advisor for the Breast European Adjuvant Studies Team and the Breast International Group (BIG). Aphinity and Olympia phase III trials.
  • 2008-2012- Residency, Oncology Department, Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem.

Qualifications

  • 1998-2007 The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel (MD/PhD track
  • Continuing education
  • ​2013-2015- ESMO Breast Cancer Translational and Clinical Research Fellowship, Jules Bordet Institute, Brussels.
  • 2012- Fellowship in Breast Cancer Research, International Program at Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA.
MEMBERSHIPS (1)
  • Member of the Israeli Medical Association, Israeli Society of Clinical Oncology, Israeli Society for Cancer Research (ISCR), European Association of Cancer Research (ESCR) and European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO).
Procedures
Cervical Cancer Treatment

Cervical cancer is an abnormal growth of cancer cells that starts in the cervix. The cervix is the narrow part of the lower uterus. It is the entrance of the uterus, often referred to as the neck of the womb. Cervical cancer is the fourth most common type of cancer in women around the world. It is the fourth leading cause of death caused by cancer in women. However, the important thing to note is that cervical cancer is also one of the most preventable types of cancer and early diagnosis of the disease can improve the mortality rate amongst patients.

A dramatic reduction in cervical cancer occurrence is primarily due to the widespread use of advanced screening tests such as pap tests to detect cervical abnormalities and allow for early treatment.

Where does cervical cancer take place?

Under normal circumstances, the ectocervix is covered with flat, thin cells called squamous cells and the endocervix is made up of another kind of cells called columnar cells. The area where these cells meet is called the transformation (T) zone. The T zone is the most likely location for cervical cancer cells to develop.

Cervical Cancer Causes

A majority of cervical cancer cases occur because of a virus called human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is a sexually transmitted virus. It can transfer through a sexual contact with an infected male partner.

There are many types of the HPV virus and not all types of HPV cause cervical cancer. Some of the HPV may cause genital warts. Some other cervical cancer risk factors include smoking, weak immune system, oral contraceptives, and multiple pregnancies.

Cervical Cancer Types

More than 90 percent of the cervical cancers are squamous cell carcinoma. The second most common type of cervical cancer is adenocarcinoma. Adenosquamous carcinomas or mixed carcinomas are some of the rare types of cervical cancer.

Cervical Cancer Symptoms

Usually, there are no early signs of cervical cancer, but several cervical cancer symptoms may appear as the tumor grows in size. Some of the common cervical cancer symptoms include the following:

  • Bleeding between periods
  • Bleeding during sexual intercourse
  • Bleeding after menopause
  • Smelly or blood-filled vaginal discharge
  • Pelvic pain, back pain, and swollen legs
  • Weight loss
  • Fatigue 
Ovarian Cancer Treatment

Ovarian cancer refers to the abnormal growth of cells in the ovaries, which are an important part of the female reproductive system. Ovaries are two small glands, located on either side of the uterus. They help produce female sex hormones and store or release eggs. An ovarian tumor is it is the eighth most common type of cancer among women. It is the fifth most common cause of cancer deaths in women around the world. Ovarian cancer can be life-threatening if not diagnosed and treated on time, however, the chances of survival are great in the case of early diagnosis.

Ovarian cancer forms when normal ovarian cell growth fails, and there is an uncontrolled growth of cells. Most of the ovarian cancers arise from the lining cells (epithelium) of the ovary. The ovarian tumor can metastasize and spread to other organs of the body.

Ovarian Cancer: Causes

There is no identified and known cause of ovarian cancer. However, there are some risk factors associated with the disease. Family history (genetics) of ovarian cancer, older age, breast cancer, obesity, and endometriosis are some of the known ovarian cancer risk factors. Other than these, menstrual cycles play a major role in ovarian cancer. The high number of total lifetime ovulations, greater the risk of ovarian cancer.  That is, women who have had their periods before the age of 12 are at an increased risk of ovarian cancer.

The risk of ovarian cancer is also high in women suffering from familial melanoma, which is characterized by the presence of certain genes. These genes are inherited from parents and mostly occurs when two or more relatives suffer from the aggressive form of melanoma or skin cancer.

Signs of Ovarian Cancer

Typically, the symptoms of ovarian cancer are subtle during the early stage. However, the patients may experience signs of ovarian cancer once the cancer advances and starts to grow. The following are some of the ovarian cancer symptoms:

  • Pain in the pelvis or belly

  • Bloating

  • Frequent and urgent urination

  • Changes in bowel habits

  • Nausea and fatigue

  • Weight loss

  • Breathlessness

  • Loss of appetite

These signs of ovarian cancer can be confused with those of ovarian cyst. However, patients must know that ovarian cysts are far more common and primarily affects women during their childbearing age.

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Frequently Asked Questions
How many years of experience does Dr. Amir Sonnenblick have being a surgical oncologist in Israel?

Dr. Amir has more than 8 years of experience as a surgical oncologist.

What are the primary treatments and surgeries does Dr. Amir Sonnenblick as a surgical oncologist?

Dr. Amir specializes in Breast cancer, clinical and translational research, personalized medicine, cancer science teaching.

Does Dr. Amir Sonnenblick provide Online Consultation?

Yes, Dr. Sonnenblick provides online consultation through MediGence.

What associations is Dr. Amir Sonnenblick part of?

Dr. Amir is also a Member of the Israeli Medical Association, Israeli Society of Clinical Oncology, Israeli Society for Cancer Research (ISCR), European Association of Cancer Research (ESCR), and European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO).

When do you need to see a surgical oncologist such as Dr. Amir Sonnenblick?

Surgical oncologists are specialized doctors who help in curing and treating various cancers with the help of medicines and surgery. Many different cancers and tumors need to be removed surgically from different parts of the body and surgical oncologists are experts in these procedures.

How to connect with Dr. Amir Sonnenblick for Online Consultation through MediGence?

He can be easily consulted by registering your profile with MediGence and writing down your inquiry. A meeting with the surgeon will be scheduled. Following which the consultation can be done.

What area of specialization does Dr. Amir Sonnenblick have?
Dr. Amir Sonnenblick is specialized in Israel and of the most sought after doctors in Cancer Specialist.
Does Dr. Amir Sonnenblick offer Telemedicine Consultation through Medigence?
No, this doctor dose not offer telemedicine via MediGence
How many years of experience does Dr. Amir Sonnenblick have?
Dr. Amir Sonnenblick is one of the most sought after specialists in Israel and has over 17 Years years of experience.
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