Dr. Eitan Friedman

Dr. Eitan Friedman

Cancer Specialist - Surgical Oncologist

  Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel

  32 Years of experience

BIOGRAPHY

Qualification and Experience

Dr. Eitan Friedman is a distinguished surgeon who specializes in cancer surgery. He is currently serving at the Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel, and has more than 30 years of experience under his belt. He obtained his medical education from the MD graduate from the Sackler School of Medicine, TAU, and further went on to study Ph.D. from the Karolinska Institute, Sweden. He specializes in oncology, cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, predisposition to cancer, and population genetics. 

Contribution to Medical Science

Dr. Eitan has been a part of many different research papers published in medical journals around the world. His research mainly focuses on research areas: inherited predisposition to cancer, population genetics, molecular mechanisms of Stress fracture development. He is currently holding the position of Director and founder of the Suzanne Levy-Gertner Oncogenetics Unit. He also uses family history in treating and diagnosing cancer early.

Past Experience

  • Director and founder of the Suzanne Levy-Gertner Oncogenetics Unit

Qualifications

  • MD graduate from the Sackler School of Medicine, TAU; PhD from the Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
MEMBERSHIPS (1)
  • Member of the International Gynecologic Cancer Society
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.

Frequently Asked Questions
How many years of experience has Dr. Eitan Friedman been a surgical oncologist in Israel?

Dr. Eitan has over 10 years of experience as a surgical oncologist. 

What are the primary treatments and surgeries does Dr. Eitan Friedman do as a surgical oncologist?

He specializes in oncology, cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, predisposition to cancer, and population genetics.

Does Dr. Eitan Friedman provide Online Consultation?

Yes, Dr. Eitan  Friedman provides online consultation through MediGence.

When do you need to see a surgical oncologist such as Dr. Eitan Friedman?

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 surgically removed from different parts of the body and surgical oncologists are experts in these procedures.

How to connect with Dr. Eitan Friedman for Online Consultation through MediGence?

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

 
What area of specialization does Dr. Eitan Friedman have?
Dr. Eitan Friedman is specialized in Israel and of the most sought after doctors in Cancer Specialist.
Does Dr. Eitan Friedman offer Telemedicine Consultation through Medigence?
No, this doctor dose not offer telemedicine via MediGence
How many years of experience does Dr. Eitan Friedman have?
Dr. Eitan Friedman is one of the most sought after specialists in Israel and has over 32 Years years of experience.
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