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About Ovarian Cancer

Unfortunately, ovarian cancer is usually diagnosed only after it has spread to lymph nodes or other organs. A variety of subtypes of ovarian cancer is possible, including epithelial tumors, stromal tumors, and germ cells. Each subtype behaves differently and requires individualized treatment. Even within the same subtype, unique clinical and treatment factors can occur.

Treatment For Ovarian Cancer

Treatment for ovarian cancer depends on the type and the extent of spread. Typically, ovarian cancer requires surgery by a skilled gynecologic oncologist. The amount of residual visible cancer after the operation will determine if additional treatment is needed and if so, what kind.

After surgical treatment, chemotherapy might be needed. Most often, it is delivered intravenously. In some cases, chemotherapy can be directly administered into the peritoneal cavity (abdomen and pelvis).

We Treat All Types and Stages of Ovarian Cancer

  • Epithelial tumors, stromal tumors, and germ cell tumors
  • Early-stage ovarian cancer
  • Locally advanced ovarian cancer (spread to lymph nodes or organs around the ovaries)
  • Metastatic ovarian cancer (spread to distant organs)
  • Recurrent ovarian cancer
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What We Do

  • Target the tumor with non-invasive ultrasonic heat
  • Keep fragile healthy tissues including heart, lungs, lymph nodes and any other affected organs healthy
  • Strengthen the results of radiation and chemotherapy

How Hyperthermia Therapy Works

Hyperthermia therapy is a gentle, non-invasive heat-based treatment. Using ultrasonic technology, tumors are targeted with heat which disrupts cell membranes and increases blood flow to the tumor. This increased blood flow makes tumors more susceptible to the body’s natural immune defenses and to other cancer therapies, such as radiation and chemotherapy.

Hyperthermia, when combined with chemotherapy, increases the likelihood of a complete response in ovarian cancers. Hyperthermia has no negative impact on healthy tissue, and treatment comes with virtually no side effects. This means organs such as the liver, small and large bowel, and bladder are not adversely affected by adding hyperthermia to your ovarian treatment plan.

Hyperthermia Therapy Benefits At A Glance:

  • Increases blood flow to tumors creating a high-oxygen environment, which makes radiation therapy more potent
  • Allows for chemotherapy to penetrate deeper into the center of the tumor than otherwise possible
  • Can stimulate an immune response reaction within the tumor improving the body’s ability to fight cancer
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Selected Hyperthermia and Ovarian Cancer Studies

We understand that facing ovarian cancer can be daunting, and researching treatment is often the last thing on a patient’s mind. We’ve selected a few studies from credible sources to provide more information on how hyperthermia can help increase your chances of complete treatment response.

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