The time and research that go into understanding cancer and developing more effective cancer treatments are endless. Hyperthermia is a prime example of what that effort and research can produce.
Hyperthermia is a non-surgical and non-invasive treatment that uses precisely directed heat to damage and destroy cancer cells. Once the tumor is targeted, its temperature is raised to around 110 degrees Fahrenheit.
The heat places the cancer cells under an enormous amount of stress, which cuts off the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the tumor. The heat also exposes the antigens in the tumor to the body’s immune system.
Hyperthermia treatments can also improve the effectiveness of radiation treatments and chemotherapy, making them a great addition to ongoing cancer therapy.