Skin Cancer

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Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. The two most common types are Basal Cell cancer and Squamous Cell cancer. They usually form on the head, face, neck, hands and arms. Another type of skin cancer, Melanoma, is more dangerous but less common. Studies conducted by Overgaard showed a combination of hyperthermia and radiation therapy treatments can improve the 2 years “No Evidence of Disease” (NED) survival by 20% over radiation therapy alone.

Hyperthermia improves radiation therapy results for Melanoma by 27% over the standard radiation therapy.

In an international clinical study conducted in Denmark, the Netherlands and Norway involving 128 patients with recurrent or metastatic malignant melanoma, patients who received hyperthermia treatment along with radiation had a complete response rate for recurrent malignant melanoma lesions of 62% compared to 35% for those who received radiation treatments alone, and the local relapse-free survival rate at 5 years was 46% for those who received both hyperthermia and radiation and 28% for those who received radiation alone.

Before Treatment & After Treatment: Melanoma of the Eye. Treated with Trimodality approach: Hyperthermia, Chemotherapy, and Radiation Therapy.

Before Treatment Initiated:

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Eye melanoma cancer before hyperthermia treatment

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3 Months Post-Treatment:

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6 Months Post-Treatment:

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To schedule an appointment and find out more about combining hyperthermia with radiation therapy for melanoma and other types of skin cancers, please contact us.