What is Regional Hyperthermia?
Regional hyperthermia is a treatment for combating cancer. As tumorous matter is less effective than healthy tissue at diverting heat, they can be easily affected by marginal changes in temperature. The high-power hyperthermia applicator heats up tissue to a temperature of approximately 105 degrees with short radio waves.
Healthy tissue is largely unaffected, but cancerous tissue overheats and its ability to absorb oxygen plummets. As a result of the heat, it forms heat shock proteins on its surface, which the body’s immune system can recognize as foreign agents and destroy. Hyperthermia therapy can be combined with many other modalities as part of a more effective treatment program.