Hyperthermia therapy is a type of medical treatment in which body tissue is exposed to high temperatures to make cancer cells more sensitive to the effects of radiation and certain anti cancer drugs. In very few cases this therapy damages and kills the cancer cells. Hyperthermia is generally used as a supplementary treatment with the other treatments such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy etc. It helps to increase the effectiveness of these treatments. There are many techniques by which heat may be delivered. Some of the most common involve the use of focused ultrasound (FUS or HIFU), infrared sauna, microwave heating, induction heating, magnetic hyperthermia, infusion of warm liquids or direct application of heat such as through sitting in a hot room or wrapping a patient in hot blankets.


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    Hyperthermia Therapy in Cancer Treatment
    (2013-10-01T04:33:54Z) PAWAR, POOJA; JOSHI, MUGDHA
    Hyperthermia is a type of cancer treatment in which body tissue is exposed to high temperatures (up to 42°C) to damage and kill cancer cells. Hyperthermia is almost always used with other forms of cancer therapy, such as radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Several methods of hyperthermia are currently under study, including local, regional, and whole-body hyperthermia. Many clinical trials (research studies) are being conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of hyperthermia The aim of this paper is to study the role of hyperthermia therapy in cancer treatment and to study the contribution of this therapy in minimizing the side effects of other treatments for cancer patients.