RF LOCALIZED HYPERTHERMIA
Hyperthermia is a newly developed treatment for cancer. The procedure applies heat to cancer cells which are embeded in shallow or deep tissues, with up-to-date equipments created by modern technology.
RADIOFREQUENCY LOCALIZED HYPERTHERMIA
Hyperthermia is a newly developed treatment for cancer. The procedure applies heat to cancer cells which are embeded in shallow or deep tissues, with up-to-date equipments created by modern technology. Radiofrequency (RF) waves, specially developed to target cancer cells, create a heat build up in cancerous tissues. This controlled heat build up impairs the metabolism of cancer cells which prevents them from producing their much needed proteins and enzymes.
Cancer cells produce proteins and enzymes to protect themselves from the lethal effects of treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy. That is how a portion of cancer cells can survive and keep multiplying. Which in return, prevents the cancer treatment from succeeding and puts the life of the patient in danger.
This is where hyperthermia treatment comes into effect as a procedure that prevents the cancer cells from producing their proteins and enzymes for survival. Accordingly, it elevates the lethal effect of radiotherapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, cancer vaccines and targeted therapies on cancerous tissues. Additionally, it increases the effectiveness of the medical treatment by elevating oxygenation and circulation in cancer tissues.
The effectiveness of combining hyperthermia with chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy are researched in certain clinical studies. These studies focus on head and neck, brain, lung, food pipe (esophagus), breast, bladder, rectum, liver, appendix, womb entrance (cervical), abdomen lining (peritoneal, mesothelioma), melanoma and sarcoma tumors’ treatment. It has been shown in the studies that simultaneous application of localized RF hyperthermia with cancer treatment greatly increases the chances of success.
Additionally, this procedure has been used as a supporting therapy, in patients ineligible for medical treatment. A response was achieved in 13 percent of cancer cases treated only with hyperthermia (2). Combining hyperthermia, which is without serious side effects, with supporting treatments such as high dose vitamin C and phytotherapy (herbal treatments), benefits cancer patients additionally.
It has been proven that localized RF hyperthermia helps natural killer (NK) cells and cytotoxic T lymphocytes with anti-cancer activity, to identify and eliminate cancer cells. The heat build up which causes a HSP70 protein increase in cancer cells, boosts the activity of NK and other effective cells. As a result, the strength and the effectiveness of the anti-cancer immune system is elevated.
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