How Hyperthermia Therapy Works
The application of hyperthermia to a tumor can have numerous positive effects on cancer cells. Heat disrupts cell membranes and increases blood flow to the tumor, making the tumor more sensitive and vulnerable both to your body’s natural immune defenses and to other cancer therapies.
Hyperthermia therapy benefits include:
- Increases blood flow to tumors creating a high-oxygen environment, which makes radiation therapy work better
- Allows for chemotherapy to penetrate deep into the center of the tumor where it otherwise has difficulty reaching
- Can stimulate an immune response reaction within the tumor improving your body’s ability to fight cancer