Cancer cells are more sensitive to heat than normal cells, and hyperthermia takes advantage of this by increasing the temperature, either of the whole body (full-body hyperthermia) or of the part of the body with the cancer (localised hyperthermia), in order to weaken them and make them more sensitive to other treatments.

Using modern electromagnetic heating methods hyperthermia can be carefully controlled and targeted, helping trigger cancer cell death without significant side-effects.

Extensive research also shows that hyperthermia improves the efficacy of many chemotherapeutic agents and when combined with radiotherapy, studies show that hyperthermia has a complementary and additive effect.

Hyperthermia has also been shown to help increase the effectiveness of the immune system’s esponse to the cancer.

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