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 (localized 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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