Deep Local hyperthermia cancer treatment is a method used in the treat of tumors and osteo-arthro-muscular pathologies and immune system disorders. Radiofrequency capacitive hyperthermia for deep seated tumors is used as a adjuvant to classic oncological treatments (surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy) for its additional synergetic effect and as a specific treatment for its curative effects.
A 13,56 Mhz radiofrequency is delivered deeply, by means of a device which has two antennae that are placed on the exact affected area of the body. The heat transmitted at depth for one hour achieves various effects: tumor cells have an altered membrane and when heated to a temperature between 42ºC and 43ºC they are induced to apoptosis (programmed cell death).
Other effects observed are increased local-regional immunity, higher flow of chemotherapy pharmaceuticals to the body area where they are needed, and a synergy with the cytotoxic effects of the ionizing radiations (radiotherapy). Not least, localized decrease in pain is also achieved.