Therapies like Hyperthermia (increase of body temperature to create a healing fever) can help to induce death cell in tumour cells, since these dysfunctional cells cannot bear temperatures higher than 42 Celsius degrees (108 Fahrenheit degrees), and they terminate themselves at that level, but besides, the cytotoxins from the chemotherapy can be also easily absorbed by the tumour cells if we increase the local temperature. The oxygen can also invade the affected area by the tumour, and these molecules can attack tumour cells to eliminate them.
On the other hand, hyperthermia can also counteract in certain degree the negative side effects from chemotherapy, since it reinforces the immune system and helps the healthy cells absorb more oxygen and nutrients from the blood
Therefore, the following benefits can be achieve by combining hyperthermia with chemotherapy:
Therefore, it is highly recommendable to combine hyperthermia with chemotherapy as a coadjutant or complementary treatment to achieve more results or more antitumoral effectiveness in Prostate cancer among others.