hyperthermia treatment: I did a whole bunch of research on this 2 months ago. The options in the US are paltry. There is one clinic in California which is doing work in hyperthermia. Cancer Treatment Centers of America has two locations which do some hyperthermia treatments (Tulsa and Philadelphia). There is a phase II study in Houston, at the University of Texas Medical School, being administered by Joan Bull, M.D.
There are two basic types of hyperthermia: One is regional or local, which is administered by radio wave diathermy directly to the affected area. This is effective only if the tumor(s) are less than 4 cm from the surface. The second type is called whole body hyperthermia, where the temperature of the entire body is raised to fever range (103-105 degrees) for a long period of time, up to 6 hours. There is a clinic in Germany (the Klinik St. Georges?) which offers hyperthermia. Don't know anything about them.
I have adopted my own hyperthermia method which I implement at home. 24 hours after I receive my chemo infusion, I spend an hour in the jacuzzi, until my body temperature raises to 102 degrees. I then dry off and rest on the couch wrapped in blankets, with a heating pad on my abdomen. It takes about an hour for my core body temperature to return to normal. Please do not try this on your own until you have done LOTS of research online about the different methods used and precautions needed.
The basic concept: Raising the core body temperature has been shown to stress the tumors, making them more susceptible to the chemo. Results vary widely from person to person. I know of others who spend 15-20 minutes per day in a dry or wet sauna to raise their core temperature each day to stress the tumors and to sweat out toxins.
There is lots of info on the internet on hyperthermia. Good luck to those who are interested in this subject!
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