Hyperthermia, a complementary treatment for cancer

Written by: Dr. Juan Francisco Martínez-Canca
Published: | Updated: 18/02/2020
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The Oncological Hyperthermia is a technique that can be applied in various medical specialties such as neurosurgery , which acts as an adjuvant to traditional cancer treatments, achieving results increase survival and quality of life of cancer patients. This treatment, existing as a therapeutic alternative for several decades, is recognized by much of the scientific community.

Indications for hyperthermia

Hyperthermia can be used in various specialties, as it is specifically indicated for malignant tumors in any stage and functions as complementary to surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, enhancing their effects.

Thus, oncologic hyperthermia is considered the "fourth pillar" of oncology. When applied before radiotherapy, you can sensitize tissues to optimize their performance and their effects when applied after chemotherapy, power.

The application as monotherapy in patients who do not want to be treated with conventional therapies is yielding excellent results. However, today, instead of offering only hyperthermia treatment, it tends to suggest a combined therapy using all the resources at our disposal.


Types of hyperthermia

There are two types of treatments with hyperthermia: Local hyperthermia and deep hyperthermia. Local hyperthermia is the pioneer and developed several decades ago. It is to slightly increase the temperature of the area, but is not sufficiently effective, since it fails to maintain this temperature in deeper areas to treat the disease properly. Currently they used in some cases of superficial pathologies, but not treat deep tumors.

Moreover, the deep hyperthermia is capable of accurately anywhere in the body by novel devices which permit sustained application of a field of high temperature, both surface planes as deep respecting normal tissue and enabling the selective destruction cancerous tissue.

Scientists around the world are working to develop new lines of research in the medical field application of hyperthermic in neurological injuries, musculoskeletal and some types of chronic degenerative lesions and autoimmune pathologies background, among other promising applications. Publications in this regard appear in very early date to illustrate these exciting areas of cutting-edge research.


Hyperthermia: how it applies

The technique involves selectively provide a thermal field focusing on the area where the malignant tumor is. This application is totally painless, safe and has no side effects or incompatibility. It is carried out in sessions between 45 and 90 minutes in 48-hour intervals for about four weeks. The type treatment consists of three weekly sessions of one hour for one month.

The benefits of this therapy for the patient are obvious, because it is a clean and fast treatment, with verifiable results very short term. In addition, no side effects whatsoever and, if the situation requires, can be repeated without limitation past a specific interval of time.

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By Dr. Juan Francisco Martínez-Canca
Neurological Surgery

Dr. Martínez-Canca has a PhD in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Malaga (Spain) since 1994 and completed his training as a Specialist in Neurosurgery in London (United Kingdom) since 1996, where he obtained a national training place in the Southern Dean's Office of the Thames. He continued working in the Public Health System of the United Kingdom (NHS) until 2010. He currently works as a private Neurosurgeon in Spain and in several countries in the Middle East, although he continues his professional collaboration with the British Public Health System on a regular basis. Oxford University as visiting Neurosurgeon at the John Radcliffe University Hospital NHS Trust since 2013.

In addition to general neurosurgical practice, both adult and pediatric (neuro-traumatology, neuro-intensivism, spinal neurosurgery, neurovascular pathology and peripheral nerve pathology), his clinical and surgical experience is constantly updated through numerous international courses and workshops in practical Neurosurgery and theoretical His special interest in the specialty is the treatment of brain tumors and tumors of the spinal cord, as well as the management of Cranio-Encephalic Trauma and Spinal Cord Injury . In Column Surgery , it has a long history with a large number of interventions in which it uses dynamic and minimally invasive techniques. During the last five years he has consolidated a Pain Management Unit, where the combination of holistic approach and electromagnetic technology applied to human physiology has obtained surprising results in the treatment of non-surgical sciatic pain, trigeminal neuralgia and pain refractory musculoskeletal His most recent interest focuses on the treatment of tumors by Electromodulated Oncologic Hyperthermia and the practice of Aroused Craniotomies.

Chief Neurosurgeon at NeuroKonsilia ® and NeuroKonsilia Medical Research Institute®, currently develops together with a team of pioneering scientists and specialists in Cellular Medicine an innovative line of research in therapy with Autologous Stem Cells (ASCT) applied to Neurosciences. He is also a consultant in Neuro-Oncological Hyperthermia and Plasma Regenerating Therapy. Founding partner of Neurobridge Consulting®, in parallel to his professional activity, he is Holistic Medicine Specialist and co-founder of the International Holistic Therapy Center (formerly known as Brain Respiration Center®) based in London and Marbella, fully funded and sponsored by charitable contributions. This initiative is part of The Breathing Group Corporation © ®.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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