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hyperthermia

[hi-per-THERM-ee-uh] high body temperature or fever. Hyperthermia is sometimes an intentional part of cancer treatment, either by raising body temperature or raising the temperature only in the affected body part. It can be used to damage and kill cancer cells directly or to make them more sensitive to the effects of radiation or anti-cancer drugs.

Hyperthermia to Treat Cancer

Hyperthermia can mean a body temperature that's higher than normal, or
the carefully controlled use of heat for medical purposes. ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/hyperthermia

Heat Therapy

... Heat therapy as an alternative practice is different from hyperthermia, which
is being tested in conventional clinical trials for treatment of cancer. ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/complementaryandalternativemedicine/manualhealingandphysicaltouch/heat-therapy

What's new in cervical cancer research and treatment?

... In studies of patients with advanced cervical cancer, it helped them
live longer. Hyperthermia. Some research indicates ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cervicalcancer/detailedguide/cervical-cancer-new-research

What's new in cervical cancer research?

... These drugs may be used alone or along with chemo. Hyperthermia.
Hyperthermia is a treatment that raises the temperature around the tumor. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cervicalcancer/overviewguide/cervical-cancer-overview-new-research

Types of Cancer Treatment | American Cancer Society

... Hyperthermia. ... Today, newer tools allow more precise delivery of heat, and
hyperthermia is being studied for use against many types of cancer. ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/index

What's new in radiation therapy?

... Hyperthermia is the use of heat to treat cancer. ... For more information, see
our document called Hyperthermia to Treat Cancer. ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/radiation/radiationtherapyprinciples/radiation-therapy-principles-whats-new-in-radiation-therapy

Cancer Glossary

... hypertension Search [hi-per-TEN-shun]. high blood pressure. hyperthermia
Search [hi-per-THERM-ee-uh]. high body temperature or fever. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=h

What's new in radiation therapy?

... Hyperthermia is the use of heat to treat cancer. ... For more information, see
our document called Hyperthermia to Treat Cancer. ...

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What's new in radiation therapy?

... Hyperthermia is the use of heat to treat cancer. ... For more information, see
our document called Hyperthermia to Treat Cancer. ...

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Types of Cancer Treatment | American Cancer Society

... Hyperthermia. ... Today, newer tools allow more precise delivery of heat, and
hyperthermia is being studied for use against many types of cancer. ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/treatment-types-landing